Jim Berbee, MD, MS, MBA

Clinical Assistant Professor


  • Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin, Madison, BS Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduate: University of Wisconsin, Madison, MS Mechanical Engineering, MBA Finance and Investment Banking
  • Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics


Dr. Berbee joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health after completing his emergency medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine. He sees patients at the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital emergency department.

Dr. Berbee started his career as an IBM system engineer. He founded Berbee Information Networks Corporation, which he sold to the public company CDW 13 years later.

In addition to practicing emergency medicine, Dr. Berbee serves as the Chair of Trustees of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Association (WARF) and is on the boards of WICell, The Morgridge Institute for Research (MIR) and Madison Gas and Electric (MGEE). He is an active venture investor in medicine and technology and holds patents related to digital otoscopy. 

He and his wife support human health and welfare projects through the BerbeeWalsh Foundation.  He is the event founder of the Berbee Derby Thanksgiving Day 10k RUN & 5k RUN/WALK whose proceeds support technology education. 

Recent Accolades
Service to Community Award, Madison Mazagine Top Docs 2018 (March 2018)
Distinguished Alumni Award, Wisconsin Alumni Association (October 2017)