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CURRICULUM VITAE

Caitlin Elizabeth Kaeppler MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Hospitalist

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Corporate Center
999 N 92 St
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
2004 - 2008 Bachelor of Science, Major in Human Science/Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Research Honors, Georgetown University, Washington DC, DC
2008 - 2012 Doctor of Medicine, University or Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health / Student in TRIUMPH program (Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health), Madison, WI
2012 - 2015 Pediatric Residency, University of Utah School of Medicine / Primary Children's Hospital, UT

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
2015 - 2016 Chief Resident, Visiting Instructor, University of Utah School of Medicine/Primary Children's Hospital, UT
08/2016 - Present Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 999 N. 92nd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53226

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
PALS, BLS
2012
None
DEA Certificate - Physician (MD)
2013
None
Helping Babies Breathe Certified Master Trainer
2014
None
Utah Certificate of Palliative Education
2016
2016
Graduate of miniAdvanced Training Program (ATP)
Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute
2016
2016
    

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin Controlled Substances License
2016
None
Wisconsin State License
2016
None
    

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2005 - 2008 Deans List (7 semesters)
2006 Second Honors
2007 First Honors
2008 Human Science Finalist (top 10 GPA among students in my major)
2008 First Honors
2011 Dr. Isadore Cash Scholarship (for academic excellence)
2011 Gold Humanism Honor Society
2011 Charles Russell Bardeen, Founding Dean, Fourth Year Student Award (for academic achievement, dedication to the profession, high ethical standards)
2015 Global, Rural, and Underserved Child Health Certificate, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 Co-Recipient of the Leonard P. Rome CATCH Grant Visiting Professorship, Medical College of Wisconsin
06/2018 Recipient of Kern Institute's "Innovative Idea Initiative" seed grant program, Medical College of Wisconsin
10/2018 Faculty mentor for an AAP Resident CATCH Grant, Medical College of Wisconsin
06/2019 MCW Global Health Research Seed Project Funding for Faculty, Medical College of Wisconsin

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2017 - Present -Serving as the main contact for communication between MCW Office of Global Health and the Department of Pediatrics, Global Health Liason for Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - Present Pediatric Residency Global and Community Health Track, Director, -Facilitating monthly education sessions for track residents, mentoring residents, helping to prepare residents for Global Health electives, and devising ways to form organizational partnerships within Milwaukee to promote resident education while serving our community, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Wisconsin
2018 - Present Urban and Community Health Pathway Planning Council Member, -Helping to plan the curriculum provided in the UCH medical school pathway -Serving as a faculty mentor for students interested in becoming more engaged with the refugee population in Milwaukee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2020 - Present Executive board member and Medical College of Wisconsin faculty representative -Collaborating with other community members to support local organizations that focus on improving the well-being of refugees -Organizing the Our City of Nations conference, which occurs every 18 months in Milwaukee, Our City of Nations
2021 Committee Member, Dissertation Qualifying Examination for PhD Program in Public and Community Health, Medical College of Wisconsin

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Regional
Caitlin Kaeppler, Sarah Bauer, Electronic Health Record Strategies for Clinical Practice Guideline Implementation, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Chicago, 02/18/2020
Alana Petrassi, Bryan Johnston, Caitlin Kaeppler, Michael Toppe, Iaong Vang, Mary Flynn, Edumoakono Zetho, Claire Reuning, Po Too, Our City of Nations Student Session: Refugee Health Curriculum for Medical Trainees, Our City of Nations, Virtual, 11/2020
Sarah Bauer, Caitlin Kaeppler, Sansanee Craig, Caroline Wright, APA Health Informatics SIG SessionImplementing Clinical Practice Guidelines into Your EHR, PAS 2021, Virtual, 05/2021
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
2004 Inducted as a member of the Service Club of Milwaukee
2005 - 2006 Georgetown University Hospital Weekly hospital volunteer in the Child Life Unit
2007 Georgetown University Peer Advisor for freshmen students
2008 - 2009 University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Mentor of a 7th grade girl in the Mentorship Achievement Program
2008 - 2010 University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health MEDiC Volunteer -Student volunteer for a few times each semester at free clinics throughout Madison
2008 - 2009 University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Volunteer in “Doctors Ought to Care” program -An organization of medical students who teach science lessons to grade school students in our community
2012 - 2013 St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Newman Center, Salt Lake City Weekly Sunday School teacher for Kindergarten level
 

GLOBAL HEALTH ACTIVITIES:
07/2009 Unite for Sight Volunteer in Ghana, Africa -Worked with a local clinic to provide outreach eye clinics in rural villages in Ghana in order to provide treatment of cataracts and other eye diseases in areas with poor access to health care
02/2012 Child Family Health International Urban and Rural Comparative Health program in Quito and Chone, Ecuador -Shadowed physicians in various maternal and pediatric healthcare settings in both rural and urban settings -Daily Spanish classes
04/2014 University of Utah, Shree A. Patel Chhotubhai Hospital and Community Health Center in Mota Fofalia, Gujarat, India Global Health Elective in Gujarat, India -Spent one month teaching newborn resuscitation to workers in a hospital in rural India using Helping Babies Breathe curriculum -Performed weight and malnutrition screening for nearby villages in order to identify at-risk infants and children and helping to arrange either inpatient malnutrition treatment or outpatient follow-up -Performed observational research of newborn resuscitation methods at a nearby rural hospital
 

DATA SPECIALIST:
2006 - 2008 (During Summer months) Medical College of Wisconsin & Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Data Specialist, Pediatric Dermatology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant -Reviewed medical records and entered data about each pediatric bone marrow transplant for the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry -Shadowed the attending physician in Bone Marrow Transplant clinic, attended rounds on the inpatient floor, attended weekly Hematology conference and Tumor Board

LINE THERAPIST:
2004 - 2006 Wisconsin Early Autism Project -Worked daily with three young children with autism, helping them develop cognitive, motor, and social skills, tracking therapy, and recording observations on progress and ideas or improvement of approach

MOONLIGHTING:
2013 - 2015 Primary Children’s Hospital NICU Moonlighting
2015 Families First Pediatrics After Hours Clinic Moonlighting

TRIUMPH INTERN:
2009 City of Milwaukee Department of Public Health TRIUMPH Intern -Worked with the Prenatal Care Coordination (PNCC) team to learn about the disparities seen in infant mortality in Milwaukee and the resources that PNCC is providing to mothers -Through individual research and shadowing nurses on home visits, learned about the risk factors for infant mortality and the ways of preventing it -Presented my work to an audience of students, faculty, and other community members


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Alana Petrassi, BS, Melissa Chiu, MD,Kelsey Porada, MA, Bryan Johnston, MD, Michael Toppe, PA-C, Michael Oldani, PhD, Caitlin Kaeppler, MD. Caring for Refugee Patients: An Interprofessional Crash Course in Resettlement, Medical Intake, and Culture. Accepted to the Wisconsin Medical Journal, awaiting publication.
2. Sarah Corey Bauer, Caitlin Kaeppler, Paula Soung, Kelsey Porada, Glenn Bushee, Peter L. Havens. Using Electronic Health Record Tools to Decrease Antibiotic Exposure in Infant Sepsis Evaluation. Hospital Pediatrics, Sep 2021, 11 (9) 936-943.
3. Kaeppler C, Holmberg P, Tam RP, Porada K, Stryker SD, Conway K, Schubert C, on behalf of the Medical Student Global Health Study Group. The impact of global health opportunities on residency selection. BMC Med Educ. 2021 Jul 15;21(1):384. DOI: 10.1186/s12909-021-02795-5
4. Hwang M, Wilson K, Wendt L, Pohlman J, Densmore E, Kaeppler C, Van Arendonk K, Yale S. The Great Gut Mimicker: A case report of MIS-C and appendicitis clinical presentation overlap in a teenage patient. BMC Pediatrics. (2021) 21:258.
5. Bauer SC, McFadden V, Madhani K, Kaeppler C, Porada K, Weisgerber M. Letting Residents Lead: Implementing Resident Admission Triage Call Curriculum and Practice. Hospital Pediatrics June 2021, 11 (6) 579-586; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1542/hpeds.2020-005199
6. Miller KK, Rule ARL, Bensman R, Brown C, Butteris S, Bothe D, Chiu M, Chun A, Clark M, Fernandes A, Ford-Paz R, Harasaki K, Hjertstedt E, Houser L, Jiménez Bacardí A, Kaeppler C, Madion L, McHenry M, Moccio K, Moskalewicz R, Lam SK, Lauden S, Petrassi A, Philip A, Pitt M, Singh P, St. Clair N, Rimal A, Stempel H, Svetaz V, Umphrey L, Van Genderen K, Walch A, Winter J, Cobb C on behalf of the Midwest Consortium of Global Child Health Educators. I-PACK: Immigrant Partnership and Advocacy Curricular Kit. Editors Cobb C, Miller KK. Available at https://sugarprep.org/i-pack. Curriculum launched September 24, 2020.
7. Webber S, Lauden S, Fischer PR, Beyerlein L, Schubert C, on behalf of the Midwest Consortium of Global Child Health Educators S-PACK Workgroup (Beyerlein L, Bothe D, Butteris S, Cobb C, Connolly E, Conway J, Fischer PR, Groothuis E, Houser L, Jones A, Kaeppler C, Lauden S, Miller K, Ojo I, Rosenman J, Rule A, Schaack C, Seibert T, Slusher T, Van Genderen K, Pitt MB, Schubert C, St Clair NE, Warrick S, Webber S, Weinert B, & Winter J). Predeparture Activities Curricular Kit (PACK) for Wellness: A Model for Supporting Resident Well Being During Global Child Health Experiences. Acad Pediatr. 2019 May 28. pii: S1876-2859(19)30257-8. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2019.05.130
8. Kaeppler, C.; Switchenko, N.; DiGeronimo, R.; Yoder, B. Do Normal Head US's Need Repeating in Infants Less than 30 Weeks Gestation? The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. Published online 25 September 2015.
 
Abstracts
1. Alana Petrassi, BS, Melissa Chiu, MD,Kelsey Porada, MA, Bryan Johnston, MD, Michael Toppe, PA-C, Michael Oldani, PhD, Caitlin Kaeppler, MD. “Caring for Refugee Patients: A Crash Course in Resettlement, Medical Intake, and Culture.” -Accepted for poster presentation at the North American Refugee Health Virtual Conference September 2021.
2. Kaeppler, C.; Porada, K.; Bauer, S. “Utilizing EHR to Decrease Length of Antibiotics for Rule-Out Sepsis.” -Accepted for poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting May 2020. Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
3. Kaeppler, C.; Tam, R.; Stryker, S.; Porada,, K.; Holmberg, P.; Conway, K.; Schubert, C. “Opportunities in Global Health Do Influence Residency Selection” -Accepted for Oral Presentation at the Consortium for Universities for Global Health April 2020. Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
4. Stryker, S.; Conway, K.; Kaeppler, C.; Porada, K; Holmberg, P.; Tam, R.; Schubert, C. “Refugee Health Content in U.S. Graduate Medical Curriculum - Are We Doing Enough?” -Accepted for Poster Presentation at the Consortium for Universities for Global Health April 2020. Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
5. Kaeppler, C.; Porada, K.; Cobb, C. “Increasing Refugee and Trainee Comfort in Cross-Cultural Medical Interactions.” -Poster presentation at the Kern Institute Innovative Ideas Initiative Conference, April 2019
6. Chiu, M.; Petrassi, A.; Porada, K.; Cobb, C.; Kaeppler, C. “Cultural Sensitivity Education when Working with the Refugee Population of Milwaukee.” -Poster presentation at the MCW Community Engagement Conference, May 2019
7. Cobb, C.; Cote, P.; Tuomela, K.; Arcori, L.; De Vela, G.; Mehta, S.; Hal, Jaime.; Zarazua, C.; Kaeppler, C. “Health Tutors: A Partnership for Bidirectional Learning.” -Oral Presentation at the MCW Innovations in Education Conference, May 2019 -Poster presentation at the MCW Community Engagement Conference, May 2019
8. Hayes, J.; Kaeppler, C.; Bauer, S.; Anibab, F.; Porada, K.; Nelson, A. “Timing of renal ultrasound for first febrile UTI in young children: Sooner or later?”-Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, April 2019
9. Bauer, S.; Kaeppler, C.; McFadden, V.; Weigert, R.; Porada, K.; “Pager Triage Training Increases Resident Confidence and the Efficiency of the Admission Process.” -Poster presentation at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition, November 2018
10. Hause, E.; Kaeppler, C. “The Case of the Missing Bicarbonate.” -Clinical Conundrum poster presentation at Pediatric Hospital Medicine Society conference July 2018
11. Kaeppler, C.; Winsor, K; Porada, K. “Influence of Global Health Opportunities on Residency Program Selection and Future Career Plans.” -Poster presentation at Association of Pediatric Program Directors, March 2018 -Poster presentation at Pediatric Academic Society Meeting, May 2018
12. Kaeppler, C.; Kaeppler, M.; Fassl, Bernhard. “Prevalence of anemia in Indian women giving birth – a cross sectional study” -Poster presentation at Pediatric Academic Society Meeting, May 2015 -Oral presentation at the American Federation for Medical Research Western Regional Meeting, January 2015 -Winner of the Western Society for Clinical Investigation Travel Award
13. Kaeppler, C.; Switchenko, N.; DiGeronimo, R.; Yoder, B. “Do Normal Head US's Need Repeating in Infants Less than 30 Weeks Gestation?” -Poster presentation at Pediatric Academic Society Meeting, May 2014
14. Talano, J.M.; Camitta, B.; Keever-Taylor, C.A.; Anderson, L.A.; Wallach, C.; Casper; J. “Long Term Outcomes of Unrelated Donor Bone Marrow Transplantation in Children with Severe Aplastic Anemia: An Update of the Milwaukee Experience”, Blood, (ASH Annual Meeting Abstracts) 108: 3128, November 2006. -National Marrow Donor Program Meeting, November 2006 awarded Best Abstract.
 
Database, Video, or Other Research/Clinical Contributions
1. Medical College of Wisconsin -Principal Investigator on a multi-institutional (12 universities) survey study to determine the importance of Global Health opportunities in residency selection among 4th-year medical students and medical trainees’ exposure to Global Health concepts
2. Medical College of Wisconsin -Principal Investigator on a multi-institutional (5 universities) pilot study to determine the importance of Global Health opportunities in residency selection among 4th-year medical students and medical trainees’ exposure to Global Health concepts
3. Medical College of Wisconsin -Health Literacy Project in partnership with the International Learning Center including data collection from refugees and trainees to determine effectiveness of this curriculum -Mentored several residents and students through the project
4. Medical College of Wisconsin -Survey of 4th year MCW medical students about importance of Global Health in their residency decision and future career plans -Mentored 3rd year medical student through the project
5. University of Utah School of Medicine -Conducted clinical chart review and data analysis to determine utility of repeat screening head ultrasounds in infants <30 weeks EGA -Mentors: Dr. Bradley Yoder, MD and Dr. Robert DiGeronimo, MD
6. University of Utah, Shree A. Patel Chhotubhai Hospital and Community Health Center in Mota Fofalia, Gujarat, India -Performed data analysis on routine hemoglobin measurements collected from women in their third trimester in order to determine the prevalence of anemia and correlation with low birth weight
7. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin: Community-based research in Milwaukee County through the TRUMPH program -Created a survey for caregivers in Milwaukee County in order to understand the prevalence of co-sleeping, the reasons for choosing this sleep practice, and the barriers to change
8. National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute: Immunocompromised Host Section, Pharmacology Branch under the direction of Dr. Thomas Walsh -Assisted in data collection in the lab as part of an Undergraduate Honors Thesis entitled, “Comparative Pharmacokinetic Parameters of Intravenously Administered Ravuconazole in Healthy and Neutropenic Rabbits with Pulmonary Aspergillosis”