New faculty Q&A with Michael Accavitti, MD

Michael Accavitti, MDMichael Accavitti, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Medicine

What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
My clinical work is in general, non-invasive cardiology. Over the coming years, I would like to dedicate time to working with medical students, projects to help educate our patients on actions they can take to prevent cardiac disease, and hopefully expanding on my interest in medical philosophy.

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
I enjoy working with learners of all levels, so the opportunity to work with so many different types of students and trainees was a huge factor. Madison itself also played a large role; it has a perfect balance of size and a culture that is a wonderful fit for our family.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I’ve always been told the first two years out on your own are as hard as any in your training, so keeping my head above water will be an adventure in itself! That said, I am very excited to meet other physicians with similar interests to learn how we can work together toward common goals.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
My wife and I have a nineteen-month-old who spends a lot of time walking our neighborhood as he identifies various trees and cars. As a family, we enjoy preparing to cook with a visit to the farmers market or grabbing a weekend breakfast of pastries and coffee.