Cynthia Anderson


M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Departments & Organizations

Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine and Public Health;
UW Population Health Institute;
St. Paul Millennium College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


(608) 287-5898

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Cynthia Anderson, M.D., attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where she was named “Outstanding Ob-Gyn Resident” in 2005. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and also holds a certification in neonatal resuscitation from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Anderson is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, the Obesity Society, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Locally, she serves as an Academic Partner to the YMCA of Dance County, a member of the Alliance for a Healthy South Madison, co-chair for the Prenatal to One Working Group and an expert review panel member with the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care.

Areas of particular clinical interest to Anderson include abnormal uterine bleeding, postmenopausal bleeding and diagnosis and management of precancerous cervical lesions. Her research interests include maternal weight and wellness, with a special focus on under-served populations affected by disparities in birth outcomes, and evidence-based prenatal care, including preconception planning, breastfeeding promotion and birth spacing. She is helping to develop a community-academic partnership with the YMCA of Dane County aimed at promoting healthy weight before, during and after pregnancy for women in the South Madison Redevelopment District.

As medical director of the Arboretum Ob-Gyn clinic, Anderson trains residents and medical students in ambulatory women’s healthcare with a focus on consulting skills and under-served populations. In addition to her role as assistant professor in the Department of Ob-Gyn, she is an affiliate of the UW Population Health Institute and served as a visiting faculty member at the St. Paul Millennium College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, teaching simulation in abdominal hysterectomy, communication in medicine, clinical skills and reproductive health.

Janis P. Tupesis



Departments & Organizations

Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health

Geographic Focus

Ethiopia, Liberia

Research Focus

Educational Curricula Development


(608) 265-5806

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Janis Tupesis, M.D., joined the faculty of Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health in October, 2009. After finishing residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, he was appointed as the Associate Residency Program Director, a position he held until joining faculty at UW.  During his time there, his research interests focused on the intersection of resident education and global health.

Tupesis’ primary interest lies in the development of new and innovative educational curricula and learner evaluation methodology. He served as the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Residency Program Director from 2009-2014, overseeing the program’s initial accreditation and expansion to its current form. Currently, he is involved in projects involving establishing graduate medical education programs in resource limited settings in both Liberia and Ethiopia, partnering with multiple other academic institutions.

He serves as the Director of Global Health Programs within the Department of Emergency Medicine, is the Chairperson of the UW Graduate Medical Education’s Global Health Task Force and is a member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Global Health Institute’s Advisory Group. Tupesis’ outside interests include international travel, adventure medicine and mountaineering, UW athletics and raising his two small children!