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About MCW

The History of MCW

A passion for new knowledge and a dedication to a healthier world inspired the founding of the Medical College of Wisconsin 125 years ago. Through research, discoveries, and treatments, countless lives across Wisconsin and around the world are being changed for the better every day.

That's why for our 125th anniversary, we are celebrating the anniversaries that truly matter – the birthdays, wedding anniversaries, graduations, and everyday milestones – that we've helped make possible over the last 125 years.

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See Our History

Scroll through our interactive timeline to learn more about our history, and the amazing transformations and innovations we've achieved in our 125 years.

Other Historical Resources

J.M. Cerletty, MD – Our heritage: Medical education in Milwaukee (PDF) (2004, Wisconsin Medical Society)

MCW Libraries Digital Collections (digitized reproductions of materials from MCW's past)

Contact the Chief Historian's Office

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Richard Katschke
Chief Historian and Senior Associate Vice President of Communications
(414) 955-4748
(414) 313-3158 (mobile)

Medical College of Wisconsin Google map location