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CURRICULUM VITAE

Rebecca Ann Bertrandt MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Critical Care
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Hospital
9000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Fax: 414-266-3563

EDUCATION:
07/1995 - 05/1999 B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
12/1997 - 06/1998 Study abroad. Seville, Spain
07/1999 - 05/2003 M.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
06/2000 - 08/2000 Pediatric/Internal Medicine Summer Internship, Fort Atkinson, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
07/2003 - 06/2006 Resident, Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
07/2006 - 12/2006 Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
01/2007 - 06/2009 Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
01/2010 - 04/2010 Fellowship, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
07/2009 - 06/2011 Instructor, Pediatric Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/2011 - Present Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, WI, Pediatrics. Division of Critical Care, Milwaukee

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
07/2012 - Present Antimicrobial Steward for Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)., Pediatrics, Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226
02/2013 - 06/2018 Member, Procedural Sedation Workgroup, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 West Wisconsin Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
05/2013 - 12/2013 Member, eRVU Advisory Committee for Department of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
07/2013 - 12/2015 Site Coordinator for Sternal Wound Infection (SWI) Prevention Project, National, Multi-Center Quality Improvement Project, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
07/2015 - Present ACE Committee, W3 Family Advisory Group, Pediatrics, Critical Care Cardiac Intensive Care, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
01/2016 - Present Cardiac Discharge Process Improvement Workgroup, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226
01/2016 - Present Care of Adult Patients in the CICU Workgroup, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226
04/2016 - Present Medical Leader, Cardiac Procedures Chest Tube Removal Team, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
04/2016 - Present Member, Cardiac Procedures Surgical Home Team, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
04/2016 - Present Co-Sponsor Cardiovascular Procedure Care Process Optimization Team, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
10/2011 - Present Liaison, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners for Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Rotations, Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
10/2011 - 2015 Chair, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Cardiac Core Curriculum Development, Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
02/2013 - Present Member, Procedural Sedation Workgroup, Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
05/2013 - Present Member, eRVU Advisory Committee, Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
07/2014 - Present Intern Selection Committee Member, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
07/2015 - Present Director, Cardiac ICU Medical Student Elective, Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
07/2015 - Present Director, Pediatric Critical Care Sub-Internship, Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
07/2015 - 06/2018 Director, Pediatrics: Critical Care Pediatrics Medical Student Elective, Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
07/2015 - 06/2018 Associate Fellowship Director, Pediatrics Critical care Medicine, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
07/2015 - Present Director, Pediatric Critical Care Residency, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, MS 681, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
06/2013 - 07/2015 Scholarship Oversight Committee Member-Roni Jacobsen, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
01/2015 - Present Faculty Advisor-Rodrigo Rios-Lower Limb Regional Oxygenation Monitoring with Near Infrared Spectroscopy During Cardiac Catheterization of Infants, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226
07/2015 - 06/2018 Scholarship Oversight Committee Member-Amee Bigelow, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/2015 - Present Scholarship Oversight Committee Member-Erin Flynn, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/2015 - Present Scholarship Oversight Committee Member-Patrick Noonan, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
American Board of Pediatrics
10/2007
10/2020
Pediatric Critical Care
11/2010
11/2020
 
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
Neonatal Resuscitation
Program
07/2003
06/2006
Pediatric Advanced Life
Support
07/2003
10/2020
Advanced Trauma Life
Support
01/2007
01/2011
 

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Minnesota License
01/07/2006
01/31/2008
Wisconsin License
11/14/2006
10/31/2019
 

AWARDS AND HONORS:
04/1995 Medical Scholars Program
07/1995 Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa
09/1995 Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi
04/1999 Scholarship, Oconomowoc Auxiliary Foundation
08/2010 Fellowship, The Laura P. and Leland K. Whittier Virtual Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (VPICU)
09/2012 Outstanding Research Presentation-Relationship between Two Risk- Adjustment Tools and the Pediatric Logistic Organ Dysfunction Score in Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery Patients, Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, Los Angeles, CA

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2003 - 2010 American Medical Association (Member)
2003 - 2010 American Academy of Pediatrics (Member)
2006 - Present Society of Critical Care Medicine (Member)
2009 - Present Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (Member)
2011 - Present Cardiothoracic Surgery Network (Member)

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2010 - 2011 Invited Participant, Multi-Societal Database Committee for
2015 - Present Member, Virtual PICU Systems (VPS) Cardiac Advisory Group
2015 - Present Clinical Champion, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Cardiovascular Research
Source:
The Laura P. and Leland K. Whittier Virtual Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (VPICU)
Role:
Principal Investigator
Dates:
07/01/2009 - 06/30/2012
Direct Funds:
$74,000
 

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Rebecca Russell, M.D., Michael Quasney, M.D., Ph.D., Mary Dahmer, Ph.D., Poster presentation: Genetic Variability within the Myosin Light Chain Kinase Gene in Children with Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Annual Fellows’ Research Forum Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 03/2008
Rebecca Russell, M.D, Is it necessary to routinely fenestrate an extra-cardiac Fontan?, Cardiac Journal Club Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 10/16/2012
 
National
Rebecca A Russell, M.D., Michael T Meyer, M.D., Matthew C Scanlon, M.D., Thomas B Rice, M.D., Poster Presentation: The State of Telemedicine Within the State of Wisconsin, American Thoracic Society Conference, San Francisco, CA, 05/2012
Rebecca A Russell, M.D., Nancy S Ghanayem, M.D., Evelyn M Kuhn, Ph.D., Howard E Jeffries, M.D., Matthew C Scanlon, M.D., Thomas B Rice, M.D., Oral Presentation: Relationship between Two Risk-adjustment Tools and the Pediatric Logistic Organ Dysfunction Score in Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery Patients, Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, Los Angeles, CA, 09/2012
Rebecca A Russell, M.D., Nancy S Ghanayem, M.D., Michael E Mitchell, M.D., Ronald K Woods, M.D., James S Tweddell, M.D, Poster Presentation: Bilateral Pulmonary Artery Banding as Rescue Intervention in High-risk Neonates, Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 01/2013
Russell RA, Boucher L, Panchal A, Mikhailov TA, Validation of Vasoactive Inotropic Score in Pediatric Patients after Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Pediatric Academic Society Meeting, San Diego, CA, 04/2014
Rebecca A Russell, M.D., Lindsey Boucher, CPNP-AC, CCRN, Apurva K Panchal, M.D., and Theresa A Mikhailov, M.D., Ph.D., Poster Presentation: Validation of Vasoactive Inotropic Score in Pediatric Patients after Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Pediatric Academic Societies Conference, San Diego, CA, 04/2015
Russell RA, Rettiganti M, Brundage N, Jeffries HE, Gupta P, Performance of Pediatric Risk of Mortality Score Among Critically ill Children with Heart Disease, Society of Critical Care Medicine Conference, Honolulu, HI, 01/2017
Rios R, Loomba RS, Gudausky TM, Foerster SR, Bertrandt RA, The use of near infrared spectroscopy in infants undergoing cardiac catheterization: characterization of lower extremity perfusion and prediction of arterial thrombus, Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium, Miami, FL, 01/2017
Flynn E, Yan K, Thompson NE, Bertrandt RA, Impact of Early Extubation on Outcomes for Patients Undergoing Fontan Completion., Virtual PICU Systems (VPS) User Conference, Nashville, TN, 08/2018
Scott JP, Wakeham M, Bertrandt RA, Schultz J, Plahmer L, Saudek DM, Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Home Development is Associated with Reduced Hospital Length of Stay and Resource Utilization, American Society of Anesthesiologists Conference, Orlando, FL, 10/2018
Bertrandt RA, Saudek DM, Scott JP, Madrzak M, Miranda MB, Ghanayem NS, Woods RK, Chest Tube Removal Algorithm is Associated with Decreased Chest Tube Duration in Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Patients, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Conference, Miami, FL, 12/2018
Flynn E, Yan K, Thompson NE, Bertrandt RA, Impact of Early Extubation on Outcomes for Patients Undergoing Fontan Completion, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Conference, Miami, FL, 12/2018
Hoffman GM, Scott JP, Ghanayem NS, Stuth EA, Mitchell ME, Woods RK, Hraska V, Niebler RA, Bertrandt RA, Mussato KA, Tweddell JS, Identification of Time-Dependent Risks of Hemodynamic States following Stage 1 Norwood Palliation, Society of Thoracic Surgeons 55th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 01/2019
 
International
Rebecca A Russell, M.D., Michael Quasney, MD., Ph.D., Mary Dahmer, Ph.D, Oral presentation: Genetic Variability within the Myosin Light Chain Kinase Gene in Children with Community-Acquired Pneumonia., Pediatric Critical Care Society Symposium, Whistler, British Columbia, 02/2008
Rebecca A Russell, M.D., Matthew C Scanlon, M.D., Kathleen Murkowski, RRT, Plenary Session, Oral Presentation: Discrepancies Between Medication Orders and, Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety Conference, Strasbourg, France, 06/2008
Rebecca A Russell, M.D., David Triscari, Kathy Murkowski, RRT, and Matthew C Scanlon, M.D, Closed-Loop Medication and Infusion Pump Discrepancies:A Human Factors Perspective, International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Paris, France, 04/2012
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College
07/2014 - Present Member, Intern Selection Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Hospital
06/2007 - 12/2011 Member, Code Committee, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
01/2008 - 06/2009 Memer, Cardiac Clinical Practice Committee, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
07/2011 - 2013 Member, Database Committee-Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium, Pediatrics, Critical Care
03/2013 - Present Member, PICU Patient Placement Task Force, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
04/2013 - Present Member, Procedural Sedation Workgroup, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
04/2013 - 12/2014 Member, eRVU Advisory Committee, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
07/2015 - Present Member, ACE Committee-CICU Family Advisory Group, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
07/2008 - 06/2009 Critical Care didactic sessions for medical students & residents; Provided monthly presentation including Pathophysiology of Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Evaluation of a Child with Respiratory Distress, and Assessing Cardiac Output
09/2008 - 06/2009 M1 Biochemistry Course Small group facilitator
11/14/2012 Proctor, Medical Student objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)
04/29/2014 Foundations of Clinical Medicine, Instructor, Pediatrics Head to Toe Exam
 
Resident and Fellow Education
06/2010 Author/Presenter Critical care Fellows’ Cardiac-focused Conference Case Presentations from Toronto Sick Kids Hospital
03/2011 Facilitator, Pediatric resident mock code simulation
06/2011 Facilitator, Pediatric intern case simulation
08/2011 Instructor, Pediatric resident procedure workshop: Airway skills
2012 - Present Presenter Critical Care Fellow’s Cardiac-focused Conference Annual Lecture: Invasive Monitoring in the ICU or Case Presentation of patient with hypoplastic left heart syndrome
06/23/2015 Instructor, Incoming resident Procedural
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Community/Lay Public
01/2009 - Present Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support
02/2010 Local Church Group, Infant Basic Life Support Question and Answer Session
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Residents
Shela Sridhar, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/2013 - 06/2015 Research/ teaching/ clinical advisor
Lea Steffes, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/2014 - 06/2016 Research/ teaching/ clinical advisor
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
08/1999 - 05/2001 Southside Clinic volunteer. Medical student assistance as health care providers at community walk-in clinic.
06/2000 Camp Counselor, Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp
06/2008 - 07/2010 Camp Physician, Rainbow Day Camp, Camp for children with congenital heart disease
2009 - Present Camp Physician, Camp Odayin, Annual week-long camp for children with congenital heart disease
10/2011 Cardiac ICU physician, Medical mission trip to Arequipa, Peru
 

NURSE AND NURSE PRACTITIONER EDUCATION:
01/2009 - Present Author/Presenter-Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Staff on RN Education Day Topics including Renal Physiology and Post-operative Electrolyte Management
01/2011 - Present Nursing Education Series-Lecture: Invasive Monitoring in the ICU, given five times during this time period
10/2011 Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Cardiac Curriculum- Topics: Common Physiologic States in the Cardiac ICU.
04/2013 - 06/2013 Author/Presenter-Nursing Education Series Topic: Cardiac Case Scenario. Eight lectures given over a two-month period


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Russell RA. Quasney MW. Halligan N. Li SH. Simpson P. Waterer G. Wunderink RG. Dahmer MK. Genetic variation in MYLK and lung injury in children and adults with community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Nov 11(6):731-6.
2. RG. Dahmer MK. Genetic variation in MYLK and lung injury in children and adults with community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Nov 11(6):731-6.
3. Russell RA. Murkowski K. Scanlon MC. Discrepancies between medication orders and infusion pump programming in a pediatric intensive care unit. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct19 Suppl 3: i31-5.
4. Russell RA. Ghanayem NS. Mitchell ME. Woods RK. Tweddell JS. Bilateral pulmonary artery banding as rescue intervention in high-risk neonates. Ann Thor Surg. 2013; 96(3): 885-90.
5. Russell RA. Meyer MT. Scanlon MC. Rice TB. The state of telemedicine within the state of Wisconsin [Letter to the Editor]. Wisconsin Medical Journal. 2013; 112(4):152-3.
6. Russell RA. Ghanayem NS. Kuhn EM. Jeffries HE. Scanlon MC. Rice TB. Relationship between Risk-Adjustment Tools and the Pediatric Logistic Organ Dysfunction Score. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Jan 1;5(1):16-21. PMID: 24403350
7. Russell RA, Triscari D, Murkowski K, and Scanlon MC. Impact of Computerized Order Entry to Pharmacy Interface on Order-Infusion Pump Discrepancies. J Drug Deliv. 2015;2015:686598.
8. Russell R, Quasney MW, Halligan N, Li SH, Simpson P, Waterer G, Wunderink RG, Dahmer MK. Genetic variation in MYLK and lung injury in children and adults with community-acquired pneumonia. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2010 Nov;11(6):731-6.
9. Russell RA, Murkowski K, Scanlon MC. Discrepancies between medication orders and infusion pump programming in a paediatric intensive care unit. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Oct;19 Suppl 3:i31-5.
10. Russell RA, Ghanayem NS, Mitchell ME, Woods RK, Tweddell JS. Bilateral pulmonary artery banding as rescue intervention in high-risk neonates. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Sep;96(3):885-90.
11. Russell RA, Meyer MT, Scanlon MC, Rice TB. The state of telemedicine in Wisconsin. WMJ. 2013 Aug;112(4):152-3.
12. Russell RA, Rettiganti M, Brundage N, Jeffries HE, Gupta P. Performance of Pediatric Risk of Mortality Score Among Critically Ill Children With Heart Disease. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2017 07;8(4):427-434.
13. Gupta P, Rettiganti M, Shinkawa T, Gossett JM, Brundage N, Jeffries HE, Bertrandt RA. Reclassifying by highest complexity operation rather than first operation influences mortality after pediatric heart surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 11;156(5):1961-1967.e9.
14. Bertrandt RA, Saudek DM, Scott JP, Madrzak M, Miranda MB, Ghanayem NS, Woods RK. Chest tube removal algorithm is associated with decreased chest tube duration in pediatric cardiac surgical patients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Oct;158(4):1209-1217.
 

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