For the 11th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and UW Health East Madison Hospital, as No. 1 in Wisconsin on its Best Hospitals list.

This achievement reflects the remarkable care provided by physicians and staff, as well as UW...

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Lab-grown human heart cells provide a powerful tool to understand and potentially treat heart disease. However, the methods to produce human heart cells from pluripotent stem cells are not optimal.

Fortunately, a new study from researchers in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Stem Cell &...

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Anderson CL, Munawar S, Reilly L, Kamp TJ, January CT, Delisle BP, Eckhardt LL. How Functional Genomics Can Keep Pace With VUS Identification. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2022;9:900431. Barber CE, Bartels CM. Making Sense of Multimorbidity in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2022. Bashiri FS, Caskey JR, Mayampurath... Read more

Francisco Alvarado, PharmD, PhD, assistant professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, was accepted into the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Centennial Scholars/Centennial Clinicians Program.  

Dr. Alvarado’s research aims to better understand the mechanisms of heart disease, especially calcium-dependent arrhythmias and structural cardiomyopathies. 

Learn more about him...

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A team co-led by Vincent Cryns, MD, professor and chief, Endocrinology and Diabetes, and Richard A. Anderson, PhD, professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Training Program, has found that two of the most common genetic changes that cause cells to...

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As another academic year begins, four new chief residents have taken on leadership roles in the internal medicine residency program. Chief residency is an additional one-year experience that offers a blend of clinical education and mentoring, patient care and administration. 

Follow the links to learn more about each chief...

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The Department of Medicine is proud to honor Ann Schmidt, MD, clinical professor, General Internal Medicine, who will retire on July 22, 2022. 

Dr. Schmidt joined the Department of Medicine in 1990. She is a member of the Association of Chiefs in Internal Medicine, was an original member and...

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Amjadi MF, Adyniec RR, Gupta S, Bashar SJ, Mergaert AM, Braun KM, Moreno GK, O'Connor DH, Friedrich TC, Safdar N, McCoy SS, Shelef MA. Anti-membrane antibodies persist at least one year and discriminate between past COVID-19 infection and vaccination. J Infect Dis. 2022. Baker TB, Burris JL, Fiore MC. Helping...
After two years of virtual ceremonies, the Department of Medicine celebrated the internal medicine residency graduates in person at Union South on June 12, 2022. The ceremony included remarks from the program director, Andrew Coyle, MD, and department chair, Lynn Schnapp, MD, and concluded with an awards presentation, found below...
Sarah Ahrens, MD, clinical associate professor, Hospital Medicine, commitment to mentorship helped guide Carmel Assa, MD, a 2022 UW SMPH graduate, and Lydia Buzzard, a third-year medical student, through the prestigious Sarnoff Fellowship. The Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Fellowship offers medical students the opportunity to spend a year conducting biomedical...
1. Afshar M, Sharma B, Dligach D, Oguss M, Brown R, Chhabra N, Thompson HM, Markossian T, Joyce C, Churpek MM, Karnik NS. Development and multimodal validation of a substance misuse algorithm for referral to treatment using artificial intelligence (SMART-AI): a retrospective deep learning study. Lancet Digit Health. 2022;4(6):e426-e435. 2...
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has selected 11 infectious disease (ID) programs for the first joint IDSA/CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship. The UW Department of Medicine Infectious Disease Fellowship was selected for the pilot program because of its...
As another academic year comes to a close, the Department of Medicine is pleased to share where our residency graduates will continue their medical careers. Congratulations to each resident! Categorical Track: Kirsten Alman, MD; Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, UW-Madison Rosemary Bailey, MD; Infectious Disease Fellowship, UW-Madison Cassandra Chiao, MD...
A new study shows that Wisconsin’s only multidisciplinary clinic for lupus patients with suspected kidney disease cut the time to diagnosis by 40% and improved other measures of health care quality for those patients. UW Health opened Wisconsin’s first multidisciplinary lupus clinic in early 2018. Along with her nephrology colleagues...
Patients experiencing dementia and dysphagia often need multidisciplinary care. However, this type of care often comes much later than the diagnosis, missing an opportunity to provide the most effective care. To improve this model, Aaron Kuntz, MD, an advanced geriatrics fellow, is combining his experience from the Hospice and Palliative...
1. Adi W, Biswas D, Shelef MA, Yesilkoy F. Multiplexed COVID-19 antibody quantification from human sera using label-free nanoplasmonic biosensors. Biomed Opt Express. 2022;13(4):2130-2143. 2. Amariti J, McGuire BD, Ogilvie AR, Beavers KM, Hansen KE, Schlussel Y, Walkup MP, Shapses SA. Older Women who are Overweight or Obese Have Vertebral...
Shannon C. Kenney, MD, the Wattawa Bascom Professor in Cancer Research and professor of medicine (Infectious Disease) and oncology, received the prestigious Henle Award from the Board of the International Association for Research on Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Associated Diseases. This award recognizes internationally renowned scientists that have made major...