Dr. Sandgren is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
I am a Pediatric Hospitalist within the division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. I have been fortunate to have all of my training at the University of Iowa including my undergraduate studies, medical school studies, and pediatric residency training. I began as a Pediatric Hospitalist in July 2018 after graduating residency.
I have been married to my wonderful husband Jeremy for 4 years now. Jeremy is completing his MD/PhD through the MSTP program here and will be starting as a pediatric resident to complete his training. We are kept busy by our 15 month old son, James, and his partner in crime, Meatball, our French bulldog.
My free time is mostly spent as family time, which lately has included a lot of running around, playgrounds, bubbles, reading board books, and riding carousels. We do love to watch Food Network as a family and James is so obsessed with helping out in the kitchen when we cook and bake that he has earned his own apron and the title of “Little Chef”.
I can honestly say that I currently have my dream job. I love my job and one of the best parts is the amount of education I am able to take part in. But, if I had to choose something other than my job I would say a Zoo Vet or Zoo keeper in the mammal division. I love watching television shows that go behind the scenes of zoos and I am fascinated by just how similar to adult and pediatric medicine it can be.
My husband and I had the fortune to take a trip to Rome and Florence, Italy in 2017. The landscapes were gorgeous, the art and architecture was spectacular, and the food was amazing. I would love to go back in the future.
Favorite sports team? The Hawkeyes of course, GO Hawks! You can’t live in Iowa City for over a third of your life and not get caught up in the fanfare that is Hawkeye Nation. My husband is from Wisconsin so he also managed to convert me to be a Cheese-head. Go Pack Go!
My favorite book would include any and every Jane Austen novel.
Fun fact: My son decided to make himself the ultimate Christmas present for 2017. I wasn’t due until the first part of January, but he decided to make his spectacular entrance 3 weeks early on Christmas Eve. My husband and I joke that he learned from his mama that on-time is late and early is on-time.