New faculty Q&A with Stephen Halliday, MD

Stephen Halliday, MD, MSCIStephen Halliday, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)
Division of Allergy, Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine

Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN (Internal Medicine)
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)

Joined the Department of Medicine as a faculty member: July 2019

What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
My niche interest within pulmonary medicine is interstitial lung diseases, but I also enjoy seeing general pulmonary patients when working with fellows, residents and medical students on the pulmonary consult service, and in clinic at the VA. I also love critical care medicine, and hope to begin enrolling patients in multicenter critical care trials in the TLC.

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
My wife, Courtney, is a UW alumna, and worked at UW Health in nursing school. The Department of Medicine is obviously a great place to work, and it’s nice to be close to family.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
Working with the residents and fellows, and discovering all the opportunities for getting involved in education and research at UW.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
Hanging out with our baby and our dog… named Madison. We didn’t know we were moving here at the time.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
"Never cease to diurese.”