New Faculty Q&A with Matthew Nolan, MD

Matthew Nolan, MD

Dr. Matthew NolanClinical Assistant Professor
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Medical School: University of Chicago
Residency: Mayo Clinic
Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: Mayo Clinic
Joined the Department of Medicine as a faculty member: July, 2018

What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
My primary interest is practicing outstanding clinical Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine. Just starting out my career, I currently see myself as a generalist within my specialty, but I do have an interest in using health Informatics to improve care delivery.
What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
My wife, Maggie Nolan, and I were looking for a great opportunity to advance both our careers at a strong academic medical center. She is completing her residency in Preventive Medicine.
What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I’m most eager to get to know all the different areas of expertise among the Department of Medicine faculty and being able to meet everyone and put a face to the names. Everyone has been very friendly and welcoming so far.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
Spending time with my wife and two (soon to be three) children. And mountain biking at several great parks in and around the Madison area.
Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
“The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered ...”