John R Meurer

John R Meurer, MD

Children’s Wisconsin since 1994
  • Primary care pediatrician, Children's Wisconsin
  • Professor and Director, Institute for Health & Equity, The Medical College of Wisconsin

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I love helping children, families, and the Milwaukee community to be healthy and well. I also enjoy teaching and mentoring medical and graduate students and resident physicians to serve the vulnerable in society. I have led efforts to prevent childhood obesity and to control pediatric asthma and adult diabetes. I have worked at Downtown Health Center -- now Midtown Clinic -- since 1994. I direct the Institute for Health and Society which aims to improve health and advance equity through partnerships. Our epidemiologists, biostatisticians, bioethicists, and community-engaged researchers and educators work to integrate medicine with public and community health. My wife Linda Meurer is a professor of family and community medicine at MCW and leads educational programs for medical students and doctors. My three teenage children give me pride and joy. 


  • Pediatrics

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
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Education and Awards


  • , Marquette University,
  • , Northwestern University, MBA
  • 1986, University of Wisconsin - School of Medicine and Public Health, MD


  • 1989, Baylor Affiliated Hospitals (Houston, TX) - Pediatrics


  • 1991, David Winston Health Policy Fellowship - Federal Health Policy


  • Best Doctors in America and Southeastern Wisconsin, Business Journal of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee's Lifestyle Magazine, M Magazine, 2009 - 2019

  • Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Awards for health policy and urban community health pathway, 2009 - 2019

  • National Exemplary Award to Fight Asthma Milwaukee Allies for outstanding contributions to help people with asthma live active and healthy lives, 2007
  • Special Achievement Award for Distinguished Service and Dedication, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006 and 2009
  • Pediatrician of the Year, Wisconsin Academy of Pediatrics, 2005

Research and publications