New Faculty Q&A with Elisavet Paplomata, MD

Elisavet Paplomata, MDPaplomata

Assistant Professor
Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care

What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
My primary professional focus is clinical research in women’s cancers, including breast cancer and gynecologic malignancies. I also enjoy teaching students and residents or fellows. 

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
The main appeal was the wonderful people that I now get to work with, the mentors who are helping me design my own career path, and the academic mission of the department. 

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I am excited to build my clinical practice, enroll patients in clinical trials, and eventually design and open my own trials.  

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I am a triathlete, so for me Madison is the ideal place to be. When I am not at work or working at home you will probably find me swimming, biking or running.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
“As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.” Of all the Hippocratic quotes, to me this is the most significant one.