Getting to know you: Q&As from new faculty and chief residents joining the Department of Medicine in 2020-2021

Nimrod Deiss-Yehiely, MD, at the hospital

Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us over the past year. Each has been invited to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them to UW–Madison, their hopes and dreams for their first year, hobbies and interests, and a favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure. 

We are pleased to welcome:

Chief Residents

Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Cardiovascular Medicine

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

General Internal Medicine

Geriatrics and Gerontology

  • Shenikqua Bouges, MD
  • Adam Konopka, PhD, MS
  • Floreta Shapiro, DO, MA

Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care

Hospital Medicine

Infectious Disease


  • Ravi Patel, MBBS


Banner: Dr. Deiss-Yehiely at the hospital. Credit: Clint Thayer/Department of Medicine.