Clinical Excellence

Alan Bridges, MD, professor (CHS), Rheumatology, senior vice chair, Department of Medicine, and chief of staff at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, is an expert advisor on post–COVID-19 operations at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)—at both the national and regional levels. In late April, Dr. Bridges was invited...
Caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges. While patients continue to require care—both COVID- and non-COVID-related—the need to support social distancing and ensure patient safety is critical. In recent months, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine faculty have worked closely with UW Health and partners to develop...
The past few years have seen rapid and transformative developments in the field of clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Disruptive technologies include the development and launch of new cardiac ablation technologies for invasive treatment of atrial and ventricular tachyarrhythmias, as well as novel cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) for managing patients with...
Recently, the medical advancement group at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association sent a mailing to patients in celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30, 2020. It offered patients the opportunity to honor their physician through a philanthropic gift or a thank-you message. Gifts received will be used to...
Recently, UW Health offered an opportunity for people to submit notes of gratitude to their physician in celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30, 2020. One hundred thirty-five Department of Medicine physicians across all divisions received messages. We’re proud to share excerpts of some of them here. Allergy, Pulmonary...
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...