Samantha Pabich, MD, MPH

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Assistant Professor (CHS)
UW Health West Clinic
451 Junction Rd
Madison WI 53717-2656


  • University of Illinois, Champaign, IL – MD
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI – Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin – Fellowship in Endocrinology
  • University of Wisconsin – MPH

Professional Activities

Dr. Pabich is a faculty member is the Division of Endocrinology within the Department of Medicine. Recognizing that historically, there has been limited education on obesity management for medical students, residents, and fellows, Dr. Pabich works with trainees at all three levels, lecturing on obesity and directly teaching about its management. She additionally has provided learning materials on obesity for The Endocrine Society. She acts a reviewer for several academic journals on diabetes and obesity, and advocates for change in coverage policies by insurance companies and state government related to diabetes and obesity.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Pabich practices general endocrinology, and enjoys working with patients to manage diabetes, osteoporosis, hyperthyroidism, pituitary disease, PCOS, gonadal dysfunction and adrenal dysfunction. She additionally has a niche interest in obesity management, evaluating patients for pathologic causes of excess body weight, and helping them use evidence-based strategies to reduce their body weight. She is spearheading development of a multi-disciplinary obesity clinic at UW.

Research Interests

View Dr. Samantha Pabich’s publications on NCBI MyBibliography.

Dr Pabich’s research focuses on obesity and diabetes. With regard to obesity, she is involved in projects to assess the efficacy of weight loss strategies, particularly psychological motivators, low-carbohydrate dietary interventions, and effective pharmaceuticals. With regard to diabetes, she is interested in factors which affect patient adherence to a therapeutic strategy, and dietary control of diabetes.