Current Residents

PGY-1

Eric Destrampe, DO

Eric Destrampe, DO
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #8965
eric-destrampe@uiowa.edu
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
D.O. A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2014

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Post-Sophomore Fellowship in Pathology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2011–2012
National Society of Collegiate Scholars at UW-Madison

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Laboratory Assistant, University of Wisconsin, 08/2005 – 01/2006
Perfomed electrophysiological testing on rats and sketched neurons using a microscope.

Laboratory Assistant, University of Wisconsin, 08/2004 - 05/2005
Clinical laboratory duties at UW-Madison Primate Research Center.


Sarika Gupta, MBBS

Sarika Gupta, MBBS
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #8993
sarika-gupta@uiowa.edu
Residency training, National University Hospital, Singapore, Singapore, 05/2009 - 10/2013
M.B., B.S. Maulana Azad Medical College, India, 2007

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Best Poster. A comparative study of surgical and cytological specimens for EGFR mutation testing - review of data from two major tertiary hospitals in Singapore. Annual meeting of Joint British Society For Clinical Cytology (BSCC) and National Association of Cytologists (NAC). July 2011.

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

  1. Gupta.S, Srivastava.S, Lim.D. What Predicts Recurrence in Low-Stage Endometrial Endometrioid Carcinoma? A Clinicopathological Review of 159 Cases. Poster presented at: United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology’s 102nd Annual Meeting; Baltimore, MD, January 2013.
  2. Gupta S, Loh K S, Petterson F. Lymphoepithelial carcinoma of the parotid gland arising in an intraglandular lymph node: report of a rare case mimicking metastasis. Annals of Diagnostic Pathology. 2012 Oct; 16(5): 416-421.
  3. Gupta S, Yan B, Leow PC, Chin SY, Soong R, Petersson F. Primary Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Epididymis: Report of a rare case with molecular genetic characterization including mutation analysis of the TP53 gene. Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology. 2012 Mar; 3(1).

Natalie Malvik, MD

Natalie Malvik, MD
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #9003
natalie-malvik@uiowa.edu
B.A. Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, 2003
M.P.H. University of Illinois-Chicago, 2008
M.D. Southern Illinois University, 2014

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

  1. Poster, January 2010. Provider-focused interventions for increasing chlamydia screening in Jackson County, IL. 2010 Illinois Department of Public Health Annual HIV/STD Conference, Springfield, IL.
  2. Presentation, April 2008. Preliminary analysis of data from the Breast Cancer Screening in Chicago study. University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health Graduate Student Capstone Presentation Day, Chicago, IL.

Kendra Palmer, MD

Kendra Palmer, MD
AP/CP
5223 RCP
kendra-palmer@uiowa.edu
335-9945, pager #9009
B.S. Arizona State University, 2008
M.D. University of Arizona, 2014

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Soule T, Palmer K, Gao G, Potrafka R, Stout V, Garcia-Pichel F. A Comparative Genomics Approach to Understanding the Biosynthesis of the Sunscreen Scytonemin in Cyanobacteria. BMC Genomics. 2009 Jul; 10(7): 336.


Jon Thomason, MD

Jon Thomason, MD
AP/CP
5223 RCP
jon-thomason@uiowa.edu
335-9945, pager # 9018
B.S. University of Kansas, Lawrence, 2006
M.D. University of Kansas, 2014

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Laurian Ballantyne Scholarship, 2013
RM Gouldner Scholarship, 2011
Wendell A. Grosjean Memorial Scholarship, 2010
Mabel Jensen Scholarship, 2010
Outstanding Academic Achievement, 2010

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Undergraduate Lab Assistant, University of Kansas, Biology Department, 2004-2006
Maintenance of colonies of experimental animals, audio recording/analysis, data entry, and molecular bench work as part of a DNA linkage analysis.


Sagar Vishal, MD

Sagar Vishal, MD
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #9051
sagar-vishal@uiowa.edu
B.A. Hendrix College, Conway, AR, 2008
M.D. University of Arkansas, 2014

HONORS AND AWARDS:
McHenry Chemistry Award, 2008 (Top Ranking Senior in Chemistry)

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

  1. Independent Research Project, UAMS Department of Pathology, 2013-2014 Designed and performed microscopic slide preparations characterizing the morphologic and cytochemical staining properties of exogenous materials encountered in skin biopsies. Pending publication in International Society of Dermatopathology (ISP) in January 2014 as project is currently ongoing.
  2. Research Assistant, UAMS Department of Radiation Oncology, 2011 Designed and performed immunoassays, Western blots, and ELISA for protein quantification of molecular responses to thermal therapy of murine breast cancer. Wrote and prepared reports for poster presentation at 2012 American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) meeting.

PGY-2

Craig Dunseth, MD

Craig Dunseth, MD
AP/CP

5223 RCP
craig-dunseth@uiowa.edu
335-9945, pager #8731
B.A. Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, 2009
M.D. University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, 2013

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Drury University, 2009
W.B. (Pete) Stewart Memorial Scholarship for Pathology 2013

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
1) Medical Student Researcher, University of Missouri, 08/2012 – 05/2013
Invasion of melanoma B16 and fibrosarcoma HT1080 in the presence of growth factors using a collagen matrix assay.
2) Summer research internship. Schepens Eye Institute, Harvard University, 05/2009-07/2009
Investigated induced mucin 16 (MUC16) shedding on human epithelial cells secondary to exoproducts from streptococcus pneumonia 168


Matthew Keeney, MD

Matthew Keeney, MD
AP/CP

5223 RCP
matthew-keeney@uiowa.edu
335-9945, pager #4367
B.S. Creighton University, 2008
M.D. Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 2013

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Alpha Omega Alpha

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
1) Experimental Pathology Lab Assistant. Mayo Clinic, 06/2010 – 08/2010
Prepared bronchoalveolar lavage samples for DNA analysis; prepared esophageal histology slides for fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH); interpreted FISH slides and analyzed the data obtained; delivered presentations to the Mayo experimental pathology department.
2) Undergraduate Research Fellow. Mayo Clinic, 06/2008 – 08/2008
Organized histology cases for study; prepare histology slides for fluorescence in situ hybridization; observed and recorded FISH data.


Amelia Fierro-Fine, MD

Amelia Fierro-Fine, MD
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #8986
amelia-fierro-fine@uiowa.edu
B.A. Carlton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 2007
M.D., University of Iowa, 2013 – Research Distinction

HONORS AND AWARDS
Outstanding Medical Student in Pathology, University of Iowa, 2013
Post-Sophomore Pathology Externship, University of Iowa, 2011 – 2012
Phi Beta Kappa, 2007
Sigma Xi, 2007
Mortar Board, 2005

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

  1. Research Assistant, Carleton College Chemistry Department, June 2005-June 2006 Performed a biological chemistry project for Chemistry Professor Joe Chihade using PCR, gel electrophoresis, transcription, and RNA gel electrophoresis. Presented work at the American Chemical Society conference, Washington, D.C., 2006.
  2. Summer Research Fellow, University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology, 2009 Worked under Dr. Greg Hageman and Dr. Tom Collins (department of surgery) to perform chart review of post-transplant liver function to compare tocomplement factor H genotypes pre and post liver transplant. Presented work at Medical Student Research Day, September 2009.
  3. Natural Killer -cell enteropathy: an indolent mimic of T cell lymphoma. Abstract submitted to the 2014 meeting of the College of American Pathologists.

Sydney Rooney, MD

Sydney Rooney, MD
AP/CP

5223 RCP
sydney-rooney@uiowa.edu
335-9945, pager #6936
B.S. University of Pittsburgh, 2008
M.D. University of North Dakota, 2013

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Bohdan Z. Hordinski, MD, Memorial Medical Scholarship
Mary Elizabeth Wiltrout Dryden Memorial Scholarship
Karen and Elvira Lynner Medical Scholarship

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Autopsy Intern. Allegheny County Medical Examiner, 1/2008-4/2008
Assisted pathologists and technicians with postmortem examinations; obtained and recorded information for autopsy reports, including organ and toxicology specimens; compiled case-related annotated bibliography from forensic anthropology and medical journal articles.


Katie Schouweiler, MD

Katie Schouweiler, MD
AP/CP

5223 RCP
katie-schouweiler@uiowa.edu
335-9945, pager #6928
B.S. University of North Dakota, 2008
M.D. University of North Dakota, 2013

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, University of North Dakota, 2008
Charles and Emma Bollinger Scholarship, 2011
Logan Hetherington Award Scholarship, 2012
Phi Beta Kappa

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Independent Research Study. University of North Dakota, 09/2011 – 07/2012
Performed retrospective chart analysis of 800 patients diagnosed with disorders of hypercoagulability; recorded vascular events (venous and arterial) and pregnancy loss in attempts to identify differences in associations among specific disorders of thrombophilia (inherited and acquired) and each vascular and/or pregnancy related event. Factor V Leiden mutation, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Prothrombin G20210A mutation, and Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase mutation C677T were included in the study.


Angela Wu, MD

Angela Wu, MD
AP/CP

5223 RCP
angela-wu@uiowa.edu
335-9945, pager #6886
B.S. University of California, Berkeley, 2008
M.D. University of Minnesota, 2013

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Research Assistant. Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, 06/2008 – 07/2009
Work on several projects included determining the level of circulating vitamin D in skin cancer prone patients, and determining the chemopreventive effects of vitamin D and a small molecule antagonist against basal cell carcinoma. Also acted as lab manager: responsible for maintaining supplies inventory and proper functioning of lab equipment.

Presentations
Wu, A., Tang, J., Chengshi, J., McCulloch, C., Epstein, E.. (2008, August). A Clinical Study of Serum Vitamin D levels in Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome Patients. Poster. Bay Area Clinical Research Symposium; San Francisco, CA.
Wu, A. (2012, September). Plasma Cell Myeloma and the Bone Marrow Microenvironment. Oral Presentation. University of Minnesota Hematopathology Department; Minneapolis, MN.
Wu, A. (2012, May). Malignant Mixed Müllerian Tumors. Oral Presentation. University of Minnesota Surgical Pathology Department; Minneapolis, MN.


PGY-3

DEEMA ALKAPALAN, MD

Deema Alkapalan, MD
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #3689
deema-alkapalan@uiowa.edu
M.D. University of Damascus, Syria, 2007

PREVIOUS TRAINING:
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Damascus , November 2007-April 2010


AVA BHATTARAI, MBBS

Ava Bhattarai, MBBS
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #3693
ava-bhattarai@uiowa.edu
M.B.,B.S. Zainul Haq Sikder Mohila Medical College, Dkaha, 2002

PREVIOUS TRAINING:
Internship, Bir Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal, January 2001-February 2002
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India, July 2007 – October 2010


GAGAN MATHUR, MBBS

Gagan Mathur, MBBS
CP only
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #3743
gagan-mathur@uiowa.edu
M.B., B.S. Dr. S.N. Medical College, 2010

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Research Assistant , M.D.M. Hospital, Dr. S.N. Medical College, April – July 2011. Conducted retrospective analysis of diabetic admissions; studied microbiological and drug sensitivity profile of Jodhpur City.


PGY-4

ANNA DOLEZAL, MD

Anna Dolezal, MD
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #3601
anna-dolezal@uiowa.edu
B.A., B.S. Drake University, 2005
M.D. University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, 2011

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Member of Alpha Omega Alpha
John and Kay Garland Scholarship Recipient, 2010-2011
J.M. Grimes Fisher Memorial Scholarship Recipient, 2010-2011
Selected via application to participate in clinical work in hospitals in Israel and the West Bank as well as refugee camps in Palestine, 2011
Post-Sophomore Pathology Fellowship (Externship), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, June 2008-June 2009

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Summer Research Fellow, University of Iowa Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, June 2006-August 2006. Studied the outcomes of surgical repairs of aortic stenosis.


MARISA JACOB, MD

Marisa Jacob, MD
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #3616
marisa-jacob@uiowa.edu
M.D. Spartan Health Sciences University, Saint Lucia, 2011


CARLY RYSGAARD, MD

Carly Rysgaard, MD, Co-Chief Resident
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #3620
carolyn-rysgaard@uiowa.edu
B.A. University of Minnesota Twin Cities, 2004
M.D. University of Minnesota Medical School, 2011

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Phi Beta Kappa, 2004

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Research Associate, Hennepin County Medical Center: Emergency Department, June 2004-May 2007. Studied pain management, procedural sedation, and chemical dependency.


STEPHANIE STAUFFER, MD

Stephanie Stauffer, MD, Co-Chief Resident
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #3623
stephanie-stauffer@uiowa.edu
B.S. Millersville University of Pennsylvania, 2006
M.D. University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, 2011

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Teaching Distinction Track, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2011
Post-Sophomore Pathology Fellowship (Externship), University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, June 2008-June 2009

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Research Assistant, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, May 2007-August 2007. Maintained cell cultures for the laboratory and worked a project investigating the Role of the Bcl-2 Family Member BOK in Programmed Cell Death.


STEPHANIE FISCHER, MD

Stephanie Wood, MD
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #3604
stephanie-wood@uiowa.edu
B.S. University of Iowa, 2004
M.D. University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A Carver College of Medicine, 2011

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Member of Alpha Chi Sigma, Professional Chemistry Fraternity
Post-Junior Pathology Fellowship (Externship), University of Iowa
College of Medicine, June 2009-June 2010

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Research Assistant, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics,
May 2004-June 2006 ; May 2007-Sept 2007
Studied hereditary hearing loss and performed clinical testing in a genetics research lab.

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