Sigurdur Bodvarsson, MD

Sigurdur Bodvarsson, MD

A native of Iceland, Dr. Bodvarsson completed a residency and fellowship at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison where he fell in love with the state. Dr. Bodvarsson was inspired to pursue the field of oncology while caring for a dear aunt with acute myeloid leukemia. He finds the challenge of developing solutions to unique cases rewarding, and he feels very fortunate to be able to help people with difficult but often curable diseases.

In his free time, Dr. Bodvarsson enjoys travel,
chess, and volunteer work for the homeless.

“My job as an oncologist is to make sure my patients feel well and that they are assured of the best possible treatments for their specific condition.”


  • Treatment of all cancer types
  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) trial participant


  • University of Iceland Medical School, Reykjavik, Iceland


  • University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI


  • Medical Oncology: University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI


  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology


  • Special interest in breast, lung, ovarian, uterine, cervical and skin (melanoma) malignancies
  • Masters degree in Health Care Administration
  • Bachelors degree in Immunology
  • Author or co-author of peer reviewed publications in immunology and various cancer types as well as treatments
  • Former president of the Reykjavik Medical Association
  • Married to Gudrun, father of five children and two stepchildren
  • Born in Rekjavik, Iceland. Grew up on a dairy farm in southern Iceland with parents and four younger sisters


Dr. Bodvarsson enjoys people and getting to know each of his patients. He is a leader and a planner who strives for perfection in every aspect of treatment and care.
KEY TRAITS: Personable, empathetic, proactive