Norma J. Ward
Interim Hematopathology Fellowship Coordinator
200 Hawkins Drive
C660 General Hospital
Iowa City, IA 52242
Thank you for your interest in the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Our three-year accredited residency program in our NCQA-recognized Level II medical home will prepare you for any of a number of future careers: small town family practice in rural Iowa, research and education in an academic medical center, leadership within the discipline of family medicine, and more. Our program provides ample elective time to individualize your training.
Iowa City is a cosmopolitan community in the heart of American farmland, and the Family Medicine Residency Program is a microcosm of its hometown. Close professional relationships form between residents and faculty as our program marries the breadth and variety of experiences at a large academic health center with the personal touch of family medicine.
Please, browse our site and contact us with any questions you may have. We are glad you are here!
In addition to identifying and treating sickness, family physicians provide checkups, health-risk reviews, shots and screening tests, and personal treatment on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Family doctors also manage long-lasting illness, often coordinating care provided by other doctors. From heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure to diabetes, cancer, and asthma, family physicians provide ongoing, personal care for the most serious health problems. Family doctors are the key to an ongoing, personal patient-doctor relationship focusing on life-long care. To find out more follow the link below to Health is Primary.
Graduated from Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India 1995. She is orignally from Jagdishpur, India. She completed a general surgery residency from Christian Medical College in Vellore, India in 2004. She is fluent in Hindi. Alka enjoys bird watching, exploring nature, hiking, traveling, reading, word games and swimming.
Graduated from Loyola; University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in 2012. She completed a General Surgery internship at Loyola University in 2013. Since 2013, Diana worked as a Physician Consultant with MedDocLive training physicians transitioning to the EPIC electronic medical record. Diana enjoys reading, research, statistics, teaching, family, jogging, yoga, pilates, sketching, drawing, painting, cooking, and her tiny dog.
Graduate from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in 2014. He is from Mason City, Iowa and graduated from Drake University Magna Cum Laude in 2005. He volunteered with the AmeriCorps VISTA to provide assistance to those displaced by local disasters. Garrett enjoys walking, golfing, biking, intramural basketball and caring for his Golden Retriever.
Graduated from University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2013. He completed a surgical preliminary year at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2014. Matt is originally from South Carolina where his family still resides. He enjoys college sports, fantasy football, golf and movies.
Graduated from University of Vermont College of Medicine in 2011. He is originally from Mumbai, India and graduated college from University of Toronto in 2006. He completed a year in Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire. He volunteered in Honduras providing primary care in underserved areas and volunteering at a local orphanage. Shailen is fluent in Hindi and Marathi languages. He enjoys running, hiking, cooking and travelling.
Graduated from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in 2014. She is from Iowa City and graduated from New York University. She received an MA from New York University in 1999 in Educational Theater and an AM in 2003 from City College of New York for English Literature/Education. Tia taught in the New York City Public Schools in the Bronx and Queens from 1999-2008. Tia enjoys woodworking, home remodeling, inventing/design, painting, reading, writing, working out, cooking Indian food, urban/living theater and traveling.
Graduated from University of Iowa College of Medicine in 2014. She is from Berwyn, Illinois and graduated from Loyola University, Chicago. She is fluent in Spanish and has served as a clinical interpreter. She enjoys reading, watching movies, spending time with family and friends, and domestic and foreign travel.