Hematology & Oncology

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...
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...
Kari Wisinski, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care (pictured), was appointed chair of The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium's steering committee. Composed of one researcher from each member institution, this committee reviews activities of the consortium, decides matters of policy and determines the criteria for approving concepts...
A new toolkit from the Health Innovation Program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison can help clinicians navigate daily conversations with patients’ families who are not permitted to visit the hospital due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The toolkit, “Best Case/Worst Case: ICU (COVID-19)," was developed by Margaret "Gretchen" Schwarze, MD, MPP...
Narjust Duma, MD, assistant professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, was accepted as a UW School of Medicine and Public Health Centennial Scholar. The competitive program develops faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education and research at the SMPH, and who may serve as visible and available role...
Ben Sanderfoot has already saved one life. Now, he’s looking to make it two. In December, the 29-year-old teacher from Oshkosh made the trip to Madison to have stem cells collected from his blood. It’s the second time he’s “matched” with a patient in need of a transplant. In 2016...
The emotional difficulties of caring for the gravely ill were not a surprise to Tom Miller, MD, MFA, a fellow in the University of Wisconsin Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship, but that does little to lessen the burden. “Difficult cases are difficult cases.” Miller says. “Young patients or patients...
Noelle LoConte, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Oncology and Pallative Care, and colleague Randall Kimple, MD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Human Oncology, both pictured, are among 18 specialty editors of Clinical Care Advances 2020: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer From the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The report...
Amanda Parkes, MD, assistant professor (CHS), Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care (pictured), was selected for the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Education Scholars Program (ASCO-ESP). Her application was chosen from more than 50 for the 12-member class of 2020-2021. ASCO-ESP is designed to find and develop the next generation...