Pediatrics Anesthesiology Program Leadership

Michael Weisgerber, MD, Program Director. Dr. Weisgerber received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his pediatric residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He then returned to Milwaukee to complete a fellowship in general academic pediatrics and master’s degree in epidemiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Following fellowship he joined the department of pediatrics faculty as a pediatric hospitalist in 2004. He was an associate director of the pediatric residency program from 2008-2012 before becoming the program director in 2012. Dr. Weisgerber is an avid sports fan and he enjoys playing, coaching, and spectating. The only teams he likes more than Marquette are his daughters’ soccer teams. He enjoys the diversity of patients and conditions he sees as a hospitalist and is active in many aspects of medical education - from administration to teaching on the wards to educational research. “I love having three jobs in one - being a hospitalist, a clinician-educator and a Program Director! The people here at MCW are fantastic - whether it is the patients, the faculty, the nurses, the students, the fellows, the administrative staff - and of course the residents I can’t imagine being anywhere else.”

Thomas Ebert, MD, PhD, Program Director. Dr. Ebert is a Professor of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and a staff anesthesiologist at the VA Medical Center, Milwaukee. He currently serves as the Vice Chairman for Education and Director of the Residency Program for the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Ebert did his graduate training at MCW, where he received his masters and doctor of philosophy degrees for his work on the effect of age and cardiovascular disease on human baroreflexes. He has done extensive research in the field of cardiovascular anesthesia and autonomic control during anesthesia. He is currently investigating obstructive sleep apnea in patients and anesthetic protection from ischemia/reperfusion injury in young, human volunteers. He has published over 100 manuscripts and written over 25 book chapters. Dr. Ebert is a frequent speaker at both national and international meetings and presents review course lectures at the annual ASA meeting.

Michael Meyer, MD, Associate Program Director. Dr. Meyer received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, completed his pediatric residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio as a member of the U.S. Air Force in 1998, and fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2001. Dr. Meyer practiced as a pediatric intensivist in the Air Force for 7 years prior to returning to MCW and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in 2008. Since his return, he is a member of the Department of Pediatrics as an Associate Professor and as an Associate Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and has other leadership roles including, the Medical Director of the CHW Transport Team and Chief, Department of Medicine for the hospital medical staff. “I truly enjoy my career as a pediatric intensivist and believe that our ongoing successes in pediatric critical care require a robust training platform for the future generation of intensivists.”

John (Jake) Scott, MD, Associate Program Director. Dr. Scott is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He is board certified in pediatrics, anesthesiology, and critical care medicine. He completed undergraduate studies at The University of Notre Dame, medical school at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, with residency and fellowship training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He works extensively in the care of children with congenital heart disease in the operating room and critically ill children in the intensive care unit.

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