New Faculty Q&A with Blair Golden, MD, MS

Blair Golden, MD, MSblair golden, md, ms

Assistant Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine

What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
Clinically, my focus is on the inpatient care of hospitalized adults.  My research interests are broadly in health services and outcomes research and in medical education. I also hope to become involved in some of the teaching opportunities available within the department.

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
I think that the Department of Medicine offers it all: top-notch clinical care, outstanding academic opportunities, and the opportunity to work with exceptionally bright and hard-working trainees. In addition, my husband and I were excited to relocate to a more family-friendly city after previously living in Chicago and Baltimore.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I am excited to learn from all of the wonderful individuals within the department.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
My husband and I have been enjoying exploring the Madison area with our two young children, even with the challenges and limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are also in the process of renovating a historic home in the University Heights neighborhood.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
“Listen to the patient- he or she is telling you the diagnosis”