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Dr. Mark Schroeder, a longtime anesthesiologist at UW Health, has surrendered his license after the state launched an investigation into a complaint about his behavior.

Schroeder, 64, of Madison, “likes to be at the ‘bottom of the bed’ and ‘see parts of patients that he does not need to see,’” according to a summary of a complaint in July from nurses and anesthesiology assistants.

He worked at UW Health from 1984 until August, spokeswoman Lisa Brunette said. The hospital had reprimanded him for “inappropriate interactions with employees and patients,” the state Department of Safety and Professional Services said.

Schroeder told the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board that he planned to stop practicing medicine. The medical board accepted the surrender of his license last week.


David Wahlberg is the health and medicine reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.