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Physicians & Providers

Pamela Nerheim, MD, FACC, FHRS is the medical director of the heart failure programs at The Iowa Clinic and at Unity Point Des Moines.  She established the Iowa Clinic Cardio-Oncology Center in 2014 after realizing the increasing need for treatment of cardiovascular problems in oncology patients.

Since that time she has received education at Memorial Sloan Kettering and MD Anderson Cancer Centers.  She  participated in the inaugural meeting of the International Cardio-Oncology Society and was part of the working group to establish a Cardio-Oncology section of the American College of Cardiology.

David Lemon, MD, FACC is the medical director of the Echocardiography Labs at The Iowa Clinic and Unity Point Des Moines.  He is board certified in Cardiology, Echocardiography and Cardiac CT.

In his role in the Iowa Clinic Cardio-Oncology Center he provides patient care focused on the cardio-oncology patient and is the lead imaging specialist.

James Lovell, DO, FACC is the medical director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Unity Point Des Moines.  He has expertise in the complex interaction between treatments for cancer and coronary and structural heart disease.  He uses protocols for revascularization, developed at MD Anderson, to provide the most efficient and safest coronary and valvular heart disease treatment prior to cancer treatment.

As a provider of the latest technology in structural heart disease, Dr. Lovell offers Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement which greatly decreases recovery time in valvular heart disease patients who have high or intermediate risk for surgery.

Frank Haugland, MD, PhD, FACC is board certified in Cardiac Electrophysiology.  He has expertise in the treatment of cardiac rhythm problems including clinical care of patients with acute and chronic arrhythmias.

He has expertise in the Electrophysiology Laboratory where he performs curative ablation for dysrhythmias, as well as device implantation for pacing and for heart failure treatment.

Kylea Ryther, DNP, FNP-C has been interested in oncology and cardio-oncology since her employment with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

She completed advanced training and received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice.  After working in Zearing, Iowa for two years. She joined The Iowa Clinic Cardio-Oncology Center in 2014.

Her specialty is prevention of cardiac complications in cancer patients.

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