Dr. Louis V Kirchhoff MD Internist

Dr. Louis Kirchhoff is an internist in Iowa City, Iowa and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 37 years. Dr. Kirchhoff accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 26 doctors at Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System and one of 54 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics who specialize in Internal Medicine. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and Portuguese.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Internist: HIV/AIDS Medicine

Clinical Interests: Infectious Disease Medicine, Chagas Disease, Sensitivity and Specificity, Protozoan Antibodies, Trypanosoma cruzi, Mice, Protozoan Proteins, Blood Donors

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Education & Medical Training

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1977–1980

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Fellowship, Infectious Disease, 1981–1985

University of Virginia
Fellowship, Infectious Disease, 1980–1981

Yale University School of Medicine
Class of 1977


Other Training, Literature, 1966


Other Training, Biology, 1972

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 32 years in Internal Medicine

IA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2011

Tibbetts Award (to Goldfinch Diagnostics Inc.)
2006

Scholar, National Blood Foundation
1998

Syntex Scholars Award
1986

Internal Medicine House Officer Research Award, University of Michigan
1980

Harold Lamport Biomedical Research Prize, Yale
1977

NCI Pre-doctoral Summer Fellowship, Yale
1976

International Student Fellowship, Yale
1975

NCI Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine

International Student Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine

Tibbetts Award (to Goldfinch Diagnostics Inc), SBIR Program

Scholar Award, National Blood Foundation

Established Investigatorship, American Heart Association

Scholars Award, Syntex, Inc.

Internal Medicine House Officer Research Award, University of Michigan Medical School

Harold Lamport Biomedical Research Prize, Yale School of Medicine

Publications & Presentations

Cell cycle expression of histone genes in Trypanosoma cruzi.
Recinos, R. F., Kirchhoff, L. V., Donelson, J. E.

Immunoblot assay using recombinant antigens as a supplemental test to confirm the presence of antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi.
Cheng, K.Y., Chang, C., Salbilla, V.A., Kirchhoff, L.V., Leiby, D.A., Schochetman, G., Shah, D.O.

Evaluation of a prototype Trypanosoma cruzi antibody assay with recombinant antigens on a fully automated chemiluminescence analyzer for blood donor screening.
Chang, C., Cheng, K.Y., Jiang, L.X., Salbilla, V.A., Haller, A.S., Yem, A.W., Bryant, J.D., Kirchhoff, L.V., Leiby, D.A., Schochetman, G., Shah, D.O.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Wellmark Alliance Select
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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