Joshua Glazer, MD

Credentials: Associate Professor (CHS)
Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, & Anesthesia

Phone: (608) 265-5806

Administrative Support:
Susan Muehlhausen (


Division Chief, Critical Care Medicine
Chair, UW Health Critical Care Committee
Chair, UW Health Organ & Tissue Donation Advisory Committee

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

Dr. Glazer completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. 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 at the University of Michigan.

Currently, Dr. Glazer is an associate professor of emergency medicine and critical care at the University of Wisconsin and splits his clinical time between the emergency department and multiple inpatient ICUs. He is Chief for the Division of Emergency Critical Care, as well as Chair of UW Health’s Critical Care Committee. In these roles, Dr. Glazer spearheads departmental and institutional initiatives intended to ensure UW Health patients receive rapidly delivered, cutting-edge, maximally efficacious therapy in their acute 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.


• BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship (2021-22)
• UW Health Rising Star Leadership Award (2020)
• BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Award for Excellence in Leadership & Service (Ripple Award) (2019-2020)
• BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017-2018)
• Dr. Glazer was 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.