Thursday, May 14, 2020
Paul Natvig

Paul Natvig, M.D., has been named director of Student Health at the University of Iowa. Natvig, who has been serving in the role in an interim capacity since 2017, will officially begin his new role on June 1, 2020.

Continuing and growing the high-quality health care at Student Health is a priority for Natvig, who says, “It has been a privilege to be a member of the clinical staff for almost 25 years. I am humbled by the support I have been given by my colleagues and Vice President Hansen since being asked to lead on an interim basis. We understand the immense responsibility that we have to care for students at the University of Iowa. I look forward to the work we will do to maintain this high quality of care.”

Natvig earned his bachelor’s and doctor of medicine from the University of Iowa, and has been on the medical staff of the University of Iowa Student Health since 1995. He is board certified in psychiatry and neurology.

“Dr. Natvig has been a dedicated expert in college health for over 25 years. Over the past three years, he has served the Division of Student Life in the Interim Director position, demonstrating excellent leadership, particularly during difficult times. In the COVID-19 pandemic, he has served on the Critical Incident Management Team and has mobilized Student Health to continue supporting students safely through remote services. I am very grateful for his willingness to continue leading Student Health forward and am reassured by his steady leadership and student-focused decision making,” said Sarah Hansen, Vice President for Student Life.

Student Health’s mission is to deliver quality health care to enhance success and learning for all University of Iowa students. Find out more at