Meet Our Nursing Leaders: Tracey Abitz, MS, RN

Tracey AblitzClinical Director of Surgical and Psychiatric Nursing
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Why do you enjoy working for UW Hospital and Clinics?

"I enjoy working for UW Hospital and Clinics because here, I have a practice. Having been here for many years I have seen many positive changes. I thoroughly enjoy being a partner in helping to move UW Hospital and Clinics, the department of nursing and, ultimately, our patient care and outcomes continually forward.


"It is a pleasure to work with supportive and visionary leaders who challenge us to continually raise the bar in the care we deliver to patients - a population we are so privileged to serve. We have many dedicated nursing staff who are highly committed to providing quality patient care and making a difference in patients' lives. I have the opportunity to see this commitment and excellence in action, every day. I have always felt, and still feel, that UW Hospital and Clinics is the place to be: an academic medical center that continually offers innovation, excitement, and challenge."


  • Associate of Science, University of Wisconsin-Marathon Center
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Areas of responsibility

  • Inpatient Surgical Units:
    • Neurosciences general care
    • Neurosciences ICU
    • Burn Unit
    • General Surgery and Trauma
    • Surgical Specialties
    • Orthopedics
    • Transplant
  • Inpatient Psychiatry