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UI Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Awards

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients



Kealey, G. PatrickG. Patrick Kealey
66BA, 69MD, 75MS, 77R-Surgery

G. Patrick Kealey is truly “Iowa grown.” He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and medical degrees from the University of Iowa, where he also completed a surgery residency and clinical pharmacology fellowship. He has been a member of the UI Carver College of Medicine faculty since 1985 and has held an array of leadership positions within the UI Department of Surgery, including director of the Burn Unit and director of the Division of Trauma, Burns, and Critical Care. Throughout his career, Kealey has worked to standardize and improve trauma services for patients across the state and region, and he was key in guiding UI Hospitals and Clinics to attaining Level 1 Trauma Center status.



Cooper, ChrisChristopher Cooper
87BA, 91MD, 97R-Urology

Christopher Cooper, associate dean for student affairs and curriculum in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has made his mark on patients, students, and colleagues alike over the course of his career. After completing a pediatric urology fellowship in Philadelphia in 1999, Cooper returned to his alma mater as an assistant professor in the UI Carver College of Medicine. As a professor and vice chair of the UI Department of Urology, Cooper's dedication to his students and patients has earned him wide recognition, including the 1999 Frank Hinman, Jr. Award for Clinical Research from the Society for Pediatric Urology, multiple teaching awards from students and residents, and the 2007 Carver College of Medicine Collegiate Teaching Award.



Joad, JesseJesse Joad
71BS, 78MD, 81R-Pediatrics, 85MS, 86F-Pediatrics

Jesse Joad has enjoyed a distinguished career as a pediatrician, scientist, teacher and mentor, administrator, and champion for diversity and inclusion across the medical profession. As a faculty member at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Joad’s research on the impact of air pollutants on lung function provided key insights into the physiology of pediatric asthma. As associate dean for faculty development and diversity at UC Davis, she established a career mentorship program and other initiatives that promoted diversity and cultural competency awareness in academic medicine. Now a professor emerita, Joad serves as an executive coach and speaker, and she is president-elect of GLMA, an organization of health professionals committed to LGBT issues and health equality.


Reynolds, CraigCraig Reynolds
74BA, 78PhD-Microbiology

For more than 35 years, Craig Reynolds has been an active member of the National Cancer Institute as a scientist, program director, and administrative leader. His research interests include innate immune system response, the development of new immunotherapies to treat cancer, and enhancing translational research at NCI, including the testing of clinical cancer vaccines. Since 2005, Reynolds has served as both NCI associate director and director at the NCI campus in Frederick, Md. At NCI-Frederick, he is responsible for the oversight of nearly 3000 employees and more than $500 million in research activities each year, focused on accelerating the translation of laboratory research into new diagnostic tests and treatments for cancer and AIDS.


Warner, DavidDavid Warner
82R-Neurosurgery, 84R-Anesthesiology

One of the world’s most respected authorities in the field of neuroanesthesiology, David Warner is a physician-scientist whose research interests have focused on the treatment and management of acute brain and spinal cord injury. As a faculty member in the University of Iowa Department of Anesthesia and, since 1994, at Duke University, Warner has led numerous multidisciplinary teams and employed a wide range of research tools in order to better understand the function of, and injury to, the central nervous system. He also has remained committed to professional service by mentoring dozens of medical students and postdoctoral fellows, serving on the editorial boards of premier journals in his field, and participating in multiple clinical and basic science organizations.

Early Career Achievement

Doan, AndrewAndrew Doan
02R-Internal Medicine, 05R-Ophthalmology

Andrew Doan, assistant professor of surgery at Loma Linda University in California, has excelled in the field of ophthalmology as a surgeon, clinician, and teacher. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, and raised in Oregon, Doan completed an internal medicine internship and general clinical surgical ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa. During that time, he co-founded and designed, an educational website now used by ophthalmologists all over the world to enhance their knowledge of the field. He was awarded the prestigious Heed Fellowship and was elected into the Society of Heed Fellows—a rare honor.


University of Iowa Alumni Association Awards

The University of Iowa Alumni Association will also honor medicine alumna Diane Magrane (74BA, 78MD) this year with their Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Magrane was also the recipient of the 2002 UI Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Alumna Award for Achievement. Click here to view more information about the UIAA honorees.






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