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CURRICULUM VITAE

Alicia Sprecher MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
2005 - 2009 BS Natural Sciences, Graduation with Highest Distinction, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
2010 - 2014 Medical Doctorate, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
2014 - 2017 Medical Education Area of Focus, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2017 - 2018 Excellence in Quality Improvement Principles, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2018 Jump Starting Quality, Foundations Track, Vermont Oxford Network Annual Quality Congress, Chicago, IL

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
2014 - 2017 Residency, Pediatrics, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2017 - 2020 Fellowship, Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2019 - 2020 Co-Chief Fellow, Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
07/01/2020 - Present Assistant Professor, Neonatology, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
10/2017
10/2027
   
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
Instructor
Neonatal Resuscitation Program
05/2018
04/30/2023
    

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Illinois Temporary Medial Physician License
07/2014
07/2017
DEA
07/01/2017
02/28/2023
Wisconsin Medical License
67309-20
10/2017
10/31/2023
    

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2005 Wisconsin Arabian Horse Association Scholarship, Wisconsin Arabian Horse Association
2005 - 2009 Humana Corporation Academic Scholarship, Humana Corporation
2005 - 2009 Vilas Scholarship, University of Wisconsin - Madison
2005 - 2009 Agriculture and Life Sciences Scholarship, University of Wisconsin - Madison
2011 - 2014 Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians
2012 Class of '53 Scholarship, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
2012 Student Leadership Award, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
2013 Alpha Omega Alpha Nominee
2019 Research Travel Award, MCW
2022 Best QI Poster; Building Bridges Nursing Conference “Neonatal Pain and Agitation: Erasing Post Op Pain”; Senior Author

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2011 - Present American Medical Association
2011 - 2014 American Academy of Family Physicians
2011 - 2014 Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians
2011 - 2014 Wisconsin Medical Society
2013 - Present Alpha Omega Alpha (Member)
2014 - Present American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2011 - 2012 MEDiC Council Member, Salvation Army Clinic Co-Coordinator
2011 Medical Student Delegate, Wisconsin Medical Society House of Delegates Meeting
2013 - 2014 Tutor, Step 1 Study Group
2016 Continuity Clinic Curriculum Development Committee, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
2018 - Present NICU Family Board Member, March of Dimes NICU, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2018 - 2019 Residency Neonatology Lecture Series Coordinator, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2018 - Present NICU QI Review Committee, Review of M&M cases within the NICU, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2019 - 2022 Erase Post-Op Pain QI Initiative team member, Children’s Hospital Neonatal Consortium, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2019 - 2020 Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Co-Chief, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2020 - Present Member, Dr. Kathryn Berlin, Scholarship Oversight Committee
2020 - Present Co-Chair, NICU QI Review Committee
2021 - Present Team Coach, Excellence in Quality Improvement Program (EQuIP), Children's Wisconsin

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
Quality Improvement Project; Standardized assessment of post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus; multi-institution collaboration to implement objective ultrasound metrics (project underway); unfunded
Role:
Co-project lead (with Susan Cohen)
  
Title:
Quality Improvement Project; Increasing breastfeeding at NICU discharge with a focus on reducing racial disparities (Project underway); Project facilitated through institutional Excellence in Quality Improvement Program; Unfunded
Role:
Co-project lead (with Barbara Murphy)
  
Title:
Quality Improvement/Ethics Project; Improving Informed Consent Prior to Circumcision (project underway); unfunded
Role:
Co-project mentor (with Steve Leuthner)
  
Title:
Quality Improvement Project; Less Invasive Surfactant Administration (LISA) Implementation in Children’s Wisconsin NICU (project underway); unfunded
Role:
Project Lead
  
Title:
Quality Improvement Project; Improving NICU care for small babies (admission efficiency arm underway); unfunded
Role:
Co-project lead
  

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Sprecher A, Davis S, O’Connel K, Interdisciplinary Cancer Care Team Composition and Communication, 10th Annual Medical Student Research Forum, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Madison, WI 2012., 2012
Sprecher AJ, Cooper Colloquium: Macrocephaly, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 10/2015
Sprecher AJ, Noninvasive Prenatal Screening, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 07/2016
Sprecher AJ, Cooper Colloquium: Vitamins, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 09/2016
Sprecher AJ, Krug S, Outcomes Review: A Case of Meningococcemia, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 10/2016
Sprecher AJ, Voller S, Mestan K, Determinants of Postnatal Growth in the Premature Infant, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 06/2017
Sprecher AJ, Cohen S., Neonatal Intracranial Hemorrhage, Neuro-Critical Care Case Review Series, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 09/2017
Sprecher AJ, Uhing M, Journal Club, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 11/2017
Sprecher, AJ, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Residency SURFBOARDS, , Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 01/2018
Sprecher AJ, Uhing M, Hypotension, Neonatal Academic Conference, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 01/2018
Sprecher AJ, Datta A, Upper Airway Physiology, Neonatal Academic Conference, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 03/2018
Sprecher, AJ, Leuthner S, HIV and HSV infections in the Neonate, Neonatal Academic Conference, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 08/2018
Sprecher, AJ, Acharya K, Journal Club, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 10/2018
Sprecher AJ, Cohen S, Neonatal Seizures, Neuro-Critical Care Case Review Series, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 10/2018
Sprecher AJ, Uhing M, Neonatal pain and agitation management: The gap between provider and nursing impressions. Poster Presentation, MCWAH Fellow Poster Session, 04/03/2019
3. Alicia Sprecher MD; Kathryn Malin RN, MSN, APNP; Deanna Finley, APNP; Paula Lembke BSN, RN; Sally Keller, RN; Ann Grippe MSN RN; Geesee Hornung MSN RN CNS CPNP-PC; Mary Beth Miranda MS RN CLSSBB; Michael Uhing, MD., Quality Improvement Approach to Reducing NICU Admission Hypothermia. Poster Presentation., 2019 Children’s Wisconsin Quality Week, 10/20/2019 - 10/25/2019
2. Alicia Sprecher MD Kathryn Malin RN, MSN, APNP; Paula Lembke BSN, RN; Sally Keller, RN; Deanna Finley, APNP; Michael Uhing, MD, Baby it’s Cold Outside: Quality Improvement Approach to Reducing NICU Admission Hypothermia. Podium Presentation, Data in Motion - Analytics Symposium. Children’s Wisconsin, 10/30/2019
1. Susan Cohen MD, Alicia Sprecher MD, Kim Roeloffs APNP, Sara Schedler APNP, Amy Morris APNP, Sally Keller RN, Ann Grippe MSN RN, Genesee Hornung MSN RN CNS CPNP-PC, Marti Kuijian RN, Michael Uhing, MD, Improved Pain and Agitation Management in the NICU, Children’s Wisconsin Quality Grand Rounds, 01/31/2020
 
Regional
2. Peiyun Zhuang, MD; Alicia J. Sprecher, BS; Matthew R. Hoffman, BS; Yi Zhang, MD, FACS; Marios Fourakis, PhD; Jack J. Jiang, MD, PhD, Phonation Threshold Flow Measurements in Normal and Pathological Phonation. Poster Presentation., 112th Annual Meeting of the Triological Society, 2009
Alicia Sprecher, MD; Michael Uhing, MD, Dexmedetomidine Use in a Level IV NICU. Poster Presentation, Wisconsin Perinatal Quality Collaborative (WisPQC) Annual Summit, 2020
2. Alicia Sprecher, MD, Kim Roeloffs APNP, Sally Keller RN, Ann Grippe MSN RN, Genesee Hornung MSN RN CNS CPNP-PC, Michele Czarnecki APN, Kristen Labovsky, MD, Anna Kissell, PharmD, Improving the Quality of Post-Operative Pain Management, Podium Presentation. Wisconsin Neonatology Day, 04/20/2021 - Present
1. Sally Keller, MS, BSN, RN, Barbara Murphy, MSN, RN, Heather Tanner, BSN, RN, IBCLC Jennifer Schuster, MSN, RN, Jessica McDonald, MSN, RN, Molly Havas, MBA, Alicia Sprecher, MD, Human Milk Feeding at NICU Discharge, Poster Presentation. WisPQC Annual Summit, 09/21/2021 - Present
 
International
Alicia Sprecher, MD; Kathryn Malin RN, MSN, APNP; Paula Lembke BSN, RN; Sally Keller, RN; Deanna Finley, APNP; Michael Uhing, MD., Quality Improvement Approach to Reducing Admission Hypothermia. Poster Presentation, 2018 Vermont Oxford Network Annual Quality Congress, 09/20/2018 - 09/23/2018
Alicia Sprecher MD, Michael Uhing, MD., Neonatal pain and agitation management: The gap between provider and nursing impressions. Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 04/2019
Alicia Sprecher, MD, Joanne Lagatta MD, Michael Uhing MD, Trends in narcotic, benzodiazepine and alpha agonist use within a level IV NICU. Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 04/2019
2. Alicia Sprecher MD; Kim Roeloffs APNP, Sara Schedler APNP, Amy Morris APNP, Sally Keller RN, Ann Grippe MSN RN, Genesee Hornung MSN RN CNS CPNP-PC, Marti Kuijian RN, Michael Uhing, MD, Improving Satisfaction in Neonatal pain and agitation management. Poster Presentation, 2019 Vermont Oxford Network Annual Quality Congress, 10/02/2019 - 10/06/2019
1. Alicia Sprecher MD; Kim Roeloffs APNP, Sara Schedler APNP, Amy Morris APNP, Sally Keller RN, Ann Grippe MSN RN, Genesee Hornung MSN RN CNS CPNP-PC, Marti Kuijian RN, Michael Uhing, MD, Neonatal pain and agitation: Striking a balance to improve care. Poster Presentation, CHNC Annual Symposium, 11/04/2019 - 11/06/2019
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Medical Students
Joseph Harter, MCW, 2020 - 2024 M1 Ethics Pathway Mentor
 
Clinical/Research Fellows
Kathryn Berlin, MCW, 2020 - 2023 Scholarship Oversight Committee Member
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
2006 - 2007 Volunteer UW Hospital
2009 - 2010 Volunteer St Mary’s Hospital
2009 - 2011 Volunteer Three Gaits Therapeutic Riding Center, 2009-2011
2010 - 2014 MEDiC Volunteer, 2010-2014, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
2011 Global Health International Field Course – Uganda
2011 American Medical Association Medical Student Advocate Day, 2011
2011 Wisconsin Medical Society Lobby Day
2011 - 2012 Doctors Ought to Care Volunteer, 2011-2012
2013 St Croix Tribal Health Center Head Start Physicals, 2013
2017 Bugando Medical Center, Facilitating Resident/Medical Student Education, Mwanza, Tanzania
 

:
2006 Laboratory Assistant, Ervasti Labs, University of Wisconsin-Madison, PI: James Ervasti PhD, University of Wisconsin Protein purification for the study of dystrophin under direction of Inna Rybakova
2007 Intern, Humana Corporation, Assembly of renewal packets
2008 - 2011 Research Assistant, Jiang Voice Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison PI: Jack Jiang, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Acoustic voice analysis, canine laryngeal model of vocal cord physics
2009 - 2010 Lab Manager, Jiang Voice Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison PI: Jack Jiang, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Coordinating approximately 25 undergraduate and international employees
2011 Shapiro Research Scholar, The Center for Patient Partnerships, University of Wisconsin-Madison Patient advocate; Conception and completion of qualitative patient-provider interaction research


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Liu H, Zhu W, Jiang AC, Sprecher AJ, Zhou. Femtosecond laser lenticule transplantation in rabbit cornea: experimental study. J Refract Surg. 2012 Dec;28(12)907-11.
2. Sun Z, Gan D, Jiang C, Wang M, Sprecher A, Jiang AC, Xu G. Effect of preoperative retinal sensitivity and fixation on long-term prognosis for idiopathic macular holes. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2012 Nov;250(11)L1587-96
3. Choi SH, Lee J, Sprecher AJ, Jiang JJ. The effect of segment selection on acoustic analysis. J Voice. 2012 Jan;26(1):1-7
4. Chen T, Chodara AM, Sprecher AJ, Fang F, Song W, Tao C, Jiang JJ. A new method of reconstructing the human laryngeal architecture using micro-MRI. J Voice. 2012 Sep;26(5):555-62
5. Zhang F, Sprecher AJ, Wei C, Jiang JJ. Implantation of gelatin sponge combined with injection of autologous fat for sulcus vocalis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Aug;143(2):198-203.
6. Sprecher A, Olszewski A, Jiang JJ, Zhang Y. Updating signal typing in voice: addition of type 4 signals. J Acoust Soc Am. 2010 Jun;127(6):3710-16.
7. Chai L, Sprecher AJ, Zhang Y, Liang Y, Chen H, Jiang JJ. Perturbation and Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Adult Male Smokers. J Voice. 2011 May;25(3):342-7. Epub 2010 May 15.
8. Sun G, Tang H, Sprecher AJ, MacCallum JK, Sun N, Fang Q, Liang G, Zhou S. Transoral laser surgery for anterior commissure involvement: a study in canines. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2010 Oct;37(5):601-8. Epub 2010 Mar 11.
9. Shao J, MacCallum JK, Zhang Y, Sprecher A, Jiang JJ. Acoustic analysis of the tremulous voice: assessing the utility of the correlation dimension and perturbation parameters. J Commun Disord. 2010 Jan-Feb;43(1):35-44. Epub 2009 Sep 22.
10. Wang WY, Xu GZ, Tian J, Sprecher AJ. Inhibitory effect on LPS-induced retinal microglial activation of downregulation of t-PA expression by siRNA interference. Curr Eye Res. 2009 Jun;34(6):476-84.
11. Jiang JJ, Zhang Y, MacCallum J, Sprecher A, Zhou L. Objective acoustic analysis of pathological voices from patients with vocal nodules and polyps. Folia Phoniatr Logop. 2009;61(6):342-9. Epub 2009 Oct 28.
12. Zhuang P, Sprecher AJ, Hoffman MR, Zhang Y, Fourakis M, Jiang JJ, Wei CS. Phonation threshold flow measurements in normal and pathological phonation. Laryngoscope. 2009 Apr;119(4):811-5.
13. Sprecher A, Malin K, Finley D, Lembke P, Keller S, Grippe A, Hornung G, Antos N, Uhing M. Quality Improvement Approach to Reducing Admission Hypothermia Among Preterm and Term Infants. Hosp Pediatr. 2021 Mar;11(3):270-276.