At the University of Iowa, a multidisciplinary TSC clinic was formed in 2018. The shared clinic includes pediatric genetics (Dr. Sidhu) and genetic counseling, pediatric neurology/epilepsy (Dr. Ciliberto), and pediatric nephrology (Dr. Harshman). The purpose of this clinic is to provide coordinated, comprehensive care in parallel with guidelines from the TSC Alliance.
Tuberous sclerosis complex
(TSC) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder effecting 1 in 5000-10000 live
births. TSC is known for the potential to cause severe neurologic
manifestations such as intellectual and learning disabilities, epilepsy, and
hydrocephalus. However, TSC is a multi-system disorder that can affect most
organ systems including the skin, kidneys, lungs, and heart.
Because this disease has such a broad range of signs and symptoms, across the country, it has become the standard of care for academic institutions to develop multidisciplinary clinics for patients with this disease to provide comprehensive care in an efficient, caring, and multigenerational manner. Often, multiple family members are affected and benefit from comprehensive, family-centered care in a focused clinic.
This quarterly clinic currently serves approximately 50 pediatric patients with TSC. For questions about this clinic or information on how to refer a patient for comprehensive TSC care, please contact 319-356-8427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Wong is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Neonatology.
I joined UI healthcare recently in July. I work in the Division of Neonatology. I provide clinical care in the NICU. My academic and scholarly focus will be two areas: 1) assisting the development of our Neonatal-Pediatric Transport program and 2) the development of new tools and utilization of the big data streams collected through Sickbay to improve our delivery of care in the NICU.
I am married. My wife is a nurse, I met her through my primary care clinic during residency. She is a ninja at delivering vaccines to kids. We have a 1 year old son named Emory. He is learning to express himself and is a handful of adorable energy.
I like nature, food and travel documentaries. I am always looking to learn new cooking techniques and incorporate them into new recipes. My current food projects are developing a mean deep dish pizza dough and perfecting a nappa cabbage kimchi. Long term goals are to grow a full-sized watermelon, catch a trout on a dry-fly, and successfully smoke a whole brisket.
My guilty pleasure is Arby’s fast food. I really enjoy fountain Coca-Cola. I will not drink Pepsi.
I enjoy supporting my favorite soccer team, Arsenal, in their quest to win the English Premiere League and Champions League Tournament.
Fun fact: I was a former MN elementary state chess co-champion.
The Division of Neonatology is seeking a fulltime Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator to support ongoing and new clinical research studies for the division of Neonatology. Referral link: http://p.rfer.us/UIOWA_9G5iI.
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For the 8th year in a row, this charity bike ride is being coordinated by a group of hard-working volunteer medical students who are part of the Lois Boulware Learning Community at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. 100% of Ride 4 Youth proceeds benefit youth and families at United Action for Youth.
The ride is September 26 – October 4 and there are multiple ways to give or participate. Register today!
United Action for Youth (UAY) has been providing support to youth
and families in Johnson County since 1970. UAY is a local,
arts-based youth organization that provides mental health, advocacy and
enrichment programs for young people in Johnson County and surrounding
areas. This year, UAY celebrates 50 years of empowering
young people to CREATE, GROW & LEAD.
Help us celebrate by participating in the 8th Annual Ride 4 Youth!
Please welcome Dr. Hua (“Linda”) Sun as Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation.
Dr. Sun received all of her
training from Nanjing Medical University in China that includes her Bachelor of
Medicine degree in 2001, MS in 2004, and MD in 2007. Next, she completed
international pediatric residency training from Shanghai Jiaotong University
School of Medicine in 2009. Dr. Sun then completed US pediatric residency
from the University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics in
2017. She recently completed nephrology fellowship training at Boston
Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in Pediatrics and board
eligible in pediatric nephrology.
Dr. Sun will serve as a physician
scientist with a research focus in podocyte biology and genetic renal
disease. While her major role will be to facilitate the expansion of the
department’s research portfolio, she will also be instrumental in accelerating
the expansion of specialized clinical care in the Division of Pediatric
Please welcome Dr. Sun to the
Department, the University, and the community!
Congratulations to Dr. Aliye Uc in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pancreatology, and Nutrition on her new U01 competitive renewal from the NIH for “INSPIRE: A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Pediatric Chronic Pancreatitis to Predict Clinical Course and Identify Disease Modifiers”.
The new grant provides just over $2.3 million over 5 years. Congratulations, Dr. Uc!
Please welcome Dr. Mitchell Luangrath as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Critical Care.
Dr. Luangrath earned his BS from
the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. Next, he earned his medical
degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in
2014. Dr. Luangrath completed pediatric residency training in 2017 at the
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He recently completed
pediatric fellowship training in pediatric critical care at the University of
Iowa. He is board certified in Pediatrics and board eligible in critical
Luangrath will attend on one of the PICU inpatient teams, share on-call
responsibilities, participate in teaching and educational activities within the
Department and help continue the development of the Critical Care program in
the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics.
welcome Dr. Luangrath to his new role in the Department!
Congratulations to Drs. Danelle Wilson (General Pediatrics/hospitalist) and Torin Waters (Fellow/Hematology-Oncology) on the birth of their new baby girl, Lenora Mae Waters. Lenora was born Sunday, September 6 weighing in at 7 lbs 2 oz and 19.75 inches long.
The Division of Hematology/Oncology is seeking a fulltime Clinical Trials Research Associate to manage and coordinate clinical trials related to bleeding, clotting, and other coagulation disorders. Referral link: http://p.rfer.us/UIOWAn0l5lZ
Please share this opportunity with anyone that may be interested!
Congratulations to Dr. Lane Strathearn in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics on achieving his 5-year anniversary milestone. He will reach his milestone date on 9/30/20.
Thanks for all you do, Dr. Strathearn!