John C. Keech, MD, FACS

Cardiothoracic Surgeon
4.76 out of 5 (357 ratings)

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Procedural Skills and Simulation
Cardiothoracic Surgery
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"I am committed to providing the best and most efficient care to my patients, treating them the way I would like myself or my family to be treated and doing everything I can to improve their lives. Working closely with our multidisciplinary group specialists, we create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. I am proud to be part of a team that offers the most advanced treatments for the full spectrum of lung and esophageal diseases." — John C. Keech



Services and Clinics

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancers Treated


Adult Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Surgery
  • Transplant

Special Procedures and Treatments

  • Lung transplant

Diseases and Conditions

  • Achalasia
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Esophageal disorders
  • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease, heartburn)
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma


200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242



  • American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic Surgery)


  • MD, Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Ill.
  • BS, Zoology and Jazz Performance, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.


General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle


Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis


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Overall Rating

4.76 out of 5 (357 ratings)