Rheumatology

As the 94th year in the history of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine, 2018 saw both changes and ongoing commitment to our long-standing legacy. This selection of images by Clint Thayer shows a behind-the-scenes glimpse into daily lives of department members dedicated to clinical care, research, and training...
Fellowship Match Day on November 28, 2018 was a momentous occasion: the date on which medical fellowship programs across the nation found out how their institutions fared in recruiting physicians who are pursuing advanced training in dozens of different internal medicine specialties and subspecialties. For fellowship programs in the Department...
There are many shared similarities between Sara McCoy, MD (pictured above), assistant professor (CHS), and Shivani Garg, MD (pictured at right), assistant professor (CHS). Both joined the Division of Rheumatology after completing their fellowships at other institutions. Both are within their first few years at UW, as Dr. McCoy joined...
Among the Pilot Awards from UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) announced in support of translational, clinical, methods, dissemination and implementation, and stakeholder-engaged studies, a total of 5 principal investigators (PIs) and 3 collaborators involved in the funded projects are members of the Department of Medicine. Awards...
The American College of Rheumatology’s 2018 Annual Meeting occurred in Chicago, Illinois on October 19-24, 2018. Nearly 16,000 attendees gathers to share and discuss the latest scientific advances, clinical issues, and medical education topics in rheumatology. A highlight of Division of Rheumatology members' 12 posters, 3 oral presentations, and one...
Over the next several weeks, Vital Signs will feature introductions to many of the 40 new faculty members and four chief residents who are joining us this year. Each has been asked to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them...
Photo (above): Department of Medicine faculty awards were presented during a ceremony on October 3, 2018. Front row, R to L: Dr. Rashmi Agni, Dr. Alexis Eastman, Dr. Jeremy Smith, Dr. Vincent Cryns. Back row, R to L: Dr. Andrea Schnell, Dr. Tripti Singh, Dr. Ann Schmidt, Dr. Mark Burkard....
Christie Bartels, MD, MS , assistant professor, Rheumatology, is keenly aware of a sobering statistic: people living with rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are 60 percent more likely to develop heart disease at an early age than people without these conditions. A critical factor for preventing stroke and heart attacks in...
Teamwork is built one day at a time, and for many members of the Department of Medicine, those days have accumulated into years of building a professional life dedicated to improving the health of the people of Wisconsin and beyond. A new recurring feature of Vital Signs will include a...
On June 15, 2018, the Department of Medicine’s annual Research Day event resulted in a remarkable experience for more than 200 attendees, 85 poster presenters, 3 plenary speakers, and 12 faculty members delivering oral presentations. Interest in Research Day stretched beyond the physical confines of the Health Sciences Learning Center,...