Long-serving UW-Health Physician Dr. Chris Green brings broad experience to advocacy position

With the recent retirement of Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mark Kaufman, the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) has tapped UW-Health’s Dr. Chris Green to serve as the organization’s top physician leader to provide expert guidance and perspective on issues affecting hospitals and health systems in Wisconsin.

A pediatric pulmonologist, Dr. Green has been a practicing physician with the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1983. In addition to a long career in patient care and clinical leadership, Dr. Green has for more than 20 years served in key executive leadership roles in the university’s health system, including vice chair and interim chair of Department of Pediatrics, medical director for American Family Children’s Hospital and, most recently, senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer of UW Hospital and Clinics.

“Dr. Green will be a great addition to the WHA team,” said WHA president and CEO Eric Borgerding. “We look forward to his leadership as Wisconsin hospitals and health systems respond to and work toward overcoming the long-term challenges posed by COVID-19.”

“I look forward to working with the excellent staff at WHA,” said Dr. Green. “The focus of our work will be to support physicians and hospitals around Wisconsin. Today’s health care universe is complex. Working together we will improve the health of Wisconsin’s citizens, improve our hospitals and health care systems and support our providers. I am honored to embark on this journey focused on system improvement.”

Dr. Green is a long time Badger. He and his family are Packers fans and fans of Badger football and basketball. Dr. Green and his wife have two grown children. They enjoy reading, hiking, biking and traveling.