The contributions of these physicians - Dr. Steven Bashor, Dr. Navinchandra Dadhaniya, Dr. James Hahn, Dr. Joseph Lohmuller, and Dr. Thomas Staley - put them among the best of the best.
JOSEPH LOHMULLER, M.D., FACS
Dr. Joseph Lohmuller
knew one thing when he
went to medical school: He
did not want to be a surgeon.
was so certain that he
surgical rotation for December and January, knowing he
would get an obligatory week off for Christmas.
planned to specialize in internal medicine and oncology like his
Two months in the operating room, however, and he
"First, I worked with amazing surgeons at Indiana University Medical School
who I wanted to emulate," he
Years later, Dr. Lohmuller
is still working to fix things and make his
hospital, community and state a better place.
To name a few roles, he's president of Davenport Surgical Group, P.C.; medical staff president at Genesis, Davenport; and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
He's a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has served leadership roles in the Iowa Chapter.
has received the American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award
Each summer, he joins a medical team and treats patients in impoverished countries like Peru and Ecuador.
For the past 15 years, Dr. Lohmuller
also has distinguished himself as medical director of the Genesis Trauma Program.
passionate about trauma prevention whether he's
giving a frank speech to high school students at a prom accident re-enactment; lobbying on issues ranging from traffic cameras to texting while driving; or, fighting to save Iowa's trauma system from budget cuts.
Trauma prevention is an ongoing fight, he
says, because there's always a new cycle of young, inexperienced drivers to make aware.
"It's a painful thing to tell family members their son or daughter is dead or permanently disabled," Dr. Lohmuller