About us: Provider definitions

When you view our clinician profile pages, you may wonder why our clinicians are identified in three different categories. Learn what those groups mean.

Clinician designations

What the different terms mean

UW Health is the integrated health system affiliated with the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In some service areas, UW Health also develops strong partnerships with independent providers who provide care at UW Health locations. Through all of our clinicians you can expect the same remarkable care.

What it means to be an academic medical center

Academic medical centers are home to physicians and researchers who are on the leading edge of their fields. They're not just caring for patients, they're creating the therapies and treatments that set the standard for care.

Learn what it means