Hospital Medicine

Recently, leadership from UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health, in partnership from the medical advancement group at the UW Foundation, agreed to send a mailing to our patients in celebration of National Doctor’s Day on March 30, 2019. National Doctors' Day is held every year on...
Every year, UW Health recognizes the physicians, advanced practice providers, and clinic teams who demonstrate the highest levels of patient experience excellence in an ambulatory setting as recognized by their patients through patient survey data. Outstanding frontline staff are also honored with patient experience awards, following a nomination and evaluation...
The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR), which is a clearinghouse of information about research funding to medical institutions from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), released their 2018 rankings of medical schools and departments. The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine has climbed to 15th in the nation...
A trade association for Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs), which review Medicare claims under an incentivized payment model, is hoping that a new report on recovered claims will cause the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reverse course on its decision to limit the number of claims they can review....
As the 94th year in the history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine, 2018 saw both changes and ongoing commitment to our long-standing legacy. This selection of images by Clint Thayer shows a behind-the-scenes glimpse into daily lives of department members dedicated to clinical care, research, and training...
2018 was been a productive year for researchers in the Department of Medicine. How productive? Members published at least 452 peer-reviewed research and scholarly articles – more than one per day. And that’s almost certainly an underestimate. Some journals will still be populating article from 2018 in databases for the...
Research led by Nilay Kumar, MD (pictured at right), clinical assistant professor, Hospital Medicine, found a strong seasonal pattern to Google search queries related to cardiovascular disease topics . The team searched Google Trends for popular cardiovascular disease search terms, assessing relative search volumes for a 10-year period in the...
Photo caption: Decked out in red and white, but not for the UW Badgers: the 1993 Stanford University women’s cross-country team included Dr. Ann Sheehy (back row, third from the right). Coach Vin Lananna (back row, second from left) was an influential mentor for Dr. Sheehy. As head of the...
Brian Williams, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Division of Hospital Medicine Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Residency: University of California - San Diego (Internal Medicine and Pediatrics) Fellowship: University of California - San Diego (Pediatric Hospital Medicine) Joined the Department of Medicine as a faculty...
Over the next several weeks, Vital Signs will feature introductions to many of the 40 new faculty members and four chief residents who are joining us this year. Each has been asked to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them...