Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Michael Wilhelm, MD

  • Pediatric Critical Care


Dr. Wilhelm came to Madison after serving as attending physician for four years in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Columbia. His clinical interests include the peri-operative care of congenital heart disease, the interaction between the heart and lungs in critically-ill patients and inflammatory and infectious diseases of the heart. Dr Wilhelm is board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric critical care.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    Medical School
    • State University of New York, Brooklyn, NY
    • New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
    • Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

    Research and publications

    Dr. Wilhelm's laboratory investigates the mechanisms by which cells in the brain communicate to contribute to learning and memory in the developing brain. This work aims to improve how we protect the most immature brains when they are subjected to inherited or acquired diseases. Dr. Wilhelm is investigating the signals nerve cells use to strengthen or weaken their connections in response to inputs from other cells. He is also investigating the ways by which nerve cells and heart cells die in response to the stresses involved in critical illness. All this work is focused on improving the outcomes of our smallest critically-ill patients