New Chief Resident Q&A with Amber Hertz-Tang, MD, MPH

Dr. Amber Hertz-TangAmber Hertz-Tang

Bridges Family Endowed Chief Resident
Medical school: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master’s in Public Health: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
Plans: Nephrology fellowship
Joined the Department of Medicine as Chief Resident: July, 2017


What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
As a chief resident I am an advocate for our residents and our program, an educator for our residents and students, and an administrator-in training. I plan to be an academic nephrologist and would like to stay involved in medical education and in program administration. Being chief has been a wonderful opportunity to learn these processes.

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
The in-state tuition got me here as a medical student, but it was the atmosphere of kindness and the supportive nature of the program that have kept me here. This department works to create not just great doctors but great people. 

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
Discovering what extraordinary professionals our residents are. I am constantly amazed by the work ethic, passion for learning, and collaborative environment our residents exemplify. It makes me so proud to be a part of this program!

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I am a passionate runner. You can probably find me on the trails by Lake Mendota or at Devil's Lake when I'm not at work. I'm not fast but I have a long attention span!

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
My father's mantra when I was growing up was "You don't get what you don't ask for." He taught me to advocate for myself, but also for those around me.