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CURRICULUM VITAE

Craig Elliott Cummings MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Division of Clinical

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Froedtert Hospital
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
08/01/2001 - 06/30/2005 Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Academic Honors, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
08/01/2006 - 06/30/2010 Doctor of Medicine with Academic Honors, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
07/01/2010 - 06/30/2014 Resident Physician, Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH), 8701 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
07/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 Fellow (Unaccredited), Anesthesiology, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015 Instructor, Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
07/01/2015 - Present Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
07/2018 - 06/2020 Associate Director, Anesthesiology, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain, Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226
07/2020 - Present Deputy Division Manager, Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology, Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 5000 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53295

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
2014 - Present Mock Oral Board Examiner, Anesthesiology, Education, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226
2014 - Present Residency Candidate Interviewer, Anesthesiology, Education, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
01/2015 - 04/2017 Instructor, Anesthesiology, Simulation Training, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
2015 - Present Associate Director, Medical School, M3 Anesthesia Elective - Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room, Medical College of Wisconsin, Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 5000 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53295
2015 - 2019 Clinical Preceptor, Medical School, M1/M2 Clinical Apprenticeship Course, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
07/2016 - 06/2018 Anesthesiology Residency Assistant Program Director, Anesthesiology, Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, 5000 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53295
2016 - Present Fellow Candidate Interviewer, Anesthesiology, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226
2019 - Present Director, Anesthesiology, Senior Resident Elective - Regional Anesthesia, Medical College of Wisconsin, Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 5000 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53295
06/2020 CA3 Anesthesiology Resident Exit Interviewer, Anesthesiology, Education, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
07/01/2014 - Present Physician Anesthesiologist, Anesthesiology, Froedtert Hospital, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226
07/01/2014 - Present Physician Anesthesiologist, Anesthesiology, Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 5000 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53295

AWARDS AND HONORS:
06/2014 Wilson Phillips Award for Outstanding and Empathetic Patient Care, Medical College of Wisconsin

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
[1595143-2] Persistent opioid use following surgery in the VA population
Source:
Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Thomas J. Ebert, MD, PhD
Dates:
07/01/2020 - Present
 
Title:
[1595141-2] Sugammadex effect on autonomic balance determined from heart rate variability in surgical patients
Source:
Clement J Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Thomas J. Ebert, MD, PhD
Dates:
03/01/2021 - Present
 
Title:
[1600201-1] Improving Opioid Management After Elective Surgery
Source:
Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Craig Cummings
Dates:
05/01/2021 - Present
 

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Craig Cummings, Shalini Sharma, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Considerations for the Anesthesia Provider, Departmental Lecture (Grand Rounds - M&M), Medical College of Wisconsin, 10/10/2014
Craig Cummings, Anatomy and Regional Anesthesia Board Review, **New** lecture for residents (Wednesday morning conference - CA2/CA3 Lecture Series), Medical College of Wisconsin, 01/21/2015
Craig Cummings, Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST), Departmental Lecture (Grand Rounds - M&M), Medical College of Wisconsin, 10/16/2015
Craig Cummings, Multimodal Pain Management, **New** presentation to another department (Ortho), Medical College of Wisconsin, 12/16/2015
Craig Cummings, Neuraxial Opioids, Departmental Lecture (Grand Rounds - Subspecialty Conference), Medical College of Wisconsin, 10/21/2016
Craig Cummings, Neuraxial Anesthesia, **New** lecture for residents (Wednesday morning conference - CA1 Lecture Series), Medical College of Wisconsin, 11/16/2016
Craig Cummings, REGIONAL ANESTHESIA Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), **New** lecture for residents (CA3 OSCE Board Review), Medical College of Wisconsin, 04/2017
Craig Cummings, Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks, **New** presentation to another department (Ortho), Medical College of Wisconsin, 05/03/2017
Craig Cummings, Regional Anesthesia and Multimodal Analgesia including Neuraxial and Peripheral Nerve Blockade, Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) Nursing Pain Symposium, Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 09/28/2017
Craig Cummings, Anesthesia Board Review, **New** lecture for residents (Wednesday morning conference - CA2/CA3 Lecture Series), Medical College of Wisconsin, 06/17/2020
Craig Cummings, Neuraxial Complications, **New** lecture for residents (Monday morning conference - CA1 PBLD Series), Medical College of Wisconsin, 12/07/2020
Craig Cummings, Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks, **New** lecture for residents (Monday morning conference - CA1 PBLD Series), Medical College of Wisconsin, 04/26/2021
 
Regional
Craig Cummings, Hubert Cios, Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Workshop - Lower Extremity Station, Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists (WSA) Annual Meeting, Lake Geneva, WI, 09/10/2016
Craig Cummings, Acute Pain Management, **New** presentation to a community group - Greater Milwaukee Area Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Milwaukee, WI, 09/15/2020
Craig Cummings, Pain Management: Peripheral Nerve Blocks, American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians Regional Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 10/03/2020
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Regional
Cummings C, Rock J, Expecting the Unexpected: Complications from Subdural Catheter Placement During Lumbar Epidural for Labor Analgesia., Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC), Chicago, IL, - 04/2014
Cummings C, Schlosser R, A Devastating Complication of Thoracic Paravertebral Block: Implications of the Anatomical Communications with the Paravertebral Space., Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC), Kansas City, MO, - 04/2013
Cummings C, Shankar H, A Real Pain in the Neck: Myofascial Pain Syndrome Following a Gunshot Wound to the Neck, Relieved by Ultrasound Guided Trigger Point Injections., Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC), Chicago, IL, - 04/2011
Hang D, Cummings C, Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy with Severe Persistent Asthma: Between a Rock and a Hard Place., Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC) (Meeting cancelled due to COVID), Milwaukee, WI, - 04/2020
Cummings C, Riess M, Electrocardiogram Guided Central Venous Catheter Placement for Posterior Craniotomy in the Sitting Position., Midwest Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC), Chicago, IL, - 03/2012
 
National
Rebling F, Cummings C, Lewis I, Reck S, The Perioperative Management of a High-Risk Patient with Super-Morbid Obesity for Serial Surgical Procedures., American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Chicago, IL, - 10/2016
Cummings C, Anderson C, Shankar H, The Great Balancing Act: Optimizing Regional Anesthesia for Breast Surgery., American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), Las Vegas, NV, - 04/2019
Groth J, Cummings C, Spofford C, Continuous Chloroprocaine Interscalene Nerve Catheter Following Shoulder Arthroplasty in a Patient with an Amide Local Anesthetic Allergy., American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), Las Vegas, NV, - 04/2019
Davidovich R, Cummings C, Shankar H, Comparing Chlorhexidine Gluconate as an Alternative for Traditional Ultrasound Gel., American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), Las Vegas, NV, - 04/2019
Cummings C, Dugan S, It Takes a Village; The Contribution of Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia to a Clinical Pathway for TKA., American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), San Francisco, CA (Meeting cancelled due to COVID), - 04/2020
Cummings C, Riess M, Electrocardiogram Guided Central Venous Catheter Placement for Posterior Craniotomy in the Sitting Position., American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Chicago, IL, - 10/2011
Cummings C, Rusy LM, Don't Burn Your Bridges: Anesthetic Considerations for a Pediatric Patient with Anterior Mediastinal Mass., American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), San Francisco, CA, - 10/2013
Cummings C, Schlosser R, Total Spinal Anesthesia: A Devastating Complication of Thoracic Paravertebral Block., American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), San Francisco, CA, - 10/2013
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
2016 Peer-Elected Member, Scheduling Steering, Anesthesiology, Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
2016 - 2017 Peer-Elected Member, Faculty Forward, Anesthesiology, Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Hospital
07/2013 - 06/2014 Member, Clinical Quality Committee, Anesthesiology, Froedtert Hospital
2014 - 2015 Member, Preoperative Surgical Home, Colorectal Surgery, Anesthesiology, Froedtert Hospital
07/01/2021 - Present Member, VISN12 Surgical Work Group, Anesthesiology, Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
07/01/2021 - Present Member, Operating Room (OR) Committee, Anesthesiology, Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
07/01/2021 - Present Member, Facility Surgical Work Group, Anesthesiology, Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
07/2014 - 06/2015 M3 Anesthesia Clerkship Problem Based Learning Discussions (once every 6 weeks)
2014 - Present Mock Residency Interviews
2015 - 2016 Anesthesiology Interest Group Workshops
11/30/2020 Student Physician Networking Physician Volunteer
 
Resident and Fellow Education
2016 - 2017 Anesthesiology Intern Orientation
07/2018 - 06/2020 Daily Problem Based Learning Discussion while on Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Service
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Resident
2019 - Present Regional Anesthesia Senior Resident Elective - Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
 
 
Clinical Programs
11/2014 Lidocaine Infusion Protocol for Perioperative Analgesia - Froedtert Hospital
2015 Neuraxial Anesthesia and Analgesia Policy - Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
02/2016 Sugammadex Guidelines for Clinical Administration - Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
03/2016 EMR Opioid Conversion Calculator - Froedtert Hospital
2017 Ketamine Infusion Protocol for Palliative Care - Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2018 Epidural Blood Patch Treatment Algorithm - Froedtert Hospital
2018 Peripheral Nerve Block Policy - Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2019 - Present Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Service - Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2020 Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Policy - Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
 
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Shankar H, Cummings C. Ultrasound imaging of embedded shrapnel facilitates diagnosis and management of myofascial pain syndrome. Pain Pract. 2013 Jun;13(5):405-8.
2. Pagel PS, Cummings CE, Schroeder AR, De Vry DJ, Linn KA. Why the new severe aortic insufficiency after mitral and tricuspid valve repair? J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Dec;28(6):1704-6.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Cummings C. Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST). In: Complications in Anesthesia. 3rd edition. Fleisher L, Rosenbaum S. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. 2017
2. Cummings C, Ebert TJ. Familial Dysautonomia (Riley-Day Syndrome). In: Essence of Anesthesia Practice. 4th edition. Fleisher L, Roizen M, Roizen J. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. 2017
 
Abstracts
1. Improving Resident and Faculty Satisfaction with Trainee Feedback and ACGME Milestone Assessment with Interpreted Professional Activities (IPAs) Evaluations. Ebert TJ, Kapeles S, Cummings C, Zundel MT, Kula A, Gross W, Sloan E, Hanko E. AUA/IARS Annual Meeting (2020). San Francisco, CA.
2. The Utility of Interpreted Professional Activities (IPAs) in Trainee Evaluation and ACGME Milestone Assessment. Ebert TJ, Kapeles S, Cummings C, Zundel MT, Kula A, Gross W, Sloan E, Hanko E. SEA Spring Annual Meeting (2020). Philadelphia, PA.
3. Implementation of an Alert for Use of Antithrombotic Medications In The Presence of Neuraxial Anesthesia. Jung B, Steffe J, Eberle D, Cummings C, Singh S, Baumann Kreuziger L. Thrombosis and Hemostasis Summit of North America (2017).
 
Peer Reviewed Educational Products
1. Cummings C. Erector Spinae Block. RAP Online Module #38. Anesthesia Education Toolbox: https://www.anesthesiatoolbox.com. Published 10/30/2019.