Ryan Dempewolf, MD, FACS

Ear, Nose & Throat / Head & Neck Surgery

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Special Interests

  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Conditions
  • Laser and Minimally Invasive Techniques


  • BS - Loras College, Dubuque, IA
  • MD - University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA


  • Residency in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Iowa City, IA


  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Hospital Privilege

  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Surgery Center Cedar Rapids
  • UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • American Medical Association
  • Linn County Medical Society

Patient/Provider Philosophy

I base recommendations on evidence; foster relationships with honesty and compassion; and treat everyone as a unique person.

Year Joined PCI

August 2010

Why Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa?

State-of-the-art care in a setting organized around the patient.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, basketball, golf, and Hawkeye football.

Seth Anderson: Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Seth shares his story about his battle with cancer, and what brought him to PCI. Dr. Ryan Dempewolf, an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist (and Seth's surgeon), gives his insight on the process and what makes PCI unique.

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