Current Fellows

Kimberly Helmkamp, MD

Hometown: Shelbyville, IL
Undergraduate: University of Iowa
Medical School: University of Illinois - Peoria
Residency: University of Illinois - Peoria, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Fellowship: University of Iowa, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

Why Iowa:

During my Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Iowa, I had a chance to work with a lot of the Sleep Medicine faculty at the University. I was very impressed with the wide range of training the program offered - including pediatrics, adults, neuromuscular disorders, ENT, CBT-I, and dentistry. The University of Iowa offers a wide range of research and quality improvement opportunities that I am interested in exploring more.

Werdah Hunain, MD

Home County: Pakistan
Medical School: Ziauddin university, Karachi, Pakistan
Residency: Texas Tech University for Health Sciences, Lubbock, Texas and The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, Scranton, PA

Why Iowa:

Ever since I did my neurology elective in the Midwest prior to starting my residency I was always intrigued by the strong education and research institutions as well as the diverse range of beautiful landscapes. Fast foward to Fellowship, Sleep Medicine and University of Iowa was an easy pick given the ample research opportunities, comprehensive multidisciplinary approach and training under the finest faculty. Being one of the busiest hospitals in the state, I am convinced that the patient volume would be apt to finesse my training.