Jennifer Weiss, MD, MS

Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Associate Professor
UW Med Fndtn Centennial Bldg
1685 Highland Ave 4230
Madison WI 53705-2281
(608) 263-1995


  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York– MD
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health – MS in Population Health Sciences
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics – Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics – Chief Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics – Clinical Fellowship, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health – Postdoctoral Fellowship, Health Services Research and Healthcare Quality Improvement

Professional Activities

Dr. Jennifer Weiss is a faculty member of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology within the Department of Medicine. She is a member of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center and the medical director of the UW Health Gastroenterology Genetics Clinic. She has received a UW Health Fast Tracker Award and a UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award. Regionally, Dr. Weiss has served as a physician lead for the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening Improvement Team. On a national level, Dr. Weiss serves as the UW Health liaison to the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and is the Vice-Chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Genetic/Familial High-Risk Assessment: Colorectal Guidelines Panel.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Weiss’s clinical specialties include hereditary types of colon, pancreas, esophageal and stomach cancers, including Lynch Syndrome, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome and Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome.

Research Interests

View Dr. Jennifer Weiss’s publications on NCBI My Bibliography

Dr. Weiss has research interests in colorectal cancer screening for average-risk and high-risk populations. She has surveyed UW Health primary care providers to further understand potential sources of variation in colorectal cancer screening rates and worked with the UW Health Colon Cancer Prevention Initiative to use this information to inform the development and implementation of system-wide colorectal cancer screening interventions across UW Health. She is interested in tailoring future interventions to primary care providers in order to increase the impact and sustainability of current colorectal cancer screening interventions and expanding this research to improve colorectal cancer screening in rural communities. Her research has been funded by the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the American Cancer Society, and the National Cancer Institute.