New Faculty Q&A with Matthew Kalscheur, MD

Dr. Matthew KalscheurMatthew “Matt” Kalscheur, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Medical school: University of Chicago
Residency and Chief Residency: University of Chicago
Fellowships: University of Wisconsin-Madison — Cardiovascular Medicine and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Focus: Electrophysiology
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)? 
My primary clinical focus is cardiac electrophysiology. In terms of research, I am interested in helping develop and implement tools that will help make cardiology more precise.

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine? 
My wife and I are Wisconsin natives and met as undergraduates here. We moved away for several years, but we wanted to raise our family here. We consider ourselves very lucky to have landed in Madison.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role? 
I am excited to get to know my colleagues across other Divisions.
 
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? 
I enjoy spending time with my family. We try to take advantage of Madison as best we can.

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?  
Believe in yourself and think big.