Medical Program Assistant | Mental Health Services
Elaine Hirschfield, MD
Primary Care Physician
BA, University of Michigan (1992)
MD, Michigan State College of Human Medicine (1997)
Residency in Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000)
Dr. Elaine Hirschfield is nothing if not curious.
A life-long mystery solver, Hirschfield’s interest in medicine began when she observed a childhood doctor figure out an impressive-sounding diagnosis. Since then, curiosity has driven Hirschfield to her current position as a primary care physician at UHS.
A Michigan native, Hirschfield loves learning and teaching her patients about a variety of medical subjects, but in college health, she said, she found a community in which the cycle of teaching and learning never stops.
“I learn from the patients too,” she said, reflecting on her years at UHS since coming to work at the university in 2010. “People have majors now that didn’t even exist when I was in college.”
When she can, Hirschfield likes reading, exercising, and spending time with her two daughters.