The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is interested in a Family Medicine physician to join the UW Health Portage Clinic. This physician faculty will practice full-spectrum family medicine skills and patient care. This position will be involved in teaching of medical students and other learners. This position may involve academic scholarly work.

Job Responsibilities:

Duties will include provision of clinical care of patients, clinical teaching of medical students and other learners, participation in clinical faculty call schedule (phone call only), nursing home visits, departmental meetings, and performing administrative duties as necessary in the position.

This position may also include opportunities to work on collaborative initiatives within UW-SMPH and UW Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship promoting an inclusive environment with other faculty and staff members. The preferred candidate will either have experience teaching and working with a diverse population or will welcome a commitment to teaching and working with a diverse population.

For appointment at Associate Professor or Professor rank on CHS or CT Track, candidates will meet criteria established by the department and as outlined in the School of Medicine and Public Health guidelines for promotion or appointment to Associate or Professor on the CHS or CT Track.

About SMPH and DFMCH:

The successful candidate will join a world-class institution that encourages, values and supports interdisciplinary basic, clinic and population health research, and attracts scholars and students from around the world. Madison is the state’s capitol city with a population of over 270,000, and offers an ideal combination of natural beauty, stimulating cultural events, outstanding schools.

The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (UW DFMCH) is a large, tier-one clinical department in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) that offers outstanding educational and research programs. UW DFMCH has 204 faculty, 211 adjunct faculty, and 170 staff located throughout the state transforming health care for all. There are over 160 residents in our sponsored and academic partner programs, with Madison residency program ranking ninth in the nation for 2023. More than 400 medical students train in the department each year. In fiscal year 2023, our physicians and residents practicing at 17 clinics throughout the state managed over 403,900 patient visits – an integral part of the department’s success that demonstrates its commitment to patient care. Research funding from the NIH and other state, federal and private sources exceeded $6.7 million in fiscal year 2023 and supported major research projects in pain management, opioid prescription guidelines, mobile health for alcohol use disorder treatment, management of sinusitis, and infectious disease surveillance. Learn more about our department’s work by visiting and DFMCH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

Anticipated start date: January 2025 (remains flexible for final candidate)


  • MD/DO or equivalent
  • Wisconsin medical licensure required prior to start date.
  • Certification by or eligible for certification by American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) or American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP).
  • Successful completion of a fully accredited Family Medicine Residency Program.


  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits, including state retirement and state benefits.

Community: Portage, Wisconsin (population 10,200) – Located at the confluence of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers, Portage, Wisconsin, was revered as a pivotal center of fur trading during the early 19th century. This historic “portage,” where traders and travelers transported goods and canoes between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, shaped the city’s early development and cultivated a rich tapestry of commerce and community.

Today, the UW Health Portage Clinic stands as a beacon of healthcare excellence in the heart of the town. Nestled along the scenic Wisconsin River, this clinic offers unparalleled medical services and compassionate care, ensuring residents and visitors alike receive tailored, high-quality healthcare solutions across a spectrum of specialties. In addition to a strong Primary Care group, the clinic also boasts specialty care including Cardiology, Nephrology, Hematology, Rheumatology, Urology, Otolaryngology, Vascular Surgery, Medical Oncology, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Sleep Medicine, Optometry and Allergy

Surrounded by natural splendor, Portage invites outdoor enthusiasts to explore nearby treasures such as Devil’s Lake State Park, renowned for its rugged beauty, hiking trails, and panoramic vistas. Mirror Lake State Park and Rocky Arbor State Park offer tranquil settings for picnicking, wildlife observation, and serene reflection, while Swan Lake provides opportunities for fishing, boating, and waterskiing along with a view of an eagle or an osprey snatching a fish right out of the spot you were just toiling over.

For family-friendly adventures, the vibrant Wisconsin Dells is just a short drive away, boasting world-class water parks and scenic river tours. Portage’s proximity to the University of Wisconsin-Madison enriches the community with cultural events and educational opportunities, creating a dynamic environment for residents and healthcare professionals alike. The easy commute to Madison allows physicians to balance work with recreational activities, from attending Badger sporting events to enjoying local traditions like Friday night fish fry at one of the many nearby vintage Wisconsin supper clubs and restaurants.

Adding to its allure, Portage offers access to the Ice Age Trail, winding through Wisconsin’s glacial landscapes and offering hiking and backpacking adventures amidst stunning geological formations. Whether drawn by its natural wonders, outdoor activities, or UW’s world-class healthcare, Portage beckons visitors to experience its unique blend of charm, natural beauty, and Midwest hospitality.

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For additional information, please contact:
Becky Maedke, Faculty Recruiter
Phone: (608) 890-0401

The UW-Madison is an EO/AA employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Wisconsin caregiver and open records laws apply. A background check will be conducted prior to employment.