Stephanie Chadsey Zanowski PhD
Department of Surgery
Division of Transplant Surgery
2334 N. 71st St
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Froedtert East Clinics
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
1991 - 1992 Spanish history, linguistics, and literature, University of Madrid
1993 Summa Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts, Psychology/Spanish, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
08/2005 Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
05/2009 Doctor of Philosophy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
07/2009 - 04/2011 Licensed Professional Counselor/Post-Doctoral Fellow in Psychology, Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
04/01/2011 - 07/07/2013 Instructor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226
07/08/2013 - Present Assistant Professor, Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226
HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
11/2011 - Present Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226
12/2011 - 2014 Community Memorial Hospital, W180N8085 Town Hall Rd, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
10/2013 - Present Children's Hospital of WI, 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226
SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology
Licensed Psychologist, Wisconsin
MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
American Psychological Association (Member of APA Division 56, Trauma Psychology)
American Psychological Association (Member of APA Division 36, Psychology of Religion)
Wisconsin Psychological Association (Member)
Phi Beta Kappa (Member)
National Psychology Honor Society, Psi Chi (Member)
EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
05/2012 Journal of Clinical Psychology
LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
01/2010 - Present Member, Annual Student Research Award Selection Committee, Wisconsin Psychological Association
Zanowski, S.C., Etiology of and Empirically Supported Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Department of Psychology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2007
Zanowski, S.C., Assessment of Spiritual/Religious Coping, Department of Psychology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 11/2007
Zanowski, S.C., Spiritual Coping, Distress, and Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following Traumatic Injury, Palliative Care Journal Club, Froedtert Hospital Cancer Center, Milwaukee, WI, 08/2009
Zanowski, S.C., Careers in Clinical Psychology, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI, 03/2010
Zanowski, S.C., Differential Diagnosis of Dementia and Depression, Occupational Therapy Program, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 10/2010
Zanowski, S.C., Coping Style, Severity of Injury, and Posttraumatic Stress, Grand Rounds, Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2010
Zanowski, S.C., Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk in an Outpatient Rehabilitation Setting, Employee Workshop, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls, WI, 08/2012
Zanowski, S.C., How Do Patients Cope with Traumatic Injury? The Role of Spiritual/Religious Coping, Grand Rounds, Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 09/2012
Kruper, A & Zanowski, S.C., Psychosocial Assessment and Treatment in Solid Organ Transplantation, Solid Organ Transplant Center Presentation, Medical College of WI/FMLH, 02/2014
Zanowski, S.C., Let's Talk About Sex: Discussing Sexual Health with Your Patients, WI International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) Symposium, Medical College of WI/FMLH, 10/2014
Zanowski, S.C., Healthy Relationships Post-Transplant, FMLH Lung Transplant Support Group, FMLH/Cancer Center, 01/2015
Zanowski, Stephanie C & Kruper, Abbey, Psychosocial Assessment &Treatment in Solid Organ Transplantation: An Overview, Transplant Resident Meeting, Medical College of WI, 05/15/2015
Zanowski, S.C., Patient-Centered Care Begins with Better Communication, Vascular Access Symposium, Medical College of Wisconsin, 10/22/2015
Zanowski, S.C., Spiritual Coping Following Traumatic Injury, North American Society for Psychotherapy Research Midwestern Regional Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2009
Zanowski, S.C. & Grunert, B.K., Return to Work Issues for Patients Diagnosed with PTSD, Wisconsin Psychological Association Annual Convention, Madison, WI, 03/2011
PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Zanowski, Stephanie C., Stress, Spiritual Well-Being, and Anxiety, Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL, 2007
Zanowski, Stephanie C., Coping Style, Perceived Severity of Injury, and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms, Wisconisin Psychological Association Annual Convention, Madison, WI, 03/2010
Zanowski, Stephanie C., Variability in Religious Coping Following Traumatic Hand Injury, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, 08/2010
MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Resident and Fellow Education
05/15/2015 - Present Bimonthly teaching for Transplant Surgery Resident Meeting
EXTRAMURAL TEACHING (e.g. at Marquette, UWM, etc.):
Graduate Student Education
2005 - 2006 Cardinal Stritch University, Guest lecturer, Statistical Methods for Psychology
2010 - 2011 Cardinal Stritch University, Adjunct Faculty, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program
MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Alma Grewal, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2010 - 2011 Clinical Mentor
EXTRAMURAL STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS, AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
MA Students Advised
Victoria Wu, Cardinal Stritch University, 09/01/2010 - 07/31/2011 Attitudes Toward Intimate Partner Violence as Perceived by Relatives and Friends
Marietta Wojtecka, Cardinal Stritch University, 09/01/2010 - 08/31/2011 Predicting Anxiety and Insomnia Symptoms in International Students
Cody Carson, Marquette University, 09/01/2010 - 05/30/2011
COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
1989 - 1991 Volunteer Counselor, Reception Line, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN. Completed active-listening training. Responded to personal crisis hotline calls.
1991 - 1992 Volunteer Counselor, Helpline, Madrid, Spain. Completed and assisted in active-listening training. Responded to personal crisis hotline calls.
1992 - Present Volunteer Care Worker, Penfield Children’s Center, Milwaukee, WI. Worked with developmentally disabled children, ages birth-3 years, in classroom activities and playgroups.
1993 - Present Child Group Facilitator, Nurturing Program, La Causa Family Center, Milwaukee, WI. Held informal weekly sessions with children, ages 3-9 years. Prepared and developed additional program materials. Communicated weekly with parents and children regarding progress. Addressed specific needs/concerns expressed by family members.
1996 - 1998 Volunteer Counselor, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), South Florida. Organized and implemented leadership retreats for high school students. Supervised the activities of the HOBY Alumni organization of South Florida.
1997 - 1998 Volunteer Counselor, Sexual Assault Response Team, University of Miami, Miami, FL. Completed University of Miami Counseling Center’s training for response to sexual assault crisis calls. Responded to sexual assault crisis hotline calls.
ADDITIONAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:
2004 - 2005 Master’s Practicum Student, Hand Center, Froedtert Memorial Hospital and The Medical College of Wisconsin. Completed assessments of clients referred to the clinic for psychological evaluation and testing. Created and provided to referral source a comprehensive written report of each client’s assessment, including diagnosis and recommendations addressing referral questions. Provided ongoing individual psychotherapy for 3-4 clients/week. Attended Dr. Brad Grunert’s therapy sessions to both observe and participate in the psychotherapy process.
06/2005 - 05/2008 Therapist/Doctoral Practicum Student, Hand Center, Froedtert Memorial Hospital and The Medical College of Wisconsin. Provided ongoing individual psychotherapy for 4-6 clients/week. Attended Dr. Brad Grunert’s therapy sessions to both observe and actively participate in the psychotherapy process. Completed assessments of clients referred for psychological evaluation and testing. Provided interpretation of test results and comprehensive written reports based on results of evaluations. Provided supervision for master’s level practicum students.
07/2006 - 05/2007 Doctoral Practicum Student, Adult Neuropsychology Clinic, Froedtert Memorial Hospital and The Medical College of Wisconsin. Participated in extensive, ongoing training for administration and interpretation of neuropsychological tests. Completed comprehensive assessments for clients referred to the clinic for neuropsychological evaluation. Additional duties included scoring tests, creating templates of test results, interpreting test results, and writing reports. Participated in neuropsychological assessments of inpatients. Attended weekly case conferences and grand rounds.
08/2006 - 05/2008 Therapist/Doctoral Practicum Student, Center for Psychological Services, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. Conducted intakes and provided ongoing individual psychotherapy for adult and adolescent clients. Completed assessments for adult and adolescent clients referred to the clinic for psychological evaluation and testing. Created comprehensive written reports based on results of psychological evaluation. Provided peer supervision for first-, second- and third-year doctoral students in Marquette’s Clinical Psychology program.
09/2007 - 05/2008 Doctoral Practicum Student, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI. Provided individual psychotherapy to veterans and co-facilitate group therapy in the domiciliary Rehabilitation and Transition Unit (RTU) program. Participated in team treatment planning and team consultation in providing residential psychosocial rehabilitation treatment to veterans with psychiatric and substance abuse problems.
05/2008 - 06/2009 Doctoral Intern, Department of Plastic Surgery, Froedtert Memorial Hospital and The Medical College of Wisconsin. Performed psychological assessment and provide ongoing individual psychotherapy for patients referred from the Hand Center and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Coordinated care with physicians, nurses, and physical therapists, to optimize patients’ physical and psychological rehabilitation following traumatic injury, including return to work following a work-related injury. Performed psychological assessment and provide individual psychotherapy for breast cancer patients following mastectomy and reconstructive surgeries. When appropriate, psychological treatment included pain management, biofeedback, and relaxation. Conducted comprehensive assessments of clients referred for psychological evaluation and testing. Provided interpretation of test results and comprehensive written reports based on results of evaluations. Provided supervision for master’s level practicum students.
05/2008 - 05/2009 Doctoral Intern, Division of Neoplastic Diseases and Related Disorders, Froedtert Memorial Hospital and The Medical College of Wisconsin. Perform psychological evaluations and provide individual psychotherapy for inpatients as a member of the interdisciplinary Palliative Care consultation team, typically addressing complex pain and symptom management, family systems issues, and end-of-life concerns. Provide weekly individual psychotherapy for patients in the Palliative Care outpatient clinic. Perform psychological assessments and provide psychological treatment for inpatients and outpatients diagnosed with cancer and related disorders. Participate in daily inpatient rounds, weekly case conferences, and Palliative Care journal club.
Primary areas of interest/expertise: Health Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Coping with Chronic Illness/Pain, Transplant Care, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Adjustment Disorders, Psychology and Religion/Spirituality (Religious and Spiritual Coping), Palliative Care.
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
1993 Bilingual Family Counselor/Case Manager, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, Council for the Spanish Speaking, Milwaukee, WI. Conducted individual case assessments and family counseling. Developed case management plans for families. Held pregnancy prevention classes for adolescents and parents. Prepared and developed additional program materials.
1997 - 1999 Advisor, Office of Financial Assistance Services, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. Provided financial counseling for undergraduate and graduate students. Assisted students and their families in meeting the costs of attending the university. Reviewed individual student files to determine eligibility for federal, state, and university aid. Created financial aid packages based on financial need and individual merit. Served as liaison between the Office of Financial Assistance Services and both the Athletic Department and the Graduate School of Business.
Master’s research examined spirituality as a moderator of the experience of anxiety in the face of stress.
Doctoral dissertation research examined the relationships among spiritual coping, level of psychological distress, and severity of PTSD symptoms following traumatic injury.
Primary areas of interest: Psychological Adjustment to Chronic Illness; Spirituality and Post-Trauma Coping
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Kruper, A & Zanowski, S.C. Parental Live Liver Donation: Psychosocial Considerations in the Decision to Donate. Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation, 2015