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​​“I find it rewarding to help people overcome a chronic and painful experience and to hopefully make a difference in their lives.”

Marshfield - Marshfield Medical Center

1000 N Oak Ave
Marshfield, WI 54449

Appointment Phone:
1-715-221-7438

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Dr. Michael Caldwell joined Marshfield Clinic Health System in 2000, to continue a surgical and advanced research career during which he established the Health System’s Personalized Medicine Research Project and has healed the wounds of countless patients.

While garnering recognition for achievements such as being co-creator of the comprehensive, wound healing, clinical and research program at the University of Minnesota and as a 20-year investigator with the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Caldwell has retained a sensitive approach to his patients, whose conditions range from vascular diseases, to diabetes, to paraplegia.

“Part of my role is to educate patients about the underlying causes of their wounds and help them adhere to the treatment process,” he said. “It’s important to have an encouraging attitude and show them the progress they are making through what can be a lengthy process.”

Dr. Caldwell earned his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina, where he also began surgical training and completed a fellowship in neonatal research. He subsequently completed his surgical training and a fellowship in clinical nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Ph.D. in Physiology at Vanderbilt University. He was on the faculty at University of California-Berkeley, Brown University and the University of Minnesota prior to joining Marshfield Clinic Health System.

Dr. Caldwell and his wife, Lorna, have two children. He enjoys his church-sponsored medical missions and raising Belted Galloway cattle on the family’s certified organic farm.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC, United States, M.D. 1968

    Internship
    Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC, United States, Surgery 1969

    Residency
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA, United States Surgery 1981

    Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC, United States Surgery 1971

    Fellowship
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA, United States Clinical Nutrition 1982

    Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC, United States Research 1972

  • Professional Societies
    American Surgical Association Shock Society Society of University Surgeons Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society Wound Healing Society

    Board Certifications
    Clinical Nutrition: 1984 Surgery: 1985, recertified 2009

    State Licenses
    Minnesota Pennsylvania South Carolina Wisconsin

    Areas of Interest
    Medical Missions Human Genetics

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4.6
out of 5 (72 ratings)
4.7
Provider friendliness
4.6
Provider explanations of my problem
4.6
Provider concern for my questions
4.6
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.6
Provider's medication information
4.6
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.6
Provider's use of words I understood
4.6
Provider's amount of time with me
4.6
My confidence in this provider
4.6
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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