University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Jonathan Jaffery, MD, MS

Professor (CHS)


MIDDLETON, WI 53562-5531


  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio – MD
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont – Residency in internal medicine
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont – Fellowship in Nephrology
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin– MS in Population Health
  • Robert wood Johnson Foundation, United States Senate Committee on Finance, Washington, DC – Health Policy Fellowship
  • University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Los Angeles, California – Masters of Medical Management

Professional Activities

Dr. Jonathan Jaffery is a faculty member in the Division of Nephrology within the Department of Medicine. as Chief Population Health Officer at UW Health and President of the UW Health ACO, Dr. Jaffery provides strategic leadership for UW Health's transformation toward population health management. Dr. Jaffery works to ensure UW Health provides access to high quality, affordable care and contributes to the health of the community. From 2008 to 2010, he served as the chief medical officer for the state of Wisconsin's Medicaid program. As a 2010 - 2011 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow, Jaffery worked for the Senate Committee on Finance on a variety of issues relating to delivery system and payment reform, and he continues to focus on this area in his UW Health leadership roles. Since 2018 he has served as a Commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), a nonpartisan agency that provides the U.S. Congress with analysis and policy advice on the Medicare program. A board-certified nephrologist, Dr. Jaffery is member of numerous professional organizations including the American College of Physician Executives and American Society of Nephrology and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Jaffery’s clinical work focuses on the treatment of chronic kidney disease.

Research Interests

View Dr. Jonathan Jaffery's publications on NCBI MyBibliography

Dr. Jaffery’s research focuses on health care policy and delivery methods.