Board of Medicine Elects Officers

Date of Publication April 11, 2018

The Iowa Board of Medicine elected officers and approved the meeting schedule for 2019 at their April 6 meeting.

Kyle Ulveling, MD, of Carroll was re-elected chair. Dr. Ulveling, an IMS member, is a cardiologist at Iowa Heart Center in Carroll. Dr. Ulveling has served as chair for the past year. He was appointed to the Board in 2015 and was recently appointed to a second three-year term.

KellyAnn Light-McGroary, MD, of Solon, also an IMS member, is a cardiologist and chief medical officer of the United Healthcare Community Plan of Iowa. Dr. Light-McGroary was re-elected vice chair, and Diane Cortese of Urbandale, an attorney at Principal Global Investors in Des Moines, was re-elected secretary.

The Board recognized IMS member Charles Wadle, DO, of West Des Moines, a psychiatrist at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, whose term expires April 30. Dr. Wadle did not seek reappointment.

The Board also approved the meeting schedule for 2019: February 7-8, April 11–12, June 13-14, August 1–2, September 19–20, October 31–November 1, and December 19-20. The Board’s scheduled teleconferences for 2019 are January 10, March 14, May 9, July 11, August 29, and November 26.

The 10-member Board licenses and regulates allopathic and osteopathic physicians, and acupuncturists. In 2019, the Board will also license and regulate genetic counselors.

Other members of the Board include IMS member Warren Gall, MD, of Dubuque, a vascular surgeon and founding director of the physician assistant program at the University of Dubuque; Nicole Gilg Gachiani, MD, of Des Moines, a family practitioner at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines; IMS member Ronald Kolegraff, MD, of Milford, a surgeon at Rebe Skin Clinic in Okoboji; Mary Jo Romanco of Pleasantville, a registered nurse and population health manager at Mercy ACO in Des Moines; and IMS member Brian Wilson, DO, of Spencer, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Northwest Iowa Surgeons in Spencer.

Governor Reynolds recently made the following appointments to the Board, effective May 1: IMS member Philip Bear, DO, a cardiologist at Iowa Heart Center of West Des Moines, and Katherine Asjes of Nevada. Dr. Bear will succeed Dr. Wadle and Ms. Asjes will complete the unexpired term of Teresa Garman of Ames, who left the Board at the end of 2017. Learn more about the Board at www.medicalboard.iowa.gov.

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