In this section:
• What is the Iowa Association of Pathologists?
• Listing of IAP Officers and Board Members
• Historical vignettes on the founding of IAP 

What is the Iowa Association of Pathologists?

The Iowa Association of Pathologists (IAP) was formed in 1940 and represents the practice of pathology in Iowa. Any pathologist who holds a valid license to practice in Iowa and whose primary practice is the field of pathology is eligible for active membership. Resident physicians in pathology are eligible for free membership in IAP. Nationally, IAP is affiliated with the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Members of the IAP Board of Directors represent Iowa pathologists at the CAP Annual Meeting each year.

The IAP holds an Annual Dinner each November, alternating between Des Moines and Iowa City. IAP members also participate in the Iowa Anatomic Pathology Course at the University of Iowa each April.

The stated purpose of IAP is to: • Promote the public health and safety by a wide application of pathology to the diagnosis and treatment of disease; • Represent the practice of pathology in Iowa; • Stimulate research, conduct seminars and other educational programs; • Disseminate educational materials designated to acquaint pathologists and others with scientific developments in clinical pathology; • Participate in establishment of voluntary standards to improve the practice of pathology.

IAP Officers and Board of Directors

PRESIDENT
Jamie Weydert, MD
McFarland Clinic
1215 Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010
515.239.4494
jweydert@mcfarlandclinic.com
Term expires December 31, 2018

SECRETARY-TREASURER
Clinton Crowder, MD
Pathology Associates of Central Iowa
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
515.643.8532
clinton.crowder@gmail.com
Term expires December 31, 2018

PAST PRESIDENT
Jared J. Abbott, MD, PhD
Iowa Pathology Associates
1212 Pleasant St., Suite LL3
Des Moines, IA 50309
515.241.8866
jared.abbott@unitypoint.org
Term expires December 31, 2018

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE
Bryan Steussy, MD
Pathology Medical Svcs. of Siouxland PC
2720 Stone Park /Boulevard
PO Box 2000
Sioux City, IA 51104
712.279.3226
bryan.steussy@unitypoint.org
Term expires December 31, 2018

Jonathan Thompson, MD
Iowa Office of State Medical Examiner
2250 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
515.725.1400
jonathan.thompson@idph.iowa.gov
Term expires December 31, 2018

CAP DELEGATES
Jamie Weydert, MD (Delegation Chair)
McFarland Clinic
1215 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA  50010
515.239.4535
jweydert@mcfarlandclinic.com
Term expires April 30, 2019

Jonathan Thompson, MD
Iowa Office of State Medical Examiner
2250 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
515.725.1400
jonathan.thompson@idph.iowa.gov
Term expires April 30, 2019

Ramona Thompson, MD
Pathology Associates of Central Iowa
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
515.643.8638
rthompson3@mercydesmoines.org
Term expires April 30, 2019

CAP ALTERNATE DELEGATES
Larry Anderson, MD
Iowa Pathology Associates
1212 Pleasant Street, LL3
Des Moines, IA 50309
515.241.8866
larry.anderson@unitypoint.org
Term expires April 30, 2019

Josh Cook, MD
Iowa Pathology Associates
1212 Pleasant Street, Suite LL3
Des Moines, IA 50309
515.241.8866
jcook@iowapath.com
Term expires April 30, 2019

Joseph Eaton, DO
Pathology Associates of Central Iowa
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA  50314
515.247.4352
jeaton@mercydesmoines.org
Term expires April 30, 2019

CAP KEY CONTACT
Jared J. Abbott, MD
Iowa Pathology Associates
1212 Pleasant St. Suite LL3
Des Moines, IA 50309
515.241.8866
jared.abbott@unitypoint.org
Term expires April 30, 2019

IMS COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL SERVICES
Josh Cook, MD
Iowa Pathology Associates
1212 Pleasant Street, Suite LL3
Des Moines, IA 50309
515.241.8866
jcook@iowapath.com
Term expires December 31, 2018

IMS COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION
Tiffani Milless, MD
Iowa Pathology Associates
1212 Pleasant Street Suite LL3
Des Moines, IA 50309
515.505.0849
tiffani.milless@gmail.com
Term expires December 31, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA REPRESENTATIVE
Laila Dahmoush, MD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Department of Pathology
200 Hawkins Dr. C670 GH
Iowa City, IA  52242
319.356.4440
laila-dahmoush@uiowa.edu
Term expires December 31, 2018

RESIDENT DELEGATES
Craig Dunseth, MD
Department of Pathology, 5223 RCP
UIHC
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
319.356.4439
craig-dunseth@uiowa.edu
Term expires December 31, 2018

Angela Wu, MD
Department of Pathology, 5223 RCP
UIHC
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
319.335.9945
angela-wu@uiowa.edu
Term expires December 31, 2018

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Michelle Dekker, Executive Director
Iowa Association of Pathologists
515 E. Locust Street, Suite 400
Des Moines, IA 50309
515.421.4778
mdekker@iowamedical.org

IAP Historical Vignettes

Following is an account of the founding of the Iowa Association of Pathologists.

“The date was May 1, 1940. The time was 1:00 pm. Seven men entered Room 835 at the Hotel Fort Des Moines in Davenport, Iowa. They had converged from as far away as Sioux City. The task ahead of them would lay the foundation for decades of social and scientific endeavors.
This was the first meeting of what was to become the Iowa Association of Pathologists. Those men were: Frederick Lamb, MD, Davenport; Frank McNamara, MD, Dubuque; Friederich Hecker, MD, Ottumwa; Julius Weingart, MD, Des Moines; James Kahler, MD, Des Moines; Allen Starry, MD, Sioux City; and Harold Morgan, MD, Mason City.
The first order of business was to adopt a Constitution and Bylaws and elect officers. The officers were: Dr. Lamb, president; Dr. McNamara, vice president; Dr. Morgan, secretary-treasurer. Executive Council officers were: Dr. Mulsow, Cedar Rapids; Dr. Heckler and Dr. HP Smith, Iowa City.
Dr. Morgan was to contact prospective members. He contacted Drs. Smith, Brinkhouse, Warner and Borts of Iowa City; Dr. Johnson, Council Bluffs; Dr. McMillen, Fort Dodge; Dr. Wehman, Burlington.
With the business out of the way, Dr. Lamb gave a report on centralization of laboratories as carried out under the policy of Iowa State Board of Health. Plans for an appeal to the House of Delegates of the Iowa State Medical Society were made.

Second meeting of the Iowa Association of Pathologists

The October 19, 1940 meeting of the IAP was held in the Seminar Room of Medical Laboratories Building. Dues were discussed. It was decided that an initiation fee of $5 should be collected and annual dues were set at $1 a year on call of the secretary-treasurer when necessary.
A committee was appointed to study the problem of county coroners and the possibility of the medical examiner type of set-up. Dr. Smith stated he would be very glad to have members send technicians to Iowa City for short periods of study by the apprentice technique. They would receive intensive training in specialized procedures and receive no credit or certificates for courses.
It was decided to meet in Iowa City once a year and have a second meeting held in connection with State Medical Society as a luncheon meeting, possibly with a speaker from the program of the state meeting. Dinners should be on a Dutch-treat basis.
Scientific portion of meeting:
There was a demonstration of equipment and new procedures by Dr. Brinkhouse. Scissor Grinder demonstrated. Clarite Mounting Media and Vue-Pak, substituted for Canada Balsam and for cover slips were discussed. Dr. Smith reported on research work on vitamin K and synthetic products of this nature.