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CURRICULUM VITAE

Elizabeth Thiel MD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Community Memorial Hospital
W180 N8000 Town Hall Rd
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

EDUCATION:
1995 - 1999 B.A., Physiology, University of Minnesota - TC, Minneapolis, MN
2000 - 2004 M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2008 - 2010 M.S., Epidemiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
07/2004 - 06/2007 Resident, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/2007 - 09/2010 Fellow, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
10/2010 - 09/2011 Fellow, Palliative Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
07/2007 - 09/2010 Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/01/2013 - 08/31/2015 Assistant Professor-part time, Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, Medical College of WI, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226
09/01/2015 - 06/30/2019 Assistant Professor-full time, Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, Medical College of WI, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226
07/01/2019 - 12/31/2020 Associate Professor, Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, Medical College of WI, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53266
01/01/2021 - Present Associate Professor, Medicine, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Medical College of WI, 9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53266

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
10/2011 - 04/2013 Acting Medical Director (Contractual), Zilber Family Hospice, Aurora VNA, Milwaukee, WI
10/2011 - 04/2013 Associate Medical Director (Contractual), Metro Aurora VNA Home Hospice Program, Milwaukee, WI
12/2011 - 04/2013 Associate Medical Director (Contractual), Lake Geneva Aurora VNA Home Hospice Program, Lake Geneva, WI
04/2016 - Present Community Hospital Division Palliative Care Medical Director, Medicine, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital and Froedtert West Bend Hospital, Menomonee Falls and West Bend, WI

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
12/2013 - 02/2017 Clinical Trial Medical Monitor, Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
07/2013 - Present Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226
04/2016 - Present Froedtert West Bend Hospital, 3200 Pleasant Valley Rd, West Bend, WI 53095
04/2016 - Present Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, W180 N8085 Town Hall Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
Hospice and Palliative Care
10/2012
2022
 
Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin
48887
01/2006
10/31/2022
 

AWARDS AND HONORS:
1999 Summa Cum Laude, University of Minnesota - TC
2010 Outstanding Fellow Clinical Research Award - Second Place, Medical College of Wisconsin
2015 MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teacher, Medical College of WI

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2009 - 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology
2010 - Present American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Journal Review
07/2013 - Present Journal of Palliative Medicine

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
12/01/2013 - 04/01/2016 Scientific Director, Pediatric Cancer Working Committee, Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplantation Research, MCW
05/2018 - Present Palliative Care Section Editor, Breast Education Self-Assessment Program, American Society of Breast Surgeons

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Emergencies in Pediatric Leukemia, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Transport Team Quarterly Educational Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 01/2008 - 09/2010
Abdominal Tumors, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Hematology/Oncology Annual Nursing Education Curriculum, Milwaukee, WI, 03/2008 - 09/2010
Comparable Long-Term Leukemia-Free Survival after Matched Sibling and Unrelated Donor Transplantation for Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Second Complete Remission, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2010
Secret of Care is to Really Care, Symposium for Senior Physicians, Medical College of Wisconsin, 10/20/2015
Hospice Versus Palliative Medicine-Understanding the Difference, Monthly Oncology Related Education (3 lectures given), Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin at Froedtert Hospital, 11/03/2015 - 11/11/2015
Decision-Making Capacity, Hematology/Oncology APP lecture series, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin at Froedtert Hospital, 01/19/2016
Palliative Care–Providing Support for Patients and Families Living With a Serious Illness, Community Memorial Hospital Community Education-Senior Breakfast, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, 03/01/2017
Palliative, Hospice Care and Health Directives, Hales Corners Library End of Life Planning Series, Hales Corners Library, 03/12/2017
What to Do When Goals of Care are Misaligned Between Family and Providers, Medical Floor Nursing Education (3 lectures given), Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, 05/09/2017 - 05/11/2017
Understanding the Power of Advance Care Planning, Monthly Oncology Related Education (3 lectures given), Froedtert, Froedtert Menomonee Falls and Froedtert West Bend Hospitals, 01/16/2018 - 01/30/2018
Advance Care Planning: Matching Patient Values and Goals with Their Medical Care, Greater Milwaukee Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Chapter, Milwaukee, 05/08/2018
Palliative Care, Medical College of Wisconsin's Clinical Practice Service Billing Office's Monthly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn, Milwaukee, 07/11/2018
Understanding Hospice and Palliative Care, Aging Mastery Program at Cross Lutheran, Milwaukee, 11/06/2018
 
Regional
The Basics of Non-Pain Symptom Control at the End of Life, 6th Annual Midwest Regional Palliative Care Conference, 05/2017
 
International
End-of-Life Communication, Oncology Nursing Society 44th Annual Congress, Anaheim, CA, 04/10/2019
Advance Care Planning in MSA, Multiple System Atrophy Coalition Conference, Virtual secondary to COVID, 10/24/2020
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
05/2014 - 04/2016 Clinical Competency Committee, Palliative Fellowship
07/2014 - 01/2017 Institutional Review Board
 
Hospital
2008 - 2010 Information Technologies Support Committee, Hematology and Oncology, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
09/2015 - 02/2016 Cancer Committee, Froedtert Hospital
04/2016 - Present Medical Ethics Advisory Council, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
05/2016 - 01/31/2020 Cancer Committee, Froedtert West Bend Hospital
05/2016 - 01/31/2020 Cancer Committee, Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
01/2017 - Present Comprehensive Pain Steering Committee, Froedtert, Enterprise
03/2017 - Present Content expert and physician advisor, Advance Care Planning Workgroup, Froedtert, enterprise
02/2018 - Present Enterprise CIN Heart Failure Steering Committee
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
2009 Professionalism Course, Facilitator for 3rd year medical students
2011 Ethics Course, Facilitator for 3rd year medical students
08/2013 - 03/2016 Medical Students (M4): Palliative Care Attending Physician at Froedtert Hospital- Precept 1 medical student for patients receiving palliative care services (including symptoms managements and goals of care conversations) for 8-12 weeks/year
01/27/2016 - 01/24/2018 "Death and Dying" M1 Foundations of Human Behavior Course (lecture given annually)
03/02/2016 End of Life Panel
 
Resident and Fellow Education
2007 Professors’ Rounds, Children's Hospital of WI. Led case-based presentation and discussion for pediatric residency program and faculty
2008 - 2010 Structured monthly lectures for the residents on oncology topics at the Children's Hospital of WI: Transfusion, Fever and Neutropenia, CNS tumors
04/2011 "Terminal Extubation" Internal Medicine Resident Academic Half Day
05/2012 - 05/2016 "Ethics of Palliative Care Research", Palliative Fellow Lecture Series (lecture given annually)
11/2012 - 09/13/2019 "Hospice Billing" Palliative Fellow Lecture Series (lecture given annually)
2014 Developed a structured bi-weekly educational curriculum for the rotating residents/fellows of palliative topics
02/06/2016 - 09/27/2019 "Artificial Nutrition and Hydration at the End of Life", Medicine Resident Academic Half Day (lecture given annually)
09/26/2018 "Understanding the Power of Advance Care Planning", Medicine Academic Half Day
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Community/Lay Public
04/26/2017 - 04/27/2017 Froedtert Menomonee Falls and Froedtert West Bend Hospitals, "Advance Care Planning and Health Care Power of Attorney", Wellness Works (geared to hospital staff)
09/27/2017 Froedtert and the Medical College of WI, "Simple Steps to Living With Serious Illness" Community Education Program; WAC
11/15/2017 - 11/28/2017 Froedtert Menomonee Falls and Froedtert West Bend Hospitals and Woodland Prime, "It's Your Life. You Decide." Wellness Works (geared at staff)
02/08/2018 - 05/03/2018 Froedtert and the Medical College of WI, "Advance Care Planning", Community Education Program at Froedtert Menomonee Falls and Froedtert West Bend Hospitals
11/2018 Froedtert Menomonee Falls and Froedtert West Bend Hospitals, Woodland Prime and Integrated Services Center, "Planning Ahead...Advance Care Planning", Lunch and Learn Series through Wellness Works
12/19/2018 Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, "Palliative Care", Quarterly Therapy Meeting (geared at staff, therapists)
05/02/2019 Froedtert and the Medical College of WI, "Advance Care Planning", Community Education Program; WAC
09/19/2019 - 10/17/2019 Froedtert and the Medical College of WI, "Understanding Hospice and Palliative Care", Community Education Program; Froedtert Menomonee Falls and Froedtert West Bend Hospitals
01/22/2020 Froedtert and the Medical College of WI, "Advance Care Planning", Community Education Program; WAC
 
Resident and Fellow Education
08/2013 - 03/2016 Froedtert Hospital, Residents and Fellows: Palliative Care Attending Physician- Precept 1 residents/fellows for patients receiving palliative care services (including symptoms managements and goals of care conversations) for 16-24 weeks/year
08/22/2018 - 08/22/2020 Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, "End of Life", Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program Academic Half Day (annual lecture)
01/01/2019 - Present Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, Residents and Fellows: Palliative Care Attending Physician- Precept 1 resident/fellow for patients receiving palliative care services (including symptoms managements and goals of care conversations) for ~26 weeks/year
03/06/2019 Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, "Can the Patient Decide? Evaluating Patient Decision-Making Capacity in Practice", Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program Resident Academic Half Day
04/22/2020 - Present Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, "Opioids", Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program Academic Half Day (annual lecture)
05/06/2020 Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, "End of Life Communication", Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program Academic Half Day
 
Graduate Student Education
04/05/2017 - 05/02/2019 Marquette University, "Communication Skills for Seriously Ill Patients and Families", developed and taught an annual course for Nurse Practitioner Students
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
 
 
Clinical Programs
08/2014 - 04/2016 Helped in development and implementation of the Virtual Hospice Program at Froedtert Hospital
04/01/2016 - Present Developed and implemented the Community Hospital Division Palliative Care Program at Froedtert Menomonee Falls and Froedtert West Bend Hospitals
 
 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES:
07/01/2007 - 09/30/2010 Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Clinical Educator track, A course that teaches fellows how to be effective teachers
07/2009 American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Clinical Research Training Course. One of 12 selected to participate in a week-long workshop that included didactic sessions focused on fundamentals of research and small group mentoring sessions.
01/2016 - 10/2016 Dyad Leadership Development. Leadership course.


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Thiel EL, Trost BA, Tower RL. A composite pheochromocytoma/ ganglioneuroblastoma of the adrenal gland. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2010 Feb 16.
2. Thiel EL, Zhang MJ, Davies SM, Camitta BM, Logan B, Tiedemann K, Eapen M. Comparison of Outcomes after HLA-Matched Sibling and Unrelated Donor Transplantation for Children with High-Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2012 Aug;18(8):1204-10. Epub 2012 Mar 6.
3. Burke MJ, Verneris MR, Le Rademacher J, He W, Abdel-Azim H, Abraham AA, Auletta JJ, Ayas M, Brown VI, Cairo MS, Chan KW, Diaz Perez MA, Dvorak CC, Egeler RM, Eldjerou L, Frangoul H, Guilcher GMT, Hayashi RJ, Ibrahim A, Kasow KA, Leung WH, Olsson RF, Pulsipher MA, Shah N, Shah NN, Thiel E, Talano JA, Kitko CL. Transplant Outcomes for Children with T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Second Remission: A Report from the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Dec;21(12):2154-2159. PMCID: PMC4654112
4. Bitan M, Ahn KW, Millard HR, Pulsipher MA, Abdel-Azim H, Auletta JJ, Brown V, Chan KW, Diaz MA, Dietz A, Vincent MG, Guilcher G, Hale GA, Hayashi RJ, Keating A, Mehta P, Myers K, Page K, Prestidge T, Shah NN, Smith AR, Woolfrey A, Thiel E, Davies SM, Eapen M. Personalized Prognostic Risk Score for Long-Term Survival for Children with Acute Leukemia after Allogeneic Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 Sep;23(9):1523-1530. PMCID: PMC5683075
5. Khandelwal P, Millard HR, Thiel E, Abdel-Azim H, Abraham AA, Auletta JJ, Boulad F, Brown VI, Camitta BM, Chan KW, Chaudhury S, Cowan MJ, Angel-Diaz M, Gadalla SM, Gale RP, Hale G, Kasow KA, Keating AK, Kitko CL, MacMillan ML, Olsson RF, Page KM, Seber A, Smith AR, Warwick AB, Wirk B, Mehta PA. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Activity in Pediatric Cancer between 2008 and 2014 in the United States: A Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Report. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 Aug;23(8):1342-1349. PMCID: PMC5669065
6. Malogolowkin MH, Hemmer MT, Le-Rademacher J, Hale GA, Mehta PA, Smith AR, Kitko C, Abraham A, Abdel-Azim H, Dandoy C, Angel Diaz M, Gale RP, Guilcher G, Hayashi R, Jodele S, Kasow KA, MacMillian ML, Thakar M, Wirk BM, Woolfrey A, Thiel EL. Outcomes following autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant for patients with relapsed Wilms' tumor: a CIBMTR retrospective analysis. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2017 Nov;52(11):1549-1555. PMCID: PMC5665725
7. Bear A, Thiel E. Documentation of Crucial Information Relating to Critically Ill Patients. J Palliat Care. 2018 Jan;33(1):5-8.
8. Bukowy EA, Thiel E. Decision Making for Patients with Advanced Dementia and a Hip Fracture #388. J Palliat Med. 2020 03;23(3):422-423.
 
Abstracts
1. Thiel EL, Zhang MJ, Davies SM, Kurtzberg J, Logan B, Ayas M, MacMillian ML, Tiedemann K, Eapen, M. Comparable Long-Term Leukemia-Free Survival after Matched Sibling and Unrelated Donor Transplantation for Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Second Complete Remission. Presented at the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Annual Meeting; February 2010.
2. Peltier W, Thiel EL, Kast M, Hoefs S, Lisinski J, Walczak K, McCracken C. Implementation of Virtual Hospice in a Large Academic Center: Initial Experience with ICU Integration. Presented at MCW Poster Day 2016.
3. Thiel EL, Peltier W, Kast M, Hoefs S, Lisinski J, Walczak K, McCracken C. Implementation of Virtual Hospice Service in a Large Academic Center: Challenges, Solutions and Discoveries. Presented at Center to Advance Palliative, 2016.
4. Bear A, Thiel E. Documentation of Crucial Medical Information in Critically Ill Patients. Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care 2017.