Residency Directors

The Department of Family Medicine offers two residency programs: a categorical family medicine residency and a family medicine-psychiatry combined program. Our diverse faculty is composed of committed educators who are seasoned clinicians and successful researchers.

Since the inception of our program in 1972, we have trained hundreds of family physicians for Iowa and the nation. Our research division, with its core of tenured faculty, is advancing the frontiers of our discipline. We offer fellowship training in Geriatrics, Faculty Development, Sports Medicine and Hospice/Palliative Care. Our curriculum focuses on chronic care and prevention in both the office and hospital settings.

But perhaps the most important thing we offer you is something that is harder to put into words than a list of our program's many strengths. It is this: We care about each other as people. We respect and value the effort that it takes all of us to succeed every day. Excellence in medicine, like anything worth striving for, isn't achieved without effort and hard work. We can, and do, promise to honor your sincerity and commitment and support you when the going gets tough.

We will provide you with a world class education … Easy to say, hard to live up to.

Because of our faculty (15 of which are listed on the Best Doctors® database) our staff and our excellent residents, our residency program is prepared to take you where you need to go. Our graduates practice in locations from small towns in Iowa to urban centers, from solo practice to large multispecialty groups. From staffing emergency rooms, to academic medicine, to the rewarding life of the practitioner, we will prepare you to be just the kind of family doctor you have always imagined being.

Kate Thoma portrait

Kate Thoma, MD 
Director

 
Jason Wilbur portrait

Jason Wilbur, MD
Associate Director