Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Christopher J. Crnich, MD

  • Infectious Diseases
Christopher J. Crnich, MD


Dr. Crnich has a general research interest in healthcare-associated infections among vulnerable elderly patients with a specific focus on antibiotic-resistance in long-term care facilities.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Internal Medicine
    Medical School
    • Rush University Medical College, Chicago, IL
    • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
    • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI

    Research and publications

    Dr. Crnich’s research has utilized data collected from a prospective cohort study to better understand the transmission dynamics of methicillin-resistant _Staphylococcus aureus_ (MRSA) and fluoroquinolone-resistant _Escherichia coli_ in Wisconsin nursing homes, elucidate the factors associated with acquisition of these pathogens, and begin to explore the role that different antibiotic classes play in this process.