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Joseph McMahon, MD

  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Joseph McMahon, MD


Joseph McMahon, MD, is a pulmonologist and critical care medicine doctor at UW Health. Dr. McMahon cares for adults with various lung disorders, breathing problems and sleep disorders.

Dr. McMahon sees patients who experience shortness of breath or coughing and patients with abnormal chest X-rays or CT scans. He diagnoses and treats lung disorders such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Dr. McMahon takes time to listen to his patients’ concerns and review related information from their referring providers. He works with patients to put together a personalized treatment plan, adjusting as needed to progress them toward their health care goals.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. McMahon is a clinical professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

The most rewarding part about taking care of patients is seeing them begin to feel better.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
Medical School
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Polysomnography
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Stress Test
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep disordered breathing
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheostomy