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Local UI medical student accepted for primary care residency

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Name of student), a University of Iowa medical student from (hometown), will begin primary care residency training after receiving the doctor of medicine degree from the UI College of Medicine this May.

(Name) will enter a residency program in (specialty) at (location) later this year. Nearly 64 percent of this year's UI College of Medicine class have chosen careers in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, or obstetrics and gynecology -- collectively dubbed primary care specialties for their front-line position in the health care system.

After earning their M.D. degrees, new physicians typically spend three to five years training in the specialties of their choice. The National Residency Matching Program helps most medical students secure places in these training programs. On March 18 some 168 UI medical students learned where they will spend their residencies.

Primary care physicians are responsible for much of the nation's health care and provide treatment for most common medical conditions. "We are a leading research-oriented medical center with strong programs in all medical specialties, but the college also is noted for its consistent contribution to the primary care needs of Iowa and the nation," says Dr. Robert P. Kelch, dean of the UI College of Medicine.

EDITORS: This release includes information about a student or students from your area. Information about these students and their medical residencies is listed below alphabetically by state and hometown, with Iowa and Illinois first, followed by other states.

IOWA

Algona
Janelle L. Johnson, pediatrics, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

Altoona
Ann K. Archibald, internal medicine, Iowa Methodist Medical Center-VA Medical Center, Des Moines

Ames
Ranjan Dahiya, internal medicine, University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals, Tucson, Ariz.; Karen L. Fickel, internal medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis.; Sarah A. Harms, obstetrics and gynecology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind.; Kenneth E. Stone, internal medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas; Jill M. Wall, pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Ankeny
Ursula C. Janni, family medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City; Jennifer E. Richards, family medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City; Tiffany D. Wilkinson, family medicine, Kaiser Permanente/Orange County, Santa Ana, Calif.

Bennett
Patricia J. Chittick, family medicine, Quad Cities Genesis Family Practice Program, Davenport

Bettendorf
Shadi Chamany, internal medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, N.Y.

Buffalo Center
Tonya L. Gray, family medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich.

Cascade
Ted M. Kremer, pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas

Cedar Rapids
George C. Canas, internal medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minn.; Jeremy T. Dickinson, pediatrics, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Ken.; Vincent M. Ho, internal medicine, Brown University Internal Medicine Residency, Providence, R.I; Joseph A. Ludwig, internal medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Jacksonville, Fla.; Matthew T. Maloney, family medicine, Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, Cedar Rapids; Richard Mersch, pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City; Ted Toborg, family medicine, Bowman Gray/North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Andrea Truemper White, pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City

Charles City
Brent W. Laartz, internal medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla.

Clear Lake
Loan T. Pham, internal medicine, Pennsylvania State Geisinger/Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Program, Hershey, Pa; Mark C. Taylor, internal medicine, Iowa Methodist Medical Center-VA Medical Center, Des Moines

Coralville
Felicity W. Lin, internal medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

Council Bluffs
Shawna J. Kornfeind, internal medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City; Jennifer R. Rawlings, family medicine, Bowman Gray/North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, N.C.

Cresco
Michael C. Ollendieck, internal medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind.

Davenport
Jane M. Glawe, family medicine, Central Texas Medical Foundation, Austin, Texas; Patricia Habak, obstetrics and gynecology, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz.

Denmark
Laura J. Raid Witthoeft, obstetrics and gynecology, St. Joseph Mercy-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Des Moines
Dana L. Danley, family medicine, Broadlawns Medical Center, Des Moines; Lydia J. Irwin, pediatrics, Childrens Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.; Lance S. Lowe, pediatrics, Memorial Medical Center Inc., Savannah, Ga.; Megan C. Reed, obstetrics and gynecology, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Ariz.

Dubuque
Brandon E. Bourgeous, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Illinois/St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill.; Melissa S. Dunn, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City; Thomas J. Fabricius, family medicine, St. Joseph's Medical Center, South Bend, Ind.; Charles A. Longo, internal medicine, Iowa Methodist Medical Center-VA Medical Center, Des Moines; Chadwick J. Nachtman, family medicine, Sutter Merced Medical Center, Merced, Calif.; Darcy M. Norby Putz, internal medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City; James A. Rasmussen, internal medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.; Aaron J. Timmerman, family medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School/Methodist Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn.

Eagle Grove
Eric M. Peterson, family medicine, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines

Eddyville
Richard S. Robus, pediatrics, Childrens Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

Eldridge
Janeen Heiman, obstetrics and gynecology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago

Fairbank
Jessica L. Boevers, family medicine, Northeast Iowa Family Practice Program, Waterloo

Grimes
Jane L. Winter, pediatrics, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minn.

Grinnell
Matthew K. Doty, family medicine, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines

Iowa City
Alison C. Abreu, family medicine and psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City; Christina A. Gurnett, pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City; Melanie K. Johnson, internal medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City; Kartik M. Reddy, internal medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver. Colo.; Jennifer A. Tremmel, internal medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H.; Rachel E. Wallace, pediatrics, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio; Steven C. Weno, family medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School/Methodist Hospital, Minneapolis, Minn.

Janesville
Rachel L. Foelske, family medicine, North Iowa Mercy Health Center, Mason City

Kalona
Scott D.M. Miller, family medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, Calif.

Malvern
Ronald D. Fickel, family medicine, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, Wis.

Marion
John R. Bullinga, internal medicine, University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City, Utah; Todd A. Pentico, family medicine, St. Elizabeth/Appleton Medical, Appleton, Wis.

Marshalltown
Elena Boetel, family medicine, Self Memorial Hospital, Greenwood, S.C.; Jason B. VanGundy, family medicine, Quad Cities Genesis Family Practice Program, Davenport

Mason City
Tami R. Wiegmann, pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City

Millersburg
Marie J. Westphal, pediatrics, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.

Monroe
Ty T. Dickerson, pediatrics, State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse, N.Y.

Montezuma
Shauna A. Baker, pediatrics, University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, Calif.

Montour
Tally L. Hempy, family medicine, Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, Cedar Rapids

Mount Vernon
Jason W. Booth, family medicine, Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa.; Monica A. Meeker, family medicine, Quad Cities Genesis Family Practice Program, Davenport

Moville
Scott D. Murray, internal medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine

Newton
Christian E. Martin, family medicine, McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, S.C.

North Liberty
Robert J. Knudson, family medicine, Quad Cities Genesis Family Practice Program, Davenport; Joseph C. Toulouse, family medicine, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Des Moines

Oelwein
Lisa Cue Jensen, internal medicine, Iowa Methodist Medical Center-VA Medical Center, Des Moines

Orange City
Aleatha D. Reitsma-Mathias, internal medicine, St. Joseph Mercy-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Oskaloosa
Leon P. Veldhuizen, family medicine, Wausau Hospital, Wausau, Wis.

Ottumwa
Shawn Dawson, family medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City Program, Kansas City, Mo.

Pella
Matthew A. Gritters, family medicine, North Iowa Mercy Health Center, Mason City

Sac City
Susan L. Johnson-Fox, family medicine, Highland Hospital of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

Sioux Center
Terry G. Ribbens, family medicine, Siouxland Medical Education Foundation, Sioux City; Kent D. Rynders, family medicine, North Iowa Mercy Health Center, Mason City

Sioux City
Jamie L. Berkes, internal medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.; Aimee M. Meier, pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City; David J. Springer, family medicine, University of Kansas/Wichita Via Christi, Wichita, Kan.

Spencer
Lori A. Christensen, pediatrics, University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals, Tucson, Ariz.

Stacyville
Lynda L. Hemann, internal medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

Urbandale
Jacob C. Alexander, internal medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; Robert F. Maier, internal medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

Waterloo
Shannon C. Throndson, family medicine, Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, Cedar Rapids

Waucoma
Scott H. Kuennen, family medicine, Baptist Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.

Waukon
David M. Hahn, internal medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

West Des Moines
Robb K. Rowley, internal medicine, Wilford Hall Medical Center/Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas

ILLINOIS

Lockport
Joseph J. Lesnik, pediatrics, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis. Mo.

Moline
Anders J. Brodd, pediatrics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City

Orland Park
Michael A. Musci, internal medicine and research, University of California San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, Calif.

Park Forest
Antoinette R. Sallamme, pediatrics, Childrens Hospital Oakland, Oakland, Calif.

CALIFORNIA

Sacramento
Olga Ulloa, family medicine, San Joaquin General Hospital, French Camp, Calif.

Strathmore
Lawrence D. Sanchez, family medicine, Columbia Family Practice Program, Milwaukee, Wis.

MASSACHUSETTS

Georgetown
James W. Shepherd III, family medicine, University of Massachusetts Program/Barre FHC, Worcester, Mass.

MINNESOTA

Mendota Heights
Jason R. Kessler, pediatrics, Western Reserve Care/Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, Youngstown, Ohio

St. Paul
Anupam B. Kharbanda, pediatrics, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, N.Y.

MISSOURI

Chesterfield
Jennifer L. Peterson Arter, pediatrics, St. Louis Childrens Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.

Kansas City
Stephanie L. Brown, pediatrics, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Ill.

WISCONSIN

Chippewa Falls
Kathryn A. Mechelke, family medicine, North Colorado Medical Center Program, Greeley, Colo.

WYOMING

Rawlins
Shelley D. Miyamoto, pediatrics, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, R.I.

4/15/98