Karin E. Madsen Drescher, MD

Associate Professor Anesthesiology and Orthopedics


  • Froedtert Hospital
  • 9200 West Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Anesthesiology

As Director of the Regional Anesthesia Acute Pain Service at Froedtert Hospital, I oversee our very capable staff in the management of acute perioperative pain. Our care is tailored to the individual needs of each patient and their family, utilizing medications, regional nerve blocks and bedside counseling. As an anesthesiologist in the operating room, I listen to and integrate the desires of each patient in my plan. The top priorities across my practice are patient safety, comfort and compassionate care. I pride myself on employing cutting edge, evidence based care. I am active on several institutional committees to optimize the overall hospital experience for a variety of surgical patients.


Treatments and Services

  • Acute Pain Management
  • Perioperative Acute Pain Management
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • General Anesthesia
  • Twilight Anesthesia
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Patients Ages Seen

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior


  • German
  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
  • St. Joseph's Hospital - West Bend – West Bend
  • Zablocki VA Medical Center – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology

Clinic Locations

Froedtert Hospital

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Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - University of Wisconsin Medical School - Madison, WI (1984)
Fellowship in Medical Education - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI (1996)
Residency in Anesthesiology - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI (1985-1987)
Internship in Anesthesiology - St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Ann Arbor, MI (1984-1985)