Gregory Gauthier, MD, MS
Position title: Site Principal Investigator, Medical Education Director for MATEC-WI
Associate Professor (CHS)
PROFESSIONAL, RESEARCH, & EDUCATION ACTIVITIES: Dr. Gregory M. Gauthier is an Associate Professor (CHS) in the Division of Infectious Diseases within the Department of Medicine. Dr. Gauthier holds a BA in biology from Colby College and an MD from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Gauthier completed his internship, residency, and clinical and research fellowships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also earned an MS in Medical Microbiology.
Dr. Gauthier’s research is focuses on invasive fungal infections with an emphasis on Blastomyces, a thermally dimorphic fungus that causes blastomycosis and undergoes a reversible transition between mold and yeast forms. He has published his laboratory research findings in PLoS Pathogens, PLoS Genetics, Fungal Genetics & Biology, and Medical Mycology. Dr. Gauthier’s also conducts clinical research on blastomycosis and his research has been published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and Open Forum Infectious Diseases. He has co-authored book chapters on blastomycosis and has been involved with public outreach regarding blastomycosis; recently contributing to the development of a podcast called “Think Blasto!”.
Dr. Gauthier has been involved with education throughout his career at the University of Wisconsin, including teaching in the clinic, medical wards, and classroom. He contributed to the development of the WiscSIM curriculum in the Global Health program in the Department of Medicine. WiscSIMt prepares global health residents for travel abroad. For his efforts in education, Dr. Gauthier was awarded an Inspirational Educator Award in 2021 by the Department of Medicine.
CLINICAL SPECIALTIES: Dr. Gauthier’s clinical practice encompasses General Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS care at the University of Wisconsin and the William S. Middleton Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital. The University of Wisconsin has recognized Dr. Gauthier for excellence in clinical care in 2012, 2017, and 2022.