Janis Tupesis


Advisor and chair of international advisory group

Dr. Tupesis completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and was subsequently appointed as the Associate Residency Program Director, a position he held until joining the faculty at Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health. During his time there, his research interests focused on the intersection of postgraduate medical education and global health. He served as the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Residency Program Director until 2014, overseeing the program’s initial accreditation and expansion to its current form. He is involved in projects involving establishing graduate medical education programs in resource limited settings in both Liberia, Ethiopia and South Africa – partnering with multiple other academic institutions.

He currently serves as the chairperson of UW Health’s Graduate Medical Education Global Health Committee and is one of the Associate Directors of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Global Health Institute. He serves on multiple international global health education committees, including the International Federation of Emergency Medicine, African Federation of Emergency Medicine, Global Emergency Medicine Academy and the American College of Emergency Medicine. He has ongoing projects that focus on the intersection of education, health systems and technology, partnering with The Open Medicine Project South Africa and EM Guidance in Cape Town, South Africa. Since 2015, he has been working as a volunteer technical consultant at the Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care Programme within the Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention at the World Health Organization. Dr. Tupesis’ outside interests include travel, adventure medicine and mountaineering, UW athletics, and spending time with his wife and children!