Our Current Faculty

Debra J. Szeluga, Ph.D., M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Program Director, Anesthesia Residency; Director, Urologic Anesthesia
Undergraduate Education
  • University of Maine
Graduate Education
  • Cornell University
Medical School
  • Rush Medical College
  • University of Maryland
  • The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Lois M. Jackson Scholarship, American Dietetic Association, 1991
  • Jennifer Brager Memorial Award for Cancer Research, The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, 1983
  • Teaching Assistant Award, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, 1981
  • Vice Chair for Education, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2011-present
  • Associate Professor (joint appointment), University of Iowa, Urology, 2009-present
  • Residency Program Director, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2008-present
  • Associate Professor, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2007-present
  • Associate Director, Resident Education, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 2005-2008
  • Medical Director, University of Iowa, Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit, 2004-2009
  • Director, University of Iowa, Urology Anesthesia, 2000-present
  • Staff Itensivist, University of Iowa, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, 1999-present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Anesthesia, 1999-2007
  • Staff Anesthesiologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Anesthesia and Critical Care, 1998-1999
  • Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Anesthesia and Critical Care, 1998-1999
  • Staff Anesthesiologist & Intensivist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Anesthesia and Critical Care, 1998-1999
  • Co-Director, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Nutrition Consultation Service, 1987-1993
  • Assistant Professor, Rush University, Clinical Nutrition, 1987-1993
  • Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College, Medicine, Section of Medical Oncology, 1987-1990
  • Associate Director, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Food and Nutrition Services, 1987-1989
  1. Dexter F, Szeluga D, Hindman BJ: Content analysis of resident evaluations of faculty anesthesiologists: supervision encompasses some attributes of the professionalism core competency. Can J Anaesth 2017 May; 64(5):506-512

  2. Dexter F, Szeluga D, Masursky D, Hindman BJ: Written Comments Made by Anesthesia Residents When Providing Below Average Scores for the Supervision Provided by the Faculty Anesthesiologist. Anesth Analg 2016 May; 122(6):2000-6

  3. Dexter F, Masursky D, Szeluga D, Hindman BJ: Work Habits Are Valid Components of Evaluations of Anesthesia Residents Based on Faculty Anesthesiologists' Daily Written Comments About Residents. Anesth Analg 2016 Mar; 122(5):1625-33

  4. Spofford CM, Szeluga DJ: From beginning to end in anesthesia: a 3-part series on obtaining informed consent, handling a difficult airway, and delivering bad news. Simul Healthc 2013 Apr; 8(4):262-71