Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH

General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor (CHS)
UW Health West Clinic
451 Junction Rd 2172
Madison WI 53717-2656
(608) 263-8219


  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University - MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health - MPH in Clinical Effectiveness
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital-Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates - Residency in Internal Medicine and Primary Care
  • Harvard Medical School - Fellowship in General Medicine and Faculty Development

Professional Activities

Dr. Mariah Quinn is a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine. She serves as Director of the Empathy Course and is the Chief Wellness Officer for UW Health. Her areas of expertise include physician well-being, medical education and humanism in medicine. Previously, she served as Physician Chief of the Complex Chronic care Program at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She is a member of the American College of Physicians. She represents UW Health in the Healthcare Professionals Wellbeing Academic Consortium (PWAC) and serves on their scientific board. She serves on the volunteer board for the Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine. Honors and awards presented to Dr. Quinn include induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honorary society, the Paul Sherlock Prize in Internal Medicine for Integrity and Compassion in the care of patients at Cornell University, the Joan Severino Parisi Faculty Prize in Internal Medicine for scholastic achievement in Internal Medicine at Cornell University, the Tufts University Medical School Teaching Award, the Physician’s Physician Award awarded by the Department of Medicine Internal Medicine Residents Class of 2015, the Graham-Meyer Teaching Award for excellence in ambulatory teaching, and induction into Fellowship in the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Quinn has co-created and co-taught a course on empathy for Internal Medicine residents that relies upon evidence review and review of humanities-informed techniques including improvisational theater, art observation, and stress modulation and self-care skills including meditation, mindfulness, and breath/movement awareness. She has also served as a coach for WeTalk (a simulation-based training workshop for providers that focuses on development of empathic communication skills) and as leader and co-developer of an elective course for third-year residents that uses observation and reflection on art and guided relaxation exercises to consider the transition from residency to fellowship or faculty roles. Additional past courses taught or led by Dr. Quinn include Communication and Humanistic Medicine, Caring for Dying Patients and Self-Care, Advanced Medical Interviewing, and Mental Health and Wellness. She serves as a preceptor for UW School of Medicine and Public Health medical students in continuity clinics.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Quinn's clinical interests include internal medicine.

Research Interests

Research led by Dr. Quinn include studies to evaluate medical education curricula on empathy and well-being among internal medicine residents, collaborative study of humanistic teaching and role modeling, and the use of art and reflection in fostering humanism in medicine. She is actively involved in an assessment of Workforce Well-being in Wisconsin, as well in several research studies evaluating of drivers of burnout and professional fulfullment among healthcare providers.