Gastroenterology

Researchers at the Department of Medicine and UW Carbone Cancer Center are working to understand why some primary care clinics in rural locations have successfully attained high rates of colorectal cancer screenings, insight they hope will help raise the rates of colorectal cancer screenings across all rural clinics. This research...
The intersection of disciplines can be an innovative place for research. The opportunity to work with scientists across departments led Andrew Hryckowian, PhD, assistant professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, to UW-Madison. In May 2020, Dr. Hryckowian joined the Department of Medicine and the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, where his...
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...
Recognizing that where people live affects their health, Jennifer Weiss, MD, MS, associate professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and partners at the University of Wisconsin Health Innovation Program (HIP) have developed a more nuanced way to identify health disparities in Wisconsin’s rural and urban areas. Their work is reflected in “WCHQ...
Luke Hillman, MD Assistant Professor Gastroenterology and Hepatology What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary professional focus is helping patients with esophageal diseases including gastroesophageal reflux disease, eosinophilic esophagitis and motility disorders such as achalasia. When...
UW Health recently recognized physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) who have demonstrated exceptional performance in clinical practice, education or regional services and displayed a commitment to the UW Health mission, vision and values. A number of physicians and APPs from the Department of Medicine were nominated, with two award...
Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us in the 2019-2020 academic year. Each has been invited to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them to UW-Madison, their hopes and...
Andrew Spiel, MD Assistant Professor Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My focus in joining the faculty is twofold. I care about education and value the institution responsible for most of my...
Andrew Hryckowian, PhD Assistant Professor Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary professional focus is on research. In my laboratory, we study the microbial communities (microbiomes) that inhabit our bodies, with...