Joshua Glazer, MD

Division Chief, Emergency Medicine Critical Care

Peer Review Chair

Assistant Professor (CHS)


  • Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Residency: University of Michigan - Emergency Medicine - Chief Resident
  • Fellowship: University of Michigan - Critical Care, Health Care Administration


Dr. Glazer completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Wisconsin. He then went on to complete his Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Michigan, where he served as chief resident his final year. He completed the Healthcare Administration Scholars Program at the University of Michigan in 2015 and subsequently completed a two year Critical Care Fellowship in Michigan.

Currently, Dr. Glazer is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and critical care at the University of Wisconsin and splits his clinical time between the ED and ICU. He is also division chief for critical care efforts at UW Health's emergency departments. In this role, Dr. Glazer spearheads departmental and institutional initiatives intended to ensure UW patients receive rapidly delivered, cutting-edge, maximally-efficacious therapy in their hyperacute phase of critical illness.

His operational work is epitomized by the inception of the UW ECPR (extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation) program, geared toward improving neurologically intact survival for victims of sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Implemented in March 2019, this multidisciplinary collaboration (EMS, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Perfusion, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Interventional Cardiology, Critical Care, and many others) leverages and further expands the already-robust UW Health ECLS (extracorporeal life support) capabilities.

Dr. Glazer’s main research interests focus on real-time risk-stratification of critically ill patients and novel methods to leverage electronic health record data to facilitate rapid identification of patients with occult life-threatening illnesses.

News & Media Mentions

+ Dr. Glazer receives 2020 UW Health Rising Star Leadership Award

+ Dr. Glazer interviewed by WISC 3 Madison News about ECPR/ECMO training for prehospital providers. "EMS partners with UW to combat cardiac arrest." Link to video news story.