UI Hospitals and Clinics


Nurse Practitioner

Tara Mescher, ARNP

Obstetrics and Gynecology


"My nursing career started 20 years ago and I only grow to love what I do more and more each day. The opportunity to be a Nurse Practitioner is an honor and a privelage to serve my patients. I learn something from them every day. I only hope that I can give back to my patients half as much as I have received from them. The University of Iowa allows us to reach people all over the world. It doesn't get any better than that."



  • Gynecological surgery (minimally invasive)
  • Gynecology
  • Oncology


  • Endometrial biopsies
  • Vaginal biopsies

Education and Training


  • BSN, Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • MSN, Allen College, Waterloo, IA