Celebrating the future and reflecting on the past

At the beginning of the year I mentioned that I would be watching numbers in The Loop, and not only has our Fully Vaccinated Employees number grown well past an amazing 15,200, but the number of inpatients with COVID-19 has been hovering in the single digits and even briefly turning zero for most of the […]

Leaders: Young, old and in-between

In reflecting on our journey during this last pandemic year, I have been gratified to see so many of our colleagues step into or expand their leadership roles, working extra hours, lending your expertise and voice to public messaging, or working behind the scenes to ensure a safe environment for staff and patients. Leadership within University […]

Our Medicine family and our intergenerational impact

This has been a challenging week for us. As we processed the news of the sudden and unexpected loss of one of our own, I have been heartened by and reminded of the supportive community we are privileged to be a part of. As we mourn the loss of Dr. Dale Bieber, social media comments […]

Dale Bieber, MD, MS 1947-2021

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you news of the untimely passing of Dale Bieber, MD, MS. Our hearts go out to Carla, his family, and his close friends. We mourn with them in this sudden and tragic loss. A clinical professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Dale had […]


The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed most of us hard into a virtual environment and in this landscape our department and many of our faculty have become or continue to be “Influencers.” It would have been hard to imagine someone listing “improve video conferencing skills” as one of their goals at the beginning of 2020, but […]

Our commitment to serving our patients and community

Many of the stories that I share in these posts focus on our research and education missions. The faculty and trainees in our department exemplify a can-do spirit and commitment to innovation that makes these stories easy to find and to tell. However, our clinical mission occupies the majority of the effort of our faculty, […]

Reflections in the afterglow of the 2021 match

It is always a nice feeling when you set your expectations high and still have them exceeded. That is what happened on last Friday’s Match Day, when we welcomed to Internal Medicine one of our most accomplished classes in recent memory. Our Vice Chair for Education and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Dr. Manish Suneja and I revealed some […]

We support our Asian community

It is a disheartening reality that I must write to you again about racism. The Department of Internal Medicine affirms our full support and concern for members of our Asian and Asian American community, including those of Pacific Islander and Pan Asian descent (AAPI). The shocking killings in Atlanta targeting women and Asians have shaken […]

Our missions from trainees to community

In a little less than a week, the results of the most unusual residency recruitment season in memory will be revealed. We will know where our extraordinary medical students are headed next and who will be joining us later this year as our new class of interns. It is an exciting time both for our […]

Recognizing trailblazers past, present, and future

Today we are nearing the end of Black History Month. If you follow our department on Facebook or Twitter, you may have seen the minute-long videos each weekday at noon that our digital media team produced and posted. All of the videos have been gathered under the hashtag #BlackHistoryInMedicine and they are also here as […]