Ann Nattinger, MD

Ann B. Nattinger, MD, MPH

Associate Provost for Research; Senior Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Lady Riders Professor of Breast Cancer Research


  • Office of Research
    MFRC #3102

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General Interests

Breast Cancer Health Services, Variations in Cancer Treatment & Follow-up Care, Disparities in Care by Race and Socioeconomic Status, and Cancer Survivorship Issues


Ann B. Nattinger, MD, MPH, MACP is Associate Provost for Research, Lady Riders Professor of Breast Cancer Research, and Professor of Medicine and Population Health at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Nattinger is a nationally recognized breast cancer health services researcher. She studies variations in cancer treatment and follow-up care, disparities in care by race and socioeconomic status, and cancer survivorship issues. Her work, funded mostly by the National Cancer Institute, has been published in leading journals, such as New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, and JAMA. As Founding Director of the MCW Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research (now Center for Advancing Population Science), Dr. Nattinger developed a college-wide interdisciplinary group of health services and disparities researchers. Until 2016, she was Chief of General Internal Medicine. In this capacity, she developed new hospitalist and perioperative programs and led 100 faculty members. As Associate Provost since 2016, she oversees the entire portfolio of research for MCW. She has assisted MCW in developing a comprehensive plan for research growth and innovation. In addition, she leads the research infrastructure, including all related regulatory offices. She is a Master of the American College of Physicians and has served as President of the Society of General Internal Medicine.