Gastroenterology

As the 94th year in the history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine, 2018 saw both changes and ongoing commitment to our long-standing legacy. This selection of images by Clint Thayer shows a behind-the-scenes glimpse into daily lives of department members dedicated to clinical care, research, and training...
2018 was been a productive year for researchers in the Department of Medicine. How productive? Members published at least 452 peer-reviewed research and scholarly articles – more than one per day. And that’s almost certainly an underestimate. Some journals will still be populating article from 2018 in databases for the...
Fellowship Match Day on November 28, 2018 was a momentous occasion: the date on which medical fellowship programs across the nation found out how their institutions fared in recruiting physicians who are pursuing advanced training in dozens of different internal medicine specialties and subspecialties. For fellowship programs in the Department...
Recently, the American Cancer Society (ACS) published a guideline that the age of first screening for colorectal cancer be lowered from 50 years to 45 years. This contrasts with the current standard established by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, which...
Over the next several weeks, Vital Signs will feature introductions to many of the 40 new faculty members and four chief residents who are joining us this year. Each has been asked to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them...
For some athletes, exercise-induced gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) makes engaging in a favorite sport an experience in misery. An article in Everyday Health about the condition quoted Sumona Saha, MD, MS , associate professor (CHS), Gastroenterology and Hepatology. "There are certain activities that can trigger reflux, and exercise is one...
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....
On September 13, 2018, the 24th session of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Mini Med School , which offers three public talks per year about medical research and clinical breakthroughs at UW-Madison, brought more than 600 people to campus to hear about improving digestive health. Four speakers...
A study examining communication patterns and clinic encounters of patients living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) found that patients who used MyChart messaging, a web-based patient portal, also had significantly higher rates of office visits and phone encounters than non-MyChart users. Alexander Hristov, MD , internal medicine resident, described the...
Seven medical specialties in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine were highly ranked or noted for clinical excellence in the 2018-19 edition of the Best Hospitals guide produced by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, University Hospital is ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals, retaining its position as...