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Board of Advisors

The Medicine Alumni Society Board is comprised of members representing various class years, disciplines, backgrounds, clinical interests, geographic areas, ethnicities and genders. The Board meets to serve the needs of the UI Carver College of Medicine community, through their desire to retain close ties with their alma mater and support their academic home.

The Board perpetuates a sense of pride in and commitment to the outstanding qualities of the UI Carver College of Medicine and the education it provides through communication, service and leadership. The Medicine Alumni Society Board seeks out and encourages talented alumni for volunteer roles, alumni awards and other alumni activities as well as assisting in identifying and implementing programming that will enhance the student experience at the UI Carver College of Medicine.

The purpose of this group is to:

Alumni Board Members include:

Thad Anderson, MD (89R-Ob/Gyn) Physician, Dubuque Obstetrics and Gynecology in Dubuque, IA

Andrew Andresen, MD (86BS, 89MD) Program Director, Genesis Family Medicine Residency Program in Bettendorf, IA

Jose V. G. Angel, MD (85MD) Medical Director, Mercy Jordan Creek Internal Medicine in West Des Moines, IA

Amir Arbisser, MD (80F-Ophthalmology) President Emeritus, Eye Surgeons Associates PC in Bettendorf, IA

Ann Bonham (80MS, 86PhD-Pharmacology) Chief Science Officer, American Association of Medical Colleges in Washington, DC

John Cambier, PhD (72MS, 75PhD-Microbiology) Chairman - Integrated Department, National Jewish Heath in Denver, CO

Douglas Dorner MD (74F-Surgery) Senior Vice President Medical Education and Research, Iowa Health in Des Moines, IA

Thomas Evans, MD (83MD) President/CEO, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative in Des Moines, IA

Robert Gould, PhD (81PhD-Biochemistry) President/CEO, Epizyme in Beverly, MA

Ann Harwood-Nuss, MD (70BS, 73MD) Assistant Dean for Program Development, University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, FL

Jay Heitsman, MD (78MD, 81R-Pediatrics) Physician, River Hills Ottumwa Pediatrics in Ottumwa, IA

John A. Hensing, MD (72MD) Executive VP and Chief Medical Officer, Banner Health in Phoenix, AZ

Phillip C. Lee, MD (81MD, 86R-Otolaryngology) Physician, Mason City Clinic in Mason City, IA

Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, MD (96R-Family Medicine) Assistant Professor and Associate Residency Program Director, Duke University in Raleigh, NC

M. Naser Payvandi, MD (73R, 76F-Internal Medicine) Interventional Cardiologist, Cardiologists LC in Cedar Rapids, IA

Patricia Walker, MD, PhD (82BS, 90MD/PhD, 93R-Dermatology) Chief Medical Officer, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc in Santa Barbara, CA

Bill Weese, MD (72R-Internal Medicine) Medical Director, United Health Group in Phoenix, AZ



Medicine Alumni Society
Phone: 319-335-8886
Toll Free: 877-MEDIOWA
Fax: 319-384-1746