Nephrology

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...
Fellowship Match Day on November 28, 2018 was a momentous occasion: the date on which medical fellowship programs across the nation found out how their institutions fared in recruiting physicians who are pursuing advanced training in dozens of different internal medicine specialties and subspecialties. For fellowship programs in the Department...
There are many shared similarities between Sara McCoy, MD (pictured above), assistant professor (CHS), and Shivani Garg, MD (pictured at right), assistant professor (CHS). Both joined the Division of Rheumatology after completing their fellowships at other institutions. Both are within their first few years at UW, as Dr. McCoy joined...
Kidney Week 2018 - the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) - occurred in San Diego, California on October 23-28, gathering 12,000 attendees from every aspect of the field of nephrology. UW-Madison representatives included Division of Nephrology members, nine SMPH medical students, and three residents and fellows...
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...
Photo (above): Department of Medicine faculty awards were presented during a ceremony on October 3, 2018. Front row, R to L: Dr. Rashmi Agni, Dr. Alexis Eastman, Dr. Jeremy Smith, Dr. Vincent Cryns. Back row, R to L: Dr. Andrea Schnell, Dr. Tripti Singh, Dr. Ann Schmidt, Dr. Mark Burkard....
Seven medical specialties in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine were highly ranked or noted for clinical excellence in the 2018-19 edition of the Best Hospitals guide produced by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, University Hospital is ranked among the nation’s top 50 hospitals, retaining its position as...
Among five new commissioners selected for the federal Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), the independent, non-partisan agency tasked with advising Congress on Medicare policies, is Jonathan Jaffery , MD, MS, MMM , professor (CHS), Nephrology and senior vice president and chief population health officer for UW Health. MedPAC plays a...