Joseph Lohmuller, M.D., MS, FACS

Chief Medical Officer, Genesis Health System

Joseph Lohmuller, M.D., MS, FACSAreas of Responsibility:  Medical affairs, quality management, patient safety, clinical care redesign and pharmacy. Leads the organization forward in the implementation of strategic clinical quality and patient safety initiatives. Also serves as liaison between the health system and the medical staff, with a goal of strengthening those relationships to drive further engagement and cooperation, and guiding and supporting medical staff development.

Bio:  Dr. Lohmuller, a general surgeon in private practice since 1991, was named the health system's first Chief Medical Officer in April 2013. He joined the Genesis leadership team in February 2012 as Vice President of Medical Staff Affairs for GMC-Davenport. Dr. Lohmuller served as the Trauma Program Medical Director at GMC-Davenport for 18 years; was the Clinical Medical Director at the Genesis Kenneth H. McKay, M.D., Center for Breast Health; is a past president of the GMC-Davenport Medical Staff; and, serves on numerous committees. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City.

In addition to his activities at Genesis, Dr. Lohmuller has served as President of the Iowa Chapter, American College of Surgeons and the Mayo Surgical Alumni Association. He holds positions on the boards of directors of MEDIC EMS, MedForce Helicopter EMS and the Kahl Home for the Aged and Infirm and serves on several association committees. In 2011, Dr. Lohmuller was named an Iowa Hospital Hero by the Iowa Hospital Association, and has been honored with the prestigious American Medical Association's Physician Recognition Award. Dr. Lohmuller also is the Medical Director of a medical mission team that serves in Arequipa, Peru, through Medical Ministry International, providing medical, surgical, and dental care to the underprivileged of that country each year.

Dr. Lohmuller holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Notre Dame and, in addition to his Doctor of Medicine, earned a Master of Science in Medical Genetics from Indiana University. After completing his residency in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in 1991, he joined the Davenport Surgical Group, PC, Davenport, Iowa, where he continues to care for patients.

Dr. Lohmuller and his wife, Ann, reside in Bettendorf, Iowa. They have three children who now live at the corners of the continental United States. In his free time he can be found on his bicycle or piloting his boat on the Mississippi River.

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