Distinction in clinical care and research
World-class physicians abound
By combining clinical innovations and research with empathetic care, UW Health physicians are on the leading edge of medicine, helping to transform lives while delivering on our vision of remarkable healthcare.
Our physicians have the opportunity to practice in diverse clinic settings. As the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we care for more 700,000 patients a year at seven hospitals and more than 80 clinic locations in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Many of our more than 1,850 UW Health physicians serve as faculty at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, recognized as an international, national and statewide leader in education, research and service. The school is No. 37 among U.S. medical schools, including No. 20 for primary care, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 rankings. Physicians affiliated with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health enjoy a rewarding clinical practice combined with enriching teaching and research opportunities.
UW Health also maintains a strong and active primary care group, providing care through the largest network of affiliated clinics in northern Illinois and in clinics throughout south-central Wisconsin.
Patients and their families are at the center of work and our mission of advancing health without compromise through service, scholarship, science and social responsibility. When you join UW Health, you are becoming part of a long tradition of healthcare excellence that impacts the lives of our patients and our communities.
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From bench to bedside
Members of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health rapidly translate discovery into application and continually foster synergies between clinical care, education, and research. The School of Medicine and Public Health is home to 27 departments — 17 in the clinical sciences and 10 in the basic sciences. Some of the nation’s leading researchers, educators and clinicians serve on the faculty, including several National Medal of Science recipients and National Academy of Science honorees.
The UW School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health embrace diversity, equity and inclusion in the workforce as essential to providing the best care for our patients. We strive to fight racism in all places — not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it helps us better serve patients from all communities.
Home to top-performing hospitals
UW Health is home to top performing hospitals in Wisconsin and Illinois, including University Hospital in Madison, which has been ranked Wisconsin’s No. 1 hospital for 10 straight years by U.S. News & World Report. Our American Family Children’s Hospital is a regional leader in pediatric special care, while in Rockford, our SwedishAmerican Hospital is a leading regional hospital known for high performance in many specialties including cardiology, cancer care and orthopedics.