Farah Acher Kaiksow

Position title: Assistant Professor (CHS), Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine

Farah Acher Kaiksow, MD, MPP, FHM focuses on providing acute care to adult patients in inpatient settings at both the UW Health and VA hospitals. She provides clinical instruction to medical students and residents on the inpatient wards. She teaches in “The Intersection of Incarceration and Health,” an elective course for medical students that includes such topics as infection control, addiction and mental health, conducting research within correctional facilities, and caring for chronic conditions after release. Her scholarly interests include health inequities and how public and health policy can reduce these inequities. Her previous work examined the financial implications of Medicare hospitalization policies on patients of different socioeconomic status. She is currently studying the impact of incarceration on health, particularly among the aging population of incarcerated individuals.