Michael Repplinger, MD, PhD
Credentials: Clinical Assistant Professor
Undergraduate: Georgetown University
Graduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison; PhD, Clinical Investigation
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics – Chief Resident
Dr. Repplinger graduated from the inaugural class of the University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Residency Program, where he served as Chief Resident. Prior to residency, Dr. Repplinger graduated from Georgetown University, earning an honors degree in biochemistry, then finished his Medical Doctorate at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. He also completed the Doctoral Program in Clinical Investigation offered by UW’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. For three years, Dr. Repplinger was a UW KL2 Scholar (intramural career development award), but transitioned to an extramural K08 award through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in 2016.
Dr. Repplinger has more recently joined other research groups at UW Health to improve the care of patients with opioid use disorder in the Madison area. Current projects aim to increase co-prescribing of naloxone with opioids from the emergency department as well as increasing the use of buprenorphine for opioid withdrawal symptoms and long-term addiction treatment. In addition to his board certification in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Repplinger is also board-certified in Addiction Medicine.
REGIONAL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (WACEP)
Co-Chair, WPA-WAPA Wisconsin Psychiatric Association Emergency Psych Joint Task Force
Past President, 2013
RECENT NEWS & MEDIA MENTIONS
- Dr. Repplinger participated as a panelist during the October 19, 2020 WPA-WACEP Emergency Psych Task Force Webinar, Advances in Medical Stabilization for Psychiatric Patients in the Emergency Department. Dr. Repplinger, Co-Chair of the task force, and task force members discuss their white paper, “Medical Clearance’ of Patients With Acute Mental Health Needs in the Emergency Department: A Literature Review and Practice Recommendations”, which was published in WMJ (Jan. 2020), as well as the resulting Wisconsin SMART form to assist in the emergency medical treatment process for patients with mental health needs. Link to 10/19/20 webinar.
- Dr. Repplinger interviewed by Fox 47 Madison News series ‘The Addiction Front,’ focusing on how many addicted or dependent individuals were not originally prescribed opioids or other medication, including during visits to an emergency department. Instead, they were introduced by some other means and continue to seek opioids out. Link to video news story.
- Distinguished Service Award, Wisconsin chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, 2020 recipient
- Kenneth M. Viste Jr., MD Young Physician Leadership Award, Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation, 2020 recipient
- Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine (2011, 2012, 2014, 2018)