Clinical Excellence

Every year, UW Health recognizes the physicians, advanced practice providers, and clinic teams who demonstrate the highest levels of patient experience excellence in an ambulatory setting as recognized by their patients through patient survey data. Outstanding frontline staff are also honored with patient experience awards, following a nomination and evaluation...
Photo (above): Attendees of the 2019 Department of Medicine Leadership Retreat pause briefly for a group photo. Back row, L to R: Vincent Cryns, MD; Nizar Jarjour, MD; Bennett Vogelman, MD; Michael Lucey, MD; Jeremy Smith, MD; Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH; Ann Sheehy, MD, MS; Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD; Sharon...
The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital is a key clinical practice and training location for many Department of Medicine faculty members, residents, and fellows. The facility serves 130,000 Veterans living in 15 counties in south-central Wisconsin and in five counties in northwestern Illinois. In late 2018, the hospital was...
UW Health's Adult Congenital Heart Disease program has earned a five-year accreditation from the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA). The multidisciplinary program is led by Heather Bartlett, MD (pictured at right), associate professor (CHS), Cardiovascular Medicine and Department of Pediatrics. Program team members care for adults who were diagnosed with...
A new effort funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is enabling the creation of online training materials for behavioral health specialists to help people living with mental illness quit smoking. The project, led by Bruce Christiansen, PhD , senior scientist, General Internal Medicine and UW Center for Tobacco...
There are many shared similarities between Sara McCoy, MD (pictured above), assistant professor (CHS), and Shivani Garg, MD (pictured at right), assistant professor (CHS). Both joined the Division of Rheumatology after completing their fellowships at other institutions. Both are within their first few years at UW, as Dr. McCoy joined...
When Elizabeth Trowbridge, MD , clinical professor, General Internal Medicine, stepped into the role of interim chair of the Department of Medicine, another interim opportunity arose. Dr. Trowbridge is also Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, which is home to 103 faculty members, 26 advanced practice providers, and...
Peter Kleinschmidt, MD Assistant Professor (CHS) Medical school: University of Wisconsin-Madison Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics Chief Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics Joined the Department of Medicine as a faculty member: September, 2018 What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission...
Medicine is rapidly approaching an accelerated advance that will augment or replace drugs with human cells for treating a range of intractable conditions, according to Jacques Galipeau, MD , professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care and associate dean for therapeutics discovery and development. During a June 26, 2018 meeting...
Photo (above): Department of Medicine faculty awards were presented during a ceremony on October 3, 2018. Front row, R to L: Dr. Rashmi Agni, Dr. Alexis Eastman, Dr. Jeremy Smith, Dr. Vincent Cryns. Back row, R to L: Dr. Andrea Schnell, Dr. Tripti Singh, Dr. Ann Schmidt, Dr. Mark Burkard....