Duwe, Elise, M.D., Ph.D.
Joined Van Diest Medical Center
I am a family physician-sociologist with a passion for chronic disease management, breastfeeding advocacy, transgender health, and research in pain, suffering, and grief. Through processes of patient and community-engaged research, I seek to understand the pain and grief of suffering in order to support delivery of more comprehensive care. I love to mentor future and current medical students and family medicine residents. I want to be a comprehensive and thorough first point of contact for patients and create a compassionate partnership for wellness.
Education & Professional Certification
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Doctor of Medicine
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology
College of Wooster - Wooster, Ohio, Bachelor of Arts Degree
Northeast Iowa Family Medicine Education Foundation, Waterloo, IA - Family Medicine
Professional & Personal Interests
Pisacano Leadership Foundation Scholar for leaders in family medicine
Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society
American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly
Iowa Academy of Family Physicians Educational Committee
Educational Justice Project