University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

About the Department of Medicine

For those who want to change the world of medicine, the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine is the best place to learn, teach, discover, and work.

Together, we elevate everyone through individualized training, meaningful mentorship, and opportunities to innovate with the best minds at our university and across the nation.

Fueled by an ethos of excellence, a passion for health equity and an unwavering commitment to the Wisconsin Idea, together we propel today’s trailblazers forward to create a healthier future for all.

With 11 divisions and over 1200 faculty and staff, we are the largest academic department at the University of Wisconsin.

View a PDF guide to our department.

Dawd Siraj


Residency. Home to the UW Internal Medicine Residency Program, we boast outstanding fellowship matches, job placement and boards pass rates.

Fellowship. The Department of Medicine offers 22 fellowship programs. As of FY20, our fellowship programs have a three-year 99 percent board exam pass rate.

Mentorship. Many faculty members serve as research mentors and provide classroom and clinical instruction for undergraduate, graduate school and medical school students.

Andy Coyle teaching residents


From labs, to clinics and hospitals, the Department of Medicine prioritizes innovation and equity in pursuit of discoveries that will impact communities in Wisconsin and beyond.

  • 283 studies currently underway
  • 637 published papers in 2020
  • $122.6 million in extramural grant awards in FY21
  • 25th in the nation for NIH funding awards to departments of internal medicine
Roz Anderson in her lab

Clinical Care

Together, with our partners, we provide patient-centered care that raises the standard of care in our communities and provides health and equity for all. 

  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals ranked #1 in Wisconsin for 10 years in a row
  • 2 subspecialties of the Department of Medicine are nationally ranked in 2021:
    • #34 in Geriatrics
    • #46 in Gastroenterology and GI surgery
Sandesh Parajuli in clinic