University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

New faculty Q&A with Rhiannon Talbot, MD

Rhiannon Talbot, MDRhiannon Talbot, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care

What is your primary professional focus as it relates to our mission areas (clinical, research and/or medical education)?
I'm primarily clinical, though I get to do some hands-on medical education working with our fellows and frequent rotating learners.

What drew you to UW–Madison and the Department of Medicine? 
I did my Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at UW; I was initially drawn by the wonderful people and the collaborative atmosphere, and I was delighted to stay for the same reason!

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role? 
I'm glad to feel like I can start putting down roots and really establishing connections at UW.  After two one-year fellowships, the prospect of stability is exciting.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? 
I'm an avid knitter (ask me about my pandemic sweaters), a novel-reader, and a baker who likes to share the results with my colleagues.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life? 
It's easy to say "yes" to everything and get over-loaded. Practice a "fast no" and "slow yes" to better direct your energy and efforts.