Lundquist named Program Director of Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program

Des Moines, IA. – February 5, 2019 – Rebecca Lundquist, MD has been named Program Director of the Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program.  Lundquist has 25 years of medical education experience.  For the last 15 years she taught psychiatry to residents and medical students at the University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Lundquist earned her A.B. in Psychology and Chemistry from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She earned her M.D. from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.  She completed her residency in psychiatry at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Boston, Massachusetts.

She has primarily worked as an outpatient psychiatrist and has supervised residents in psychopharmacology and psychodynamic psychotherapy.  In addition, Dr. Lundquist has a specialty interest in reproductive psychiatry and has worked as a consultant in obstetric clinics caring for pregnant and postpartum women with psychiatric illness as well as addictions.  For the last year and a half, she has also overseen the psychotherapy curriculum for the residency program at UMass.

“Dr. Lundquist has spent decades in the classroom, educating the next generation of psychiatrists,” said Dr. William J. Yost, Vice President of Medical Education and Research, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. “We are so excited for her leadership in central Iowa, her expertise will be beneficial to the future of medical education in the Midwest.”

“We feel very fortunate to have a physician with such extensive experience in psychiatric graduate medical education to lead our residency program,” said Dr. Larry Severidt, Director of Medical Education, Broadlawns Medical Center. “Her leadership will further our efforts to train exceptional residents and help address Iowa’s critical need for more psychiatrists.”

The Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Program earned full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in 2018.  The jointly administered program includes a full spectrum of clinical rotations in inpatient and outpatient mental healthcare for adult, geriatric and children/adolescent patients, substance abuse and addiction treatment, consult and liaison services, community psychiatry, including psychosocial rehabilitation, community resources and case management. Training is conducted at Broadlawns , UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, as well as the VA facilities, an affiliated partner.  Psychiatry residents garner experience with access to 112 inpatient behavioral health beds in addition to outpatient and community-based patient volumes that exceed 100,000 annual visits. Broadlawns Medical Center and UnityPoint Health – Des Moines have been successfully collaborating in Graduate Medical Education since 1947.  The two partnering organizations are committed to training the next generation of psychiatrists for the state of Iowa. For more information, please visit

About UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines has more than 7,700 employees and 1,000 physicians providing convenient care to patients in central Iowa through our integrated network of clinics, hospitals and home care services. UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is made of up Iowa Methodist Medical Center, including Younker Rehabilitation and central Iowa's only Level I Trauma Center; Iowa Lutheran Hospital; Methodist West Hospital; Blank Children’s Hospital, including pediatric sub-specialty clinics; John Stoddard Cancer Center; Grinnell Regional Medical Center; Eyerly Ball; UnityPoint Clinic; UnityPoint at Home and UnityPoint Hospice.  

About Broadlawns

Broadlawns Medical Center is a nonprofit healthcare organization that ensures our community is provided quality healthcare that is coordinated, compassionate and cost‐effective. The Broadlawns campus includes an acute care hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, urgent care and emergency services, lab, radiology, dentistry, crisis services, inpatient, outpatient and community-based mental healthcare.  Broadlawns accepts all forms of insurance and its approach to healthcare and quality outcomes earned a Level 3 rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the highest achievable status for a medical delivery model. Broadlawns takes a leadership position in teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals through its residency and fellowship programs. In 1971, it became one of the first fully accredited Family Medicine Residency programs in the Midwest and has curricula designed to meet all requirements of the residency review committee of the ACGME. Broadlawns offers fellowship training in foot and ankle trauma and in psychiatry for mid-level providers. To learn more, please visit