Faculty Development

As a trainee in a nursing home, Ann Braus, MD, clinical assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, noticed variation in how patients were cared for and the quality of operations throughout different facilities and wondered why that was. Now, her recent training to become a Certified Medical Director (CMD) will allow...
With a passion for cardiovascular disease prevention, Jane Pearson, MD, clinical assistant professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, strives to empower patients to take charge of their health and improve the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension. Hypertension affects 45% of the U.S. population, and is the leading contributor to cardiovascular disease. Diagnosing and...
In recognition of her expertise as a physician, scholar and expertise in health equity, Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor and chief, Hospital Medicine, was named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellow by The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) for the class of 2021-2022. This fall, Sheehy...
Andrea Schnell, MD, clinical assistant professor, General Internal Medicine, will be joining the education team as a new Associate Program Director, focusing on spearheading residency initiatives for diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Schnell graduated from the University of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2014, as one of the top...
Siobhan Byrne, MD, clinical assistant professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was selected as the department’s Director of Wellbeing. She will work with department and institutional leadership to create a workplace that enables faculty to sustainably and joyfully provide extraordinary service in patient care, research, teaching, and administration. Dr. Byrne, whose specialty...
Deepak Gopal, MD, professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was named the Vice Chair for Quality and Safety. In this role, Dr. Gopal will be responsible for leading clinical quality improvement initiatives and ensuring safety foundational competencies in the department. His leadership will guide performance measurement, translation of data to information in...
James Stein, MD, the Robert Turell Professor of Cardiovascular Research, was named Vice Chair for Faculty Development, a new position in the Department of Medicine. In this role, Dr. Stein will oversee and optimize the faculty promotions and appointments processes and faculty mentoring programs. He also will develop, implement, and...
Loren Denlinger, MD, PhD, the inaugural William W. and Judith H. Busse Professor of Allergy and Asthma Research, was named Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research; a new position in the Department of Medicine. In his new role, Dr. Denlinger will promote and support the mission of discovery and...
Joshua Lang, MD, MS, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, was named Vice Chair for Biomedical Research; a new position in the Department of Medicine. This newly created position will be responsible for promoting and supporting the mission of discovery and collaboration in the department, as well as...
Christie Bartels, MD, MS, associate professor, Rheumatology, was appointed permanent chief of the Division of Rheumatology, effective December 1, 2020. A respected and familiar presence for many in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Bartels is a 2004 alumna of our internal residency program. She stayed here to complete a chief...