Welcome from the APP Director

Thank you for your interest in UW Health. We are proud to employ over 730 advanced practice providers (APPs) – nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified anesthesiologist assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists and certified nurse midwives – at our health care institution. We’ve been ranked the #1 hospital in Wisconsin for 11 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report and have had multiple medical and surgical specialties ranked among the best in the nation over the years. Our practice spans Dane County and the surrounding regions to include primary care and specialty ambulatory practices as well as inpatient services provided at University Hospital, Carbone Cancer Center, American Family Children’s Hospital, East Madison, surrounding hospitals and Northern Illinois. Our Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) participate in advancing our mission by serving an essential role in providing exceptional care for our patients, teaching the next generation of learners, and promoting health in our communities.

As the Director of APPs and a Physician Assistant myself, it is my goal and vision to always push to improve the relationships of our APPs with our patients, our physician colleagues, and our organization. We do this by continually pushing for our APPs to work at the top of their scope, to have opportunities for growth, and to be compensated fairly for their work. I want our APPs to love coming to work, to enjoy what they do and to feel fulfilled in giving excellent patient care. We have a team of APP managers, supervisors and leads that work to continually improve how we work as APPs. All APPs at UW report to another APP.

Beginning a new position is always a significant transition full of new challenges and opportunities. You have made an excellent choice to visit our site and explore what UW Health APPs experience as part of a collaborative health care team. We are excited that you are interested in joining our team!


Kate McComb PA–C