Aurora Pop-Vicas, MD, MPH

Infectious Disease
Associate Professor (CHS)
UW Med Fndtn Centennial Bldg
1685 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53705-2281
(608) 263-1545


  • Emory University - MD
  • Emory University - MPH
  • Emory University - Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Centers - Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
  • Harvard University - Research Fellowship, T32 Translation Research in Aging Program

Professional Activities

Dr. Aurora Pop-Vicas is a faculty member in the Division of Infectious Disease. She completed her medical school and internal medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and her fellowship training in Clinical Infectious Disease and Gerontology Research at Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, in Boston, Massachusetts. Previously, she was a faculty member at Brown Univesrity and a staff physician at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Pop-Vicas enjoys working with medical students at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and fellows in the Infectious Disease Fellowship Program. She is a member of the UW Health Infection Control Committee and the UW Surgical Site Infection Prevention Steering Committee. Honors awarded to Dr. Pop-Vicas include a Teaching Achievement Award and the Arthur M. Phillips Mentorship Award for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, and the Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award at Brown University.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Pop-Vicas' clinical interests include infectious disease, epidemiology, infection control of multi-drug resistant pathogens in healthcare settings, and antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance.

Research Interests

Dr. Pop-Vicas' research interests focus on hospital epidemiology, particularly regarding the prevention of health care-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance in vulnerable populations, such as older adults.