Christopher Saddler, MD

Infectious Disease
Assistant Professor (CHS)
UW Med Fndtn Centennial Bldg
1685 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53705-2281
(608) 265-9922


  • Wayne State University - MD
  • University of Wisconsin - Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin - Fellowship in Infectious Disease

Professional Activities

Dr. Christopher Saddler is a faculty member in the Division of Infectious Disease. He serves on the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committees of UW Health and the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. He has presented on prevention of Clostridium difficile infection to national audiences, among other topics in infection control, and teaches UW School of Medicine and Public Health students and Infectious Disease fellows about topics including tuberculosis, antimicrobials, opportunistic infections, and immunization. Dr. Saddler is a member of the medical honorary society Alpha Omega Alpha. He is also a member of professional societies including the Infectious Disease Society of America, Wisconsin State Medical Association, and American College of Physicians.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Saddler's clinical interests include transplant infectious disease, Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections, fungal infections, norovirus infection in immunocompromised individuals, infections of ventricular assist devices, optimizing the clinical management of urinary tract infections, and general infectious disease.

Dr. Saddler conducts quality improvement (QI) projects through UW Health and the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. These include development of a Urinary Tract Infection Antimicrobial Decision support tool for the Madison VA hospital, authoring guidelines for Meropenem restriction criteria for the VA Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, a QI project for standardizing evaluation and treatment of orthopedic infections, and a VA Educational Innovations Project entitled "Compliance with Sterile Stethoscopes in Clostridium difficile Contact Precautions."