Allergy & Pulmonary

The Department of Medicine is proud to honor Thomas Puchner, MD, clinical assistant professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, who will retire on July 19, 2021. Dr. Puchner joined the Department of Medicine in 2000. He is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and...
Long-time faculty member, former Department of Medicine chair, and nationally recognized leader in asthma and allergy research William Busse, MD, professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, will retire on July 2, 2021. A Badger through and through, Busse joined the department in 1974 after completing his undergraduate degree, medical...
Lynn Schnapp, MD, ATSF, George R. and Elaine Love professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, began her term as president of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) on May 18, 2021, at the Society's annual conference. Dr. Schnapp’s presidency is the culmination of four years of service on the...
On April 5, 2021, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health held the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) banquet for the 2021 student, resident and faculty inductees. This year, three faculty members and one resident from the Department of Medicine were inducted. Peter Newcomer, MD, clinical professor, General Internal Medicine...
Loren Denlinger, MD, PhD, the inaugural William W. and Judith H. Busse Professor of Allergy and Asthma Research, was named Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research; a new position in the Department of Medicine. In his new role, Dr. Denlinger will promote and support the mission of discovery and...
The Department of Medicine is proud to honor Keith Meyer, MD, professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, who retired on February 1, 2021. Dr. Meyer joined the Department of Medicine in 1988. A pulmonologist and critical care physician, he was the medical director for the UW Health lung transplant...
William Alward, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? I have done clinical pulmonary critical care for the past 25 years and continue to enjoy it...
Melissa MacDonald, MD Assistant Professor Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? I enjoy the variety of clinical experiences my new position will offer me in critical care as well as inpatient...
UW Health recently recognized physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) who have demonstrated exceptional performance in clinical practice, education or regional services and displayed a commitment to the UW Health mission, vision and values. A number of physicians and APPs from the Department of Medicine were nominated, with two award...
As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in regions across the United States in the spring, governors, mayors and local leaders hoping to quell the spread of the virus turned to the only actionable defenses available at the time: They closed schools and businesses, banned mass gatherings, issued stay-at-home orders and...