Dr. Heather Thompson Buum is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Division of General Internal Medicine. She has been on faculty since 2002 and devotes half of her time to patient care, half to teaching and administrative roles. She formerly served as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency and now is a Course Director in the second year of Medical School. Dr. Thompson has won numerous awards for both teaching and patient care, including Outstanding Medical School Teacher in 2016, the Department of Medicine Clinical Excellence Award in 2013, and Minnesota Monthly’s “Top Doctors for Women” in 2013 and 2011. She is a member of the Society for General Internal Medicine and a fellow in the American College of Physicians. Her outside interests include choral music, performing with the Oratorio Society of Minnesota for over 20 years. She also enjoys cooking, running, and golf. She lives with her husband and two children in St. Paul. You can read chapter excerpts, journal articles, and her blog by visiting www.doctor-heather.com for more information.