Dr. Kesler's clinical work focuses on Critical Care Medicine. She practices primarily at University of Minnesota Medical Center and Fairview Southdale hospitals. Her academic work focuses on Global Health, simulation-based training for Disaster Response, and the allocation of scarce resources during mass casualty incidents.She directs the Graduate Medical Education and Research Program in the Medical School, which serves to mentor medical students who want to incorporate international experiences into their medical school education. From 2011 to 2019 she directed the University of Minnesota Humanitarian Simulation, a full-scale field exercise of a humanitarian disaster. During the COVID-19 pandemic she created the MHealth Fairview plan for operating under Crisis Standards of Care. She also served as the Chair of the Ethics and Scarce Resources sub-committee of the Minnesota Statewide Healthcare Coalition. She collaborated with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Covid Ethics Collaborative to create guidance for allocating scarce resources under Crisis and Contingency conditions, and currently sits on the MDH Scientific Advisory Team
I am especially interested in ethics and post-discharge quality of life for patients in the Intensive Care Unit.