New faculty Q&A with Connor Gullstrand, MD

Connor Gullstrand

Connor Gullstrand, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor 
Hospital Medicine

What is your primary professional focus as it relates to our mission areas (clinical, research and/or medical education)? 
My main focus is primarily clinical however I spent time working on quality improvement in residency and I would like to get engaged in quality improvement projects at UW¬–Madison. Additionally, I enjoy working with learners and hope to become involved with the medical students and residents of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

What drew you to UW–Madison and the Department of Medicine?  
I enjoy working at an academic medical center due to the plentiful opportunities for personal/professional growth. I am originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and did my internal medicine residency at the University of Virginia. It was an easy decision to accept a position at UW–Madison due to the welcoming nature of the department and the closer move to home.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?  
I am excited to learn more about all of my colleagues and start becoming involved in projects focused on improving the quality-of-care patients receive at UW–Madison.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? 
I spend most of my time with my wife and our dog, Reggie. Together, we enjoy hiking, camping, exploring local restaurants, playing board games and traveling.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life? 
Listen to your patients.