New Faculty Q&A with Christopher Saddler, MD

Dr. Christopher SaddlerChristopher “Chris” Saddler, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)
Medical School: Wayne State University
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin-Madison — Infectious Disease
Joined the Department of Medicine as a faculty member: July, 2017

 

What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
I am fortunate enough to participate in clinical care, research, and education in infectious disease with a focus on the immune compromised host. 

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
I was drawn here for residency by the incredible teaching and atmosphere cultivated by the department of medicine, and the mentoring and role models of our department, especially in the ID division, have made it impossible to consider leaving. 

 What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I'm excited to expand my research but my first love will always be seeing patients.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
Mainly spending time with my wife, baby, and dog. 

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
Respect staph aureus. -Sanjay G. Revankar, MD. A lesson learned in medical school that I've never forgotten and will never let me down.