Hospital Medicine

Each year, the Sheehy Family Fund supports resident projects that give back to the community and uphold medicine’s core calling of service to humanity. Philanthropic supporters of the fund include Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor, Hospital Medicine, and her parents, Gregory Sheehy, MD, and Barbara Sheehy. Dr. Gregory Sheehy...
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...
For decades, faculty and trainees thought that effective mentoring happened organically. But now, science and research have come to the field and are identifying the components that make mentoring effective. That is what Department of Medicine faculty learned in a new program that teaches the science of effective mentoring. The...
On February 4, 2022, educators and trainees logged on to the seventh annual Department of Medicine Education Day. The half-day event brings together faculty leaders, learners, and staff focused on undergraduate and graduate medical education. The day began with a Grand Rounds presentation from Margaret Lo, MD, professor, University of...
A Connecticut federal appeals court has upheld a March 2020 ruling that gives patients the right to appeal to Medicare for nursing home coverage if they were admitted to a hospital as an inpatient but were switched to observation care, an outpatient service. The original ruling came after the Center...
Yinzhong Zhang, MD, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor Hospital Medicine What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? I am a hospitalist. My job focuses on clinical hospital medicine. Clinical work is the major part of my profession although I...
Bipin Sunkara, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Hospital Medicine What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My work is clinical in nature. However, I am extremely interested in medical education and mentorship. As I become more acclimated to the...
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...
Michael Peliska, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Hospital Medicine What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? I'm excited to take on the variety of challenges clinical care in hospital medicine has to offer. My research interests broadly are in...
A pair of studies recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine report that therapeutic-dose anticoagulation with heparin appears to improve outcomes for non-critically ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19, but not for critically ill patients hospitalized with the disease. The studies are the result of an international, multiplatform, randomized...