New faculty Q&A with Kenneth Patrick Ligaray, MD

Kenneth Patrick Ligaray, MDKenneth Patrick Ligaray, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Medical School: University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Manila, Philippines
Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Chicago, IL (Internal Medicine)
Fellowship: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (Endocrinology)

Joined the Department of Medicine as a faculty member: July 2019

What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
I am primarily a clinician, but I also have an interest in medical education.

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
Serendipity. I am one of the specialists at UnityPoint Health–Meriter whose employment transitioned to UW.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
Being able to attend Grand Rounds and other educational conferences.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I sing in a choir. I also enjoy traveling with my wife and our three kids.

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