Charles Rappaport, MD


University of Arizona 2012

Charles was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. He attended the University of Arizona for his undergraduate education as well as medical school. He grew up with exposure to medicine as his father was a general surgeon and his mother was a CVICU nurse. It was not until college, however, that he decided to pursue a career in medicine. His interest was sparked by volunteering as a mentor for behaviorally challenged children as well as working in free clinics in Tucson and Mexico. Once in medical school, he decided to continue his medical education as a resident in internal medicine. This decision was relatively easy as it was the specialty that offered a perfect mix of patient interaction as well as pathophysiology and complex clinical decision making. His decision to come to Iowa was another easy one as well. He was very impressed with the program’s commitment to the residents’ success and the well rounded training he would receive. After his year as a Chief Resident he will pursue a career in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Charles enjoys outdoor activities. Growing up in Arizona he was an avid skier and snowboarder as well as mountain biker. He is very passionate about sports (especially University of Arizona Basketball) and enjoys golfing as much as possible. His family still lives in Tucson and he enjoys spending as much time with them as he can. He is very excited about being a Chief Resident and having the privilege of working with the residents, students and administration.