University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Dawd Siraj, MD, MPHTM

Professor (CHS)


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 and serves as the department's vice-chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He is director of the UW Health Travel Clinic and director of the Global Health Pathway Program. Outside of the university, Dr. Siraj is the vice-chair of the Infectious Disease Society of America's (IDSA) Global Health Committee. He also serves as a member of the IDSA exam writers committee and member of the educational committee for ISTM. Dr. Siraj provides clinical training in HIV care, hepatitis and tropical medicine to fellows in Infectious Disease at UW-Madison. He also runs an HIV Inmate Clinic. In 2020, he received a Department of Medicine Chair Commendation in recognition and appreciation of his leadership in the development of the Global Health Pathway. Other 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. He has served as COVID-19 advisor to the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia and to Tigray Regional Government.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Siraj's clinical interests include HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C care, tropical medicine, global health and medical care in resource-limited countries.

Research Interests

View Dr. Dawd Siraj's publications on NCBI MyBibliography

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