New chief resident Q&A with Lindsay Matthews, MD

Lindsay Matthews

Lindsay Matthews, MD

Vogelman-Carnes Family Endowed Chief Resident

What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
I love clinical medicine and am very excited to start working next year at UW as a Hospitalist! Eventually, I plan to apply to Gastroenterology & Hepatology fellowship. I have a particular interest in liver disease and have been part of a research group studying psychosocial assessment in liver transplantation. I have really enjoyed preparing conferences for our residents and find that to be one of the most rewarding parts of being a Chief Resident! Hopefully, my career will be some combination of clinical work, research, and medical education.

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
My husband and I knew UW would be a fantastic place for both of us to train. I was drawn to the flexibility and clinical opportunities within the medicine residency, and the ample support for research and mentorship. And having family in town was a plus!

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I recently started my time as UW Chief where I get to lead morning reports three times per week. It has been so fulfilling to spend my time working on education for the residents, with incredible feedback from faculty on ways to improve my teaching skills.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
Spending time with friends & family, exploring restaurants and state parks around Madison, and going to Prairie Moraine with my two-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog!

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
I often think of a sign that my high school swim coach put above the pool that I looked at almost daily for years: "There is no substitution for hard work!"