Clinical Excellence

The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine is honored to welcome Lynn M. Schnapp, MD, ATSF, pictured above, as the George R. and Elaine Love Professor and its ninth chair. Dr. Schnapp joined the department on March 1, 2020, after serving as a professor and chief of the Division of...
Ben Sanderfoot has already saved one life. Now, he’s looking to make it two. In December, the 29-year-old teacher from Oshkosh made the trip to Madison to have stem cells collected from his blood. It’s the second time he’s “matched” with a patient in need of a transplant. In 2016...
University Hospital was recently named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health, a business unit of IBM that is dedicated to the development and implementation of cognitive and data-driven technologies to improve population health. This is the 10th time University Hospital has been recognized with...
Dr. Lynn M. Schnapp, a pulmonologist and leading researcher on lung injury and repair, has been named the next chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Schnapp is currently a professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she...
An older man living independently at home falls and fractures his hip. He’s brought to the hospital, and despite his injury, his medical records seem to indicate general good health. But an attending physician senses that something is off. The physician calls the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) service and...
On November 1, 2019, the Department of Medicine welcomed special guest Christine Sinsky, MD, FACP, vice president of professional satisfaction at the American Medical Association (AMA), to present Grand Rounds and hold follow-up discussions with department leaders and faculty. In her Grand Rounds presentation, "Creating a Manageable Cockpit for Clinicians...
Each year, UW Health honors the physicians, advanced practice providers (APPs) and clinic teams who have achieved the highest level of exemplary communication skills as recognized by their ambulatory patients through survey feedback/data. Department of Medicine faculty members, affiliated APPs, and clinic teams led by Department of Medicine faculty who...
Dennis Maki, MD, Ovid O. Meyer Professor of Medicine (emeritus), Infectious Disease, received the Wisconsin Alumni Association's highest honor, its Distinguished Alumni Award, on October 11, 2019. Maki has an international reputation as one of the fathers of modern-day hospital infection prevention. After earning his medical degree at the University...
Photo (above): Department of Medicine faculty and staff received awards during a ceremony on October 2, 2019. Front row, left to right: Dr. Steven Ewer, Dr. Subarna Dhital, Dr. Weixiong Zhong, Dr. Sara Johnson, Dr. Brad Astor, Dr. Dudley Lamming, Dr. Betsy Trowbridge. Back row, left to right: Dr. Elizabeth...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD (pictured above), professor, Infectious Disease, and vice chair for research in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Medicine, is the winner of the Infectious Disease Society of America's (ISDA)’s 2019 Oswald Avery Award for Early Achievement. 
 This honor recognizes members or fellows of IDSA age...