New Members – November

Date of Publication November 8, 2017

Vijay Aluri,* MD, Rheumatology, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa – Rheumatology, Cedar Rapids

Teresa Coon, MD, Family Medicine, Grinnell Family Care PC, Grinnell

Renee Diamond, MD, Family Medicine, Clarion Clinic, Clarion

Dennis Klein, MD, Pathology, Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner, Ankeny

Maureen Tacke, DO, Family Medicine, Primary Health Care at Mercy, Carlisle


Primary Health Care at Mercy, Des Moines

Chandramohan Batra, MD, Family Medicine

Sharon Bertroche, MD, Family Medicine

Eden Murad, DO, Family Medicine


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City 

Paulino Alvarez, MD, Cardiovascular Disease, UIHC – Internal Medicine – Cardiology

Lovkesh Arora, MD, Anesthesiology, UIHC – Anesthesia

Mahi Ashwath, MD, Cardiovascular Disease, UIHC – Internal Medicine – Cardiology

Brittany Bettendorf, MD, Rheumatology, UIHC – Internal Medicine – Arthritis and Rheumatology

Sharathkumar Bhagavathi, MD, Pathology, UIHC – Pathology

Frank Bittner, DO, Neurology, UIHC – Neurology

Nathan Blair, MD, Anesthesiology, UIHC – Anesthesia

Claudia Corwin, MD, Pulmonology, UIHC – Pulmonary & Critical Care

Kunatum Prasidthrathsint, MD, Infectious Diseases, UIHC – Internal Medicine

 **Former Student Members

*Former Resident Members

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