Joseph L. Lohmuller, MD, FACS, MS

563-421-7540 Call for an Appointment


Office Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed

Contact Information

Office Phone: 563-421-7540

Genesis Health Group, Davenport Surgical


Year began practicing:
Year joined staff:


  • Breast Health
  • General Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Areas Of Interest

  • GI surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Trauma surgery

Since arriving in the Quad-Cities in 1991, Dr. Lohmuller has worked extensively to improve the medical care to the community, the State of Iowa, and to developing parts of the world. Along with practicing in General Surgery at Davenport Surgical Group, PC with special interests in GI surgery, endocrine surgery, breast surgery, and trauma surgery, Dr. Lohmuller has served in numerous leadership roles.

Dr. Lohmuller served as the first Chief Medical Officer for Genesis Health System before returning to his full time surgical practice in 2014. He has also been the Vice-President for Medical Affairs at GMC-Davenport, the President of the Medical Staff at GMC-Davenport, and the Trauma Program Medical Director for 17 years at GMC-Davenport.

Dr. Lohmuller has been elected as the President of the Mayo Surgical Alumni Association and the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He has worked extensively in Peru and Ecuador with medical mission teams. He was asked to be the Medical Director for the missionary team in Peru and has traveled annually to Arequipa, Peru from 2002-2014 to serve the poor there.

In medical school, Dr. Lohmuller planned to become an internist, like his father, until undergoing a two month surgery rotation. "I realized that surgery had the potential, in a single step, to fix a patient's problem for a lifetime," he concludes. "I found that immediate effects of surgery very appealing."

When not working, Dr. Lohmuller can be found bicycling about the Quad-City area or piloting his boat on the Mississippi River. He and his wife, Ann, also spend time traveling to see their three children who live at the corners of the continental United States. 

Education & Training


University of Notre Dame, BS, Biology
Indiana University Medical School (Indianapolis, IN), MS, Medical Genetics
Indiana University, MD


Mayo Medical School, General Surgery

Awards & Certifications

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award With Commendation | 2012-2015
  • Eddy Award for Design - Quad-Cities River Action | 2011
  • American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award with Commendation | 2006-2009
  • American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award | 2002-2003
  • Injury Prevention Award for Initiating Quad-Cities Safe Communities Coalition - Quad City Safe Kids Coalition | February 25, 2002
  • Iowa Hospital Association Heroes Award | October 2001
  • Preceptor Appreciation Award, Genesis Family Practice Residency Program | 2001
  • Commissioner's Special Award for Traffic Safety - Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau, State of Iowa | 2001
  • Life Member of National Registry of Who's Who #175522 | 2001
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Continuous Contributions to Community-Based Medical Education - University of Iowa College of Medicine and its Affiliates | May 24, 1999
  • American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award | 1998-2001
  • Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners | 1987

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery

Professional Positions

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Chief Medical Officer, Genesis Health System (2012-2014)
  • President, Genesis Medical Center Davenport Medical Staff (2010-12)
  • President, Davenport Surgical Group, PC (2002-2013)
  • Trauma Program Medical Director, Genesis Medical Center (1995-2012)
  • Board of Directors, MEDIC EMS
  • Board of Directors, MedForce Helicopter EMS
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery - University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA