Staff Spotlight – Steve Rumelhart, PA-C

Steve is a Physician Assistant in the Division of Hematology-Oncology/BMT.

I started in Peds Hem-Onc/BMT in Feb. 1987. I am involved with managing inpatient BMT and seeing outpatient BMT and leukemia/lymphoma.

I grew up in Waukee, IA, and attended undergrad and PA school at UIowa. I worked in ED at St. Paul-Ramsey Med Center in St. Paul for the first year following PA school. I have been in current position ever since.

I’ve been married for 23 years to my wife, Susan, who is a nurse practitioner in the Cedar Rapids Public Schools.  We actually met in Peds Hem-Onc. My daughter, Helen, is starting her senior year at Iowa State. We have one dog, Ruthie.

My free time is spent doing yard work, running and playing golf.  I completed the Crandic half marathon the past 2 years.  I hope to do a marathon some day.

I feel like I am in my “dream job” in that I can try to make a difference for children with life-threatening illness. It is a privilege being involved in their care.

The most interesting place I have visited was Florence, Italy, this past spring. The food and history were great.

Besides closely following the Hawkeyes, my favorite sports teams are the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins, followed by the Chicago Cubs (by osmosis having lived in eastern Iowa for most of past 40 years).

Favorite movie recently is “The Green Book”.

My favorite meal is anything with the brussel sprouts appetitzer, and my favortie restaurant is Big Grove in Solon.

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