New faculty Q&A with Matthew Blum, MD, MHS

Matthew Blum

Matthew Blum, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor  

What is your primary professional focus as it relates to our mission areas (clinical, research and/or medical education)?    
As a general nephrologist, my clinical focus includes the full spectrum of kidney disease, especially chronic kidney disease management. My research interest is understanding the role of environmental exposures in kidney health.

What drew you to UW–Madison and the Department of Medicine?     
I was drawn to the collaborative clinical environment and robust research resources.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?     
I am excited to get to know my colleagues and trainees. 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?    
I spend time enjoying the outdoors with my wife and son.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?    
"You might not be as good as others think you are, but you're better than you think you are." - Dr. Kendalle Cobb