University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

New faculty Q&A with Lindsay Taylor, MD

Lindsay Taylor, MDLindsay Taylor, MD

Assistant Professor
Infectious Disease

What is your primary professional focus as it relates to our mission areas (clinical, research and/or medical education)?
I am passionate about improving antibiotic use with the goal of slowing the spread of antibiotic resistance organisms. Antibiotic stewardship is thus a focus of my clinical, research and public health endeavors. I recently took on the role of the antimicrobial stewardship coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Public Health, which has given me the opportunity to explore stewardship across the state and in other ways that antibiotics are administered (including to animals).

What drew you to UW–Madison and the Department of Medicine?
I truly love the community in the Department of Medicine. The collegiality, mentorship and opportunities for collaboration enticed me to stay. 

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I am most excited about my on-going research for this year, as some of the projects are just getting off the ground and others are getting to the "good part."

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I spend most a lot of free time enjoying the trails with my husband, our dog, and friends—either running, hiking, mountain biking, or cross-country skiing. My husband and I will be skiing our fifth American Birkebeiner this year and are quite proud of the number of friends we've convinced to ski it with us.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
"Don't let perfect be the enemy of the good." Still working on this one!

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