Emily Ruedinger, MD

  • Teenage and Young Adult Medicine
Emily Ruedinger, MD


Emily Ruedinger, MD, is a UW Health pediatrician and an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She works with teenagers and young adults and has special interest in adolescent development, eating disorders, mental health and non-surgical reproductive health.

Dr. Ruedinger’s definition of wellness includes physical, emotional, academic and social well being. While providing care, she looks at the unique social situations of each patient. Everything — from personality, temperament, family dynamics and the growing autonomy of young people — influences what kind of care is needed. She partners with patients and families to create plans that are not only evidence-based, but also achievable within their personal situations.

Dr. Ruedinger is committed to advancing health equity through provider education. She creates a curriculum designed to educate health care professionals about health equity and social justice and uses this curriculum in her role as an associate program director for the pediatric residency program within the Department of Pediatrics.

Outside of work, Dr. Ruedinger enjoys gardening, cooking, baking and hiking with her family.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Medical School
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA