Cardiovascular Medicine

People with asthma are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) than those without asthma due to shared inflammatory pathophysiology leading to an increase in arterial injury. Because these conditions are associated, researchers hope to find a more precise treatment to control asthma and subsequently reduce the risk for...
Lee Eckhardt, MD, MS, associate professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, has been named the inaugural Gary and Marie Weiner Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine Research. Dr. Eckhardt is a leading cardiologist who has dedicated her research career to the study, treatment and prevention of arrhythmias that cause sudden death syndromes. The professorship provides...
William Bradham MS, MD, PhD Clinical Associate Professor Division of Cardiovascular Medicine What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary professional focus is clinical cardiology, advanced cardiac imaging, and medical education. I have a research background that...
Ruben Alexanian, MD Assistant Professor Division of Cardiovascular Medicine What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary professional focus embraces the delivery of high-quality clinical care through interventional cardiovascular therapies in addition to establishing a Structural Heart...
Jane Pearson, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Division of Cardiovascular Medicine What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas? My clinical focus is comprehensive cardiovascular health, advanced hypertension, dyslipidemia/cholesterol disorders and cardiac rehabilitation. I see patients for both primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular...
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...
Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us in the 2019-2020 academic year. Each has been invited to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them to UW-Madison, their hopes and...
The University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) recently announced the recipients of the 2020 Pilot Grant Awards. The following Department of Medicine faculty and staff members received funding. Translational Basic & Clinical Pilot Awards (up to $50,000 for 12 months of direct support) Jianhua Zhang...
UW Health's hospitals and providers have earned a reputation for innovation and remarkable patient care that is unmatched in the state and recognized throughout the world. For the ninth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and...
The Department of Medicine is proud to honor Jonathan Makielski, MD, professor, Cardiovascular Medicine and Physiology, who retired on July 1, 2020. Dr. Makielski joined the department in 1995. A clinician-investigator, he developed a distinguished research career that most recently focused on the use of recombinant DNA technology and other...