Janis P. Tupesis



Departments & Organizations

Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health

Geographic Focus

Ethiopia, Liberia

Research Focus

Educational Curricula Development


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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!