Hematology & Oncology

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...
Vincent Ma, MD Assistant Professor Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary professional focus is the clinical care of patients with melanoma and other advanced cutaneous malignancies including basal cell...
Jeremy Kratz, MD Assistant Professor Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? The primary focus of my work is to improve the understanding of disease biology in primary pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers...
UW Health's hospitals and providers have earned a reputation for innovation and remarkable patient care that is recognized in the state and throughout the world. For the tenth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and UW...
Marina Sharifi, MD, PhD, fellow, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, is one of 11 subspecialty fellows in the U.S. to receive a grant from the Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship, a program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). The grant will support Dr. Sharifi’s research project, “Multiplex Liquid...
The Clinical Hematopoietic Cell Processing Laboratory, led by Peiman Hematti, MD, professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, received certification from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) to do “more than minimal cell manipulation.” As the only lab on campus with this accreditation, the lab will now...
Mark Burkard, MD, PhD, professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, and Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, were inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an honor society for physician-scientists, on April 8, 2021. They were among 80 new members chosen from 245 nominees. The ASCI...
Joshua Lang, MD, MS, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, was named Vice Chair for Biomedical Research; a new position in the Department of Medicine. This newly created position will be responsible for promoting and supporting the mission of discovery and collaboration in the department, as well as...
Kari Wisinski, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, has assumed the role of interim chief of that division, effective January 1, 2021. A nationally recognized breast cancer expert, Dr. Wisinski also has clinical interests in tailored screening and risk reduction for patients at high risk of breast...
While most people think of a cancer survivor as someone who has been cured of cancer, the term is actually much broader and includes anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer. Because this group includes people of all ages, races, and cancer diagnoses, there is a wide range of...