Melissa Brunsvold, MD, FACS

Melissa Brunsvold, MD, FACS

Critical Care Surgeon, Acute Care Surgeon

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English

Hospital Privileges

  • Fairview Lakes Medical Center
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care and Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal catastrophe
  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome
  • Infection and sepsis
  • Rescue from surgical complications

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine, Grand Forks, N.D.


  • Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Mich. (General Surgery)


  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Surgery Critical Care)

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

Recognition and Leadership


  • Education Specialty Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine (2009)
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, Henry Ford Health System (2006)
  • Phillip J. Wolfson Outstanding Teaching Award (2014)
  • Education Specialty Award, Society of Critical Care (2009)


  • Medical Director, Adult ECMO
  • Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, University of Minnesota
  • Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency, University of Minnesota
  • Medical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Academic Information

Associate Professor

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