New faculty Q&A with Margaret Walker, MD, MPH

Maggie Walker

Margaret Walker, MD, MPH

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 current professional focus is on clinical care as a hospitalist. I am currently working at both University Hospital and East Meriter Hospital.

What drew you to UW–Madison and the Department of Medicine?     
I was fortunate to have trained at UW as an internal medicine resident. I have loved the area and the people. When it came time to apply for a hospitalist position, I wished to continue working within this system.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?     
I am excited to learn. The first months as an attending have already been a steep learning curve. I look forward to continued lessons as I move forward in this position.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?    
When not working, I enjoy being outside. Hiking, biking, and camping in the area are among my favorite activities. With inclement weather, I also enjoy reading and cooking!

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?    
More recently, my favorite advice has been "Be where your feet are." Meaning, dedicate yourself to the area/task at hand, be in the moment, and try not to let other areas seep into each other. I have found this concept helpful when balancing clinical, research, and personal responsibilities.