Gastroenterology

Recently, leadership from UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health, in partnership from the medical advancement group at the UW Foundation, agreed to send a mailing to our patients in celebration of National Doctor’s Day on March 30, 2019. National Doctors' Day is held every year on...
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...
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR), which is a clearinghouse of information about research funding to medical institutions from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), released their 2018 rankings of medical schools and departments. The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine has climbed to 15th in the nation...
Jennifer Weiss, MD (pictured at upper right), assistant professor, Department of Medicine - Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH (pictured at lower right), associate professor, Department of Medicine - Division of Infectious Disease, have been named as Health Equity Research Fellows of the University of...
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...