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Joan Addington-white

Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin
United States of America

Joan Addington-white


Dr. Addington-White is a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine. She serves as the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Primary Care Track Residency and Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Categorical Residency Program. She is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and a Fellow in the American College of Physicians (ACP). Honors awarded to Dr. Addington-White include the Graham-Meyer Teaching Award for excellence in the education of residents in the ambulatory setting, the Department of Medicine Internist’s Internist Award for clinical excellence, the Service to Profession Award by Madison Magazine, the UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award, the Helen Dickie Award for Outstanding Woman Physician from the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the Department of Medicine Housestaff Outpatient Teaching Award. Dr. Addington-White developed and launched the University of Wisconsin Primary Care Track for residents desiring an emphasis in ambulatory medicine. She serves regularly as a lecturer on ‘Unanticipated Outcomes’ and ‘Medical Improv’ for medical students, leads a weekly Morning Report conference, and is a coach for WeTalk (a training workshop for physicians on empathic communication). Additionally, Dr. Addington-White sits on the Department of Medicine Education Committee, GIM Administrative Leaders Committee, UW Health Physician Coaches Group, and University of Wisconsin Medical Board.

Research Interest

Dr. Addington-White’s clinical practice interests include caring for the underserved, complex medical issues, HIV, and training the next generation of physicians.

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