Location

Rochester, Minnesota

Contact

Niesen.Adam@mayo.edu Clinical Profile

SUMMARY

Adam D. Niesen, M.D., is an anesthesiologist with fellowship training in regional anesthesia. Dr. Niesen is interested in both regional and obstetric anesthesia. He is particularly focused on the use of ultrasound for nerve blocks of the spine, chest and abdomen, and in training the next generation of anesthesiologists through resident education.

Focus areas

  • Paravertebral blocks
  • Ultrasound for spinal and epidural (neuraxial) procedures
  • Complications of regional anesthesia

Significance to patient care

Regional anesthesia is useful to allow patients to undergo surgery with less pain. This typically allows for shorter hospital stays, a reduced need for narcotic pain medications and fewer side effects. Ultrasound guidance may help anesthesiologists perform these pain-relieving procedures more accurately, safely and with smaller doses of medicine.

Professional highlights

  • Chair, Education Committee, Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists, 2013-present
  • Director of Resident Education, North Anesthesia Division, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus, 2012-present
  • Reviewer, Anesthesia & Analgesia journal, 2011-present
  • Bronze Quality Fellow certification, Mayo Clinic Quality Fellows, 2011
  • Richard A. Theye, M.D., Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, Mayo Clinic, 2009

PUBLICATIONS

See my publications

PROFESSIONAL DETAILS

Administrative Appointment

  1. Chair, Division of Methodist North Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

EDUCATION

  1. Fellow - Regional Anesthesiology Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Resident - Anesthesiology Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Internship - Preliminary Internal Medicine Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. MD Medical College of Wisconsin
  5. BS - Biological Sciences University of Notre Dame
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