Chelsea Kruse, MD

Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Resident

Chelsea grew up in the small town of McGregor, Iowa amidst the beautiful bluffs of the Mississippi River.  A sense of adventure led her to spend a year abroad in Germany between high school and college, after which she completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Chicago in 2013.  Following several years of research at the University of Iowa, Chelsea embarked on her medical training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, making a mess in her kitchen while cooking, and being outdoors as much as possible, including exploring the lakes and parks around Madison.  The superb training combined with the camaraderie shared amongst the residents and faculty at UW are what attracted her to continue to call Wisconsin home.


  • MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 2020
  • BS, Biology, University of Chicago, 2013