New Faculty Q&A with Narjust Duma, MD

Narjust Duma, MDNarjust Duma, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)
Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care

Medical School: Universidad Catolica Nordestana, Dominican Republic
Residency: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey at University Hospital, Newark, NJ (Internal Medicine)
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (Hematology-Medical Oncology)

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

What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
I focus on clinical research (with a special interest in women with lung cancer) and medical education.
What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
The people. I love the people I have the opportunity to work with every day. I also love the focus of our cancer center—all our decisions are based on the needs of our patients and the feedback provided by them.
What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
Developing a clinic focusing on women with lung cancer only, and teaching medical students about minority health and lung cancer. 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I love watching British baking shows, hiking, and dancing (especially Salsa and Mambo).
Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
"Be you! Because you are enough!"