Clinical Anesthetists


Clinical anesthetists are integral to the Department of Anesthesiology and valued members of our anesthesia care team, comprised of faculty anesthesiologists, certified anesthesiologist assistants and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Clinical anesthetists care for patients in multiple clinical subspecialties including orthopedics, otolaryngology, vascular, pediatrics, urology, neurosurgery, plastics, peripheral vascular, thoracic, trauma, transplant, and cardiac. They also work across multiple UW Health facilities including University Hospital, The American Center, Digestive Health Center and Madison Surgery Center. 


Our group of 65 clinical anesthetists is still growing to meet UW Health’s expanding patient care needs. Clinical anesthetists enjoy competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, excellent clinical case variety, a wide range of educational opportunities and flexible scheduling. 



Joel Johnson, MD, PhD

Medical Director for Clinical Anesthetists

Brooke Schliewe

Brooke Schliewe, MPH, CAA

Clinical Anesthetist Manager

Chelsea Bennett, CRNA

Chelsea Bennett, CRNA

UH Co-Site Lead

Nikki Brechtel, CAA

CA Supervisor, UH / AFCH / MSC