The faculty of the Iowa Lutheran Family Medicine Residency Program have a wide range of backgrounds and interests. They are dedicated to providing support and guidance to residents. Hear what our residents have to say about our faculty.
Corrine M. Ganske, MD, FAAFP, ABFM
Assistant Program Director
Corrine Ganske has been one of our program faculty since 1984 and was Program Director from before moving inter the Associate Program Director role. She received her medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1977, served her internship at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and completed her family medicine residency training at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland, Oregon .She has received the Physician Citizen Award and is a five-time recipient of the Faculty of the Year Award. She holds a faculty appointment at the University of Iowa and is the Medical Director for Parkridge Nursing Home.
Dr. Ganske's professional interests include office gynecology, behavioral medicine and medical ethics. In her free time she enjoys gardening, reading, puzzles and playing games. Her favorite book is the one she just finished. Dr. Ganske also enjoys doing handwork and can sew or knit just about anything "given time!" She enjoys the symphony, but we've witnessed her rocking out to AC/DC.
Christopher Champion, DO, ABFM
Christopher Champion became a faculty member in 2003. He received his medical degree in 2000 at the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. He completed his residency training at the Iowa Lutheran Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in Des Moines where he served as Chief Resident. He holds a faculty appointment at the University of Iowa and serves as Director for La Clinica de la Esperanza. Dr. Champion's professional interests include maternal-child medicine and multicultural medicine.
In his spare time he enjoys reading, fly fishing and jogging. No matter what he is doing, he will stop to watch "Urban Cowboy" like a bad car wreck. Dr. Champion is a charter member of the "No meat left behind" club. He also has a real way with words, which we refer to lovingly as "Champisms."
Anish Keshwani, MD, ABFM
Anish Keshwani joined the faculty in 2007. He received his medical degree from Bombay University in India and completed his residency training at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he served as Chief Resident. He was in private practice in rural Iowa from 1999 until joining our faculty. Dr. Keshwani's professional interests include obstetrics, geriatrics and pediatrics.
He likes to spend his spare time watching movies, doing photography and singing along to the Eagles, and if you have any questions about technology, Dr. Keshwani is your man. He has single-handedly saved about 1,475,231 calls to our IT department.
Stacey Neu, MD, ABFM
Stacey Neu joined the faculty in 2005. She received her medical degree from the University of Iowa and completed her residency training in Williamsport, Pennsylvania where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Neu practiced medicine and was on the faculty as a preceptor at the Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program prior to joining our faculty. She holds a faculty appointment at the University of Iowa. Her professional interests include OB, gynecology, adolescent medicine, women's health and bone densitometry.
She used to play the clarinet and piano, but she gave up those activities because they required actually sitting down. She's like watching a much better-looking version of the Tasmanian Devil in tornado mode.
Alexandra Hubbell, DO, ABFM
Alex did her undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri before attending Des Moines University for medical school. She has done considerable work with autistic children and for a time considered further study in clinical psychology. Unlike many of our residents, Alex didn't play musical instruments because she believes she is completely tone deaf. Her music teacher once asked her to just lip sync so maybe she's right about the tone deaf thing. That's okay because she doesn't need to sing to her patients anyway and she is way talented with loads of other things.
Holley Bermel, DO, ABFM
Holley Bermel, D.O. started in 2013. She also sees patients part-time at the UnityPoint Health Family Medicine at Parks Area clinic. Dr. Bermel obtained her undergraduate degree from Drake University, and is a 2006 graduate of Des Moines University. She proceeded to a transitional internship year at Oakwood Southshore Medical Center in Trenton, Michigan and completed her residency training at the Iowa Lutheran Family Medicine Residency Program. She holds a faculty appointment at the University of Iowa. She has previous work experience in toxicology and dermatology. In 2013 she started a dermatology clinic at the residency program. Dr. Bermel's professional interests include medical dermatology, women's health, and preventive medicine. In her spare time (if that's what you call it!) she enjoys spending time with her husband and twins. She also enjoys cooking and kickboxing, the former of which requires her to do more of the latter! She's little but she's mighty!
Dan Harkness, Ph.D., LMFT
Dan Harkness earned his B.S. in Psychology at the University of Iowa, and his M.S. (Northern Illinois University) and Ph.D. (Iowa State University) were both in Human Development and Family Studies with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. He also completed a Families & Health research fellowship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York. He was the supervisor for the Employee Assistance Program at Iowa Health before joining our faculty. Dan facilitates the Balint sessions, coordinates the behavioral science and community medicine curricula for the residents, and sees private patients.
In his spare time he enjoys time with his family and friends, Iowa Hawkeye sports, running marathons, and golf (either with friends or alone so he doesn't have to count all of his strokes!) It is not commonly known that Dan is a closet research nerd. His nickname is "Gator" but it's a long story so we suggest you ask him about that.
Morgan Herring, PharmD
Morgan Herring became a faculty member in 2012. She received her pharmacy degree in 2008 from the University of Kansas and completed her residency with the University of Iowa at Mercy Family Pharmacy in Dubuque, Iowa. Previously Morgan held a faculty position at the University of Utah College of Pharmacy in Salt Lake City and she is currently shared faculty with the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include inter-professional education, chronic disease management and cultural competency.
In her free time Morgan enjoys spending time with her goldendoodle, Moose. She also enjoys working out, attempting to avoid last place in the clinic's fantasy sports leagues and watching cheesy movies.
Jeri Paca, C-TAGME
Jeri Paca joined the residency program in 1978. She is a member of the Association of Family Medicine Administrators and is responsible for resident recruitment, coordination of curricular activities and the financial operations of the residency program. Jeri is certified by the Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education and currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of that organization.
In her free time, Jeri enjoys handwork, especially painting - walls, not pictures. When she was five she wanted to be a boy, since she thought her brother had a pretty cushy life. Her favorite singer is her mom, singing "The Cow Kicked Nellie in the Belly in the Barn." It is a little known fact that she is a Dog Whisperer.
Lindsey Kain joined the Residency in July of 2015 as the secretary for our program after working in our clinic as a billing specialist. She assists the program director and coordinator and is responsible for all of the secretarial duties of the residency. She received her degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 2013. She is also an EPIC super-user! In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys being outdoors and shooting guns and bows. She also likes making ammo jewelry. Don't worry – we don't let her pack at work.
Senior Clinic Administrator