Women in Medicine

People living in disadvantaged neighborhoods are more likely to experience repeat observation stays at hospitals, which may lead to costly medical bills without a means to pay them, according to a recent study from UW-Madison researchers. This research, which included lead author Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor, Hospital Medicine...
Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, received a one-year, $498,853 grant from the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention for the project, “Evaluating SARS-CoV2 Vaccine effectiveness Among health care personnel During Early phase vaccination (EVADE).” She will collaborate with Infectious Disease faculty Aurora Pop-Vicas, MD; Daniel Shirley, MD...
Recognizing that where people live affects their health, Jennifer Weiss, MD, MS, associate professor, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and partners at the University of Wisconsin Health Innovation Program (HIP) have developed a more nuanced way to identify health disparities in Wisconsin’s rural and urban areas. Their work is reflected in “WCHQ...
Last spring, when researchers began pivoting their studies to COVID-19 research, Miriam Shelef, MD, PhD, associate professor, Rheumatology, saw the need for a biological repository of blood samples from individuals who have recovered from the virus. Dr. Shelef started sending emails to see if anyone at UW–Madison was banking plasma...
As an accomplished clinical researcher who is committed to serving marginalized groups, Shenikqua Bouges, MD, assistant professor, Geriatrics and Gerontology, was named one of this year’s UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color. Her generosity, passion for her work, and spirit of service have inspired those around her, and have not gone...
Sancia Ferguson, MD, MPH Clinical Assistant Professor Division of Rheumatology What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary professional areas of focus is providing high quality care to our patients with rheumatic diseases, both in clinical practice...
Shivani Garg, MD, MS, assistant professor, Rheumatology, was the lead author on a study that found Black patients with lupus in the U.S. have a three times higher risk of stroke and a 24-fold higher risk for ischemic heart disease. The researchers also identified risk factors that were predictive of...
Monica Patel, MD Assistant Professor Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary professional focus is clinical care of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. In terms of research, I am interested in...
Melissa MacDonald, MD Assistant Professor 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...
Jane Pearson, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Division of Cardiovascular Medicine What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas? My clinical focus is comprehensive cardiovascular health, advanced hypertension, dyslipidemia/cholesterol disorders and cardiac rehabilitation. I see patients for both primary and secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular...