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Karin E. Madsen Drescher, MD

Karin E. Madsen Drescher, MD

Associate Professor Anesthesiology and Orthopedics
Director, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Service

"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."




  • Anesthesiology

Board Certification

  • Anesthesiology

Hospital Affiliations

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

Patient Ages Seen

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Diseases & Conditions

  • General Anesthesia
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Treatments & Services

  • Acute Pain Management
  • Perioperative Acute Pain Management
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Twilight Anesthesia

Clinic Locations

Froedtert Hospital

9200 West Wisconsin
Milwaukee WI,  53226
(414) 805-3000
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Education / Training

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