Dustin Krutsinger, MD
The University of Iowa 2012
Dustin grew up in a small town in Iowa. As Dustin was growing up, his mother worked on the local ambulance crew as a paramedic and his father was a volunteer firefighter. At around age 13 he started hopping in the vehicle to join his parents whenever their scanners went off and they rushed off to an emergency. This early experience drove Dustin’s desire to go into medicine. During high school Dustin completed training to become an EMT and officially joined the local ambulance crew during his senior year. He worked on the ambulance while going to school to become a registered nurse. He then worked as an ICU nurse while completing the required classes to apply for medical school. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and graduated in2012. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He has been in Iowa City for 12 years, working in the hospital in one form or another during that entire time. He stayed at Iowa because of the excellent training in clinical medicine and outstanding research opportunities.
He met his wife when they were 16 and married at 19. They have now been married over 13 years and have three children: Abigail age 8, Jacob age 4, and Levi age 1. When Dustin is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, hosting backyard movie nights and cooking. He also finds Iowa City to be an amazing place to raise a family with excellent schools, a huge children’s museum, frequent festivals downtown and several campgrounds and lakes nearby.
After serving as Chief Resident, Dustin plans on pursuing fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. His areas of interest include critical care medicine, lung transplantation and ethics.