April R. Christensen, M.D., M.S.

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

April R. Christensen, M.D., M.S. is a Palliative Medicine physician with special interest in medical education. Her clinical focus includes:

  • Expertise in symptom management of severe illness including cancer, heart failure, and lung disease
  • Complex coordination of care
  • Discussion of patients' understanding of disease and collaborating with patients to identify preferences for their medical care

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Christensen is active in educating residents and fellows.

  1. 2018
    MS - Medical EducationUniversity of Pittsburgh
  2. 2013
    MDVanderbilt University
  3. 2009
    BS - Mathematics, EnglishUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln

Awards and honors

  1. 2013
    Alpha Omega AlphaVanderbilt University
  2. 2011
    Winner of The New Physician Creative Arts Contest Vanderbilt University
  3. 2009
    University of Nebraska Chancellor ScholarUniversity of Nebraska - Lincoln
  4. 2009
    Phi Beta KappaUniversity of Nebraska - Lincoln
  5. 2005
    National Merit ScholarUniversity of Nebraska - Lincoln

Professional memberships

  1. 2019
    Jr. AssociateVitalTalk
  2. 2019 - 2021
    Committee MemberAcademic Hospice and Palliative Medicine Committee, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  3. 2019 - present
    Associate Program DirectorHospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  4. 2018 - present
    Associate Course DirectorInternal Medicine Board Review Course, Department of Internal Medicine
  5. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberHospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Clinical Competence Committee
  6. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberPalliative Medicine Education Committee
  7. 2018 - present
    Committee MemberPalliative Medicine Fellow Selection Committee
  8. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberACGME Hospice and Palliative Medicine Milestones Committee
  9. 2017 - 2018
    Committee MemberUPMC Palliative Education Committee (PEC)
  10. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  11. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  12. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
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