Christopher Crnich, MD

  • Infectious Diseases
Christopher Crnich, MD


Christopher Crnich, MD, is a UW Health infectious disease doctor. He’s also a professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.   

Dr. Crnich diagnoses and treats patients with complex infections. He also collaborates with other doctors to determine whether an infection is present in patients who have unexplained symptoms.   

Dr. Crnich listens carefully to understand his patient’s experience and unique circumstances. He then educates them about their condition and treatment options. Dr. Crnich works together with patients and families to design a care plan that best fits their needs and values. 

As a member of the UW Health team for over 20 years, Dr. Crnich values that UW Health offers access to world-class care and collaboration with experts across all fields. 

Dr. Crnich conducts research focused on preventing transmission of infections and the spread of antibiotic resistance among elderly patients living in long-term care facilities.  

Outside of work, Dr. Crnich enjoys traveling abroad, especially to London. He also bikes and participates in triathlons.

I’m committed to providing accurate diagnoses so that patients get the help they need.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

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