Rhiannon 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.