New faculty Q&A with Bipin Sunkara, MD

Bipin Sunkara, MDBipin Sunkara, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Hospital Medicine

What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
My work is clinical in nature. However, I am extremely interested in medical education and mentorship. As I become more acclimated to the UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine, I hope to be much more involved with medical education and become a mentor to more medical students and residents.

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
The people here at UW-Madison as well as the Department of Medicine are incredible. They are leaders in their respective fields, while they remain so warm and welcoming. It is a true collaborative environment, which makes it a joy to come to work.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I cannot emphasize how much I enjoy working with the people in this department. I look forward to meeting more of my colleagues. Moving to a new city and hospital makes every day a new and exciting challenge.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I enjoy spending time in the outdoors and being active. I am also a huge sports fan. Do not judge me too hard, but I am from Michigan, so I am a Detroit/Michigan fan.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
Do what you love and everything else will fall into place soon after.