New Faculty Q&A with Melissa MacDonald, MD
Melissa MacDonald, MD
Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
I enjoy the variety of clinical experiences my new position will offer me in critical care as well as inpatient and outpatient general pulmonary both at UW and the VA. I have always enjoyed medical education, so I am looking forward to dedicating more time to working with and teaching trainees of various levels: fellows, residents, and medical students.
What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
I was drawn to UW for residency as the program seemed like the perfect fit for me and was closer to family. I enjoyed my time at UW and the education I received so much that I stayed for my pulmonary and critical care fellowship and was happy to have the opportunity to stay on as a new faculty member. I have enjoyed the collegial and supportive environment here at UW.
What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I am looking forward to expanding my pulmonary and critical care skills in my various roles here at UW and the VA. I am also looking forward to taking on an active role in the leadership of the pulmonary and critical care fellowship program in order to help fellows continue to have a wonderful and educational experience during their time at UW.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, baking, exploring new restaurants in town as well as spending time outdoors. I also enjoy traveling both in the US and around the world.