Geriatrics

Patients experiencing dementia and dysphagia often need multidisciplinary care. However, this type of care often comes much later than the diagnosis, missing an opportunity to provide the most effective care. To improve this model, Aaron Kuntz, MD, an advanced geriatrics fellow, is combining his experience from the Hospice and Palliative...
Three Department of Medicine faculty were recently recognized at Translational Science, the annual meeting of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) held April 20-22, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois. William Busse, MD, emeritus professor, Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, received the ACTS Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Distinguished Investigator...
A recent study led by Meghan Brennan, MD, MS, assistant professor, Infectious Disease, found that rural patients who identify as Black are at increased risk of death or leg amputation due to diabetic foot ulcers. The study was published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network. Researchers...
After a truly remarkable career, the Department of Medicine is proud to honor Molly Carnes, MD, MS, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, who will retire on April 30, 2022. Throughout her time with the department, Dr. Carnes has been a champion for women in medicine, science, and engineering. From being the...
Amy Kind, MD, PhD, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, has been named inaugural Associate Dean for Social Health Sciences and Programs at UW SMPH. In this role, she will oversee and create synergies among the school’s current and future initiatives focused on the underlying mechanisms and the eradication of health disparities...
Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute and clinical core leader of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will serve as the next Chair of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services. This...
Equity and inclusion in academic medicine is a highly sought-after change and big task for any department. One way organizations initiate this change is through educational interventions, like training and workshops for faculty. However, these interventions are only effective if faculty attend. That is why Molly Carnes, MD, MS, professor...
Shenikqua Bouges, MD, assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, and Christine Sharkey, MD, clinical assistant professor, Rheumatology, were accepted into the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Centennial Scholars/Centennial Clinicians Program.  The competitive program develops faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education, clinical care and research...
Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us over the past 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 dreams...
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...