James Conway, MD

Associate Director for Health Sciences

James H. Conway, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric infectious disease specialist who works both domestically and globally with programs designed to improve the lives of children. His projects largely involve training local professionals in the recognition and treatment infectious conditions, and improving systems for prevention particularly through strengthening immunization programs. He has been involved with long term field programs in Thailand, Kenya and Ethiopia. He also works with UW health science leaders to develop programs and partnerships for clinical education and outreach around the world.

He directs the Extramural Clerkship in International Health for medical students (Senior Medicine 882-937), overseeing worldwide placement and providing academic preparation and orientation. He co-directs Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Global Health & Disease (PHS 810-644), and has been a collaborator in designing and leading the associated Thailand field experience summer course since 2006. He serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Graduate/Capstone Certificate in Global Health, and is a member of the MPH Program faculty.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, serving in the Sections on Infectious Diseases and International Child Health, and received an AAP Special Achievement Award in 2009 for his immunization projects. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin AAP where he serves as Chair of the Committee on Immunizations and Infectious Diseases, and represents the WI-AAP on the Wisconsin Council on Immunization Practice.

Prior to joining the faculty in Madison, he served on the faculty at the Indiana University School of Medicine from 1997-2005, where he founded the International Adoption Clinic and served as Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program. A native of Buffalo NY, Dr. Conway attended Cornell University undergraduate and medical school, completed a Pediatrics Residency at Northwestern-Children’s Memorial Hospital, and a Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Colorado-Children’s Hospital in Denver.