General Internal Medicine

Please join us in honoring the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine’s many accomplished women for Women in Medicine Month. Each year, the American Medical Association honors physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance women with careers in medicine. This year’s theme is “Advancing Equity, Creating...
While most people associate improvisation, or improv, with comedic acting, Amy Zelenski, PhD, assistant professor, General Internal Medicine, also associates improv with a way to teach health professionals how to relate to one another. The results from her work with medical students and health professionals on the effectiveness of improv...
Congratulations to the 27 Department of Medicine faculty who were approved for promotion this year. Their new ranks went into effect on July 1, 2020. Clinical Track Associate Professor Peter Gill, MD, Hospital Medicine Joseph Holt, MD, Hospital Medicine Kraig Kumfer, MD, PhD, Hospital Medicine Muhammad Shahzeb Munir, MD, Hospital...
When Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH, assistant professor (CHS), General Internal Medicine, assumed the role of Director of Medicine Provider Well-being in 2019, burnout, engagement and work-life-balance were issues being examined at systems and work-environment levels. More recently, as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted healthcare services and the ways in which we...
Caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges. While patients continue to require care—both COVID- and non-COVID-related—the need to support social distancing and ensure patient safety is critical. In recent months, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine faculty have worked closely with UW Health and partners to develop...
With the onset of COVID-19, primary care systems across the country are rapidly changing clinical operations to limit in-person ambulatory visits for infection-control reasons. A new toolkit from the Health Innovation Program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison can help organizations and clinicians—particularly those not previously using telemedicine—to develop and implement...
Recently, the medical advancement group at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association sent a mailing to patients in celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30, 2020. It offered patients the opportunity to honor their physician through a philanthropic gift or a thank-you message. Gifts received will be used to...
Recently, UW Health offered an opportunity for people to submit notes of gratitude to their physician in celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30, 2020. One hundred thirty-five Department of Medicine physicians across all divisions received messages. We’re proud to share excerpts of some of them here. Allergy, Pulmonary...
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new incoming Internal Medicine residents for the 2020-21 academic year. These residents, including four who will enter the Primary Care Track, will join us in June to further their medical career in residency programs that are dedicated to core...
A new grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program will support “Transforming Medical Education 2019-2022: Re-envisioning Curriculum, Technology and New Programs through a Health Equity Lens.” The three-year, $2.47 million grant supports the future direction of Transforming Medical Education (TME) and its aims to promote health equity in medical education. Shobhina...