For more than ninety years, Broadlawns Medical Center has dedicated itself to providing quality healthcare to patients, regardless of their ability to pay for services. Also central to the Broadlawns mission is our commitment to training the next generation of healthcare providers and leaders.

Broadlawns has a history of training interns that spans more than 60 years. In 1971 Broadlawns established itself as a leader in Family Medicine training with one of the first fully accredited family practice programs in the Midwest. This program provides three years of comprehensive training in family medicine with positions for up to 30 resident physicians. Broadlawns also offers a transitional year program for four resident physicians desiring a comprehensive year of primary care training prior to entering another specialty.

Curriculum for both programs are designed to meet all requirements of the residency review committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Broadlawns Medical Center is the largest publicly funded hospital in Iowa and provides a unique and challenging environment for learning. Residents in our programs experience complex healthcare issues that are not common to most programs. Broadlawns’ residents also have the opportunity to participate in international medicine. We have established a relationship with the OB department at Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa, Honduras that enables our residents to have a high-volume OB experience. The teaching faculty within our program is firmly committed to the mission of teaching and caring for our community.

Our graduates complete our program as well-rounded, competently trained physician leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

We are particularly pleased that many of our graduates choose to live in Iowa. Many are serving in rural communities. Since establishing the three-year Family Medicine Residency Program, Broadlawns Medical Center has graduated over 600 resident physicians, with over half currently practicing in the state of Iowa.

It is a privilege to work at Broadlawns, and all of us associated with the Family Medicine Residency and Transitional Year Programs look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence.


Dr. Dana Danley Dana Danley, MD
Program Director Family Medicine, Designated Institutional Official and Director of Medical Education
Dr. Nicholas Galioto Nicholas J. Galioto, MD, MME
Director of Transitional Residency and Associate Director of Family Medicine Residency


Medical Education Supervisors

   Erin Barnes, BHuServ 
Program Supervisor
Erin is the Program Supervisor of the residency program as of June 2021. Some of her roles include coordinating interview during recruitment season, on boarding residents after MATCH, assisting with resident departures at the completion of residency, and everything in between. Erin is a third generation Broadlawns employee and has been with the organization since 2013. In her free time, you may find Erin spending time with her two daughters. If you a current resident or alumni with any questions, please feel free to contact Erin at ebarnes@broadlawns.org.

  Daniela Vazquez  
Scheduling Supervisor
Daniela assists the faculty and residents in any scheduling needs, from rotations to preceptorships to conference schedules and more. Daniela is currently in school to receive her degree in Healthcare Administration and is expected to graduate the winter of 2024. In her free time, you may find Daniela reading, binge watching old horror films, checking out the newest brunch place, or spending time with her nieces and nephews. If you have questions regarding any scheduling needs, please feel free to contact Daniela at dvazquez@broadlawns.org.

  Molly Pitts 
Assistant Program Supervisor
Molly assists our medical students in getting them scheduled, prepared, and oriented for their upcoming rotations here at Broadlawns. Alongside her medical education team, she also helps with resident related events and activities. Prior to joining the team, Molly was a level II kickboxing instructor for Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping. In her free time, you may find Molly exploring local breweries, spending time outside with her husband and two kids, or watching any law related shows—especially Suits. If you are a medical student with any questions, please feel free to contact Molly at mpitts@broadlawns.org.