The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is led by Robert N. Golden, MD, who has served as dean since 2006.

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Robert Golden

In addition to serving as dean of the School of Medicine and Public Health, Golden is the Robert Turell Professor in Medical Leadership and vice chancellor for medical affairs at UW-Madison, and chair of the board of UW Health.

Golden and a seasoned team of administrative associate deans, guided by a strategic plan, are responsible for implementing the school's mission, vision and values.

The team has overseen the transformation of the school into the first integrated school of medicine and public health in the nation. The principles of health promotion and disease prevention, with a focus on addressing health disparities and advancing health equity, are woven into all of the school’s missions, along with the advancement of more effective approaches to diagnosing and treating illness in patients and populations.

Senior associate deans

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Associate deans - statewide academic campus