Corina Norrbom, MD, receives Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation Superhero of Medicine Award

The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation will honor Corina Norrbom, MD with the Superhero of Medicine Award during its annual Health & Harmony event in Madison on April 5, 2024. The Superhero of Medicine Award is presented annually to recognize physicians who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the health of their community. Dr. Norrbom’s commitment to serving as a leader in the advancement of health equity and her efforts for continuous improvement of medical education and health access are just a few examples of what make her a Superhero of Medicine.

Dr. Norrbom is an assistant professor with MCW‐ Central Wisconsin, and a family medicine physician at Aspirus Health. She works with a variety of organizations, including the Hmong and Hispanic Outreach Network, the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, LENA Start, Physicians in the Community, Toward One Wisconsin, United Way of Marathon County and the Marathon County Health Department to improve access to health care for patients in her community. She is also recognized for her demonstrated dedication to improving medical education in Wisconsin.

“Dr. Norrbom is very deserving of this award and does an exceptional job representing the entire Aspirus Health organization as she lives out our mission of healing people, promoting health, and strengthening our communities,” said Ridhwi Mukerji, MD, Regional Medical Director for Aspirus Health.

Dr. Norrbom expressed her appreciation to the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation and her colleagues by stating, “I feel so privileged to work collaboratively with wonderful people from many cultural and professional backgrounds who are dedicated to improving the health of individuals and their communities. There is so much power in addressing social and structural determinants of health, and to do that, we need to listen, build meaningful relationships, find what connects us, and be brave enough to move forward together.”

This award comes with a donation made in honor of the recipient to the non‐profit of their choosing. The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is pleased to present a donation in her honor to the Wausau Free Clinic, a free medical clinic that offers no‐charge primary care services to low income, uninsured residents of the area.

“It has been our incredible privilege to work alongside Dr. Norrbom these past several years, addressing the unmet healthcare needs of poor, minority, immigrant, uninsured and other underserved residents of our area. In addition, we have partnered with Dr. Norrbom to provide a rich and meaningful hands‐on experience for her MCW medical students. Dr. Norrbom is a tireless advocate for informed public health policy and addressing the needs of marginalized populations. She is truly an inspiration,” shares Jeffrey W. Todd, Manager of the Wausau Free Clinic.

The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation, chartered in 1955 as a charitable organization, works to advance the health of the people of Wisconsin by supporting medical education and public health initiatives across the state.