• University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin – MD
  • Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana – Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Tulane University School of Medicine – Chief Resident
  • University of California Los Angeles – Master of Public Policy

Professional Activities

Dr. Farah Kaiksow is a faculty member in the Division of Hospital Medicine within the Department of Medicine. As a practicing hospitalist, she focuses on providing acute care to adult patients in inpatient settings at both the UW Health and VA hospitals.

Dr. Kaiksow provides clinical instruction to medical students and residents on the inpatient wards. She teaches in "The Intersection of Incarceration and Health," an elective course for medical students that includes such topics as infection control, addiction and mental health, conducting research within correctional facilities, and caring for chronic conditions after release. Dr. Kaiksow is a core faculty member for the Health Equity Pathway of the Internal Medicine Residency program. She is a member of the Department of Medicine's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee and the Research Education Committee, and is affiliate faculty at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Center for Health Disparities Research. She is Associate Editor at the Journal of Hospital Medicine, Chair of the ACP-WI Resident/Fellow Committee, and serves on the Society of Hospital Medicine Research Committee.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Kaiksow’s clinical interests include hospital medicine and internal medicine.

Research Interests

View Dr. Kaiksow's publications on NCBI My Bibliography

Dr. Kaiksow’s scholarly interests include health inequities and how public and health policy can reduce these inequities. Her previous work examined the financial implications of Medicare hospitalization policies on patients of different socioeconomic status. She is currently studying the impact of incarceration on health, particularly among the aging population of incarcerated individuals. Specific interests include delirium in hospitalized incarcerated patients and how incarceration-specific care practices may worse the risk of this serious condition.