Department of Internal Medicine

Zuhair K. Ballas, M.D., Professor and Director


Patient Care
Allergy Care
Arthritis and Rheumatology Care


Basic Science Research | Clinical Research | Clinical Trials

Allergy Fellowship Training Program
Resident Rotations
- Internal Medicine
- Virology
Student Courses
- Foundations of Clinical Practice IV
- Medical Student Teaching: M1, M2, M4
- Medical Student (M4) Rotations
    Clinical Allergy and Immunology
    Immunopathology (with Department of Pathology)
- Interdisciplinary Immunology Graduate Program
- Immunology Grand Rounds
- Immunology Group Seminar
Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program
Online Lectures
- Diagnostic Testing in Rheumatoc Disease
- Introduction to Vasculitis
- Lupus
Radiology Powerpoint Slides
- Musculoskeletal Radiology

Resident Rotations
- Educational Goals
Reference Bibliography

Student Courses
- Orientation to Clinical Teaching Service
M3 Outpatient Rotation
- M3 Outpatient Clerkship - Rheum Clinic
- Educational Goals
- Reference Bibliography
Rheumatology Test Material
X-Rays for take-home test - Question 1
X-Rays for take-home test - Question 2
X-Rays for take-home test - Question 3

Continuing Medical Education
- Iowa Rheumatology Symposium


Basic Science Research
Heparin binding proteins and peptides
Biology and function of natural killer cells
Thymic selection
Effect of alcohol on the immune system
Effect of herbicides/pesticides on the immune system
Immunology of sinusitis
DNA Vaccines
Immunology of alcoholism

Clinical Research
Hereditary angioedema
Primary immunodeficiency molecular etiology
Biological response modifier therapy
Mechanisms of "irreversible" asthma

Clinical Trials
Allergic rhinitis
Hereditary angioedema
Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy

Directory of Rheumatology Research Personnel

Zuhair K. Ballas, M.D., Professor and Director
  Director of Primary Immunodeficiency Service
  Director, University of Iowa Flow Cytometry Facility
  Director, Cellular Immunology Diagnostic Laboratory
Amy Dowden, M.D., Assistant Professor
  Director, Allergy/Immunology Clinic
Mary Beth Fasano, M.D., M.S.P.H ., Professor
  Director, Allergy/Immunology Fellowship Program
Jacob IJdo, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor
  Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program
Nicholas Zavazava, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
  Director for Transplantation Research
Rebecca Tuetken, M.D., Associate Professor
  Associate Director for Clinical Services (Rheumatology)
Dee Dee Stafford, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
  Coordinator, Student and Resident Education