HM16 – Annual Meeting

Do You Speak Surgeon-ese?

by Dr. Kurt Pfeifer MD, FACP, FHM
Kurt Pfeifer, MD, FACP, FHM Does the phrase “medical clearance” make your skin crawl? Perioperative medicine continues to be a growing part of the practice of hospitalists everywhere, yet for many this is an area they feel uncomfortable with. Never fear! Hospital Medicine 2016 has more perioperative medicine educational offerings than ever! On Sunday, March 6 the all-day Perioperative Medicine precourse (Spy Into the World of Perioperative Medicine) provides an overview of all major aspects of the field, from the basics to the controversies. Speaking of controversies, watch Steven Cohn and me duke it out over hotly contested perioperative topics in The Great Debate – Controversies in Perioperative Medicine on March 9th at 8:45 am. For a sweeping update of all things periop, check out Paul Grant’s Update in Perioperative and Consultative Medicine on March 9th at 7:40 am. Have you ever wondered what goes on in the OR when…
Dr. Kurt Pfeifer MD, FACP, FHM completed medical school and Internal Medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin prior to serving there as chief resident. He subsequently joined the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin and served as Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency for nine years. He is currently the director of the preoperative evaluation clinic at the Froedtert and Medical College Eye Institute and a course director in MCW’s Discovery Curriculum. His clinical and scholarly activities focus primarily on perioperative and consultative medicine, medical education and career development. Dr. Pfeifer has co-authored over 300 student and resident abstracts, case reports and national presentations and has written and lectured extensively on perioperative medicine and medical education. He is also Associate Editor for two innovative, online learning portals -, an online curriculum for perioperative and consultative medicine, and ClinicalAccess, a point-of-care evidence-based medicine search engine.