University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Distinctive Clinical Programs of the Division of Hospital Medicine

Clinical Excellence and Recognized Leadership

Recognized Multidisciplinary Expertise

Our division, which includes faculty trained in medicine-pediatrics and family medicine, has expanded fourfold since 2010. As “expert generalists,” physicians from all over the region contact us to determine appropriate next steps for patients who may need inpatient care.

Hospital medicine physicians in a patient room

Comprehensive Admission, Attending and Procedure Services

With strong clinical support from advance practice providers, we oversee admissions for most medical subspecialties, lead a 24/7 acute care hospital medicine service and general medicine consult service, and attend on the flagship teaching service for medical students and internal medicine residents. Through our procedure service, we provide ultrasound-guided thoracentesis, paracentesis and lumbar punctures right at the bedside.

Dr. Scott Wilson and Casey Ray, NP

Leadership During COVID-19 and Beyond

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we led surge plan efforts in close collaboration with the critical care team and UW Health leadership, ultimately establishing eight new hospitalist services to meet demand. Our faculty also play key hospital administration roles, serving as the medical value director, advisors for utilization review, and the associate chief medical information officer.

Hospital medicine physicians during COVID-19

A New Role in Clinical Research

Our faculty recently led participation in a COVID-19–related clinical trial. Building on that success, we are now forming a clinical trials group to help increase patient participation in clinical trials.

Dr. Sean O'Neill during a meeting