Academic Departments

Academic Departments

Many of our care givers also have appointments as faculty members in the academic departments of the UI Carver College of Medicine as well as the UI colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing and Dentistry.

The UI Carver College of Medicine is a nationally ranked medical school whose students learn to become accomplished clinicians and top-flight researchers.

The following departments are the academic home for teaching and research activities.

Anatomy and Cell Biology

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology


Department of Anesthesia

Our faculty physicians provide anesthetic service to a wide range of patients, from infants to the elderly, each with unique medical conditions. The diversity of expertise among our anesthesiologists provides for a broad research agenda and a comprehensive teaching program.


Department of Biochemistry

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Department of Dermatology

Our department provides full medical and surgical dermatologic services and offers outstanding professional training for fellows, residents, and medical students as well as world-class research on basic and clinical skin disease.

Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

The department is committed to being a great place for our patients and staff by focusing on excellence in education, research, and patient-focused emergency care.

Family Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

We are dedicated to providing primary care for the citizens of Iowa, educating medical students, training resident physicians, providing continuing education, and creating new knowledge to improve primary care and health care delivery systems.

Hospital Dentistry

Department of Dentistry

The Hospital Dentistry Institute at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics boasts graduate resident training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and General Dentistry (GPR). The faculty's main focus is one of training both residents and students, while instilling values of ethics, morality and empathy.

Internal Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

Department faculty in 11 divisions offer full service adult inpatient and ambulatory care as well as world class translational research programs that bridge basic science and clinical practice. In addition, our faculty provide award-winning teaching at every level within the continuum of medical education.


Department of Microbiology

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Neuroscience and Pharmacology

Department of Pharmacology


Department of Neurology

Our department has established an enduring national reputation for excellence in each of its component missions, patient care, education, and research. Funded research in the department spans a large segment of the spectrum of neuroscience investigation.


Department of Neurosurgery

Our department provides a unique experience oriented toward patient care and basic research concerning diseases and physiology of the nervous system.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Regionally we are recognized for our advanced specialty care, particularly high-risk obstetrics, prenatal diagnostics, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

The department delivers state-of-the art care to our patients, participates in clinical research trials and is on the top of many medical students' lists.

Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation faculty has expertise in every orthopedic subspecialty. Our basic research programs are dedicated to solving clinical problems including improving the treatment of joint injuries and decreasing the risk of osteoarthritis following joint injury.

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

Department of Otolaryngology

We share the mission of offering excellent patient care, quality teaching for the next generations and innovative research. Our clinical specialists in all areas of the discipline are among the many professionals who make it possible to offer our patients complete and coordinated care.


Department of Pathology

Our faculty is committed to providing excellent, innovative diagnostic services and therapies, exemplary educational resources and actively applying tools of science and pathology in support of public health and ongoing expansion of medical knowledge.


Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Our department is recognized nationally for excellence in teaching, clinical service, and research related to childhood diseases. Our faculty and staff are engaged in cutting edge basic science and patient-oriented research to improve the health and well being of all children.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Physician Assistant Program

Department of Physician Assistant Services


Department of Psychiatry

Our faculty includes some of the world's most distinguished researchers and clinicians who provide cutting edge understanding about the cause and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

Radiation Oncology

Department of Radiation Oncology

Our department is dedicated to improved compassionate patient care, research, and education through a synthesis of free radical science, advanced technologies and skilled professionals.


Department of Radiology

We are committed to providing the finest diagnostic and therapeutic radiology services for our patients. As part of this commitment, the department is actively involved in research into new diagnostic and treatment modalities.


Department of Surgery

Our surgical staff includes expertise throughout the surgical specialties, offering comprehensive opportunities for training and research to advance the healing arts.


Department of Urology

We remain true to our original vision of advancing treatment, research, and education of the broad spectrum of urologic conditions and diseases. Our faculty members are continually recognized, both nationally and around the world, for their expertise in patient care, research, and teaching.