Aleksandra Zgierska

Position title: MD, PhD


Phone: 608.263.7882

1050 E Broadway
Madison, WI 53716

Dr. Aleksandra E. Zgierska, MD

Aleksandra Zgierska, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. She earned medical and PhD degrees in Warsaw, Poland before moving to Madison, WI, where she earned board certifications in family medicine and addiction medicine. She received additional training through an NIH-funded fellowship and career development award in the conduct of clinical research. In 2009, Dr. Zgierska joined the UW Department of Family Medicine as an Assistant Professor. She is a Co-Director of the UW Center for Addictive Disorders and Director of the UW Program for Opioid Education, Therapy and Studies (POETS).

Dr. Zgierska provides full-spectrum primary care and addiction medicine consultations at UW Health, and teaches students, residents and fellows in the UW Addiction Medicine, Pain Medicine and Integrative Medicine fellowships. Her NIH-funded research is focused on substance use disorders, chronic pain, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities. Her current randomized clinical trials evaluate mindfulness meditation-based interventions for improving outcomes among adults with addictive disorders and opioidtreated chronic pain. Her interests include promoting an integrated, whole-health approach to patient care, education, and research.