WRITER: MEGHAN NEARY
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax(319) 335-8034
Release: Dec. 8, 2000
UI surgeon named to two new leadership roles in national
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Kimberly Ephgrave, M.D., UI professor
of surgery and chief of surgical service at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical
Center in Iowa City, was appointed in October to two leadership positions
in national organizations within her field. Ephgrave was named president of
the Association of Women Surgeons and elected to a three-year term as secretary
of the Association of VA Surgeons.
The Association of Women's Surgeons, founded in 1981,
has a membership of about 1,300. The mission of the organization is "to inspire,
encourage and enable women surgeons to realize their personal and professional
The Association of VA Surgeons was founded in 1967
to advance surgical education and research among VA surgeons. The association
currently has more than 500 active members.
Ephgrave, who holds the Robert and Hélène
Soper Endowed Chair in General Surgery at the UI, received her medical degree
from Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in 1980. She is a member of several
medical societies and organizations and has co-authored numerous research
articles. Her research interests include surgical education, gastric mucous
membrane protection, pancreatic pseudocysts and gastric motility.
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