Laura Breeher, MD
Undergraduate: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Masters: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Medical School: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
I am currently in my final year of occupational medicine residency and have greatly enjoyed this program. I went to the University of Iowa for my BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering before completing medical school at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. I then completed my intern year at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. I decided to return to Iowa City for occupational medicine based on recommendations from previous residents regarding the strengths of this program. The residency program is structured well and I feel confident in the skills I have acquired through this training. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children.
Claudia Corwin, MD, MPH
Undergraduate: Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
MPH: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
I am board certified in general surgery and worked in transplantation in the past. In addition, I served as a medical director for the Iowa Department of Public Health, and worked closely with local county public health departments. I completed an MPH degree in 2009. I hope to eventually combine my clinical and non-clinical interests/skills by working in both an academic, clinical setting, as well as in a government or non-government based public health setting. I moved to Iowa City in 1993, where my husband and I have lived since. I have three children, ages 8, 11, and 12 who keep me busy and happy.
Brian Withers, DO
Undergraduate: University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Medical School: A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
Following my internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology, I began to pay back my obligation to the Air Force as a Flight Surgeon. In that capacity, I was exposed to occupational medicine. Flight physicians not only insure the health and safety of pilots, but of all facilities and workers on the base. In that capacity I had the opportunity to visit each shop and restaurant on base to ensure food safety, worker safety, proper use of personal protective equipment, and test for exposure to hazardous materials which enabled me to help improve processes to limit injury and illness. I also found it exciting to help people return to the workforce and remain gainfully employed.