Monica Vohmann, MD, is a practicing family medicine physician in Madison, Wisconsin. Originally from Germany, she attended medical school and family medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Dr. Vohmann lives in Madison with her husband and two children. She enjoys activism work, being a foster mother, biking year-round, being outdoors, cooking, gardening, swimming, traveling and playing games with family. Her passion in family medicine is the complexity of environmental contributions to patients' health: psychosocial traumas resulting in mental health and chronic functional disorders, reproductive health and the protection from harmful substances across the life span, nutrition and resulting metabolic disorders, following and getting to know patients within their family structures from prenatal care through the end of life.
Dr. Vohmann has been interested in environmental health since her undergraduate years when she majored in Biochemistry and Environmental Studies. She has worked with Physicians for Social Responsibility (both locally with the Wisconsin chapter as well as on the national Board of Directors). As part of this work, she organized Environmental Health Continuing Medical Education conferences, bringing together researchers, clinicians, public health advocates and environmental advocacy groups to learn with and from each other and jointly advocate for public health protection at the State level. She was a founding member of the Wisconsin Environmental Health Network, which grew out of these conferences starting in 2004.
Dr. Vohmann was a fellow in the REACH the Decision Makers Fellowship of the Program of Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE) at the University of California San Francisco from 2013-2014. As part of this, she worked on advising the EPA and in particular the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program on how to adequately test for thyroid function disruption by chemicals, giving particular attention to the prenatal need of proper thyroid function during pregnancy.