University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

INFECTIOUS DISEASE Faculty

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSP
2500 OVERLOOK TER
MADISON, WI 53705-2254

(608) 263-1545

EDUCATION 

  • Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois – MD 
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics – Residency in Internal Medicine 
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics – Fellowship in Infectious Disease  
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health – MS and PhD in Population Health Sciences 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES 

Dr. Chris Crnich is a faculty member in the Division of Infectious Disease within the Department of Medicine. He is also the chief of medicine and the hospital epidemiologist at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, and the assistant director of infection control at UW Hospital and Clinics. He chairs the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s Long-Term Care Special Interest group, and its Nursing Home Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit Development Taskforce (carried out in partnership with the American Medical Directors Association). 

CLINICAL SPECIALTIES 

Dr. Crnich specializes in the prevention and management of infectious diseases. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS 

View Dr. Christopher Crnich’s publications on NCBI MyBibliography  

Dr. Crnich has research interests in healthcare-associated infections among vulnerable elderly patients, with specific focuses on improving antibiotic use in skilled nursing facilities and developing and implementing effective interventions to reduce the cross-transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria between nursing home residents.