Virginia Medinilla, MD

  • Psychiatry
Virginia Medinilla, MD


Virginia Medinilla, MD, is a UW Health psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders. She’s also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Medinilla provides mental health services for patients 16 and older. She diagnoses and treats a wide range of conditions, including mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, personality disorders and trauma-related disorders, as well as substance use and other addictive disorders. Dr. Medinilla has special training that allows her to treat co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders in an integrated, holistic way.

An experienced provider, Dr. Medinilla recognizes the devastating effects that addictions can have on individuals and their communities. She enjoys meeting people wherever they are in their recovery journey in order to provide compassionate and individualized care. She considers it a privilege to work with individuals who find themselves in very vulnerable and difficult times, and strives to create a safe, welcoming space for them to heal.

Outside of work, Dr. Medinilla enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially out in nature.

I believe healing comes from within. My hope for my patients is that they feel empowered to listen to themselves and trust their inner wisdom

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Psychiatry
Medical School
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • LSU-Oschner Adult Psychiatry Residency Program, New Orleans, LA