Current Residents

Nesrin Abu Ata

Nesrin Abu Ata
  • Class: 2014
  • Hometown: East Jerusalem
  • Undergraduate studies: Chemistry and French
  • Medical school: Medical School for International Health: Ben Gurion University in Collaboration with Columbia University.
  • Professional interests: Maternal infant health, palliative care, geriatrics, community health, global health.
  • Outside interests: learning languages, traveling, dancing, cooking.
  • Email: nesrin-abuata@uiowa.edu

Rachel Maurer

Rachel Maurer
  • Class: 2018
  • Hometown: Saybrook, IL
  • Undergraduate studies: Molecular and Cellular Biology at theUniversity of Illinois
  • Medical school: University of Illinois
  • Professional interests: preventive health care, lifestyle medicine, improving healthcare through education.
  • Outside interests: cooking, reading, biking, learning new things, having fun with family and friends.
  • Email: rachel-maurer@uiowa.edu

Holly Thro

Holly Thro
  • Class: 2018
  • Hometown: Owl's Head, Maine
  • Undergraduate studies: BA, Psychology and Visual Media, American University
  • Medical school: Tufts University, 2013
  • Professional interests: Geriatric medicine/psychiatry, preventive medicine, functional and integrative medicine, mind-body medicine.
  • Outside interests: Yoga, pilates, gardening, hiking, anything involving the ocean, classic movies, traveling, coffeehouse adventures, and spending time with friends and family!
  • Email: holly-thro@uiowa.edu

Ana Santacruz

Ana Santacruz
  • Class: 2018
  • Hometown: McAllen, TX
  • Undergraduate studies: BS, Biology, University of Texas-Pan American
  • Medical school: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2013
  • Professional interests: Women's health, mood disorders, and integrated care for underserved populations: specifically ethnic minorities in rural settings. 
  • Outside interests: Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, and Camping with my toddler and husband as well as Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga. 
  • Email: ana-santacruz@uiowa.edu

Jennifer Donovan, MD

Jennifer Donovan
  • Class: 2015
  • Hometown: Stanwood, Iowa
  • Undergraduate studies: BA, Athletic Training, Luther College, 2006
  • Medical school: University of Iowa, 2010
  • Professional interests: Medical education, disordered eating and weight management, obstetrics
  • Outside interests: Playing with my sheltie, Hanging out with my husband, Watching football, Hiking, Gardening, Having fun doing new things
  • Email: jennifer-donovan@uiowa.edu

Monika Jindal, MD

Monika Jindal
  • Class: 2016
  • Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
  • Undergraduate studies: BA, Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, 2006
  • Medical school: University of Cincinnati, 2011
  • Professional interests: Underserved mental health and physical health care
  • Email: monika-jindal@uiowa.edu

Darbie Little-Cooper, MD, MPH, MHA

Darbie Little-Cooper
  • Class: 2016
  • Hometown: Davenport, Iowa
  • Undergraduate studies: BA, General Science (Biology/Chemistry), Coe College, 2005
  • Medical school: University of Iowa, 2011
  • Professional interests: Low income patients, Medical care of patients with severe persistent mental illness, Preventive health care
  • Outside interests: Knitting, Baking, Spending time with family, Movies - especially bad horror movies
  • Email: darbie-little@uiowa.edu

Ashley Stillwell, DO

Ashley Stillwell
  • Class: 2017
  • Hometown: North Platte, Nebraska
  • Undergraduate studies: BS, Psychobiology, University of Nebraska – Kearney, 2008
  • Medical school: Des Moines University, 2012
  • Professional interests: Rural medicine
  • Outside interests: Family, Decorating, Cooking, Musicals, Dancing, Plays, Concerts, Life back on the farm
  • Email: ashley-stillwell@uiowa.edu

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