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Bruce Madison, MD

Dr. Madison, a fourth generation Denverite, graduated from George Washington High School, after which he attended Northwestern University. Returning to Denver, he graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1975. He trained in Internal Medicine at D.C. General Hospital, in Washington, D.C., and in Emergency Medicine at Michigan State University.

After finishing his training Dr. Madison practiced Emergency Medicine at Rose Medical Center in Denver for nine years. He was the Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine from 1984-86.

After his clinical career at Rose, Dr. Madison pursued his passion in public health. He moved with his family to Boston, where he worked for the Harvard Community Health Plan and received his Masters Degree in Public Health, with a focus on Health Policy and Management, from the Harvard School of Public Health.

For the following several years Dr. Madison worked in a variety of health management positions, including as the Medical Director for two national health insurance companies. In 1997 he was recruited to become the Associate Medical Director at University Physicians, Inc., now known as CU Medicine, which represents the healthcare providers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He served on several committees of University Hospital, UPI, and The Medical School, including Quality Management, Utilization Review (Chairman), Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees, and the Admissions Committee of the medical school.

In late 2004, Dr. Madison had a heart transplant, after which time he chose to make some career changes, (A heart transplant will do that.) After recuperating from his transplant, Dr. Madison became involved in the health policy/political world in Colorado. He was the Chairman of the Legislative Council of the Colorado Medical Society, and lobbied the state legislature on health policy issues. He has been awarded the Health Hero of Colorado Award by Health Care for All Colorado, the Commitment to Health Access Award by the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, and the Founders Circle Award by the Colorado Center for Health Progress.

Dr. Madison lives in Denver with his wife, Susan. They have two grown children and two grandchildren.