Donald Potter, MD, FACS

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery, (view Academic Profile)


  • Board Certified in Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Board Certified in General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Certified, Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor, American College of Surgeons
  • Certified, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), American Heart Association

"Helping sick children and their families regain health is the highlight o f my day! The UI Hospitals and Clinics has committed to provide the highest quality care to all patients in a family friendly environment. The people o f Iowa are what make UIHC special."



  • General and Thoracic Pediatric Surgery


  • Minimally invasive surgery - neonatal and pediatric
  • Single-incision laparoscopic surgery
  • Ileal-pouch anal anastomosis surgery
  • Oncologic surgery aortopexy
  • Trauma surgery

Education and Training


  • BS, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA


General Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN


Pediatric Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences, Aurora, CO