University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Michael Kessler, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor


MADISON, WI 53792-0001


  • UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI - MD
  • UW Hospital and Clinics - Residency in Internal Medicine
  • UW Hospital and Clinics - Fellowship in Infectious Diseases

Professional Activities

Dr. Michael Kessler is a faculty member in the Division of Infectious Disease within the Department of Medicine. He works with medical students and residents at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and with fellows in the Infectious Disease Fellowship Program. He is engaged in infection control activities as a member of the UW Health Infection Control Committee and Water Management Subcommittee, and has played major roles in outbreak investigations. He is also involved in the antimicrobial stewardship committee. Dr. Kessler has presented multiple posters at Infectious Disease (ID) Week where he received an ID Week Trainee Travel Grant. He has published case reports in Journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and Transplant Infectious Diseases. Dr. Kessler was awarded membership to the Gold Humanism Honor Society. 

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Kessler's clinical interests include clinical infectious disease, epidemiology and outbreak investigation, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship.

Research Interests

Dr. Kessler's research interests include outbreak investigation and epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship measures.