New faculty Q&A with Philip Palmon, MD

Philip Palmon

Philip Palmon, MD

Assistant Professor  
Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine

What is your primary professional focus as it relates to our mission areas (clinical, research and/or medical education)?  
My primary professional focus is clinical and patient care with a specific pulmonary focus on severe asthma and of course I'm still a critical care junkie. I am also very interested in continuing work with my fellowship mentor, Dr. Loren Denlinger, in asthma research now as junior faculty.

What drew you to UW–Madison and the Department of Medicine?   
I came to Madison for my internal medicine residency and I've loved being here ever since. I've had a wonderful experience with my clinical training, mentorship, the opportunity for collaboration. And really, there aren't many better places to land if you have any interest in asthma than UW. When you can easily surround yourself with good people it's hard to not want to stay.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?   
Having completed all of my of clinical training at UW, I'm excited to keep working with our excellent trainees as I grow into my role as an educator as well as a clinician. 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?  
Madison is a wonderful place to raise a family and is also the most bike friendly place I've ever lived. When I'm not chasing my son around, I enjoy riding my bike and finding new stops for mid-ride snacks.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?  
"It doesn't get any easier, you just go faster." - Greg LeMond