About IACME

About the Iowa Association of County Medical Examiners

What is IACME?

The Iowa Association of County Medical Examiners is the state professional organization for county medical examiners, medical examiner investigators and others involved in death investigations in Iowa.

IACME was founded in 1994 under the leadership and direction of Dr. Dale Andres and the Iowa Medical Society’s Committee on Forensic Medicine. This committee was chaired by Dr. Peter Stephens and included Drs. Dennis Mallory, Art McMahon, David Gauger, Brad Randall, Francis Garrity and Tom Bennett. Today, IACME is a vital, active organization with a bright future.

IACME is affiliated with NAME, the National Association of Medical Examiners.

Who is eligible for IACME membership?

Any physician who serves as a state, county or deputy county medical examiner in Iowa is eligible for Full Membership in the Iowa Association of County Medical Examiners.

Any county medical examiner investigator serving as defined by Iowa Administrative Code is eligible for Investigator Membership.

Physicians, law enforcement officers, public officials and employees, attorneys, funeral directors and other allied health professionals with an interest in the work of the IACME are eligible for Associate Membership.

What are the benefits of IACME membership?

The Iowa Association of County Medical Examiners is the primary source of information and education for anyone involved in death investigation in Iowa. As an IACME member, you will pay a reduced rate to attend the IACME Fall Meeting and Education Expo. Held every November in Des Moines, this extremely successful event brings together county medical examiners, law enforcement, funeral directors, attorneys and other health professionals from across Iowa. In post-meeting surveys, attendees consistently praise this conference as a source of valuable networking and practical information on death investigation.

IACME members also receive IACME News, a quarterly newsletter containing current news and information for county MEs and investigators. IACME members have access to iacountyme.org, the IACME web site.

How is IACME governed?

IACME is governed by a board consisting of a president, vice president, vice president, secretary-treasurer, past president, five physician members and five ex-officio members from the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner (IOSME). In November of 2009, the IACME Board and membership approved a plan to establish an investigator board position.

The IACME Board of Directors meets twice a year — once in conjunction with the November Fall Meeting and Education Expo and again in the spring.

Who serves on the IACME Board?

Members of the IACME Board of Directors are:

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT
Thomas Carroll, MD, PhD
Pathology Medical Services of Siouxland, PC
2720 Stone Park Blvd, PO Box 2000
Sioux City, IA 51104
Work phone: 712.279.3226
thomas.carroll@unitypoint.org
Term ends December 31, 2017

PAST PRESIDENT
Daniel Cole, MD
Trinity Regional Medical Center
802 Kenyon Road
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Work phone: 515.574.6452
erdoc5246@aol.com
Term ends December 31, 2017

VICE PRESIDENT
Sheila Holcomb, MD
Family Medicine Clinic of LeMars
194 6th Avenue NE
LeMars, IA  51031
712.546.3630
sheila.holcomb@floydvalley.org
Term ends December 31, 2017

SECRETARY-TREASURER
Barbara Harre, MD
Child Protective Response Center
1230 E. Rusholme St., Bldg. 2 LL01
Davenport, IA  52803
563.421.7160
barbara.harre@scottcounty.ia.org
Term ends December 31, 2017

BOARD

Dennis Crabb, MD
CCMH Medical Clinic-City Center
115 N. 14th
Denison, IA  51442
712.263.5071
dcrabb@ccmhia.com
Term ends December 31, 2017

Dennis Firchau, MD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive, 5232 RCP
Iowa City, IA  52242
319.356.0885
dennis-firchau@uiowa.edu
Term ends December 31, 2017

Paul Jensen, PharmD, MD
Cresco Medical Clinic
321 8th Avenue W
Cresco, IA  52136
563.547.2022
motodoc518@gmail.com
Term ends December 31, 2017

Kevin Locke, MD
Decorah Clinic/Mayo Health System
907 Montgomery
Decorah, IA  52101
563.382.2911
locke.kevin@mayo.edu
Term ends December 31, 2017

Staci Olson, RN, MEI
Webster County Medical Examiner
802 Kenyon Road
Fort Dodge, IA  50501
515.571.9289
staci.olson@unitypoint.org
Term ends December 31, 2018

Gregory Schmunk, MD
Polk County Medical Examiner
1801 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50314
515.286.2102 (work)
gregory.schmunk@polkcountyiowa.gov
Term ends December 31, 2018

Thomas Summitt, MEI, D-ABMDI
Muscatine County ME Office
401 East 3rd St.
Muscatine, IA  52761
563.263.5828
medexaminer@co.muscatine.ia.us
Term ends December 31, 2018

EX-OFFICIO

Michele Catellier, MD
Iowa Office of State Medical Examiner
2250 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
515.725.1400
michele.catellier@idph.iowa.gov

Dennis Klein, MD
Iowa Office of State Medical Examiner
2250 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
515.725.1400
dennis.klein@idph.iowa.gov

Jonathan Thompson, MD
Iowa Office of State Medical Examiner
2250 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
515.725.1400
jonathan.thompson@idph.iowa.gov