Teaching the Next Generation

On Friday, September 16, fourteen Department of Medicine faculty were honored with endowed professorships, fellowships, or chairs at the department’s 2022 Investiture Ceremony, held on campus in the Health Sciences Learning Center. Department Chair and George R. and Elaine Love Professor Lynn Schnapp, MD, welcomed attendees. “Every day,” Dr Schnapp...
This week, Suzanne Norby, MD, joined the Department of Medicine as the new division head of Nephrology and the Flesch Family Faculty Fellow in Kidney Transplant Research. Dr. Norby comes to us from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she was an associate professor and the vice chair of the...
In keeping with a tradition of excellence, University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine learners and faculty presented lectures and posters, and received several awards, at the annual American College of Physicians (ACP) Wisconsin Chapter Scientific Meeting, held in Wisconsin Dells on September 9-10, 2022. Dr. Twedt Receives Helen Dickie Award...
As another academic year begins, four new chief residents have taken on leadership roles in the internal medicine residency program. Chief residency is an additional one-year experience that offers a blend of clinical education and mentoring, patient care and administration. Follow the links to learn more about each chief: John...
After two years of virtual ceremonies, the Department of Medicine celebrated the internal medicine residency graduates in person at Union South on June 12, 2022. The ceremony included remarks from the program director, Andrew Coyle, MD, and department chair, Lynn Schnapp, MD, and concluded with an awards presentation, found below...
Sarah Ahrens, MD, clinical associate professor, Hospital Medicine, commitment to mentorship helped guide Carmel Assa, MD, a 2022 UW SMPH graduate, and Lydia Buzzard, a third-year medical student, through the prestigious Sarnoff Fellowship. The Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Fellowship offers medical students the opportunity to spend a year conducting biomedical...
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has selected 11 infectious disease (ID) programs for the first joint IDSA/CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship. The UW Department of Medicine Infectious Disease Fellowship was selected for the pilot program because of its...
As another academic year comes to a close, the Department of Medicine is pleased to share where our residency graduates will continue their medical careers. Congratulations to each resident! Categorical Track: Kirsten Alman, MD; Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, UW-Madison Rosemary Bailey, MD; Infectious Disease Fellowship, UW-Madison Cassandra Chiao, MD...
Patients experiencing dementia and dysphagia often need multidisciplinary care. However, this type of care often comes much later than the diagnosis, missing an opportunity to provide the most effective care. To improve this model, Aaron Kuntz, MD, an advanced geriatrics fellow, is combining his experience from the Hospice and Palliative...
Each year, the Sheehy Family Fund supports resident projects that give back to the community and uphold medicine’s core calling of service to humanity. Philanthropic supporters of the fund include Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor, Hospital Medicine, and her parents, Gregory Sheehy, MD, and Barbara Sheehy. Dr. Gregory Sheehy...