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CURRICULUM VITAE

Melissa Atwood DO, MA
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Critical Care

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Hospital
9000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-266-3360
Email: matwood@mcw.edu

EDUCATION:
1997 - 2001 B.S., Psychology, Honors, Magna cum Laude
2001 - 2005 D.O., Midwestern University, Downer's Grove, IL
2010 - 2012 M.A. Bioethics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
10/2016 Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
06/2018 Integrative Pain Management Course, The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
2005 - 2006 Traditional Internship, Midwestern University, Olympia Fields, IL
2006 - 2009 Residency, Pediatrics, Hope Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL
2009 - 2012 Critical Care Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2014 - 2015 Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow, Department of Medicine- Hematology/Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, WI

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
2012 - 2013 Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2013 Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2015 - Present Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Critical Care/Palliative Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
2012 - 2013 Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
2015 - Present Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
General Pediatrics
10/2009
12/2022
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
11/2012
11/2019
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
11/2019
11/2028
   
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
Advanced Trauma Life Support
ACS
07/2014
07/2018
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
AHA
06/2016
09/2022
    

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin License
52763-021
03/2009
10/2023
    

AWARDS AND HONORS:
1998 - 2001 Presidential Scholarship, Loyola University
2000 Mulcahy Research Scholarship, Loyola University
2011 Dr. Elaine Kohler Award for Humanity in Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2019 - 2020 Outstanding Graduate School Educator, Medical College of Wisconsin

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2009 - 2016 Society of Critical Care Medicine
2010 - Present American Society of Bioethics and Humanities
2014 - Present American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
2020 - Present Bioethics Network of Upper Midwest
2021 - Present American Academy of Pediatrics

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Journal Review
2009 Neurological injury after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use to aid pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2009 10(4):445-451
2014 What’s Buzzing in the Palliative Care Literature; Annals of Long-Term Care Accepted ahead of print

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2017 - Present Co-Chair, Ethics Advisory Committee, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Prior
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Evaluation Of Community Pediatric Hospice Resources in Wisconsin
Role:
Principal Investigator
  
Title:
Understanding Family Satisfaction after Care of Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Role:
Principal Investigator
  

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Friends for Special Needs -Pediatrics, Disability & Ethics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 02/17/2015
Ethics Review, Maureen T. Rich Memorial Pediatric Respiratory Conference, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 03/31/2015
Futility and the role of palliative care, CHW Ethics Advisory Committiee Noon Conference Series, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 03/30/2016
Extremis…Agonizing decision-making at the end of life, Bioethics and Medical Humanities Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 04/16/2019
Brain Death & Organ Donation, Milwaukee, WI, 10/23/2019
Pediatric Ethics Consultation & Issues in Palliative Care, Psychosomatic Medicine Seminar, Milwaukee, WI, 11/06/2019
Palliative Care MythBusters, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Milwaukee WI, 07/17/2020
Organ Donation, Pediatric Critical Care Lecture Series, Milwaukee, WI, 08/24/2020
Legal Euthanasia in the US & Abroad, Global Health Pathways Panel, Milwaukee, WI, 10/21/2021
 
National
Multi-disciplinary panel: High-stakes decision making in tracheostomy: how and why COVID-19 has changed practice., Global Tracheostomy Collaborative Webinar, 05/19/2020
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Regional
Khandhar, P., Abu Sultaneh, S., Atwood, M., Caprirolo, G., Jouhari, M.T., Wakeham, M., Evaluating an Established Systems Process to Improve the Rate of Patient Problem Lists in the PICU, Best Practices in Pediatrics Winter 2012, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 03/2012
 
National
Atwood M.A., Hoffmann R.G., Yan K., & Lee K.J., Beliefs and Attitudes about Palliative Care: A Comparison of Pediatric Critical Care and Oncology Providers, Pediatric Academic Society, Boston, MA, 04/30/2012
Khandhar, P., Abu Sultaneh, S., Atwood, M., Caprirolo, G., Jouhari, M.T., Wakeham, M, Evaluating an Established Systems Process to Improve the Rate of Patient Problem Lists in the PICU, American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, CA, 05/2012
Bear, A., Van Schyndle, C., Atwood, M., Berg, S., Neither Pediatric nor Adult – Unique Care Considerations in the Adolescent and Young Adult Population, The Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care, Orlando, FL, 03/15/2019
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Hospital
2010 - 2014 Member, Care of the Chronically Critically Ill, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2013 - Present Leader, Ethics Advisory Committee, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2015 - Present Member, Institutional Review Board, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2015 - Present Member, Schwartz Center Rounds Planning Committee, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
01/2016 - Present Member, Sudden Death in Young Advance Review Team, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2016 - 2018 Longitudinal Coordination of Care Committee
2016 - Present Physician Coordinator, Schwartz Center Rounds, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
2013 - 2020 Facilitator, Pediatric Ethics Sessions, 5 hours/year
2013 - 2020 Facilitator, Ethics and Palliative Medicine course, 14 hours/year
2018 - 2021 Facilitator, M1 Healer's Art course, 15 hours/year
 
Resident and Fellow Education
2015 - 2022 Lecturer, Pediatric Critical Care Lecture Series, 4 hours/year
2016 - 2022 Facilitator, Coping with Patient Death Retreat, 8 hours/year
2022 - Present Simulated Inpatient Pediatric Practice, Intern Orientation
 
Nursing Student Education
2016 - Present Biannual Critical Care RN Class, Palliative Care
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
2015 - 2016 Children's Hospital of Wisconsin/Medical College of Wisconsin - Grow Eat Munch (GEM) volunteer
2016 - 2020 Pre-medical student liaison for Marquette and University of Wisconsin
 

PROFESSIONAL EFFORT:
50% Palliative Care service, 20% administrative time, 15% education, 15% research


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Atwood MA, Hoffmann RG, Yan K, Lee KJ. Attitudes about palliative care: a comparison of pediatric critical care and oncology providers. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2014 Sep;31(6):665-71.
2. Marks, S, Atwood, M, What's Buzzing in the Literature? Focusing on Palliative Care; Animals of Long-Term Care. 2015;23(2):42-44.
3. Rothschild CB, Chaiyachati BH, Finck KR, Atwood MA, Leuthner SR, Christian CW. A Venn diagram of vulnerability: The convergence of pediatric palliative care and child maltreatment a narrative review, and a focus on communication. Child Abuse Negl. 2022 Jun;128:105605.
4. Ishani A, Christopher J, Palmer D, Otterness S, Clothier B, Nugent S, Nelson D, Rosenberg ME, Center for Innovative Kidney Care. Telehealth by an Interprofessional Team in Patients With CKD: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Jul;68(1):41-9.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Co-editor of book chapter: Palliative Care and Symptom Management. Interventional Oncology: Principles and Practice. Awaiting publication of new edition.
 
Abstracts
1. Declaration of Brain Death Policy, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 05/2018