Current Residents

PGY-4

MICHELLE KURT, MD

MICHELLE KURT-MANGOLD, MD, Co-Chief Resident
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #4222
michelle-kurt-mangold@uiowa.edu
B.S. College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, 2006
M.D. University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, 2010

HONORS AND AWARDS:
AMA Scholarship
Class of 1958 Scholarship


BRITTANY (SEHN) PAKALNISKIS, MD

BRITTANY (SEHN) PAKALNISKIS, MD, Co-Chief Resident
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #2547
brittany-pakalniskis@uiowa.edu
B.S. The Ohio State University, 2005
M.D. Dartmouth Medical School, 2010

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
1) Research assistant, Dartmouth Medical School, 6/08-3/08. Quality assurance project to evaluate MRSA colonization status of ICU patients for surveillance and to determine incidence of invasive infections.
2) Summer research assistant, Dartmouth Medical School, 6/06-8/06. Molecular pathology lab. I extracted mRNA from 70 paraffin embedded breast cancer tissue specimens and used real-time reverse transcriptase PCR to detect and quantify the gene products.


ERICA SAVAGE, MD

ERICA SAVAGE, MD
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #2351
erica-savage@uiowa.edu
B.A. Saint Olaf College, 2005
M.D. with Research Distinction, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, 2010

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Special Achievement in Pathology Award, 2010
Alpha Omega Alpha, 2009
Leadership and Excellence Award, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 4/2008
Post-sophomore pathology fellowship (externship), University of Iowa
Hospitals & Clinics, 2007-2008
W.R. Ingram Award for Superior Achievement in Medical Neuroscience, 2007
Outstanding Oral Presentation Award, UI Medical Student Research Day, 2006
J.T. McClintock Award in Biophysics and Physiology, 2006
Outstanding Achievement in Medical Biochemistry Finalist, Fall 2005
Phi Beta Kappa, 2004

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
1) Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 6/2007-11/2009.
a) Investigated the validity of antibody expiration dates on primary antibodies used in immunohistochemistry with Dr. Barry R. DeYoung.
b) Worked on a project to determine the independent diagnostic accuracy of flow cytometry for FNA biopsies of lymphoproliferative disorders under the direction of Dr. Chris Jensen
2) Medical Student Summer Research Fellow, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 06/2006 - 08/2006
Investigated the role of sphingosine kinase and its role in regulating the respiratory burst in human macrophages with regard to its application to granulomatous diseases with Dr. David J. Kusner


JOHANNA SAVAGE, MD

JOHANNA SAVAGE, MD
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #2331
johanna-savage@uiowa.edu
B.A. Saint Olaf College, 2005
M.D. with Research Distinction, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, 2010

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Alpha Omega Alpha, 2009
Leadership and Excellence Award, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2008
Post-sophomore pathology fellowship (externship), University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, 2007-2008
Outstanding Achievement in Medical Biochemistry, Finalist, 2005
Phi Beta Kappa, 2004

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
1) Research Assistant, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 10/2009 - 11/2009. Worked with Paul Rothman, M.D. in the Department of Internal Medicine.
During this 4 week research elective, I continued work begun in 2006 on the characterization of TIM proteins and their role in atopic disease and asthma in a mouse model.
2) Summer Research Fellow University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 05/2006 - 08/2006. Worked with Paul Rothman, M.D. in the Department of Internal Medicine.
Conduced twelve weeks of research focused on the role of TIM proteins and SOC-7 in the pathogenesis of atopic disease using a mouse model.


BRYAN STEUSSY, MD

BRYAN STEUSSY, MD
AP/CP
(Acting Surgical Pathology Fellow)

5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #2739
bryan-steussy@uiowa.edu
B.S. Iowa State University, 2005
M.D. with Teaching Distinction, University of Iowa, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, 2010

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Post-sophomore pathology fellowship (externship), University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, 1/09-12/09
Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2008
Received a $500 grant from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for a Cover the Uninsured Week booth where students and professionals printed and signed letters to their congressional leaders urging them to make healthcare coverage a priority, 2006

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Research Assistant, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 08/2004 - 05/2005
Worked on a research project in the Department of Animal Science and Biochemistry with Dr. Don Beitz involving the isolation of cholesterol reductase from plant tissue.


PGY-3

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.


OMAR JABER, MD

OMAR JABER, MD
AP only
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #3591
omar-jaber@uiowa.edu
M.D. University of Jordan, 2009

PREVIOUS TRAINING:
Internship, Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan,  July 2009 - June 2010
Anatomic Pathology, Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan, July 2010 - September 2011

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Research Assistant, Jordan University Hospital, Endocrinology Department, Amman, Jordan, July 2010. Studied the association between Hashimoto's thyroiditis and different types of Thyroid Cancer.


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
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
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.


PGY-2

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
AP/CP
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.


ENAS YASSIN, MBChB

ENAS YASSIN, MBChB
AP/CP
5223 RCP
335-9945, pager #3779
enas-yassin@uiowa.edu
M.B.Ch.B, University of Al-Mustansiriyah, Iraq, 2004

PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Research Associate, Washington University, St. Louis, MO and Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, July 2005 – September 2009. Studied molecular mechanisms by which fusion oncogenes cause acute leukemia.


PGY-1

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.


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.

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