Getting to Know You: Q&As from New Faculty and Chief Residents Joining the Department of Medicine in 2018

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Over the next several weeks, Vital Signs will feature introductions to many of the 42 new faculty members and four chief residents who are joining us this year. Each has been asked to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them to UW-Madison, their hopes and dreams for their first year, hobbies and interests, and a favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure. 

We are pleased to welcome:

Chief Residents

  • Matthew “Matt” Brunner, MD — Bridges Family Endowed Chief Resident
  • Ann Chodara, MD — Page Family Endowed Chief Resident
  • Brian Lewis, MD — Trowbridge Endowed Primary Care Track Chief Resident
  • Samantha “Sam” Murray-Bainer, MD — Vogelman/Carnes Family Endowed Chief Resident

Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

  • Andrew Braun MD, MHS — Assistant Professor (CHS)
  • Shawana Hussain, MBBS — Clinical Instructor
  • Matthew Nolan, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Syed “Ali” Riaz, MBBS — Clinical Instructor
  • Rachna Tiwari, MBBS — Clinical Assistant Professor

Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Joseph Bellissimo, MD, MS — Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Zachary “Zach” Goldberger, MD, MS — Associate Professor (CHS)
  • Wayne Grogan, MD — Visiting Professor
  • Paul Hinderaker, MD — Visiting Associate Professor
  • Jaya Krishna, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor
  • David H. Lewis, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor
  • John Moses, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor
  • David Pham, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Farhan Raza, MD — Assistant Professor (CHS)
  • Thomas Wallhaus, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Matthew “Matt” Wolff, MD — Professor (CHS)

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

  • Allan Brasier, MD —Visiting Professor
  • Rowan Karaman, MD — Clinical Instructor
  • Vidushi Sood, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

  • Ahmed Akhter, MD — Instructor (CHS)
  • Kerstin “Kerri” Austin, MD — Assistant Professor (CHS)
  • Gary Griglione, MD — Clinical Instructor
  • Lisa Jones, MD, MPH, MMCI — Assistant Professor (CHS)
  • Paulina Phillips, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor

General Internal Medicine

  • Erin M. Davis, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Erin Fouch, MD — Clinical Associate Professor
  • Peter Kleinschmidt, MD — Assistant Professor (CHS)
  • Megan Mirkes, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor

Geriatrics and Gerontology

  • Ann Braus, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor

Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care

  • David Kosoff, MD — Instructor (CHS)
  • Amanda Parkes, MD — Assistant Professor (CHS)
  • Anita Turk, MD — Clinical Instructor

Hospital Medicine

  • Jesse Maupin, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Jashan Octain, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Brian Williams, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor

Infectious Disease

  • Joseph “Joe” McBride, MD, MA — Clinical Assistant Professor

Nephrology

  • Annamalai “Malai” Arunachalam, MD — Clinical Instructor
  • Muhammad “Sohaib” Karim, MD — Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Mustafa Mawih, MD — Instructor (CHS)
  • Samar Medani, MD — Clinical Instructor