New Faculty Additions – 2021

The Department of Internal Medicine is pleased to introduce faculty members who joined us in the first quarter of 2021 (start dates in parentheses). We are happy to welcome them to the department.

Alpana Garg, MBBS – Clinical Assistant Professor (1-4-21)

Dr. Alpana Garg joined the Division of General Internal Medicine after completing an Internal Medicine residency at Wayne State University in Detroit. Dr. Garg earned her MBBS from Government Medical College in Chandigarh, India, followed by an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) there. Dr. Garg’s clinical and research interests focus on women’s health, long-term effects of COVID-19 and preventive health care. She enjoys reading, listening to music and spending time with her daughter. Dr. Garg is seeing patients as a primary care physician in Iowa River Landing clinic and in Post COVID-19 clinic.

Nidal Harb, MD – Clinical Associate Professor (1-4-21)

Dr. Nidal Harb joins the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine as Clinical Associate Professor. Dr. Harb received his MD from Saint Petersburg Pavlov State University of Medicine, Leningrad, USSR. Following internship from Leningrad, he completed residency in Internal Medicine at Wright State University and fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology at University of Louisville. After his fellowship, he joined Medical Associates in Clinton. While there, he served as President of Medical Staff. In 2001, he joined Cardiovascular Medicine, PC and Genesis Health System. Throughout nearly 20 years of service in the Quad Cities, he served as Division Head, President of Medical Staff, Chief Medical Officer, and Governor of the American College of Cardiology for Iowa. As a UIHC faculty member, Dr. Harb will have clinics at Iowa River Landing three days a week, and interpret diagnostic imaging studies. In his free time, Dr. Harb enjoys traveling, exploring different cultures nationally and internationally, and enhancing his knowledge in astrophysics.

Masaaki Kurahashi, MD, PhD – Assistant Professor (3-30-21)

Dr. Masaaki Kurahashi has joined the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology as an Assistant Professor from his position as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology at University of Nevada Reno at Nevada. Dr. Kurahashi received his MD from Nagoya University School of Medicine in Japan, where he later earned PhD in Medical Science. He completed an internal medicine residency at Toyohashi Municipal Hospital, followed by a Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship there. After 11 years clinical practice, he came to USA as a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Nevada Reno and then joined the faculty there. Dr. Kurahashi’s clinical and research interests include functional gastrointestinal disorders and the mechanism of gastrointestinal motility. His outside interests include tennis and he used to play in 4.5 singles tournaments in North California USTA.

Eric Mou, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor (1-20-21)

Dr. Eric Mou comes to the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation after completing his Hematology and Oncology Fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Mou received his MD from the Carver College of Medicine, followed by Internal Medicine Residency at Stanford University. His clinical and research interests focus on patients with systemic and cutaneous lymphomas. He also harbors a strong interest in medical education. He enjoys running, basketball, piano, and excessively watching reruns of The Office.

Qais Radaideh, MD, MS – Associate (1-1-21)

Dr. Qais Radaideh joins the Division of General Internal Medicine as an Associate. He received his MD from the University of Jordan in Amman, followed by an Internal Medicine Residency at Michigan State University in Flint. He subsequently received an MS in Biostatistics, Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor. Most recently, he was a staff physician at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa, and Genesis Hospital in Davenport, as well as a Research Fellow at the Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation. His clinical and research interests include analyzing the role of different endovascular therapeutic modalities in treating peripheral artery disease, use of intravascular ultrasound in classifying luminal dissections in peripheral arterial interventions, and in understanding in vivo behavior of venous stent expansion and luminal gain in venous/iliac interventions. Exploring role of CT venous phase in diagnosing iliac vein compression (May-Thurner Syndrome). Outside of work, he enjoys biking, learning new sports, and visiting different places and states in the US.

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