Dr. Nikhil Wagle, M.D., with Eye Surgeons Associates, is honored to be appointed to the Iowa Board of Medicine by Governor Reynolds beginning May 1, 2019 for a 3 year term, pending Senate confirmation in April. The board regulates the practice of medicine, surgery, and acupuncture. According to the Iowa Administrative Code, “The board has significant authority over licensees, establishing regulations by proposing legislation or adopting administrative rules. Correspondingly, the board is charged with enforcing these rules and laws to protect the public from licensees who do not practice medicine and acupuncture within prevailing and acceptable standards of the practices of medicine and acupuncture. The board also issues cease and desist notices to persons who practice medicine and/or acupuncture without a board-issued license.”
Dr. Wagle will be one of 10 members: five practicing M.D.s, two practicing D.O.s, and three members of the public. Five members must be male and five female, with no more than five members affiliated with the same political party. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Iowa Senate for a three-year term. Board members may serve up to nine years.
Dr. Nikhil Wagle is a glaucoma specialist and comprehensive ophthalmologist at Eye Surgeons Associates. He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, completed his internship at Northwestern University Medical School and residency at the world renowned Duke University Eye Center where he also achieved a fellowship in glaucoma. Dr. Wagle is board certified and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He serves as president on the board of the Pleasant Valley Community School District, is on the board of Spring Park Surgery Center and was appointed to the specialty council for Genesis Hospital’s ACO.