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April Zehm MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Hub for Collaborative Medicine
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
09/2002 - 05/2007 BS, University of Wisconsin--Madison, Madison, WI
08/2007 - 05/2011 MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
07/2011 - 06/2014 Internal medicine resident, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI
07/2014 - 06/2015 Clinical fellow, Palliative Care, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
12/2016 - 05/2017 Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions Scholar, Department of Continuing Education, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
11/2017 - 05/2019 Palliative Care Education and Practice Scholar, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, Boston, MA
07/2020 - Present Kern Institute Kinetic3 Teaching Academy Selected Participant, MCW

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
07/2015 - 09/2019 Instructor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
12/2019 - 06/2021 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/01/2021 - Present Associate Professor, Medicine, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
01/2017 - 09/2019 Assistant Director of Palliative Care Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
07/2015 - 09/2019 Per Diem Physician, Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115
07/2015 - 09/2019 Per Diem Physician, Psychosocial Oncology & Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02115
07/2015 - 09/2019 Physician, Medicine, Palliative Care & Geriatric Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
07/2016 - 07/2018 Per Diem Physician, Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan Street Ste B-102, Danvers, MA 01923
12/2019 - Present Physician, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
Internal Medicine
10/2014
12/2024
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
12/2016
12/2026
   
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
BLS
American Heart Association
07/2011
03/2021
ACLS
American Heart Association
07/2011
03/2021
    

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
WI Medical License
59500-20
11/06/2012
10/31/2021
MA Medical License
258195
03/05/2014
06/02/2021
    

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2002 - 2006 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship
2002 - 2011 Dean's List
2002 University of Wisconsin College of Engineering General Scholarship, University of Wisconsin College of Engineering
2002 - 2006 National Alliance for Scholastic Achievement Scholarship
2002 - 2006 National Merit Scholarship
2007 Steuber Prize for Excellence in Writing, University of Wisconsin College of Engineering
2007 Fred W. and Josephine H. Colbeck Engineering Scholarship, University of Wisconsin College of Engineering
2008 - 2011 University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Scholarship, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
2008 - 2009 General Medical Education Scholarship, Wisconsin Medical Society
2011 AOA induction, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
2019 Selected fellow ($20K stipend), Harvard Medical School Academy Fellowship in Medical Education
2020 - Present Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (FAAHPM)
2020 - Present Outstanding Medical Student Teacher, Medical College of Wisconsin

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2007 - 2014 American College of Physicians
2011 - Present Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2013 - Present American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
2014 - 2015 Massachusetts Medical Society

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Editorial Board
2018 - 2019 Faculty editor, Massachusetts General Hospital White Book
Ad-Hoc Reviewer
2015 - Present Invited book reviewer, Journal of Palliative Medicine

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2015 - 2019 Co-chair, Practice of Medicine Palliative Care Central Session planning committee, Harvard Medical School
01/2016 - 09/2019 Physician liaison to the Neurology Department, Continuum Project, Massachusetts General Hospital
01/2017 - 09/2019 Harvard faculty co-lead, Competency development working group, MA Coalition for Serious Illness Care
01/2017 - 09/2019 Harvard faculty co-lead, Curricular mapping working group, MA Coalition for Serious Illness Care
05/2019 - 09/2019 Harvard faculty co-lead, Focus groups working group, MA Coalition for Serious Illness Care

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
08/2020 - 2022 Member, Medical Student and Resident Engagement Committee, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
10/2020 - Present Member, Strategic Leadership Group for the development of an online course on “Principles and Practice of Excellence in Palliative Care”, Aquifer
08/2021 - Present Co-chair, Committee for the Development of Palliative Care Course Objectives & Cases, Aquifer

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Zehm A, Eng T, Zechlinski J, Baxter B., Microencapsulation of Leydig and Sertoli cells, UW-Madison Biomedical Engineering Student Design Consortium, Madison, WI, 2005
Zehm A, Eng T, Zechlinski J, Baxter B., Microencapsulation of Leydig cells, UW-Madison Biomedical Engineering Student Design Consortium, Madison, WI, 2005
Zehm A., Whole brain radiation, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care interdisciplinary team meeting, Boston, MA, 2014
Zehm A., Caring for the unbefriended, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care interdisciplinary team meeting, Boston, MA, 2015
Zehm A., Not just another pretty face: Botox gives palliative care a facelift, Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Palliative Care Grand Grounds, Boston, MA, 2015
Zehm A., Hiccups, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care interdisciplinary team meeting, Boston, MA, 2015
Zehm A., Hypoplastic left heart syndrome: a guide for palliative care clinicians, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Pediatric Advance Care Team interdisciplinary team meeting, Boston, MA, 2015
Zehm A., Interventional pain techniques for cancer-related pain, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care interdisciplinary team meeting, Boston, MA, 2015
Zehm A., PleurX catheters for the management of malignant ascites, Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Palliative Care Journal Club, Boston, MA, 2015
Zehm A, Kamdar M., Challenging case discussion, Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Gynecologic Oncology educational series, Boston, MA, 2016 - 2017
Zehm A, Kamdar M., Hospice options, Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Gynecologic Oncology educational series, Boston, MA, 2016
Zehm A, Kamdar M., When cancer pain becomes difficult to manage: methadone and interventional techniques, Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Gynecologic Oncology educational series, Boston, MA, 2016
Zehm A, Kamdar M., Breaking bad news, Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Gynecologic Oncology educational series, Boston, MA, 2016 - 2017
Zehm A, Kamdar M., Delirium in the seriously ill, Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Gynecologic Oncology educational series, Boston, MA, 2016
Zehm A., Opioids for dyspnea in heart failure, Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Palliative Care Journal Club, Boston, MA, 2016
Zehm A, Kamdar M., A Mechanistic Approach to Nausea & Vomiting, Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Gynecologic Oncology educational series, Boston, MA, 2016
Zehm A., Developing an educational program to improve primary palliative care skills among interdisciplinary neurology providers, poster presentation at Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators in Health Professions, Boston, MA, 2017
Zehm A., Pharmacologic management of delirium in palliative care patients, Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Palliative Care Journal Club, Boston, MA, 2017
Zehm A, Kamdar M., Ethical issues at end-of-life, Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Gynecologic Oncology educational series, Boston, MA, 2017
Zehm A., Palliative care and preparedness planning for LVAD patients, Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Palliative Care Journal Club, Boston, MA, 2017
Zehm A, Kamdar M., Approaches to challenging pain cases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Gynecologic Oncology educational series, Boston, MA, 2017 - 2018
Jacobsen J, Wilson E, Zehm A., Primary Care Serious Illness Communication Training, Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Palliative Care Continuum Project Workshop, Boston, MA, 2018
Zehm A, Kamdar M., Serious illness conversations part 2: The Partners serious illness conversation guide, Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Gynecologic Oncology educational series, Boston, MA, 2018
Zehm A, Kamdar M., Serious illness conversations part 1: the building blocks, Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Gynecologic Oncology educational series, Boston, MA, 2018
Zehm A, Kamdar M., Methadone, Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Gynecologic Oncology educational series, Boston, MA. 2018, 2018
Zehm A., Changing serious illness care: an institutional and statewide experience, MCW Division of Hematology and Oncology Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 12/12/2019
Zehm A., Caring for Unbefriended Patients, Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Palliative Care Journal Club, Boston, MA, 2019
Zehm A., Palliative care for patients with primary malignant brain tumors, MCW Department of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds., Milwaukee, WI., 07/29/2020
Zehm, A., Closing the gap: serious illness conversation training, MCW Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 04/09/2021
Zehm, A., Closing the gap: serious illness conversation training, MCW APP Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 10/20/2021
 
Regional
Zehm A., Regulation of forebrain glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) mRNA levels following chronic variable stress, National Science Foundation Research in Engineering for Undergraduates Program, Milwaukee, WI, 2005
 
National
Zehm A., Not just another pretty face: Botox gives palliative care a facelift, University of Pennsylvania Division of Palliative Care Grand Rounds, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
Zehm A., Comprehensive pain management in palliative care: relieving the burden of opioid-induced constipation, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly, Phoenix, AZ, 2017
Zehm A, Stevens E, Scott E, Rhodes A, Doyle A., Navigating difficult decisions in serious illness: conversations tough to swallow!, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention Master Class Workshop, Boston, MA, 2018
Zehm A., Changing serious illness care: an institutional and statewide experience, MCW Division of Hematology and Oncology faculty candidate presentation, Milwaukee, WI, 04/26/2019
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Zehm A, Scott E, Schaefer K, Jacobsen, J., Improving Medical Trainees’ Confidence and Skills in Serious Illness Communication: Conversation Guide Training for Early Learners, MCW Innovations in Healthcare Education Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 09/24/2020
 
Regional
Zehm A., A Heart in Trouble, selected speaker at American College of Physicians WI Chapter Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 2013
 
National
Zehm A., The use of botulinum toxin gives symptom control in palliative care a facelift, selected speaker at American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly, Chicago, IL, 2016
Zehm A., Kamdar M., Strand J., Gazelka H., Conundrums in palliative medicine: managing difficult symptoms and managing the patient with aberrant opioid behavior, selected speakers at American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2017
Foster F, Zehm A., Care planning challenges and recommendations for patients with communication impairment, selected speakers at American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly, Boston, MA, 2018
Zehm A, Lindvall C, Parks K, Schaefer K, Chittenden E., Case-based curriculum for teaching prognostication and serious illness communication in heart failure: a module for medical trainees and practicing clinicians, selected speakers at American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly Interactive Education Exchange, Boston, MA, 2018
Reidy J, Mitchell S, Zehm A, Schaefer K, Stumpf I, Streid J, Vesel T., Improving Medical Student Training in Palliative Care: A Statewide Collaborative, selected speakers at American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly. Developed, scheduled to be delivered on 3/20/20 yet not delivered due to conference cancellation/COVID-19 travel restrictions, San Diego, CA, 2020
Jonas D, Zehm A, Brook I, Shader Smith D., Yesterday a Child, Today a Grown-Up: Reflections on the Patient, Family and Team Experience of an Abrupt, Non-Linear Transition from Pediatrics to Adult Medicine for Young Adults with Serious Illness, selected speakers at American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly. Developed, scheduled to be delivered on 3/20/20 yet not delivered due to conference cancellation/COVID-19 travel restrictions, San Diego, CA, 2020
Reidy J, Mitchell S, Zehm A, Schaefer K, Stumpf I, Streid J, Vesel T., Improving Medical Student Training in Palliative Care: A Statewide Collaborative., American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly, Virtual, 02/18/2021
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
09/2021 - Present Member, Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship applicant selection committee, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2021 - Present Member, Education Workgroup, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2021 - Present Member, Inpatient Workgroup, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Hospital
2015 Member, Special Review Committee for Child Neurology Program, Department of Graduate Medical Education, Massachusetts General Hospital
2015 - 2016 Member, Epic SuperUser Committee, Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
2016 - 2018 Member, Interprofessional Palliative Care fellowship applicant selection committee, Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
2017 Member, MGH Palliative Care chaplaincy applicant selection committee, Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
2018 Member, MGH Palliative Care social work applicant selection committee, Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
08/2020 - 12/2020 member, Member, Advance Care Planning EPIC Navigator Steering Committee, Population Health Care Continuum, Froedtert Hospital
07/2021 - Present Member, Goals of Care/Readmission Reduction Workgroup, Froedtert Hospital
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
02/27/2020 "Delivering Serious News", workshop for Bioethics Pathway students
 
Resident and Fellow Education
01/23/2020 "Goals of care and managing conflict", ER resident communication training
09/04/2020 "Delivering Serious News", workshop for Pulm/Critical Care fellows
10/07/2020 "Discussing Goals of Care" didactic for IM residents
10/09/2020 "Discussing Goals of Care" workshop for Pulm/CC fellows
10/21/2020 "Methadone" didactic for palliative care fellows
06/09/2021 "Pain management jeopardy" for palliative care fellows
07/08/2021 "Pain management 101" didactic for palliative care fellows
07/23/2021 "Serious Illness Conversations in the ICU" workshop for Pulm/Critical Care fellows
09/08/2021 "Pain management jeopardy" for palliative care fellows
 
Continuing Medical Education
10/28/2020 Serious Illness Conversation Guide training pilot for inpatient Oncology providers
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Community/Lay Public
2007 - 2008 UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Mothers and Maternity Support (MoMS) medical student volunteer
2008 - 2009 UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Doctors Ought to Care (DOC) presenter to K-12 students
2008 - 2009 UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Healthy Classrooms Symposium for parents, educators, clinicians (Logistics committee co-chair, 2008; Director, 2009)
2016 Massachusetts General Hospital, invited presenter at MGH's Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
2016 Chordoma Foundation, invited lecturer at the Chordoma Foundation’s International Chordoma Community Conference: Life with Chordoma: ensuring quality of life
11/18/2020 - 12/08/2020 American Academy of Neurology, Neurology® podcast and Neurology Minute™ invited podcast presenter: Neurology clinicians’ views on palliative care communication: how do you frame this? Recorded 11/18/2020, aired 12/8/2020.
 
Medical Student Education
2008 University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Healer's Art course
2012 - 2014 University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Patient Doctor and Society course
2015 - 2016 Harvard Medical School/Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Practice of Medicine course. Longitudinal mentor to two first-year HMS students in physical diagnosis & reasoning course.
2016 Harvard Medical School, Patient Doctor II OSCE proctor
2016 - 2018 Harvard Medical School, Principle Clinical Experience. Faculty mentor for student-run case conferences.
2016 Harvard Medical School, Into the Wild Blue Yonder course: invited lecturer on code status discussions
2016 - 2018 Harvard Medical School, Practice of Medicine: Caring for Patients with Life Threatening Illness and End of Life & Palliative Care session. Faculty co-chair of planning committee and hospital site director for afternoon conference.
2016 - 2017 Harvard Medical School, 4th year Comprehensive OSCE proctor (2016), faculty mentor (2017)
2016 Harvard Medical School, Professional Development Week III OSCE proctor
2016 - 2019 Harvard Medical School, Palliative Care and Geriatrics Student Interest Group faculty mentor
2017 Harvard Medical School, Transitions Course Advanced Clinical Exam (ACE) faculty preceptor
2017 Harvard Medical School, Principle Clinical Experience OSCE proctor
01/2019 - 04/2019 Harvard Medical School, Capstone Course Serious Illness Conversation Guide Training Workshop. Invited to develop new curriculum; served as faculty director and trainer for 4 monthly afternoon workshops.
01/2019 - 04/2019 Harvard Medical School, Capstone course: invited lecturer on code status discussions.
08/02/2019 - 08/30/2019 Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Transition to the Principle Clerkship Experience (MGH Neurology): When Patients Die. Developed and taught new curriculum for weekly recurring small group session for pre-clerkship students.
 
Resident and Fellow Education
2013 University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics/Wm. S. Middleton Veterans Hospital, Improving the rates of state DNR bracelet issuance among hospitalized patients
2014 University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics/Wm. S. Middleton Veterans Hospital, Teaching the teacher: advances in improving resident teaching skills
2014 University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics/Wm. S. Middleton Veterans Hospital, POLST: on the cutting edge of advanced directives
2015 - 2018 Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, Palliative care and heart failure (monthly recurring resident educational series). Developed new curriculum and published on MedEdPORTAL and presented at national conference.
2015 Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Selling the goods: Palliative Care in the media. Interdisciplinary fellowship small group teaching session.
2015 - 2018 Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, Palliative care in the ICU: compassionate extubation (monthly recurring resident educational series)
2015 - 2017 Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, Pain management and code status discussions (monthly recurring resident educational series)
2016 - 2019 Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Palliative Care in heart failure (annual recurring didactic). Developed new curriculum and published on MedEdPORTAL and presented at national conference.
2016 - 2019 Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Journal Club faculty mentor/facilitator for interdisciplinary fellowship
2017 Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology, "Care in the Final Days and Hours of Life" neurology resident & fellow didactic
2018 - 2019 Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, Care of the Imminently Dying (monthly recurring resident educational series)
2018 Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, Code status discussions (monthly recurring resident educational series)
2018 - 2019 Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, Communication microskills: responding to emotion (monthly recurring resident educational series)
2018 Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, Serious Illness Conversation workshops (monthly recurring resident educational series)
 
Continuing Medical Education
2016 Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, Palliative Care Education and Concepts (PCEP) course: Caring for imminently dying patients
2016 Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, Practical Aspects of Palliative Care (PAPC) course: Palliative care emergencies
2017 Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, Palliative Care for Hospitalists and Intensivists (PCHFI) course: Managing dyspnea, nausea, and thirst in the hospitalized patient
2018 Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care, Practical Aspects of Palliative Care (PAPC) course: Palliative care emergencies
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Student
2017 - 2019 MA Coalition for Serious Illness Care: Harvard faculty co-lead. Developed competencies, completed curricular review, assisted in focus group study design in statewide curricular reform effort.
2017 - 2019 Harvard Medical School: faculty co-lead in developing a longitudinal integrated palliative care & geriatrics curriculum for students.
Resident
2015 - 2018 Developed novel "illness trajectory and advance care planning in heart failure" curriculum which was published on MedEdPORTAL and presented at AAHPM's national conference.
Faculty
2017 - 2019 MGH Continuum Project: physician liaison to Neurology Dept. Co-PI on qualitative focus group study for primary palliative care education effort (published work); taught faculty training workshops.
2020 Serious Illness Conversation Guide training pilot for Hematology-Oncology inpatient physicians and APPs. Materials developed, SPs trained, faculty development completed, and pilot run.
 
 
 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
2007 - 2010 Leadership Opportunities with Communities, the Underserved, and Special populations (LOCUS) fellow
2007 - 2008 Mothers and Maternity Support (MoMS) medical student volunteer
2008 Healthy Classrooms Symposium Logistics Committee Co-Chair
2008 - 2009 Doctors Ought to Care (DOC) officer and presenter
2009 Healthy Classrooms Symposium Director
11/05/2020 Invited presentation, St. Camillus retirement community, Milwaukee, WI. "“Helping seriously ill patients live well: the role of palliative care”
11/05/2020 Invited presentation, St. Camillus retirement community, Milwaukee, WI. "“Helping seriously ill patients live well: the role of palliative care."
 

ROBERT D. AND PATRICIA E. KERN INSTITUTE FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION NETWORK ACTIVITIES:
01/01/2020 - Present Member of the Primary Palliative Care Education Workgroup
07/2020 - Present Kern Institute Kinetic3 Teaching Academy Selected Participant. Two-year faculty development course in medical education and educational leadership.
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Zehm A, Mullin J, Zhang H. Thirst in Palliative Care #313. J Palliat Med. 2016 Sep;19(9):1009-1010.
2. Zehm A, Kamdar M. Palliative Uses of Botulinum Neurotoxin #324. J Palliat Med. 2017 Mar;20(3):300-302.
3. Zehm A, Lindvall C, Parks K, Schaefer KG, Chittenden E. Prognosis, communication, and advance care planning in heart failure: a module for students, residents, fellows, and practicing clinicians. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2017;13:10596.
4. Brizzi K, Paganoni S, Zehm A, De Marchi F, Berry J. Integration of a palliative care specialist in an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis clinic: Observations from one center. Muscle Nerve. 2019 Aug;60(2):137-140.
5. Zehm A, et al. Neurology clinicians' views on palliative care communication: "How do you frame this?". Neurology: Clinical Practice. 2019;10(5): 1-8.
6. Zehm A, Rosenberg L, Daubman BR. Discussing Autopsy with Bereaved Families #400. J Palliat Med. 2020; 23(10):1400-1402.
7. Partain DK, Zehm A. Palliative sedation therapy for terminal movement disorders. BMJ Supp & Pall Care. Published Online First: 31 August 2020. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2020-002577
8. Jozwiak R, Stellmacher P, Zehm A. Preparing for a destination therapy ventricular assist device: the palliative care planning conversation #410. J Palliat Med. 2021;24(3):455-456.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Zehm A, Daubman B. Essentials of Palliative Care Book and Media Review. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2015;18(9):811.
2. Daubman B, Rosenberg L, Zehm A, Kamdar M. Chapter 42: Palliative Care. In: Brenner G, Rathmell J, eds. The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Pain Management. 4th ed. Wolters Kluwer Health; 2020: 512-524.
3. Leung M, Zehm A. Chapter 17: Palliative, end-of-life, and psychiatric care of patients with advanced renal disease. In: Hategan A, Bourgeois J, Gangji A, Woo T, eds. Psycho-nephrology: A Guide to Principles and Practice. Springer Nature; accepted, in press.
4. Zehm A, Kamdar MM. A Cancer Pain Crisis. In: Edwards DA, Sobey C, Gulur P, eds. Hospitalized Chronic Pain Patient. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2021.
 
Abstracts
1. Crnich C, Zehm A, Warrack S, Duster M, Drinka P, Zimmerman D., Measurement and Variation in MRSA Acquisition Rates in Nursing Homes, selected poster presentation at University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine Annual Research Day, Madison, WI, 2013.
2. Zehm A, Kamdar M., Not just another pretty face: Botox gives cancer-related pain treatment a facelift, selected poster presentation at American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Assembly, Philadelphia, PA, 2015.
3. Zehm A, Lindvall C, Parks K, Leung C, Schaefer K, Chittenden E, Teaching providers serious illness communication skills in heart failure, selected poster presentation at the Heart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2017.
4. Zehm A, Pelletier S, Farrell S., Serious news: OSCE assessment of students' palliative care communication skills, selected poster presentation at Harvard Medical School Medical Education Day, Boston, MA, 2018.
5. Streid J, Zehm A, Schaefer K., Preparing Future Physicians to Care for the Seriously Ill: Developing Palliative Care Competencies and Assessing Medical School Curricula, selected poster presentation at Harvard Medical School Medical Education Day, Boston, MA, 2018.
6. Partain, D, Kamdar, M, Zehm, A., Delirium and Distressing Movements: Palliative Sedation Therapy in Patients with Refractory Terminal Delirium when Standard Treatment Options are Limited, selected poster presentation at the 16th World Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care, Berlin, Germany, 2019.
7. Zehm A, Pelletier S, Farrell S., Serious news: OSCE assessment of students' palliative care communication skills, selected poster presentation at MCW Innovations in Healthcare Education Research conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2020.