Meet Our Residents

Class of 2011-2015

  • Adams portrait

    Adrienne Adams, MD

    Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL, MD 6/2011

    Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, BA Music, Psychology, 5/2000

  • Okpala portrait

    Christine Okpala, MD

    St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada , West Indies, MD 4/2011

    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, BS Bacteriology and Genetics, 5/2005

  • Kilonzo portrait

    Brian Kilonzo, MD

    University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, MD 5/2011

    Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, BS Biological Sciences, 5/2005

  • McDonald portrait

    Megan McDonald, MD

    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, MD 5/2011

    Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, BS Biology Major, Bioethics Minor, 5/2007

  • Solheim portrait

    Karla Solheim, MD

    University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, MD 6/2011

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Master Unk Urban Planning, 6/2005

    Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, BA Physics and Anthropology, 05/1999

Class of 2012-2016

  • Brock portrait

    Elyse Brock, MD

    University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, MD 5/2012

    Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN, BA Biology, Family Studies, Biomedical Studies, 5/2008

  • Cowman portrait

    Whitney Cowman, MD

    University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, MD 5/2012

    University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, BA Biology: Biomedical Emphasis, 07/2007

  • Krohn portrait

    Michelle Krohn, DO

    Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center, Des Moines, IA, DO 5/2012

    University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, BS Chemistry, 5/2007

  • O'Shea portrait

    Andrea O’Shea, MD

    University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, MD 5/2012

    University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, BA Finance, 5/2005

  • Tyler portrait

    Eric Tyler, MD

    University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, MD 5/2012

    Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, BS Major in Psychology with Minor Family and Human Development, 8/2007

Class of 2013-2017

  • Haugsdal portrait

    Michael Haugsdal, MD

    University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, 5/2013

    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, BS Integrative Psychology, 5/2008

    "I chose Iowa for its strong commitment to all three pillars of academic medicine, particularly opportunities in education. As a native Iowan the culture and opportunities of the surrounding community were also appealing."

  • Mancuso portrait

    Abigail Mancuso, MD

    Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, MD 5/2013

    Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, BFA Communication Studies, 5/2009

    "I chose Iowa because it was not only the place where I would get the best education, it was the place where I would enjoy my 4 years the most. They have a great reputation for strong academics and top-notch faculty and I really felt at home among the residents."

  • Adrianne portrait

    Adrianne Racek, MD

    University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND, MD 5/2013

    College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN, BA Biology, Psychology, 5/2008

    "I instantly loved Iowa because everyone was so friendly and nice. I love the exposure to so many fellowships and the amazing hospital facilities. It has everything you would want in an academic program combined with "Midwest nice" situated in a welcoming community."

  • Wernimont portrait

    Sarah Wernimont, MD, PhD

    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, MD 5/2012

    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, PhD Cellular and Molecular Biology, 8/2011

    University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, BS Biological Chemistry, 6/2004

    "I chose to come to Iowa because it provides outstanding, balanced clinical training in a supportive, friendly, and education-oriented environment. Moreover, it provides a rich research environment with ample opportunities to engage in both clinical and basic science research throughout the training process and beyond with enthusiastic and accessible physician scientist role models."

  • Williams portrait

    Heather Williams, MD

    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR, MD 5/2013

    University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas, BS Biology, 5/2004

Class of 2014-2018

  • Lydia Alexander

    Lydia Alexander, MD

    University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, MD, 5/2014

    University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, BA, Biological Sciences, 05/2010

    "The University of Iowa was a top choice for me because I felt it had a great balance of friendly and fun residents, knowledgeable and approachable staff, and excellent quality of life in the Iowa City area. I am thankful for the positive work environment every single day I am at work, and I love to spend time with my co-residents inside and outside of the hospital. As a bonus, the activities available in Iowa City are endless... beautiful running and cycling trails, a lively downtown area, and access to nearby lakes for kayaking, boating, and hiking. It's the perfect place to work AND play!"

  • Evan Cohen

    Evan Cohen, DO

    University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX, DO, 06/2013

    Lafayette College, Easton, PA, BS, Biochemistry, 05/2008

    "I was drawn to Iowa because of the people here. The residents function as a family; everyone enjoys what they do and being a part of this community. There is a commitment to strong resident education and ample opportunities for research and education outside of the typical curriculum. Football games on fall Saturdays are a nice bonus too!"

  • Kathryn Huber-Keener

    Kathryn Huber-Keener, MD, PhD

    Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, MD, 05/2014

    Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, PhD, Pharmacology, 05/2013

    Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN, BA, Physics, 05/2004

    "I chose Iowa because it is a nationally respected residency that exposes its residents to general OB/GYN, its major fellowships, and great research while in an inspiring and friendly environment. The faculty and staff at Iowa really care about the education and well-being of its residents."

  • Ashley Lafever

    Ashley Lafever, MD

    University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, MD, 5/2014

    Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, BA, Psychology, 06/2009

    "I chose Iowa because of the excellent clinical, surgical, and research opportunities available. The faculty members are enthusiastic about teaching, and they push the residents to become better every day. The residency program is a family that I couldn’t be happier to be a part of."

  • Andreea Mihai Newtson

    Andreea Mihai Newtson, MD

    Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, MD, 05/2014

    University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, BA, Biology and Immunology, 06/2010

    "I felt so comfortable during my interview, and the residents seemed so comfortable with each other. At Iowa, we look out for each other and function as a team."