Melissa Brunsvold
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Credentials
MD

Professor, Division of Critical Care/Acute Care Surgery
Biography

Bio

Administrative Contact: Brittany Ernst | 612-625-4424 | swan1187@umn.edu

Dr. Brunsvold is the Program Director of the General Surgery Residency. She also serves as the Clinical Director of the SimPORTAL Simulation Center. She serves as the Medical Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and as the Medical Director of the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program.Nationally, Dr. Brunsvold participates in leadership and committee work in several organizations, including recently serving as Chair of the Education Research Committee of the Association for Surgical Education. She has contributed substantially to the Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum and the ASPIRES project of the American College of Surgeons.Dr. Brunsvold has been nationally recognized for her contributions to education, she received the Phillip J. Wolfson Outstanding Teaching Award from the Association for Surgical Education in 2014. She also received the 2009 Education Specialty Award for a submission to the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Research Summary

Dr. Brunsvold has authored over two dozen peer-reviewed articles, focusing primarily on education topics. She developed and published peer-reviewed published curricula in surgical education and surgical critical care. She collaborated in the development of a course in basic intensive care topics and procedural skills, which draws national and international attendees. She is the director of a regional annual conference ECMO for the Failing Heart and Lung.

Clinical Summary

Acute Care Surgery; Critical Care Medicine; General Surgery; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Trauma Surgery; Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Infection and Sepsis; Abdominal Catastophe; Rescue from Surgical Complications

Education

Masters in Health Professions Education , University of Illinois
MD, University of North Dakota School of Medicine
Major: Medicine
BA with honors, Concordia College
Major: German

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Rothenberger Leadership Academy, Other
University of Minnesota
Critical Care Ultrasound, Other
Society of Critical Care Medicine
New Program Directors Workshop, Other
Association of Program Directors in Surgery
Surgical Education Research Fellowship, Fellowship
Association for Surgical Education
Surgeons as Educators, Other
American College of Surgeons
Medical Education Scholars Program, Other
University of Michigan
Surgical Critical Care Fellow, Fellowship
University of Michigan Health System
Interdisciplinary Airway Management Course, Other
University of Michigan
Introduction to Clinical Research, Other
University of Michigan
Administrative Chief Resident, Residency
Henry Ford Health System
General Surgery Resident, Residency
Henry Ford Health System
Basic Ultrasound for Surgeons, Other
American College of Surgeons

Licensures and Certifications

Surgical Critical Care Certificate,
Licensure/Certification Number: #2459
DEA Registration,
Licensure/Certification Number: (BB9694476)
Minnesota Medical License,
Licensure/Certification Number: License #54056
General Surgery Certificate, American Board of Surgery
Licensure/Certification Number: #52865
Fundamental Critical Care Support Provider, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Advanced Cardiac Life Support,
Controlled Substance License, Michigan
Physician License, Michigan
Advanced Trauma Life Support,
Licensure/Certification Number: ATLS ID: 257525

Honors and Recognition

ELSO Platinum Award for Excellence in Life Support
2017
MD Outstanding Faculty Award, Frank Cerra
2017
MD Outstanding Faculty Award, Frank Cerra
2016
Phillip J. Wolfson Outstanding Teaching Award
2014
Education Specialty Award, Society for Critical Care Medicine
2009
Surgical Education Research Fellowship, Association for Surgical Education
2008
Outstanding Leadership Award, Henry Ford Health System
2006
Outstanding Medical Student Research Project, Meritcare Health System Department of Family Medicine
2001
Karen and Elvira Lynner Memorial Medical Scholarship for Academic Achievement
2000
Charles and Emma Bollinger Scholarship for Academic Achievement
1999
Ray Duggan Memorial Medical Scholarship for Academic Achievement
1998
Outstanding Adult Learner, Concordia College
1995

Professional Memberships

Minnesota Surgical Association, Program Chair
2016-2016
Association for Surgical Education, Chair
2012-2016
American Medical Women's Association
2007-2011
Detroit Surgical Association
2001-2006
American Medical Women's Association
1997-2000
American Medical Student Association, University of North Dakota Chapter Treasurer
1998-1999
Doctors Ought to Care, Treasurer
1997-1999
American Medical Student Association, Treasurer
1998-1999
Doctors Ought to Care, University of North Dakota Chapter Treasurer
1997-1999
Christian Medical Dental Society, UND Chapter Treasurer
1997-1998
Christian Medical Dental Society, University of North Dakota Chapter Treasurer
1997-1998
Roy D. McClure Surgical Alumni Association
Association of Women Surgeons
Society for Critical Care Medicine
Association for Surgical Education
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Brunsvold, M. E. "VV ECMO Management", University of Minnesota Annual ECMO Symposium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 05, 2018.
Brunsvold, M. E. "ECMO Essentials", Critical Care Conference, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, August 02, 2018.
Brunsvold, M. E. "Initial Resuscitation of Trauma Patients", Critical Care Conference, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, August 01, 2018.
Logghe, H., Olson, A., Brunsvold, M. E., Chipman, J. "Teaching Diagnostic Safety in Surgical Residency", Surgical Education Week, Austin, Texas, May 04, 2018.
Brunsvold, M. E. "ECMO in Action; Ambulatory ECMO", University of Minnesota Annual ECMO Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 06, 2017.
Brunsvold, M. E. "ECMO Who, What, Why, When, Where?", Care Across the Continuum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 22, 2017.
Brunsvold, M. E. "ECMO: An Overview of Respiratory Support", Rapid City Grand Rounds, Rapid City, South Dakota, July 21, 2017.
Brunsvold, M. E. "An Overview of Respiratory ECMO", Department of Nephrology Grand Rounds, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 25, 2017.
Brunsvold, M. E., Saavedra, R. "Dual Lumen (Avalon) vs Bi-Caval Cannulation", Advanced Cardiopulmonary Support for the Critically Ill Adult 2017, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 21, 2017.
Brunsvold, M. E. "ECMO: An Overview", 7th Annual University of Minnesota Health Women's Heart Conference, University of Minnesota, Bloomington, Minnesota, February 10, 2017.
Brunsvold, M. E. "ECMO: Vent Modes & ALI Lecture", Critical Care Nurses Training, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 07, 2017.
Brunsvold, M. E. "ECMO for Severe Respiratory Failure", Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 12, 2017.
Brunsvold, M. E. "An Introduction to ECMO", Southdale Cardiology Group, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, Minnesota, November 21, 2016.
Brunsvold, M. E. "Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: An Overview", St. Mary's Essentia Grand Rounds, Duluth, Minnesota, November 18, 2016.
Brunsvold, M. E. "How Do I Do Percutaneous Veno-Venous Cannulation?", University of Minnesota: 2nd Annual ECMO Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 07, 2016.
Brunsvold, M. E. "Challenges and Successes of a VV ECMO Program ", 23rd Annual Spring Educational Meeting, Wisconsin Perfusion Society, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, April 15, 2016.
Brunsvold, M. E. "Challenges and Successes of a VV ECMO Program", Wisconsin Perfusion Society: 23rd Annual Spring Educational Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, April 15, 2016.
Brunsvold, M. E. "ECMO for Respiratory Failure", ECMO Symposium: Acute Management of the Failing Lung or Heart, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 23, 2015.
Thompson, D., Murphy, A., Zantek, N., Brunsvold, M. E., Loor, G., Cohn, C., Welbig, J., Harmon, J. "Blood Transfusion Support for Adult Patients on Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygen (VV ECMO): A new Challenge in Blood Management", Society for Advancement of Blood Management Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, September 23, 2015.
Brunsvold, M. E. "ECMO for Exposure (Pulmonary Edema for Hypothermia)", 6th National Conference of ECMO Society of India, Bangalore, India. February 06, 2015.
Brunsvold, M. E. "ECMO for Respiratory Failure", Cardiology Grand Rounds, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 25, 2014.
Brunsvold, M. E. "Updates in ECMO for Respiratory Failure", Minnesota Surgical Society Fall Meeting, Rochester, Minnesota, October 09, 2014.
Brunsvold, M. E. "Replicating an Established Open Skills Curriculum: Are the Same Results Obtained in a Different Setting?", APDS Paper Session V, APDS/ARCS/ASE Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 10, 2014.
Brunsvold, M. E. "ECMO Updates", Pulmonary Research Meeting, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 20, 2013.
Brunsvold, M. E. "ASE Paper Session 4", Surgical Education Week, Orlando, Florida, April 23, 2013.
Brunsvold, M. E. "Sepsis", ICU Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 02, 2013.
Brunsvold, M. E. "Identifying Pitfalls in Chest Tube Insertion: Improving Teaching and Performance", ACS Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois, October 03, 2012.
Brunsvold, M. E. "ARDS "Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome"", Grand Rounds, Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville, Minnesota, September 21, 2012.
Brunsvold, M. E. "ARDS: Treatment and Salvage Therapy", 76th Annual Course: Advances in Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 08, 2012.
Brunsvold, M. E., Miller, B., Minter, R., Hauge, L. "A Comparison of Simulator-Based Thoracostomy Curricula: Does practice on cadavers make a difference?", American College of Surgeons 95th Annual Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois, October 12, 2009.
Brunsvold, M. E., Hauge, L., Arble, E., Andreatta, P., Hamstra, S., Minter, R., Gauger, P. "Seniors Skip Ahead: Students Outperform Residents on Emergency Procedures", Provost Seminar on Teaching and Learning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, September 30, 2009.
Brunsvold, M. E., Arble, E., Andreatta, P., Gauger, P., Hauge, L. "Practical Curriculum in Shock for Senior Medical Students", Medical Education Day, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 02, 2009.
Brunsvold, M. E., Jackson, J., Arble, E., Andreatta, P., Gauger, P., Hauge, L. "Simulation Curriculum Improves Surgical Interns' Performance of Emergency Procedures", Medical Education Day, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 02, 2009.
Brunsvold, M. E., Frischknecht, A., Miller, B., Minter, R., Gauger, P., Hamstra, S., Hauge, L. "The Development and Integration of Teamwork Training into Surgical Residents' Trauma Rotation", Medical Education Day, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 02, 2009.
Brunsvold, M. E., Jackson, J., Arble, E., Andreatta, P., Gauger, P., Hauge, L. "Simulation Curriculum Improves Surgical Interns' Performance of Emergency Procedures", Society of Critical Care Medicine's 38th Critical Care Congress, Nashville, Tennessee, February 01, 2009.
Brunsvold, M. E., Arble, E., Andreatta, P., Gauger, P., Hauge, L. "Practical Curriculum in Shock for Senior Medical Students", Society of Critical Care Medicine's 38th Critical Care Congress, Nashville, Tennessee, February 01, 2009.
Brunsvold, M. E., Hauge, L., Arble, E., Andreatta, P., Hamstra, S., Minter, R., Gauger, P. "Seniors Skip Ahead: Students Outperform Residents on Emergency Procedures", American College of Surgeons 94th Annual Clinical Congress, San Francisco, California, October 15, 2008.
Brunsvold, M. E. "Integrating Teaching, Educational Research and Clinical Practice, AMSA", Teaching Tomorrow's Teachers Today Conference, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 27, 2008.
Brunsvold, M. E., Hauge, L., Arble, E., Andreatta, P., Hamstra, S., Minter, R., Gauger, P. "Seniors Skip Ahead: Students Outperform Residents on Emergency Procedures", Medical Education Day, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, June 10, 2008.
Brunsvold, M. E., Thompson, M., Campbell, D., Dickinson, S., Napolitano, L. "Rapid Response Systems: Improved Outcomes in Surgical Patients", Society of Critical Care Medicine 37th Critical Care Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii, February 02, 2008.
Brunsvold, M. E., Sihler, K., Newton, D., Collins, C., Pleva, M., Issa, N., Napolitano, L. "Carbapenem Resistance in Gram-negative Isolates in the ICU", 27th Annual Meeting, Surgical Infection Society, Toronto, Canada. April 18, 2007.
Brunsvold, M. E. "Outcomes Research in Surgery", Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, March 21, 2007.
Brunsvold, M. E., Meldrum, C., Dickinson, S., Napolitano, L. "Swan Song: Pulmonary Artery Catheter Usage and Outcome in a Surgical ICU", Society of Critical Care Medicine 36th Critical Care Congress, Orlando, Florida, February 17, 2007.
Brunsvold, M. E., Carlin, A. "Cost Savings of Hand-sewn Versus Stapled Anastomoses in Bariatric Surgery", SAGES Scientific Meeting, , Dallas, Texas, April 28, 2006.
Brunsvold, M. E., Velanovich, V. "The Effect of Neoadjuvant Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer on Surgical Complications", 2005 American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Congress, Hollywood, Florida, April 16, 2005.