New faculty Q&A with Rohan Bodapati, MD

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Rohan Bodapati, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Hospital Medicine

What is your primary professional focus as it relates to our mission areas (clinical, research and/or medical education)?
My focus is primarily clinical, but I am also interested in research, quality improvement and medical education. I have a particular interest in cardiovascular research and look forward to connecting with colleagues [who have] similar interests to collaborate. As I become more familiar with my role, I hope to be involved in the training and education of medical residents.

What drew you to UW–Madison and the Department of Medicine? 
UW–Madison allows me to be involved in all aspects of medicine—clinical, research and academic—while staying close to family and friends.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role? 
I am delighted to be working alongside and learning from some of the best and most passionate physicians in the field. It is my privilege to be a part of this amazing group who have diverse interests and expertise.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I love spending time with my family and friends. I look forward to exploring nature trails in and around Madison. I also spend a lot of time practicing yoga. I am a novice Indian classical music student and recently picked up a hobby of FPV drone flying.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
If someone else thinks you are smart, it is okay. It is their opinion. If you think you are smart, it means you are stupid.