- University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, Illinois - MD
- UW Madison Hospital and Clinics - Residency in Internal Medicine
- UW Madison Hospital and Clinics - Chief Resident
- UW Madison Hospital and Clinics - Fellowship in Rheumatology
Dr. Alan Bridges is a faculty member in the Division of Rheumatology within the Department of Medicine. Dr. Bridges is Senior Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine, Chief of Staff at the Madison VA Hospital, and Director of the Immunology Laboratory at UW Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Bridges is heavily involved in quality improvement and economics of medical practice in the VA while serving on the national Chief of Staff Advisory Group, Health Care Delivery Committee and Subspecialty Care Advisory Committee. He serves as a clinical consultant for rare cases of connective tissue disease and vasculitis. Dr. Bridges is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology.
Dr. Bridges’s administrative position limits his involvement in research to his work in the UW Hospital and Clinics Immunology Laboratory where he is Lab Director. His research has focused on diagnosis of connective tissue diseases, specifically autoantibody testing.