Ann Sheehy, MD, MS

Hospital Medicine
Health Sciences Learning Cnt
750 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53705-2221
(608) 262-2434

Follow Dr. Sheehy:

X icon


  • Mayo Medical School - MD
  • Johns Hopkins University Department of Medicine - Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Mayo Graduate School of Medicine - MS in Clinical Research

Professional Activities

Ann Sheehy is a faculty member in the Division of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine where she served as division chief of Hospital Medicine from 2010 to 2023. In 2023, she assumed the role of president, UW Health ACO, and senior medical director of population health, UW Health. She has served in a variety of other leadership roles, including president of the University of Wisconsin (UW) Hospital and Clinics Medical Board, chair of the Agrace Hospice Board, and chair of the Society of Hospital Medicine Public Policy Committee. She currently serves as chair of the UW Athletic Board and as UW Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) to the Big Ten and NCAA.

Dr. Sheehy has received several leadership and service awards, including the American College of Physicians (ACP) National Top 10 Hospitalist Award, the Society of Hospital Medicine Award for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine Award, and the UW Health Physician Excellence Leadership Award. She is a recipient of the Department of Medicine Grossman Professionalism Award and is a two-time recipient of the Evans-Glassroth Department of Medicine Inpatient Teacher of the Year Award. In 2023, she was inducted as faculty member into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and was elected to the Society of Hospital Medicine Board of Directors.

Due to her perspective as a clinician and a researcher, Dr. Sheehy has provided testimony in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on short-stay hospitalization issues in the Medicare program. Most recently, she served as pro bono expert witness for the plaintiffs in Alexander v. Azar, a federal case advocating for Medicare beneficiary rights to appeal when hospitalized in outpatient (observation) status. In 2021-22, Dr. Sheehy was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Health Policy Fellow in Washington DC, working in the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Dr. Sheehy also serves as Associate Director for Health Policy Research in the University of Wisconsin Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR).

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Sheehy’s clinical interests include general internal medicine.

Research Interests

Dr. Sheehy conducts Medicare health policy research with a particular focus on how policies impact the most disadvantaged Medicare beneficiaries, in addition to research on short-stay hospitalizations and outpatient observation hospital care.