Cardiovascular Medicine

On Friday, September 16, fourteen Department of Medicine faculty were honored with endowed professorships, fellowships, or chairs at the department’s 2022 Investiture Ceremony, held on campus in the Health Sciences Learning Center. Department Chair and George R. and Elaine Love Professor Lynn Schnapp, MD, welcomed attendees. “Every day,” Dr Schnapp...
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 &...
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 and his...
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...
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...
Each year, the Sheehy Family Fund supports resident projects that give back to the community and uphold medicine’s core calling of service to humanity. Philanthropic supporters of the fund include Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor, Hospital Medicine, and her parents, Gregory Sheehy, MD, and Barbara Sheehy. Dr. Gregory Sheehy...
For decades, faculty and trainees thought that effective mentoring happened organically. But now, science and research have come to the field and are identifying the components that make mentoring effective. That is what Department of Medicine faculty learned in a new program that teaches the science of effective mentoring. The...
At an awards ceremony on November 30, 2021, UW Health recognized physicians who have demonstrated exceptional performance in clinical practice, education, or regional services and displayed a commitment to the UW Health mission, vision and values. The Department of Medicine had three award winners. Clinical Educator Award Sam Lubner, MD...
Michael Accavitti, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Cardiovascular Medicine What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My clinical work is in general, non-invasive cardiology. Over the coming years, I would like to dedicate time to working with medical students...
Appleton resident Donald Krause became the first patient in the country last week to undergo an investigational cell therapy for a debilitating heart condition called chronic myocardial ischemia (CMI). Krause, who’s been suffering from CMI for years, volunteered to be part of the Phase III CardiAMP Cell Therapy Trial at...