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Bakkiam Subbiah, MD


A neurohospitalist is a provider who specializes in providing neurological care for patients while they are in the hospital.

When you require hospitalization for a neurological problem, your provider or an Emergency Department physician will coordinate your admission with a neurohospitalist. The neurohospitalists work closely with hospital staff to coordinate your care.

Bakkiam Subbiah, MD, is part of our Health First neurohospitalist team. He is board certified physician in several disciplines, including Neurology, Pain Medicine, Vascular Neurology, Electro-Diagnostic Medicine, Sleep Disorders Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology. Before joining Health First Medical Group, Dr. Subbiah was a Neurologist in private practice.

Dr. Subbiah earned both his pre-medical degree and his Medical Degree from the University of Madras, India. He completed a rotating internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He completed two residency programs at the University of Iowa in Iowa City: one in psychiatry and one in neurology. He completed two fellowships at the University of Iowa: a one-year EEG program and a six-month EMG program.

Dr. Subbiah has extensive credentialing in computer science and medical informatics. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at the University of Iowa. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship training in Medical and Health Informatics at Harvard Medical School. He is a Research Fellow in Partners Information Systems at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Chestnut Hill, MA. He completed a Master in Information Technology Management degree from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

Dr. Subbiah has completed numerous research papers and lectureships. He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology for the University of Iowa hospitals.


Bakkiam Subbiah Medical School, University of Madras, India


Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL


Psychiatry and Neurology at University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA