New faculty Q&A with Anupama Joseph, MD

Anupama Joseph

Anupama Joseph, MD

Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Medicine

What is your primary professional focus as it relates to our mission areas (clinical, research and/or medical education)?
My clinical work is in general/preventive, non-invasive cardiology including echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. I have a particular focus/interest in health equity/reducing disparities in cardiovascular disease risk factors.

What drew you to UW–Madison and the Department of Medicine? 
I trained at UW for fellowship and really enjoyed and thrived in the collegial atmosphere. In addition, I was looking for an academic position that would allow me to pursue my clinical/research interests in health equity and have been fortunate to have supportive mentors/sponsors within the Division [of Cardiovascular Medicine] and the department.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role? 
I am very excited about establishing a preventive and general cardiology clinic with the Forest County Potawatomi tribal nation (up in Crandon, Wisconsin).

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I enjoy spending time with my husband, outdoors with our two dogs or trying new restaurants. I am also an amateur powerlifter.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
“Don’t be afraid to say no and only pursue the things about which you are most passionate.” Very helpful when establishing priorities/goal setting!