Joel Hill

Department of Family Medicine and Community Health


MPAS, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Joel Hill, MPAS, PA-C, is an assistant professor at the UW-Madison Physician Assistant (PA) Program, where he started in 2010. He served in the United States Air Force from 1985 to 2006, where he practiced in family medicine and urgent care from 1996 until his retirement in 2006. From 2006 to 2010 he worked as a PA in general and thoracic surgery in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Hill currently serves as the director of Distance Education for the UW-Madison’s PA Program. Other roles at the PA Program include mentoring distance education students, and coordinating courses and developing curriculum for prevention and pharmacology. He developed the program’s international curricula, managing the international course and facilitating the annual interprofessional service-learning trip to central Belize. He was also selected to coordinate the online “Global Health Field Work Fundamentals: Engagement, Ethics, Policy and Methods” course for the Global Health Institute.

Additionally, Hill is on the advisory board for Wisconsin Without Borders, which recognizes the work of students, faculty, staff and community partners demonstrating excellence in collaboration between the university and local and global communities. He is also a member of the Global Health Interprofessional Education Committee and the School of Medicine and Public Health Student Safety Travel Review Committee. He currently practices primary and urgent care at the Access Community Health-Wingra Family Medicine Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin.