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Mohsen Karimi, MD, MS, MBA

Cardiothoracic Surgeon
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Clinical Professor

Surgery (Pediatric Profile)


"My favorite thing about my job is I get to come to work every day and help children with their inborn heart disease. This provides immense drive and purpose for what I do as a pediatric heart surgeon. I like working with patients with congenital heart defects because of the complexity of their care, making a difference in their survival and quality of life, and get to work with dedicated and compassionate stakeholders involved in their care. Although we have come a long way to improve the care and survivability of most, we still face challenges in some which inspires me to do what I do to improve their outcome." — Mohsen Karimi



Services and Clinics


Pediatric Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic surgery

Diseases and Conditions

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Congenital heart disease


200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242



  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery


  • MD, Indiana University, School of Medicine, Indianapolis
  • MBA, Yale School of Management, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • MS, Human Physiology & Biophysics, Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis
  • BS, Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.


  • General Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa


Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Children's Hospital of Atlanta, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta