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Welcoming Dr. Sara Spiva to the CRMEF Faculty!

Posted On August 1, 2017

Congratulations to the CRMEF Class of 2017!

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Posted On July 1, 2017

Iowa, best state in which to practice medicine!

Posted On May 7, 2017

Iowa Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors

Drs. Donal Gordon and Jennifer Holmes have been appointed as alternate directors for their districts with the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians.

Posted On January 1, 2017

Happy Holidays!

From our CRMEF family to yours!

Posted On December 19, 2016

Dr. Holmes designated as a Certified Physician Executive

Jennifer Holmes, DO, Executive Director of the Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, completed a multi-year, rigorous academic leadership curriculum; as a result, she received an advanced degree as a Certified Physician Executive from the American
Association for Physician Leadership.

Posted On November 1, 2016

Dr. Gordon named a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Dónal Kevin Gordon, MD, Program Director of the Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in August 2016. The Degree of Fellow recognizes those who have distinguished themselves
among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to family medicine, by their advancement of health care to the American people, and by their professional development through medical education and research

Posted On September 1, 2016

2016 Faculty of the Year

Please join the CRMEF Class of 2016 in congratulating Rob Beck, MD as the 2016 Faculty of the Year!

Posted On August 1, 2016

2016 Daly Humanitarian Award Recipient

Chris Goetzinger, MD, is this year’s co-recipient of the 2016 Michael J. Daly, MD, Humanitarian Award. This award is presented each year by the Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation to honor the memory of Dr. Mike Daly, long‐time Cedar Rapids      
surgeon who passed away in 2010. Dr. Daly was depicted in the 1984 Academy Award winning film “The Killing Fields,” which portrayed the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia in the 1970s, during which Dr. Daly was captured by the Khmer Rouge while
working for the British Red Cross.

Dr. Goetzinger graduated from the Cedar Rapids Family Medicine Residency in June 2016, and now practices
family medicine in Waverly, Iowa. Since Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake in 2010, he has completed four     
medical missions to the island nation. Dr. Goetzinger is a member of an organization called World Wide   
Village, which is raising money to build a clinic in Haiti. He plans to return to Haiti and hopes to encourage
current and future residents to volunteer their time in the country.  

Posted On August 1, 2016

IAFP Educator of the Year Award

Congratulations to Dr. Ann Soenen for being awarded the IAFP Educator of the Year award. Her dedication to family medicine, teaching and the state of Iowa is unmatched. Way to go Ann!

Posted On November 3, 2015

2015 Daly Humanitarian Award Recipient

Congratulations to this year’s recipient of the Michael J. Daly, MD, Humanitarian Award, Dr. Donal Gordon.

For everything Dr. Gordon has done to positively and memorably affect the lives of so many thousands of patients, of scores of residency alumni, of every patient those alumni have since treated, of every nurse who has felt relieved to call him, knowing kindness and respect would be at the other end of the line, we honor him with the 2015 Michael J. Daly Humanitarian Award.

Posted On September 14, 2015

2015 Faculty and Preceptor of the Year Announced

The CRMEF graduating class awards both Faculty of the Year and Preceptor of the Year to outstanding physicians and teachers in our program and community. Join us in congratulating Dr. Kelly Hoenig, Faculty of the Year, and Dr. Brian Shedek, Emergency Department, Preceptor of the Year. We appreciate you!

Posted On September 14, 2015

STFM Resident Teacher Award 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Tim Volk, recent CRMEF graduate, who was honored with the STFM Resident Teacher Award at the 2015 Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation graduation ceremony. The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine sponsors this annual award which recognizes the teaching contributions of residents. Dr. Volk consistently demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, family medicine education throughout his tenure at CRMEF. Thanks, Tim, for your outstanding contribution to the education of our residents and medical students!

Posted On September 14, 2015

New CRMEF Faculty!

Please welcome Drs. Robert Beck, Jennifer Donovan and Jason Ellis as our newest CRMEF faculty!

Posted On September 14, 2015

CRMEF is Growing!

We are happy to announce that the Cedar Rapids Family Medicine Residency Program will be welcoming a seventh intern to the class of 2018, Dr. Zachary Hood. With the recent approval of the CRMEF Board of Directors, we are hoping to expand to a 7-7-7 program over the next 2 years. We are delighted that Dr. Hood accepted our invitation to join the CRMEF family. Welcome!

Posted On May 14, 2015

Resident Author Featured in Iowa Family Physician

Check out Dr. Chris Goetzinger's article about his experience volunteering in Haiti in the Spring 2015 issue of the Iowa Family Physician. His insightful recollection of medical service to the people of Haiti is found on page 8. The journal's spring issue can be accessed online on the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians' website. Thank you for your service, Dr. Goetzinger!

Posted On April 24, 2015

New Chief Residents

It's official - we have new leaders in our midst! Congratulations to our new Chief Residents, Drs. Maris Hoke and Aleksandra Siwkiewicz! As we celebrate new leadership, we thank those who have gone before, and worked so hard on our behalf...you are appreciated, Drs. Angie Fults and Tim Volk!

Posted On April 1, 2015

Announcing the CRMEF Class of 2018!

Please join us in welcoming Brian Thatcher, Rose Schabilion, Dr. B.J. Willis, Dr. Prachi Jindal, Dr. Pramod Reddy, and Dr. Safa Abu Khalil to the CRMEF family, class of 2018! We are excited to begin working with this outstanding group of new physicians!

Posted On March 25, 2015

Look What We've Been Up To!

Ola Khraiwesh, MD, R2, was selected to present her critical literature review, "Blood Pressure Goals for Our Elderly Patients: A Review of the Evidence and it's Clinical Implications," at the October 2014 Family Medicine Midwest Conference in Minneapolis, MN. She presented to a packed audience and received glowing reviews. Congratulations, Dr. Khraiwesh!

Kelly Hoenig, PharmD, will present a lecture discussion at this year's Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Spring Conference in Orlando, FL. Her talk, "Pharmacist Faculty Contribution to Evidence-based Practice: Milestone Implications, Tracking Tool Development, and Next Steps to Advance Evidence-based Practice Training," highlights the integral role she plays in the training and evaluation of our resident physicians. We appreciate you, Dr. Hoenig!

Donal K. Gordon, MD, has had three articles accepted for the 2015 and 2016 editions of 5-Minute Clinical Consult: "Transgender Health," "Orchialgia," and "Floppy Iris Syndrome." Thank you, Dr. Gordon, for your contributions to medical education!

Donal K. Gordon, MD, was elected to the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians 2014-2015 Board of Directors. As District 6 Alternative Director, he is a strong advocate for family medicine and resident education at the state level. Additionally, he recently successfully completed the two-year-long Physician Leadership Development Program provided by The Advisory Board Company of Washington, DC, and sponsored by Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Congratulations, Dr. Gordon, and thank you for your advocacy!

Posted On March 20, 2015

Celebrating CRMEF Program Coordinators

Congratulations to our very own Bev Kotowske and Relda Dwyer for being honored in the new volume published by the Iowa Women's Foundation: 2014 OVATION: A Tribute to Iowa Women and Girls. We are so grateful for all that Bev and Relda do, and have done, for CRMEF. Now the whole world (or at least the greater part of Iowa) can share in the celebration of these two strong, spirited, female leaders in our midst!

Posted On May 16, 2014

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