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Deb Wilbur

Deb Wilbur, MD

Specialties: Hematology and Oncology

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Deb Wilbur, please call 319-363-8303

Areas of Interest

General oncology and malignant hematology

Year began practicing: 2006

Year joined staff: 2006

Year began practicing in specialty: 2006

Education and Training


Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, Doctor of Medicine


University of Iowa Hospitals, Internal Medicine


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Hematology/Oncology

Professional Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • ASCO
  • ASH

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • 2019 Nominee for Patient Advocate Award
  • 2018 Nominee for Colleague Award, one of Mercy's Annual Provider Awards


Board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Patient Stories

A Purposeful Life

Jeanette Ernst has made it through half a dozen procedures and close brushes with death. But, it’s her 1992 battle with colon cancer that still haunts her today. Read more on page 17.

She's Got Spirit (Yes, She Does)

Their eyes say it all. Tiffany Kuehl’s are tear-filled, flooded with concern for her daughter. Crystal Kuehl’s are steely, reflecting determination and a tenacious spirit. Crystal, 21, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2013 at age 20. She spent the past summer fighting for her life. Read part 1 and part 2.

A+ for Attitude

Due to a strong family history of heart disease, Christine Kircher exercised six times a week, ate healthy foods, rarely drank alcoholic beverages and had a yearly Heart2Heart screening at Mercy Medical Center. She waged a strategic battle against what she thought was her nemesis - heart disease. Instead, just after her 50th birthday, Chris received the shocking news that she was fighting pancreatic cancer. Read more.

A Shining Star

Frank Benesh was larger than life. He had a deep laugh and resonating voice, but most of all, he had an enormous heart that reverberated with compassion for others – particularly for those with cancer and their families. Read more.

A Friend for Life

Nancy and Tom Lackner knew Deb Sedlacek, RN, was a Mercy parish nurse at their church, First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids. But they didn’t really understand what she did – until they needed her. Read more.