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UI names two medical faculty members to clinical oversight posts
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Two University of Iowa faculty members have been
appointed to new administrative roles within the UI College of Medicine
and the UI Hospitals and Clinics.
Dr. Michael G. Kienzle has been named associate dean for clinical affairs
and medical communications in the College of Medicine. Dr. John F. Fieselmann
has been appointed director of joint outreach and clinical care coordination
for the Clinical Enterprise -- the organizational body that oversees all
UI patient care programs.
"These appointments will help us continue to streamline decision
making and delivery of clinical services, resulting in better care for
our patients," says Dr. Robert P. Kelch, dean of the college. "With
their distinguished records of service, Drs. Kienzle and Fieselmann have
demonstrated valuable leadership and foresight in a changing health care
Kienzle, who has served as associate dean for clinical affairs since
1995, will continue to guide development of new clinical programs in the
college, the UIHC and other service units. His newly expanded role will
include the study and design of innovative programs and technologies that
enhance communication, including long-distance education and continuing
education programs for practicing physicians.
A graduate of the UI College of Medicine and a faculty member since
1984, Kienzle has been instrumental in making the UI an international leader
in telemedicine -- the transmission of medical information and services
from place to place using telecommunications technology. He directs the
UI National Laboratory for the Study of Rural Telemedicine, a research
center funded by two major federal contracts.
Fieselmann will build on his current duties as director of the Joint
Office for Clinical Services to coordinate patient care programs for the
Clinical Enterprise. He will oversee outreach clinics in surrounding communities;
outpatient services at the UIHC; UI managed care programs; the Physician
Consultation and Referral Service; and the integration of UI outreach activities,
ambulatory care and inpatient treatment in collaboration with nursing and
patient care services.
Fieselmann earned his medical degree at the UI College of Medicine and
completed residency and fellowship programs at the UIHC. He joined the
UI faculty in 1985 and has directed various clinical outreach programs
for nearly a decade.