Hospital Medicine

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...
Caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges. While patients continue to require care—both COVID- and non-COVID-related—the need to support social distancing and ensure patient safety is critical. In recent months, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine faculty have worked closely with UW Health and partners to develop...
Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor and division head, Hospital Medicine (pictured above), was named a member of the Big Ten Conference's first-ever Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases. Initially formed on March 7, 2020 at the request of Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren, the 14-member task force consists of...
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...
A March 24, 2020, ruling by a federal judge has paved the way for Medicare patients who are initially admitted by a physician as hospital inpatients—but whose status is later changed to observation by their hospital—to appeal to Medicare for coverage as hospital inpatients, so that they may be eligible...
Ebba Hjertstedt, MD, MS Clinical Assistant Professor Division of Hospital Medicine Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI (Internal Medicine and Pediatrics) Graduate School: Master's in Global Health, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden Joined the Department...
David Sterken, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Division of Hospital Medicine Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Residency: Duke University Medicine Center, Durham, NC (Internal Medicine) Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA (Academic Hospital Medicine) Joined the Department of Medicine as a faculty member: September 2019...
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...
Samantha Murray-Bainer, MD Assistant Professor (CHS) Division of Hospital Medicine Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI (Internal Medicine) Joined the Department of Medicine as a faculty member: July 2019 What is your primary professional focus...
Throughout medicine, but especially in primary care, physicians recognize that social and community factors are often the strongest influencers of health. And often, underserved populations—those who experience cultural, linguistic, economic or physical barriers to care—need additional resources beyond the clinic walls to live healthy lives. At the University of Wisconsin...