University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

New faculty Q&A with Zhubin Gahvari, MD, MS

Zhubin Gahvari, MD, MSZhubin Gahvari, MD, MS

Assistant 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 am a hematologist and transplant physician. My clinical and research interests focus on the treatment of plasma cell disorders such as multiple myeloma as well as transplant and cellular therapies. Because of the latter I also participate in caring for patients with leukemias and myelodysplastic syndromes. I am looking to develop new treatment protocols and combinations as well as improve other aspects of care to make things better for our patients.

What drew you to UW–Madison and the Department of Medicine? 
I completed both my residency and fellowship here at UW before spending a few years in clinical practice in San Diego. There is a very special group of individuals in our division as well as at the DOM and I wanted to be part of this team.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role? 
Everything. It has been a delight getting back into the groove and reconnecting with so many friends, colleagues and mentors. It really is like family here.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I enjoy reading, running, exploring new places, and spending time with friends and family. Or just doing nothing—it is important to make space for ourselves to decompress and reflect.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
“Just be present” – Dr. Brian Wispelwey