Clinical Excellence

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...
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...
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...
In keeping with an annual tradition of excellence, University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine faculty and residents—and two UW School of Medicine and Public Health students—received awards and presented lectures and posters at the American College of Physicians (ACP) Wisconsin Chapter 2019 Scientific Meeting, held in Wisconsin Dells on September...
August 2019 marked the one-year anniversary of the UW Health Lupus Nephritis Clinic , the only clinic in Wisconsin serving patients who have renal complications from lupus—and one of only five of its kind in the nation. After a year of experience leading this innovative clinic, co-founders Tripti Singh, MD...