Women in Medicine

Molly Carnes, MD, MS, professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology (pictured on left), and Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, PhD, professor, Department of Kinesiology, with an affiliate appointment in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, and director of the Collaborative Center for Health Equity (pictured on right), received prestigious awards from the Association for Clinical...
Mark Burkard, MD, PhD, professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, and Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, were inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an honor society for physician-scientists, on April 8, 2021. They were among 80 new members chosen from 245 nominees. The ASCI...
In 2001, UW Health endocrinology nurse Ruth Diaz de Leon, NP, began managing blood glucose levels for a handful of hospitalized patients with diabetes on the cardiology, vascular surgery, and cardiac surgery services at University Hospital. She was the first clinician to staff the UW Health Diabetes Management Service (DMS)...
Andrea Schnell, MD, clinical assistant professor, General Internal Medicine, will be joining the education team as a new Associate Program Director, focusing on spearheading residency initiatives for diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Schnell graduated from the University of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Residency Program in 2014, as one of the top...
Siobhan Byrne, MD, clinical assistant professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, was selected as the department’s Director of Wellbeing. She will work with department and institutional leadership to create a workplace that enables faculty to sustainably and joyfully provide extraordinary service in patient care, research, teaching, and administration. Dr. Byrne, whose specialty...
Alexis Eastman, MD, clinical assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, is a co-author of a Gerontological Society of America white paper that highlights the variety of challenges that persons with dementia-related psychosis and their caregivers have encountered during moves through different health care settings, and proposes strategies to address these challenges...
As a third-year medical student, Maria Schletzbaum, an MD/PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, cared for a young woman with lupus who was around her own age. Through two hospitalizations, Schletzbaum connected with this young woman, learned about her life, and how lupus...
Christie Bartels, MD, MS, associate professor, Rheumatology, was appointed permanent chief of the Division of Rheumatology, effective December 1, 2020. A respected and familiar presence for many in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Bartels is a 2004 alumna of our internal residency program. She stayed here to complete a chief...
Kari Wisinski, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, has assumed the role of interim chief of that division, effective January 1, 2021. A nationally recognized breast cancer expert, Dr. Wisinski also has clinical interests in tailored screening and risk reduction for patients at high risk of breast...
While most people think of a cancer survivor as someone who has been cured of cancer, the term is actually much broader and includes anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer. Because this group includes people of all ages, races, and cancer diagnoses, there is a wide range of...