Joshua Ross, MD

Executive Vice Chair

Interim Section Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Associate Professor (CHS, Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics)


  • Undergraduate: Miami University
  • Medical School: The Ohio State University
  • Residency: Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago - Pediatrics - Chief Resident
  • Fellowship: Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago - Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Joshua Ross, MD is the Executive Vice Chair of the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health.  He led the opening of the BerbeeWalsh expansion in November 2016, which not only realized needed growth in physical facilities, but also implemented innovative workflows to improve patient flow and care.  His academic interests include using interprofessional simulation and EHR innovation to promote patient safety.  He has multiple grant funded projects and publications.  Most recently, he is co-PI on a $2.5 million AHRQ-funded study to, “develop and facilitate simulations optimizing health information technology to improve patient safety and communication in transitions of care for pediatric trauma patients”.  Additionally, Dr. Ross is co-PI on a PCORI-funded $700 thousand grant: “Disseminating Child Abuse Clinical Decision Support to Improve Detection, Evaluation, and Reporting”.

Prior to arriving in at the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Ross completed his Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship, chief residency, and residency at the Children’s Memorial Hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.  In his previous role as the Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, he led the Pediatric ED through two significant expansions.  He has received multiple departmental awards for excellence in clinical care and teaching, including being recognized as a “Top Doctor” in Madison Magazine. As a graduate of the UWMF Physician Leadership Development Program, Dr. Ross is focused on ensuring the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency continues to provide the highest quality of care for patients and families.  He strives to cultivate a culture of excellence and professional satisfaction for the entire healthcare team.

Recent Awards & Honors

2019 UW Health Clinical Leadership Excellence Award

Funding Sources

Teamwork & Care Transitions in Pediatric Trauma: Implications for HIT Design
Funding Agency: AHRQ R01
Faculty/Role: Joshua Ross, MD (Co-Investigator)

Disseminating Child Abuse Clinical Decision Support to Improve Detection, Evaluation and Reporting
Funding Agency: PCORI
Faculty/Role: Joshua Ross, MD (Co-Investigator)