UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Medical Executive Committee

Medical Executive Committee


Chief of Staff (Lutheran): 
Chief of Staff (Methodist):   
Vice Chief of Staff (Lutheran):  
Vice Chief of Staff (Methodist):  
Secretary/Treasurer (Lutheran): 
Secretary/Treasurer (Methodist): 
Credentials Co-Chair (Lutheran):  
Credentials Co-Chair (Methodist):   

Charles Svensson, MD
Eric Barp, DPM
Carlos Rodriguez, MD 
Bruce James, MD
Anish Keshwani, MD
Richard Sidwell, MD
James Patten, MD
Bruce James, MD 

Department Chairs  


Family Medicine:                                  
Medicine (Lutheran):                             
Medicine (Methodist):                             
Surgery (Lutheran):                               
Surgery (Methodist):                             
Women's Health (Lutheran):                  
Women's Health (Methodist): 

Shehzad Kamran, MD
Julie Anderson-Suddarth, MD
Chris Champion, DO
Ryan McCracken, MD
Christina Taylor, MD
Jamie Patel, DO
Daniel Kollmorgen, MD
Jerusa Kamala, MD
Paul Gisi, MD


Eric Crowell
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines
Steve Stephenson, MD
Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Eric Lothe
Iowa Lutheran Hospital
Deb Moyer
Chief Nurse Executive
Mark Purtle, MD
Vice President Medical Affairs


Legal Department   

David Burlage
Associate Counsel


Medical Staff Services

Deb Aman