New faculty Q&A with Sophie Kramer, MD, FACP

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Sophie Kramer, MD, FACP

Assistant Clinical Professor
Geriatrics and Gerontology

What is your primary professional focus as it relates to our mission areas (clinical, research and/or medical education)?
As a general internist I have always incorporated home visits into my clinical practice; now I serve as a clinician [in the UW Health] home-based primary care program. I am also involved in medical student education as a longitudinal teacher-coach.

What drew you to UW–Madison and the Department of Medicine?
The opportunity to deliver exceptional team-based care for a vulnerable population.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I love the challenge of adapting medical care to the needs of patients in often complex medical and home circumstances. I also look forward to working with University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health faculty, trainees and students interested in narrative medicine and the medical humanities. 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I am very involved with health advocacy, primarily through the American College of Physicians. My husband and I enjoy hiking with our brindle rescue dog, Betty, as well as visiting our young adult children in New York and Philadelphia and playing “Wingspan” with our middle daughter, who is a UW School of Medicine and Public Health medical student!

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
“Be the change you wish to see in the world,” attributed to Gandhi.