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Dr. Aruna Josyula selected as UHS medical director

After a national search, Aruna Josyula, MD, MPH, CMD has been selected as Medical Director for University Health Services.

Dr. Josyula, a family physician, has served as a Medical Director at Mercy Health in Muskegon, Michigan since 2016, where she also established a fellowship in 2017. In addition to being a Clinical Assistant Professor at Michigan State, she serves on more than one dozen boards and professional organizations. Dr. Josyula received her Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Kasturba Medical College. She completed her Family Medicine Internship and Residency at UT-Austin.

“I’m very excited to work with the college student population at UW-Madison and to help set students up for both academic and personal success for years to come,” says Dr. Josyula. “I have a strong commitment to person-centered care and I look forward to collaborating with our students, my UHS colleagues, and UW Campus partners to support the health and well-being of the entire campus community.”

Dr. Josyula will join UHS in October.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Dr. Josyula to UHS. She has demonstrated the leadership skills and knowledge to be a trusted partner in our work to promote, protect, and restore health and wellbeing at UW-Madison. I am confident that she can advance our clinical and population-level work,” says Jake Baggott, Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of University Health Services.

Medical Services encompasses a wide range of services for both students and employees including primary care, occupational medicine, sexual health, and psychiatry. During the 2019-2020 academic year, Medical Services saw more than 72,000 patient visits. Dr. Josyula will work with providers, staff, and student employees in Medical Services.

The Medical Director search and screen committee was chaired by Ajay Sethi, Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences and included providers, professional staff, and students.