Hematology & Oncology

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...
Priyanka Pophali, MD Assistant Professor (CHS) Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care Medical School: Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, India Residency: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (Internal Medicine) Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (Hematology/Oncology; Advanced Hematology Fellowship in Lymphoma) Joined the Department of Medicine as a faculty member...
Mark Burkard, MD, PhD, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, received a Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award. This award, which recognizes research and teaching excellence in faculty who are at mid-career, provides $75,000 in flexible research funds over three years. The funds can be used for research, publication...
Jennifer Weiss, MD, MS, associate professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology (pictured above in a 2017 file photo), received a Wisconsin Partnership Program Collaborative Health Sciences Program award for a new interdisciplinary research project that aims to improve rates of colorectal cancer screening in Wisconsin. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause...
Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us in 2019. 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 for their...
Ethan Silverman, MD Clinical Instructor Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL (Internal Medicine) Fellowship: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI (Hospice and Palliative Medicine) Joined the Department of Medicine...