Covenant Clinic Pediatrics Welcomes Angela Townsend, MD

By: Dana Derflinger Date Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010


Covenant Clinic is pleased to welcome Angela Townsend, M.D. as a new Covenant Clinic Pediatrician in Waterloo. Dr. Townsend spent the last eight years practicing in Mankato, Minnesota, and is excited to be returning to Iowa. Her office will be located in Suite 510 at the Covenant Professional Office Building and her colleagues include Siddiq Arab, M.D., Victoria Runez, M.D., Lori Shockley, M.D., Brian Sims, D.O., Samir Chandra, M.D., Nasreen Wahidi, M.D., and Suhaib Kazmouz, M.D.

Dr. Townsend grew up on a farm near Charles City where she helped raise all kinds of barnyard animals. The cycle of life interested her and she decided to pursue a veterinary degree in genetics. “I wanted to know why animals got sick and died,” said Townsend. After her undergraduate studies, Dr. Townsend decided to apply her passion for animals to children. “Animals don’t tell you what is wrong with them.” Dr. Townsend explains, “Pediatrics is like that too, kids don’t always have a voice to explain their problems. Children get sick very fast but also recover quickly. Also, in Pediatrics, every day is a day to play!”

Dr. Townsend received her medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1998. She attended Pediatrics residency at Michigan State University’s Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, from 1999 to 2002. Before joining Covenant Clinic, she practiced Pediatrics at the Mankato Clinic in Mankato, MN, beginning in 2002. She says her greatest accomplishment so far is championing the Medical Home Project.

Away from the clinic Dr. Townsend enjoys spending time with her own family. Gardening, horseback riding, skiing, swimming and even singing and playing instruments are just a few of the hobbies she enjoys with her kids. She says she looks forward to being closer to family in Iowa. Dr. Townsend brings a desire to watch children and families develop in the Cedar Valley. “My favorite aspect of my profession is watching a new mom and dad care for their child and become excellent parents.”

You will find Dr. Townsend in Covenant Clinic Pediatrics, Suite 510, located inside the Covenant Professional Office Building, 2710 St. Francis Drive, in Waterloo.  To make an appointment, call 319.272.5000.