Sarah Kesler, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Sarah Kesler

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 276 (Pulmonary)
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
PACCS

Administrative Phone
612-624-0999

Administrative Email
paccmed@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-625-2174

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


Critical Care Physician


Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residency, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Summary

My clinical work focuses on Critical Care Medicine. I practice primarily at University of Minnesota Medical Center and Fairview Southdale hospitals. My academic work focuses on Global Health and Humanitarian Response. I am the program director of the University of Minnesota Humanitarian Simulation. The program is a full-scale field exercise of a humanitarian emergency. It prepares prospective humanitarian aid workers and volunteers to work in humanitarian emergencies and allows participants to better understand the experiences of refugees and internally displaced persons. The course is offered as a one-credit elective through the school of Public Health, and as a learning experience for people from the wider community. I also direct the Graduate Medical Education and Research Program in the medical school, which serves to mentor medical students who want to incorporate international experiences into their medical school experience.

Professional Associations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Thoracic Society

Research

Publications

Kesler SM, Sprenkle MD, David WS, Leatherman JW. Severe weakness complicating status asthmaticus despite minimal duration of neuromuscular paralysis. Intensive Care Medicine. 2009 Jan;35(1):157-60.

Clinical

Clinics

University of Minnesota Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Interests

I am especially interested in ethics and post-discharge quality of life for patients in the Intensive Care Unit.