Michael Repplinger, MD, PhD

Credentials: Clinical Assistant Professor

Administrative Support:
Colleen Lourigan (clourigan@medicine.wisc.edu)



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.


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



  • 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)