University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

About the Department of Medicine

Since our founding in 1924, members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine have worked together to heal patients, discover ways to advance care and train the next generation of doctors.

We focus on internal medicine: the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases in adults.

With 11 divisions and over 400 full-time faculty members, we are the largest academic department in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and in the University of Wisconsin system.

Our clinical faculty and staff are affiliated with UW Health, the integrated health system of UW-Madison. They provide adult primary and specialty care in hospitals, clinics and outreach locations throughout Dane County, Wisconsin and the region.

Our researchers conduct laboratory-based biomedical studies to better understand the cellular and molecular underpinnings of disease, carry out clinical studies to yield new tests and therapies and lead health services research to improve the effectiveness of health care systems.

Our faculty lead nationally-recognized, innovative medical education programs for every career stage: undergraduate, medical school, residency, fellowship and continuing medical education.

We are committed to collaboration, professionalism, compassion and innovation—and we invite you to learn more about us.

For more details about our history, culture and activities, read A Field Guide to the Department of Medicine.