Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management

The Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management draws upon the abundant resources and surgical case diversity afforded by a world-class health care institution.

Our division provides exemplary pain management for orthopedic, breast, cardiac, thoracic, vascular, general surgery, and transplant surgical procedures. We also extend our expertise throughout the hospital to provide care to patients suffering from chronic pain/exacerbations, cancer pain, and acute pain following traumatic injuries.

In addition to providing excellent clinical care, the Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management is active at the regional and national level. Members of our team hold multiple leadership positions within the Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Our members are also active academically. We perform significant clinical research and disseminate information and technical expertise through lectures and workshops.

Residents consistently rate the regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine rotation as one of the most popular. We offer residents intensive hands-on training, didactics, cadaver, and simulation experiences. Medical students and other learners also benefit from instruction at the hands of acute pain medicine specialists and leave better equipped to manage patients with an array of complicated pain management problems.

Finally, our fellowship program has produced alumni who have excelled in private practice and academic settings. The Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management is a team comprised of health care providers from diverse backgrounds. Our physician anesthesiologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, block nurses, and nursing assistants make valuable contributions to our ability to serve our patients.


In addition to being an outstanding clinician, Dr. Kristin Bevil is dedicated to providing superior education to our residents, medical students, anesthetists, and faculty in her role as the Associate Vice Chair for Education. She continues to support the residency program as an Assistant Program Director and is regarded as a top educator in the department. At the 2023 Society for Education in Anesthesia annual meeting, Dr. Bevil was awarded the Philip
Liu Award for innovation in curriculum!

Division Chief

Lisa Klesius, MD

Assistant Professor
608 265-7936
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2023 group photo Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain
Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain 2023 at EMH: Elizabeth Wilson, MD, Patrick Meyer, MD,Kristopher Schroeder, MD.
Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain group photo
Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain 2023: Lisa Klesius, MD, Kristin Bevil, MD. Not Pictured: Jocelyn Blake, MD, Thomas Broderick, MD, Jeffrey Grzybowski, MD, Elizabeth Scholzen, MD, MHA.