Iams-Tuffli Lectureship

About Drs. Iams and Tuffli

Alexander M. Iams, MD, received his undergraduate education at Washington & Jefferson College and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a postgraduate residency in pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Iams began practicing pediatrics in Madison in 1948. During his time at the clinic on 20 S. Park Street he met and worked with Dr. Gordon Tuffli, were they became close friends. Dr. Iams worked in the Madison area until his passing on February 13, 1984 at the age of 66.


Gordon Tuffli, MD, served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years as a Hospital Corpsman. He then received his medical degree from the UW-Madison in 1964 and worked as a local pediatrician at the Jackson Clinic and in the Pediatric Endocrinology Department. Dr. Tuffli and Dr. Iams were partners at the 20 S. Park Street clinic and Dr. Tuffli coordinated the Iams-Gephardt lectureship for many years until his retirement in 1998. From 1999-2001, Dr. Tuffli proudly served as a mentor to UW Medical School students. Dr. Tuffli died on January 22, 2020 at the age of 85, after a long and courageous battle against Parkinson’s Disease.

Accreditation Statement

ICEP LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin – Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour(s).

Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 CEUs or 1.0 hour(s).

Archived Presentations

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Joseph McBride, MD,  “Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Prevention and Management in 2024 – Cases and Care in Wisconsin and Beyond”


Matthew Rysavy, MD, PhD “Precision, Prognosis, and Presumption: Improving the Lifetime of Care for the Most Premature Patients”



Tina Iyama-Kurtycz, MD “Autism Spectrum Disorder: Stories from a Parent-Pediatrician”


David T. Bernhardt, MD; Nicholas A. Kuehnel, MD; James E. Svenson, MD “Is there a Doctor in the House?”



Eric Post, PhD, ATC “The Who, What, and Why of Sport Specialization”


2016 – Norman C. Fost, MD, MPH “Current Controversies in Newborn Screening”

2015 – Gregory Landry, MD “30 Pearls for 30 Years”

2014 – Maria A. Stanley, MD “Caring for the Child with Down Syndrome: Health Guidelines and Beyond”

2013 – Hermine Brunner, MD, MSc, MBA, FAAP, FACR “Meet the Professor: Answering Questions about Careers in Clinical Research”

2012 – David Allen, MD “All Fat in Children is Not Created Equal: Epigenetics, Ethnicity, and Ethics”

2011 – Sharon M. Bartosh, MD “Updates in Pediatric Nephrology” and Larry A Greenbaum, MD, PhD “Three Children with Electrolyte problems”

2010 – Carl Stafstrom, MD, PhD “Headaches in Children: Letting Patients Draw Their Diagnosis” and N. Paul Rosman, MD “Neurofibromatosis: The Most Protean Phakomatosis – From Von Reckinghausen (1882) to the “Elephant Man” (1886) to Madison, Wisconsin (2010)”

2009 – Frederick P. Zuspan, MD “Disparity in Preterm Birth” and De-Ann M. Pillers, MD “The Late Preterm Infant: The Newest Frontier in Neonatal Medicine”

2008 – Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD “The Genetics of Cardiomyopathy” and J. Carter Ralphe, MD “Metabolic Syndrome during Childhood: Can Pediatricians Prevent Adult Cardiovascular Disease?”

2007 – Joyce M.C. Teng, MD, PhD “Non-Vascular Birthmarks: When and What to Worry” and Gary P. Williams MD “Uncommon and Confounding Presentations of Common Dermatologic Conditions”

2006 – Dana E. Johnson, MD, PhD “”Orphanage Delays and Disabilities: Deprivation, Disease, Drink/Drugs, Diet or DNA?” and James H. Conway, MD “Infectious Issues in Intercountry Adoption: Evaluating the International Adoptee”

2005 – Diane J. Nugent, MD “Immune Thrombocytopenia: Current Concepts and Novel Therapies” and Carol A. Diamond, MD “What’s New in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hemophilia and von Willebrand Disease”

2004 – Greg Redding, MD “Bronchitis and Bronchiectasis in Children: Considerations of Productive Cough” and Marzana E. Krawiec, MD “Common Etiologies of Interstitial Lung Disease in Children”

2003 – Stephen F. Kemp, MD, PhD “Bone Age Determination: What Can A Bone Age Tell Us?” and Gordon A. Tuffli, MD “Safety and Side Effect Concerns Associated with Growth Hormone Therapy”

2002 – B. Li, MD “Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome: Light Emerging from the Black Box” and Robert H. Judd, MD “Recurrent Abdominal Pain in Children”

2000 – Dr. Jay Iams, MD “Prenatal Management at the Margins of Viability” and Julie Kessel, MD “The Role of the Fetal Immune System in Pre-Term Delivery”

The University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics is committed to creating inclusive and accessible events. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact Reva Finkelman at rfinkelman@wisc.edu. All requests must be made at least one month prior to the event. We will attempt to implement late requests but cannot guarantee they will be met.