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CURRICULUM VITAE

Gwynne Kirchen MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Division of Clinical

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Pain Management Center
959 N Mayfair Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
08/01/2008 - 06/01/2012 Doctor of Medicine (magna cum laude), The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2008 B.A. in Cell Physiology and Spanish, University of WI-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
2016 Anesthesiology Residency, Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2017 Pain Medicine Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
2017 - Present Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
2017 - 06/30/2020 Assistant Program Director, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
08/01/2018 - Present Resident Rotation Director, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/01/2020 - Present Program Director, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/01/2020 - Present Resident Rotation Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Medical College of Wisconsin

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
2017 - Present Physician, Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Froedtert Memorial Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
2020 - Present Physician, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Sargeant Health Center
2020 - Present Physician, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Drexel Town Square Health Center
2020 - Present Physician, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, West Bend Ambulatory Surgery Center
2020 - Present Physician, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Froedtert West Bend
2020 - Present Physician, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Froedtert Menomonee Falls

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
American Board of Anesthesiology-Anesthesiology, Diplomate
03/2017
None
American Board of Anesthesiology-Pain Medicine, Diplomate
09/2017
None
 
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Basic Curriculm
09/2016
None
 

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin Medical License
12/2013
None
 

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2010 Ohio State University Medical Alumni Society award for research excellence
2010 Inter-Professional Council Professional Development Fund Award for research excellence, Ohio State University College of Medicine
2010 Samuel J. Roessler Memorial Scholarship for research, Ohio State University College of Medicine
2011 Ohio State University Medical Center Trainee Research Day Award
2012 Mandalfino Excellence in Anesthesiology Award , Ohio State University College of Medicine Anesthesiology Department
2013 Midwest Anesthesia Residents' Conference Award for outstanding oral presentation
2014 Outstanding Clinical Anesthesiology Year 1 Resident
2016 Fellow scholarship for Fellow Immersion Training Program in Addiction Medicine, Improving Research and Clinical Skills for Fellows sponsored by National Institute on Drug Abuse & Boston University
2017 Outstanding performance on American Board of Anesthesiology Chronic Pain board exam, 98th percentile

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2012 Landacre Research Honor Society
2012 - Present American Society of Anesthesiologists
2012 - Present Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists
2012 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
2018 - Present American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management
2018 - Present American Academy of Pain Medicine
11/01/2019 - Present North American Neuromodulation Society (Member)
2020 - Present The Association of Pain Program Directors (Member)
2020 - Present Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (Member)

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Ad-Hoc Reviewer
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2020 Anesthesia Toolbox, Reviewer of Joint Pain Part 1 and Part 2
12/01/2019 - 06/30/2020 Pain Medicine

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2013 - 2015 Class Ombudsman, Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Anesthesiology
2015 - 2016 Chief Resident, Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Anesthesiology
2016 - 2017 Housestaff Representative, Vision and Brand Experience Team, Medical College of Wisconsin
08/01/2017 - Present Program Evaluation Committee, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - Present Director of Pain Medicine Lecture Series, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - 2020 Chair, Clinical Competency Committee for Pain Medicine Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 Opioid Agreement Committee, Froedtert Health Systems
2017 Controlled Substance Prescribing Committee, Froedtert Health Systems
2017 - 2020 Director of Pain Medicine Journal Club, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - 2020 Assistant Program Director, Pain Management Fellowship, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
2018 - Present Advanced Practice Provider Physician Liaison, Medical College of Wisconsin Pain Management Centers
2018 - 2019 Anesthesiology Residency Interview Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/01/2019 - Present Resident Education Committee, Department of Anesthesiology
11/01/2019 - Present Clinical Competency Committee, Department of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
2020 - Present Member of Founding Committee, Committee on Pain Medicine, Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists
2021 - Present Member, Committee on Entrustable Professional Activities, Association of Pain Program Directors
2021 - Present Member, Resident and Medical Student Pain Education, American Society of Regional Anesthesia

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
10/01/2019 - Present Educational Track Subcommittee on Pain Medicine, American Society of Anesthesiology
2020 - 2022 Member, Committee on Residents and Medical Students, American Society of Anesthesiology

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Chronic Pain in Anesthesia Practice: A Case-Based Educational Initiative
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
2016 - Present
 
Title:
Advancing Pain Education for Interdisciplinary Educational Programs
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Robert Hurley, MD
Dates:
2016 - 2019
Direct Funds:
$50,000
 
Title:
Collaborative Health Outcomes Information Registry (CHOIR) Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes Clinical Research Data Registry
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
PI until 8/2020
Dates:
2016 - Present
 
Title:
Utility of fcMRI Based Biomarker for Chronic Pain
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Peter Pahapill, MD
Dates:
2017 - Present
 
Title:
Outcomes of N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Inhibitors to Treat Chronic Pain in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Joshua Fields, MD
Dates:
2017 - 2019
 
Title:
Periprocedural Safety and Quality
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
2020 - Present
 
Title:
Pain Therapies Fellowship Grant
Source:
Medtronic
PI:
Kirchen
Dates:
04/26/2021 - Present
Direct Funds:
$10,000
 

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Lipid Emulsion in Flecainide Toxicity, Anesthesiology Department Academic Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2014
Chronic Pain in Anesthesia Practice: A Flipped Classroom & Case-Based Educational Initiative, Innovations in Education Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2018
Buprenorphine and Methadone Prescribing, Internal Medicine Lecture Series, Medical College of Wisconsin, 04/2018
Airway Workshop, Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 09/01/2018 - Present
Pain Management: Overview for Rheumatology, Rheumatology Departmental Education Meeting, Medical College of Wisconsin, 11/2018
Kirchen, Anderson, Personality Types and Implications on Professional Communication: Interactive Session, Pediatric Anesthesiology Didactic Series, 08/26/2019
Kirchen, Update on Implantable Devices, Advanced Practice Providers within Neurosurgery Division Educational Meeting, 02/01/2020
Kirchen, Peterson, Endrizzi, Gabapentin: A Dangerous Adjunct in Multimodal Analgesia, Anesthesiology Departmental Grand Rounds, Wauwatosa, WI, 04/10/2020
Kirchen, Pain Medicine in Anesthesia Training: A Case Based Educational Initiative, Kinetic 3 Graduation Presentations, Wauwatosa, WI, 12/2020 - Present
Pain Medicine- PCA Management in Postpartum Patients, Obstetrics & Gynecology Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Wauwatosa, WI, 04/2021 - Present
Kirchen, Implications of Perioperative Opioids, Vascular Surgery Grand Rounds, Wauwatosa, WI, 04/2021 - Present
 
Regional
Lipid Emulsion in Flecainide Toxicity, Midwest Anesthesia Residents' Conference, 04/2014
Responsible Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, Continuing Education Course, Agnesian HealthCare; Fond du Lac, WI, 09/01/2016
Responsible Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, Continuing Education Course, Agnesian HealthCare; Fond du Lac, WI, 09/01/2019
Kirchen, Neuromodulation: From Basics to Breakthroughs, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Wauwatosa, WI, 03/2021 - Present
 
National
Chronic Pain in Anesthesia Practice: A Case-Based Educational Initiative, American Pain Society, Pittsburgh, PA, 05/2017
Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial Outcomes Related to Increased Steps and Improved Sleep as Predictors of Success, American Pain Society, Anaheim, CA, 03/2018
Idiopathic CRPS after Spinal Cord Stimulation Trial, American Academy of Regional Anesthesia Annual Pain Medicine Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 11/2018
Overcoming the Challenges to Deploying an Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes Tracking System, American Academy of Pain Management, Denver, CO, 03/2019
Advancing pain Education for Interdisciplinary Health Learners using Mobile Technology, American Academy of Pain Medicine, Denver, CO, 03/2019
Management of Acute Radicular Pain in Parturient-Review of Pharmacology and Ultrasound-Based Interventions- Poster Presentation, American Pain Society Annual Meeting, Milwaukee WI, 04/2019
Chiu, Kirchen, Unprecedented Median Nerve Mononeuropathy from Hematoma after Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, North American Neuromodulation Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 02/01/2020
Greene, Kirchen, Successful Management of Post Dural Puncture Headache with Epidural Blood Patch in a Patient with Arnold Chiari Malformation, American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD, 02/01/2020
Kirchen, Gwynne, Rational Opioid Prescribing for Physiatry Physicians, American Academy of Physicatry National Virtual Lecture Series, 05/07/2020
Kirchen, Peterson, Endrizzi, Gabapentin: A Dangerous Adjunct in Multimodal Analgesia, American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 10/01/2020
Starczynski, Kirchen, Case Report: Uncontrolled Pain Related to Metastatic Spread of Cervical Cancer; Could Interventional Methods Have Helped?, American Academy of Pain Medicine, Virtual Poster Series, 04/2021 - Present
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
09/2018 Chronic Pain Assessment & Management
 
Resident and Fellow Education
05/2015 Anesthesiology as a Career Choice
2015 Airway Skills for Medicine Physicians, Intern Skills In-service
03/2016 Coding and Billing: The Layman's Introduction
05/2016 Anesthesiology as a Career Choice
09/2016 Acute Pain Management as an Intern: PBLD
2016 - Present Chronic Pain in Anesthesia Practice: A Case-Based Educational Initiative
07/2017 Opioids: Introductory Series to Anesthesiology
09/2017 Acute Pain Management as an Intern:PBLD
2017 - Present Chronic Pain Interest Group Journal Club Founder
02/2018 Rational Opioid Prescribing
02/2018 American Board of Anesthesiology Applied Exam-Objective Structured Clinical Examination simulation session
04/2018 Anticoagulation Update for the Interventional Pain Physician
09/2018 Acute Pain Management as an Intern: PBLD, Anesthesiology Department
10/2018 Anesthesiology Resident Simulation Series: Epidurals
12/2018 Introduction to Pain Management as Medical Internist
01/2019 Rational Opioid Prescribing for Primary Care Providers
 
Graduate Student Education
04/2018 Chronic Pain and Opioid Management
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Medical Student Education
2011 - 2012 Ohio State University, Honors Ultrasound Longitudinal Academic Program and Ultrasound Proctor
2011 - 2012 Ohio State University, Clinical Assessment and Problem Solving Academic Program Student Educator
 
Resident and Fellow Education
07/02/2019 Medical College of Wisconsin, Pain Medicine Fellowship BootCamp Introductory Series, Introduction to Interventions & Fluoroscopy
07/10/2019 Medical College of Wisconsin, Anesthesiology Residency, Opioids: Introductory Series for Anesthesiologists
07/15/2019 Medical College of Wisconsin, Pain Medicine Fellowship BootCamp Introductory Series, Introduction to Low Back Pain & Radiculopathy
08/30/2019 Medical College of Wisconsin, Pain Medicine Academic Series, Intrathecal Pump Therapy & Systems Based Practice
10/25/2019 Medical College of Wisconsin, Pain Medicine Fellowship Academic Series, Safety Considerations in Interventional Pain Medicine
01/07/2020 Medical College of Wisconsin, Pain Medicine Fellowship Didactic Series, Rational Opioid Prescribing for Pain Medicine Specialists
01/27/2020 Medical College of Wisconsin, Pain Medicine Educational Series, Case Report: Headache Evaluationa nd Management
03/01/2020 Medical College of Wisconsin, Internal Medicine Residency Didactic Series, Rational Opioid Prescribing for Internists
05/06/2020 Medical College of Wisconsin, PHysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Educational Series, Pharmacologic Management of Complex Pain Pathologies
07/13/2020 - Present CA1 Lecture Series, Opioids
07/2020 - Present Pain Medicine Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin, Bootcamp Lecture Series: Low Back Pain & Radiculopathy
07/2020 - Present Pain Medicine Fellowship, BootCamp Introductory Series: Fluoroscopy Basics
08/19/2020 - Present Pain Medicine Lecture Series, Anticoagulation Guidelines in Interventional Pain
08/2020 - Present Internal Medicine Lecture Series, Rational Opioid Prescribing
10/2020 - Present Pain Medicine Fellowship, Director of Alumni Panel Event: Job Hunt- Pearls and Pitfalls
11/09/2020 - Present Joint Anesthesiology Fellowship Professionalism Series, Ethical Dilemmas
11/20/2020 - Present Pain Medicine Academic Half Day, Chemodenervation for Headaches
11/24/2020 - Present Pain Medicine Lecture Series, Best of the ASA: Recap on Relevant Pain Medicine Updates
11/30/2020 - Present CA1 Lecture Series, Local Anesthetics PBLD
11/2020 - Present ACGME, Graduate of Course in Developing Faculty Competencies in Assessment
12/18/2020 Medical College of Wisconsin, Internal Medicine Residency Didactic Series, Pain Medicine for the Primary Care Provider
12/20/2020 Medical College of Wisconsin, Academic Didactic Program, Advanced Fluoroscopic Techniques for Common Interventional Pain Procedures
01/12/2021 - Present Pain Medicine Lecture Series, Rational Opioid Prescribing
01/2021 - Present Pain Medicine Academic Half Day, Review of Cervical Interventions
02/02/2021 - Present Pain Medicine Lecture Series, Evidence of Neuromodulation
03/22/2021 - Present Pain Medicine Lecture Series, Implication of Perioperative Opioids
04/01/2021 - Present Pain Medicine Academic Half Day, Suturing Workshop
05/20/2021 - Present Pain Medicine Academic Half Day, Intrathecal Pump Programs: Review of Literature and Practical Applications
05/2021 - Present Anesthesiology Fellowship Board Preparatory Series, Faculty Feedback for Applied OSCE Practice Sessions
05/2021 - Present Anesthesiology Fellows Board Preparatory Series, Practice Session Oral Board Examiner
07/01/2021 - Present Pain Medicine Academic Half Day, Anatomy & Art
09/25/2021 - Present Pain Medicine Academic Half Day, Best Practices in Epidural Injections
 
Continuing Medical Education
2013 Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, Airway Workshop
06/2017 Agnesian HealthCare, Responsible Opioid Prescribing Guidelines: Continuing Education Course
05/12/2021 - Present Agnesian Healthcare, Responsible Opioid Prescribing Guidelines: Continuing Education Course
 
Graduate Student Education
05/06/2020 Medical College of Wisconsin, Anesthesiology Assistant Didactic Series, Chronic Pain, Opioid Therapy and Perioperative Implications
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Residents
Joseph Lorenz, Medical College of Wisconsin
Thomas Thorsen, Medical College of Wisconsin
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Fellow
08/2017 - Present Pain Medicine Multidisciplinary Lecture Series
01/2019 - Present Academic Half Day Board Preparatory Series for Fellows
Resident
Flipped Classroom Problem Based Learning Discussions in Pain Medicine for Perioperative Consultants
Faculty
07/01/2019 - 09/01/2020 Founding Director of BootCamp Introductory Didactic Program for Pain Medicine Fellowship
 
 
 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
11/2020 - Present Opioids in Pain Medicine: Journal Club Presentation for Pre-Medicine Club at Pewaukee High School
 

ROBERT D. AND PATRICIA E. KERN INSTITUTE FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION NETWORK ACTIVITIES:
07/01/2019 - 07/01/2020 Participant in Kinetic 3 Learning Academy
 

MEDED PORTAL SUBMISSION:
2021 - Present Pain Medicine in Anesthesia Training: A Case Based Initiative. Project submitted and pending to MedEd Portal.


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Bailey M, Kirchen G, Bonaventura B, Rosborough K, Abdel-Rasoul M, Dzwonczyk R. Intraoperative MRI electrical noise and monitor ECG filters affect arrhythmia detection and identification. J Clin Monit Comput. 2012 Jun;26(3):157-61.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. 2019 Ulnar Nerve. In Abd-Elsayed: Pain-A Review Guide
2. 2019 Sodium Channel Antagonists. In Ebd-Elsayed: Pain-A review Guide
3. 2017 Chronic Pain in Patients with Co-Morbid Psychiatric Illness. In Edwards & Gular: Hospitalized Chronic Pain Patient-A Multidisciplinary Guide
 
Non-Peer Reviewed Educational Products
1. Explain Pain- Point of Care App for Providers