Women in Medicine

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...
Sjögren’s Disease is a systemic autoimmune disease typified by three cardinal symptoms—pain and dryness (including but not limited to mouth and eyes) and general fatigue. Patients’ experiences, however, are anything but uniform. Appearing in unexpected clusters or on their own, symptoms can range from mild to debilitating, and frequently do...
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...
Ukrainian-born Nataliya Uboha, MD, PhD, associate professor (CHS), Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, was relieved her own family safely evacuated Ukraine when Russian forces invaded. But as they've watched the destruction continue to unfold, she and her husband have worked to find ways to support those who stayed behind...
The Department of Medicine is proud to honor Karen Hansen, MD, MS, professor, Rheumatology, who will retire on October 7, 2022. Dr. Hansen completed medical school, residency and chief residency at UW–Madison, followed by a rheumatology fellowship at Duke. She joined the DOM faculty in September 2001 and has received...
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...
The Department of Medicine is proud to honor Ann Schmidt, MD, clinical professor, General Internal Medicine, who will retire on July 22, 2022. Dr. Schmidt joined the Department of Medicine in 1990. She is a member of the Association of Chiefs in Internal Medicine, was an original member and subsequent...
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...
Gabby Waclawik, MD, MPH Vogelman/Carnes Family Endowed Chief Resident Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health What does being a chief mean to you? Being a chief means I get to give back to the residency program in so many ways. Residency training is challenging everywhere...