University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Dawd Siraj, MD, MPH & TM



MADISON, WI 53705-2281


  • Jimma Institute of Health Sciences, Jimma, Ethiopia - MD
  • St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York - Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Tulane University - Fellowship in Infectious Diseases
  • Tulane University - Master of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Professional Activities

Dr. Dawd Siraj is a faculty member in the Division of Infectious Disease. He is the Director of the UW Health Travel Clinic and serves as Associate Program Director for the Infectious Disease Fellowship Program. Dr. Siraj completed his fellowship training in Infectious Diseases as well as a Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine in 2002 at Tulane University of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Siraj provides clinical training in long-term HIV care to fellows in Infectious Disease at UW-Madison. He also runs an HIV Inmate Clinic. Honors awarded to Dr. Siraj include being named as a Regional Top Doctor by Castle Connolly and US News and World Report while practicing in North Carolina prior to joining the faculty at UW-Madison. He has also received a Best Exemplary Alumni Award from Jimma University and a Certificate of Recognition in 2009, 2010, and 2013 from the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia for his voluntary service to the people of Ethiopia. Currently, he serves as an advisor on COVID-19 preparedness and response to her excellency Dr. Lia Tadesse, the Minister of Health of Ethiopia.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Siraj's clinical interests include HIV/AIDS, international travel, global health and medical care in resource-limited countries.

Research Interests

Dr. Siraj’s research focuses on both HIV and Global Health. He currently collaborates with several universities in Ethiopia on Global Health topics.