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Morgan Schubbe, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Hometown: Appleton, Wis.
Undergraduate (Major): Loyola University Chicago (Biology)
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Hobbies/Interests: cooking, traveling, biking
Why the University of Iowa: High case volume; wide variety of cases; all aspects of urology; collegial atmosphere
Why Iowa City: Accessible city where I can own my house; lots of outdoor activities; good live music scene
Research Projects: Non-narcotic pain strategies in ureteroscopy, patient perspectives on ADT vs orchiectomy for metastatic prostate cancer, QI projects including improving department order sets, re-organizing surgical case requests, initiating preoperative text reminders

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Andrew Vitale, MD
Ross University, School of Medicine, Roseau, Dominica

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Undergraduate (Major): University of Florida (Microbiology and Nutrition)
Masters: University of Florida (Master of Science in Biochemistry/Epidemiology)
Medical School: Ross University, School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Wine Collecting/Oenology/Viticulture, my dog Eva, espresso enthusiast, cooking (anything from scratch), fishing, traveling, Weider’s Highlighting 
Why the University of Iowa: Long and rich history of urologic training; every urologic subspecialty under one roof
Why Iowa City: I’ve always loved college football towns 
Research Projects: Upper tract urothelial cancer, urology resident training quality improvement/milestone improvement, gender affirming surgery  

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Courtney Yong, MD
The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio

Hometown: Richmond, Calif., but now Columbus, Ohio
Undergraduate (Major): Denison University (Biochemistry)
Medical School: The Ohio State University, College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Video games, board games, ballroom dancing, crocheting
Why the University of Iowa: Our residents and faculty; large volume academic center in the Midwest; night float
Why Iowa City: Something for everyone, super chill place to live, life outside of the hospital is hassle-free
Research Projects: Basic science mouse model of prostate cancer, T1HG bladder cancer, microwave ablation for RCC; development of residency educational curriculum


Fifth Year Residents

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Mark Bevill, MD
University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

Hometown: Peoria, Ill.
Undergraduate (Major): DePaul University (Biology)
Medical School: University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, mountain biking, homemade sushi, and any sports you play with a racquet or paddle
Why the University of Iowa: The people! Night float for quality of life; every subspecialty covered; large case volume
Why Iowa City: Thriving and active community with easy access to trails and top-notch sports facilities 
Research Projects: Non-Opioid Regimen Post-Ureteroscopy, MRI-targeted biopsy Learning Curve, Prostate MRI Lesion Characterization, Robotic Surgery Videos

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Justin Drobish, MD
Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Mich.

Hometown: Greenville, Mich.
Undergraduate (Major): Michigan State University (Physiology)
Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Exercise, biking, Netflix, trying new restaurants and breweries
Why the University of Iowa: Faculty invested in teaching; excellent clinical autonomy; close-knit and supportive resident group
Why Iowa City: Active, progressive community with lots of festivals, concerts, restaurants, and bars; numerous hiking and biking trails; beautiful woods and rivers within 10 miles of downtown
Research Projects: Understanding the prodromes of bladder cancer and Fournier’s gangrene, MRI-targeted prostate biopsy; LSE urethral stricture classification system

Charlie Paul, portrait

Charlie Paul, MD
University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

Hometown: Le Claire, Iowa
Undergraduate (Major): Iowa State University (Kinesiology, Finance)
Masters: University of Iowa Tippie College of Business (Master of Business Administration) 
Medical School: University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Running, cooking, eating, pets (greyhound and tabby cat)
Why the University of Iowa: High volume surgical training; approachable mentors; great resident colleagues (great co-workers and friends)
Why Iowa City: Thriving college town- great restaurants, culture, and outdoor recreation destinations; everything I need is less than 10 minutes away
Research Projects: MBA, inpatient rounding efficiency, rural healthcare disparities, ADT cost analysis


Fourth Year Residents

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Brenton Sherwood, MD
University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

Hometown: Marion, Iowa
Undergraduate (Major): University of Iowa (Human Physiology)
Medical School: University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family (amazing wife and 3 kids), playing with/training our dog, grilling, racquetball
Why the University of Iowa: Very strong program; excellent location; easy family life; well-rounded program; unbeatable resident camaraderie
Why Iowa City: Excellent place to raise a family; safe, convenient, low cost of living; feels like a much bigger city than it is
Research Projects: Antibiotic allergies, comparison of urine culture collection methods, antibiotic stewardship for cystoscopy and UDS, health informatics certificate program, Epic super-user

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Hayden Warner, MD
Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill.

Hometown: Neoga, Ill.
Undergraduate (Major): Eastern Illinois University (Biology)
Medical School: Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Racing bikes, cooking with my wife, and being outside
Why the University of Iowa: Great surgical training at a high-volume center
Why Iowa City: Very easy place to live; plenty of activities
Research Projects: Identifying ways to improve diagnosis of Fournier's gangrene, Improving prostate cancer care in the VA system


Third Year Residents

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Paige De Rosa, MD
The State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine, New York

Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
Undergraduate (Major): Bryn Mawr College (Biology, Environmental Studies)
Medical School: The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Thrifting, exploring museums 
Why the University of Iowa: Excellent case diversity; supportive resident team and faculty!
Why Iowa City: Coming home by riding my bicycle over the river, sitting on my porch at nights after having a great dinner downtown, browsing in Prairie Lights bookstore and being close enough to get to Chicago for the weekend

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Jeffrey Spencer Edman, MD
University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
Undergraduate (Major): University of Notre Dame (Preprofessional studies, Energy studies minor)
Medical School: University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Liverpool Football Club, lake activities (swimming, skiing, wake surfing), Golfing
Why the University of Iowa: Variety, high case load, great group of residents and staff
Why Iowa City: Has a lot of the amenities a larger city has with the charm of a small town

Alexander Martin, portrait

Alexander Martin, MD
University of Texas, McGovern Medical School, Houston

Hometown: Houston
Undergraduate (Major): Brigham Young University (Physiology and Developmental Biology)
Medical School: University of Texas-Houston, McGovern Medical School
Hobbies/Interests: Fly fishing, kayaking, hiking, dogs
Why the University of Iowa: Diverse faculty; best resident colleagues ever; night float; excellent fellowship placement
Why Iowa City: A lot to do but small-town feel; no traffic


Second Year Residents

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Ilana Bergelson, MD
University of Cincinnati

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Undergraduate: University of Chicago (Biology)
Medical School: University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Running, yoga, HIIT, Chipotle, my cats George Clooney and Bradley Cooper, visiting my favorite place on earth aka Trader Joe's
Why the University of Iowa: Amazing volume, great faculty, top training, and above all else - the residents are good friends both within and outside the hospital
Why Iowa City: Low cost of living and 4 distinct seasons 

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Jordan Richards, MD
Creighton University

Hometown: Fargo, N.D.
Undergraduate (Major): Creighton University (Biology & Philosophy)
Masters: Duke University (Master of Biomedical Science)
Medical School: Creighton University, School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Live music, working out, wake surfing, Green Bay Packers football, Duke basketball 
Why the University of Iowa: Resident camaraderie, expansive department with all subspecialties, resident autonomy and caseload = amazing training!
Why Iowa City: Really enjoyed the town, culture and restaurant scene when I visited and am excited to explore more in the coming years

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Charles Schlaepfer, MD
Washington University, St. Louis

Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Undergraduate (Major): Washington University in St. Louis (History)
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: I love to bake and managed to make all of my own bread for three straight years. I also love to build things and used COVID quarantine to come to Iowa to build new furniture and renovate my new house.
Why the University of Iowa: Excellent balance of lifestyle benefits and caring staff with excellent surgical experience. 
Why Iowa City: Iowa City is affordable but surprisingly bustling


First Year Residents

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Joanna Orzel, MD

Hometown: Mount Prospect, Ill.
Undergraduate (Major): Chemistry and Spanish
Medical School:  Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Yoga; baking; rollerblading; eating ice cream; buying indoor plants; and being a Costco member
Why the University of Iowa: Fantastic residents and faculty; night float, high variety and number of cases
Why Iowa City: Blue skies; open spaces; the ability to drive almost anywhere within the city in less than 15 min; and ability to own a house!

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R. Grant Owens, MD

Hometown: Harrisburg, Pa.

Undergraduate (Major): The University of Scranton (Neuroscience)
Medical School: Penn State University College of Medicine
Hobbies/Interests: Musical performance/production; athleticis; time with friends and family 
Why the University of Iowa: Variety and quantity of cases; all urologic subspecialties represented; resident camaraderie and faculty mentorship; prioritization of mental and physical health. 
Why Iowa City: Friendly community; easy commute; ability to purchase a house;  low-stress lifestyle

Reid Stubbee, portrait

Reid Stubbee, MD

Hometown:  Wheaton, Ill.
Undergraduate (Major): University of Chicago (Chemistry) 
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

Hobbies/Interests: skiing; golf; cooking and grilling; Chicago sports; Hawkeye football and basketball 
Why the University of Iowa: Excellent surgical training in all areas of urology; supportive and collaborative environment amongst residents and between residents and attendings
Why Iowa City: Hawkeye sports; easy access to all the amenities you need within 15 minutes