Dr. Timothy Ihrig currently serves as a practicing physician and Medical Director of Palliative Care at Trinity Regional Medical Center (pioneer ACO) within the Unity Point Health System.(www.unitypoint.org) Dr. Ihrig is endorsed by the Center for Advancement of Palliative Care as a national level clinician-educator. He also holds appointments as Clinical Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver School of Medicine and acts as a Palliative Care clinical instructor. He is on the board of the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Iowa, is the chair of the Advocacy Committee and sits on the Palliative Care Advisory Committee. He has been an Expert Source for Palliative Care Development in an Accountable Care Organization in a Rural Community for the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C., and was the sole practicing physician assisting the Iowa General Assembly in raising minimum standard requirements for Iowa physicians with respect to end-of-life care and oversight of use of prescriptive narcotics. He also acted as an expert clinician in support of Iowa Physician Orders for the Life Sustaining Treatment bill.
Dr. Ihrig attained a degree in medicine from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a Masters degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Iowa, Des Moines and a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.