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Meet the new Iowa Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the Iowa Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Katherine I. Harris, MD, FACP. Our new GED will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2023. As Governor, Dr. Harris will serve as the official representative of the College for the Iowa Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Harris will be working closely with Dr. Yost (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and her duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read her bio below.


Katherine I. Harris, MD, FACP

Medical School Education: Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa

Post-Doctoral Training: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Certification: ABIM

Present Position: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC)

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Faculty Co-leader, Internal Medicine Interest Group since 2013; Council Member since 2014; Wellness Champion 2018

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2016; Wellness Champion Training 2018; Wellness Champion Presenter, Mini But Mighty Sessions (for attendees between sessions), Internal Medicine Meeting 2019

Other Appointments/Activities: Volunteer, Iowa City Free Medical Clinic since 2011 (created a rotation for Internal Medicine residents and supervise this rotation since 2016); Faculty Leader, Humanities and Wellness Committee, IM Residency since 2019; Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, UIHC; Creator and Leader, Hospitalist Pathway since 2011; Clinical Competency Committee, Internal Medicine Residency; Peer Messenger Committee (using Patient Advocacy Reporting System/Co-worker Observations Reporting System); Hospitalist Leadership Committee

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Medical Education; Physician Wellness; Caring for Underserved Populations