New Faculty Q&A with Ethan Silverman, MD

Ethan Silverman, MDEthan Silverman, MD

Clinical Instructor
Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL (Internal Medicine)
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI (Hospice and Palliative Medicine)

Joined the Department of Medicine as a faculty member: July 2019

What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
My primary focus is providing high-quality palliative care to patients and teaching the spectrum of clinicians how to do the same.
What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
I was very happy to do my Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship here and wanted to stay to continue to teach and learn in this amazing program.
What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
Continuing to take advantage of teaching opportunities, and to create new ones.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I'm a big foodie, so I love exploring the amazing Madison food scene. I also enjoy pretending I belong here by going on bike rides.
Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
"A lot of what doctors are taught is how to help people live well. We also need to be taught how to help people die well."