Michelle Hume, MD, PhD

PGY4- Chief Resident & Academic Track


Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Michelle Hume is highly accomplished, but very nontraditional. Due to her interest in clinical trials and the amazing support of the University of Wisconsin Medical Scientist Training Program and faculty Norman Fost, MD MPH and David DeMets, PhD, she co-created a PhD degree program in Clinical Investigation and was the program’s first graduate. A portion of her thesis on ethical and legal issues related to withholding interim safety and efficacy data from participants in clinical trials was awarded the American Society for Bioethicsand Humanities Early Career Scholar Award. After medical school she worked at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a Pediatric Ethicist, responsible for ethics consultation requests from any division or branch within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, and the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. She received a Special Citation from the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research for her teaching activities within the agency, and an FDA Outstanding Service Award for protecting and promoting the public health of children through dedication and contribution to the Pediatric Ethics Program. She returned to psychiatry residency at the UW in 2016, where she is currently a member of the Academic Track. In 2018 she was awarded an American Psychiatric Association/American Psychiatric Association Foundation Leadership Fellowship and is serving as a Fellow on the APA’s Ethics Committee. She plans a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine.