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
  • Department of Medicine

Practice locations

  • University HospitalInfectious Disease Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-0946
    • Closed now
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Education & credentials

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