Education & Training
University of Iowa College of Medicine
- University of Missouri Health Care
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Erika Ringdahl, MD, joined the MU Health Care faculty in 1994 after completing medical school at the University of Iowa, residency at the University of Missouri and several years of practice in rural Iowa. She was named program director of the MU Family Medicine Residency program in 1997.
Over the years, Dr. Ringdahl has had continuous Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) federal residency training grants for curricular innovation. She has served on the Editorial Board of Family Medicine for more than five years. In 2015, she was named the Nikitas J. Zervanos Outstanding National Family Medicine Residency Program Director of the Year.
For 17 years, Dr. Ringdahl has led a free weekly workout class which is attended by MU Family Medicine faculty, residents, students, staff and community members. In addition to spending time with her husband and three children, she enjoys exercise, yard work and her yellow Labrador, Duke.
- Family Medicine Education
- Graduate Medical Education
- Chronic Disease Management
Awards & Honors
Nikitas J. Zervanos Outstanding National Family Medicine Residency Program Director of the Year, American Academy of Family Physicians and the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award, Arnold Gold Foundation, Association of American Medical Colleges
Program Director Recognition Award: Gold Level, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
Understanding the exercise habits of residents and attending physicians: a mixed methodology study.
Family Medicine. 2015;47(2):118-123.
Williams AS, Williams CD, Cronk NJ, Kruse RL, Ringdahl EN, Koopman R