Dubuque Emergency Physicians is Iowa’s original and oldest board certified, residency trained Emergency Medicine group. DEP is very proud of its uninterrupted partnership with MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center, a Magnet Hospital and major referral center for Eastern Iowa, Southern Wisconsin, and Northern Illinois. Our members are very pleased to call Dubuque their home and look forward to continuing to serve the tri-state area.
Dr. Tami Gudenkauf, D.O. has been with DEP since 2001. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadephia after attending medical school at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. She travels regulary on mission trips to volunteer her medical services and assist with building housing. Thus far she has been to Haiti, Guatamala, Honduras, Peurto Rico, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. She also enjoys music, golfing, skiing, baking, and lawn work.
Dr. Mark McKeon, M.D. attended medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Western Michigan in Kalamazoo. He returned to his hometown of Dubuque and joined DEP in 2004. He serves as the medical director for several ambulance services in Iowa and Wisconsin and has been Dubuque County’s Medical Examiner since 2007. Dr. McKeon was the first CONTOMS-certified Tactical Medicine Medical Director in Iowa and has his Fire Fighter 1 with Hazmat certification. He enjoys judo, playing piano, hunting, taxidermy, and traveling with his family. He has visited more than a dozen countries and is also a published author.
Dr. Anna Lorence, MD. joined DEP in 2009. “I had no ties to the Dubuque area but feel fortunate that I was able to find a truly democratic group in a great community.” Dr. Lorence finished her Emergency Medicine residency at UIHC after graduating from KU Medical School in Kansas City, KS. She brings a background in EMS as a former flight paramedic, urban EMS field supervisor, and EMS educator. She serves as medical director to the Asbury Fire Dept. “I love spending time in the woods, foraging wild edibles, kayaking, camping, and taking motorcycle trips with my husband whenever I can.”
Dr. Amy Engelman, D.O. completed medical school at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa and was the chief Emergency Medicine resident at UIHC in Iowa City. She joined DEP in 2013. Originally from Colorado, Dr. Engelman moved to the area to be closer to her husband’s family. “It is a privilege to work with all board certified physicians in a community hospital. I have 3 young children and love that this jobs affords me the flexibility to be a large part of their lives, volunteering at their school, and attending their concerts and competitions. Stay humble, be kind, work hard.”
Dr. Kevin Zettek, D.O. graduated from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa and was the chief Emergency Medicine resident at Genesys in Grand Blanc, Michigan. He has been with DEP since 2014. Dr. Zettek has a passion for teaching. He has previous experience training residents in Michigan, currently gives the Pediatric CME lectures at DEP department meetings, and continues to mentor medical students and nurse practitioner students. “I came to Dubuque to be closer to family and I like the comradery shared amongst the partners of DEP.” Kevin golfs, plays the saxophone, and is a fan of the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs.
Dr. Nicholas Edwards, M.D. is a native of Dubuque and was happy to return to the area to raise his family. He graduated from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and finished his Emergency Medicine residency at UIHC. He has been a member of Mercy’s Trauma Committee since joining DEP in 2017 and enjoys EMS education. “Because of my partners and the nurses I work with, I genuinely enjoy coming to work every day”. Nick prefers to spend his free time with his wife, two boys, and their dog. His hobbies include running, hiking, taking in a Green Bay Packers game (he is a stockholder), and attending metal concerts, especially Metallica.
Dr. Jeff Messerly, D.O. is a graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at UIHC. Family ties brought him to Dubuque in 2017 when he joined DEP. He sits on Mercy’s Sepsis Committee and mentors Physician Assistant students from the University of Dubuque. “I appreciate the ability to make decisions as a group at DEP. The nursing staff is fantastic and my partners and colleagues are well-trained and easy to work with.” Jeff roasts his own coffee beans and enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as partaking in the abundance of outdoor activities Dubuque has to offer.
Dr. Fritz Liaboe, D.O. grew up in Dubuque and returned to raise his family here. He joined DEP in July 2019 after attending medical school at The University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa and completing his Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Liaboe has an interest in tactical medicine and has completed the tactical emergency medicine course at UICOMP. He is an avid Hawkeye fan and enjoys getting outdoors to road bike, golf, water ski, snowboard, and take stroller walks with his son.
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