Alumni News and Updates

Georgena K. Barnes, M.H.A.’13

Barnes accepted an offer to become the new practice supervisor in the surgery department at The Iowa Clinic in Des Moines, IA. She oversees 15 physicians and 15 staff members and splits her time between the clinic’s downtown and west locations.  

— Anna Hudson

Patrick L. Cornett, M.H.A.’11

Cornett is finishing up a project with Samsung Hospital, Korea’s Centers for Disease Control, and the city of Seoul in fostering understanding and prevention of cerebrovascular disease. His work will include completion of a book detailing the project and its final outcome. Cornett lived in Seoul for about a year before returning to the United […]

— Anna Hudson

Thomas J. Wente, D.O.’94

Wente is the medical director for Iowa Hospice by Harden Healthcare’s Sioux City operations. He has more than 18 years of medical experience with specialties in family medicine and preventive care. In addition to his new position, he serves as a family practice physician at Family Health Care of Siouxland. He also practiced in that […]

— Anna Hudson

Matthew J. Hentges, D.P.M.’11

Hentges is a podiatric surgery resident with Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh. He plans to complete a fellowship in foot and ankle deformity with Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.

— Anna Hudson

Brian J. Beck, D.O.’69

Beck started part-time work July 1, 2013, at McLaren Medical Center in Davison, MI. He says he loves having more time for family and that he’s able to do things he has always wanted to do. He is excited to come back to campus for his class’s next reunion. 

— Anna Hudson