Mary Westergaard, MD

  • Emergency Medicine


As a physician specially trained in emergency medicine, Mary Westergaard, MD leads a team of expert health care clinicians who treat people with illnesses or injuries that could be life-threatening or pose an immediate risk to their health and well-being. Injury or illness can be caused by disease, infection, stroke, heart attack, or bodily trauma, and may include symptoms such as fevers, vomiting, bleeding, shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness and pain. She speaks with patients, obtains lab tests and imaging, such as X-rays to diagnose the injury or illness and provides necessary treatment.  

Whether it is a life-threatening event, such as a heart attack, or a condition needing rapid treatment, such as pneumonia, Dr. Westergaard attentively and compassionately listens to all patients to understand their health care needs and provide the most advanced medical care available. 

Dr. Westergaard serves as vice chair of education in the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In addition to her focus on graduate medical education, her professional interests include the role of women in medicine; diversity, equity and inclusion; academic promotions; and physician mentorship. 

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Emergency Medicine
Medical School
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO