Elizabeth Trowbridge, MD

General Internal Medicine
Clinical Professor
2828 Marshall Ct 100
Madison WI 53705-2276
(608) 265-8118


  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health - MD
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Chief Residency

Professional Activities

Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Trowbridge is the Kenneth D. Skaar, MD, Chair of Primary Care and chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine within the Department of Medicine. Dr. Trowbridge served as Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine from November 2018-February 2020. She is a graduate fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women.

Dr. Trowbridge is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and in 2017 received their Helen Dickie Award for Outstanding Woman Physician. She is a member of the Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Internal Medicine, the Society of Internal General Medicine, and has been named to the Best Doctors in America list and Madison Magazine’s Top Docs list multiple times. Dr. Trowbridge continues to practice general internal medicine at 20 S. Park St. She has previously served on the Meriter Hospital Board of Directors and as senior associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency training program at UWHC.

Dr. Trowbridge has been instrumental in the primary care redesign effort at UW Health and developed an innovative population-based compensation model for primary care. Dr. Trowbridge is the co-director of PATH (Primary Care Academics Transforming Healthcare), a multi-disciplinary writing group of physicians and change leaders at UW Health who write about UW Health system redesign efforts.

Dr. Trowbridge currently serves on the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation Board of Directors, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Authority Board and Executive Committee. She also serves on the Green Bay Packers Board of Directors.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Trowbridge’s clinical interests include preventative medicine, heart disease prevention, and general internal medicine.

Research Interests

View Dr. Elizabeth Trowbridge’s Publications on NCBI My Bibliography

Dr. Trowbridge’s research broadly focuses on quality and innovation projects reflective of her work in leadership and primary care redesign.