University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Craig January, MD, PHD



MADISON, WI 53711-2051

(608) 263-0836


  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa – MD
  • University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois – Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Chicago Medical Center – Fellowship in Cardiology
  • University of Iowa – PhD in Physiology and Biophysics

Professional Activities

Dr. January is a faculty member in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine within the Department of Medicine. He is also the director of the division’s UW Heart Station. Dr. January is a member of several professional societies, including as a fellow with the American College of Cardiology. He has served extensively on peer-review panels including National Institutes of Health Cardiovascular Study Sections, National American Heart Association review sections, and VA merit review panels.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. January’s clinical interests include cardiovascular medicine, cardiac arrest prevention, and inherited arrhythmias. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease.

Research Interests

Dr. January’s research focuses on understanding basic mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias, and he has worked extensively in drug-induced and inherited arrhythmia mechanisms. His laboratory has been instrumental in defining how mutations in cardiac ion channel genes, including the HERG potassium channel gene, lead to the congenital long QT syndrome, and on potential new therapies for this disease.