Meet Our Employees

UW Health is profoundly committed to being a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for patients, visitors, staff and physicians. Our integrity shines through inpatient care interactions and our daily work practices as we embrace the knowledge, unique perspectives and qualities each employee and faculty member brings to work each day.



Meet Nyima Sanyang


Nyima was so impressed with the care her infant daughter received for a congenital heart defect, that she was inspired to become a certified nursing assistant. Now her daughter is 16 years old, and Nyima continues to grow and develop professionally because of the supportive environment at UW Health.



Meet Guadalupe Mangin


UW Health Medical Interpreter Guadalupe Mangin gets fulfillment from helping patients and family members - and especially, seeing their minds put at ease when she enters the room.



Meet Kiah Calmese-Walker


In her role as Director of Hospitality and Support Services, Kiah Calmese-Walker encourages diversity of thought among her team members, to welcome different perspectives and continue building a collaborative work environment.




Meet Panyia Xiong


Starting her career at UW Health while obtaining her Bachelor's degree, Panyia Xiong, Recruiter, appreciates the professional growth she's experienced - two promotions and counting - and her amazing journey.



Meet Dr. Stephen Nakada


Department of Urology Chair Dr. Stephen Nakada understands the value of a diverse healthcare team as part of offering the best patient care possible.



Meet Drs. Brinkman and Chaiet


Surgeons Adam Brinkman and Scott Chaiet met during their residencies at UW Health. Now married, they appreciate the diverse and inclusive environment at UW Health for employees and patients.



Meet Dr. Tracy Downs


Department of Urology surgeon Dr. Tracy Downs is a leader in patient-centered care as well as working with medical students, mentoring residents to care for diverse patients.