Janis Tupesis, M.D., completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and was subsequently appointed as the Associate Residency Program Director, a position he held until joining the faculty at Emergency Medicine at UW-Madison’s School of Medicine & Public Health. During his time there, his research interests focused on the intersection of post graduate medical 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 until 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 LiberiaEthiopia and South Africa partnering with multiple other academic institutions. He serves as the chairperson of UW Health’s Graduate Medical Education Global Health Committee and is the institution’s Graduate Medical Education liaison to the UW-Madison’s Global Health Institute.  He serves on multiple international global health education committees, including the International Federation of Emergency Medicine, African Federation of Emergency Medicine among others.  He currently has ongoing projects that focus on the intersection of education, health systems and technology, partnering with The Open Medicine Project South Africa and EM Guidance in Cape Town, South Africa.  Since 2015, he has been working as a volunteer technical consultant at the Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care Programme within the Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention at the World Health Organization.  Tupesis’ outside interests include travel, adventure medicine and mountaineering, UW athletics, and raising his two children.

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