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Meet Jennifer Barker, MSA, CAA

Jennifer Barker, MSA, CAA

Jennifer Barker, MSA, CAA
Faculty Instructor
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Anesthesia Provider and Clinical Instructor since 2003

Teaching Philosophy
“A disciplined yet approachable anesthesia learning environment develops life-long learners who continue to challenge themselves throughout their careers. By encouraging independent thinking through support and guidance, Anesthesiologist Assistant students become our profession’s future leaders and part of the team caring for the people in our communities.”

Interests and Background
Professor Barker has spent her clinical career in both the adult and pediatric clinical practices. In her role as a pediatric anesthetist, she strives to make her time with her patients as comforting and relaxing as possible by taking her own kids’ interests and using that connection to spark fun conversations that help alleviate some anxiety that her patient’s may have prior to their procedure. She appreciates and respects the delicate balance that every child brings to even the most routine anesthetic and strives to be an efficient and proficient member of the Anesthesia Care Team. In her time away from patient care, Professor Barker enjoys sailing, gardening, and traveling to anywhere there is sand and sun.

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  Education and Training

Master of Science in Anesthesia (MSA) – Case Western Reserve University, 2003

Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology (BS) – University of Wisconsin, 1999


National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

  Leadership Positions

President – Wisconsin Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants, 2014-2015

Officer-elect – Wisconsin Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants, 2013

  Patient Care Experience

Pediatric Anesthesia

Ambulatory Anesthesia

General Surgery Anesthesia

Neuro Anesthesia

Cardiac Anesthesia


Barker, Jennifer L., “Wisconsin Advances: MCW to open AA program” (Third Quarter 2015).  American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants Anesthesia Record (PDF). 

Page Updated 02/21/2018