Halena M. Gazelka, M.D.

  1. Anesthesiologist
  1. Back pain
  2. Chronic pain
  3. Pain
  1. Hospice care
  2. Pain management
  3. Palliative care
  • Comprehensive pain management
  • Cancer pain management
  • Palliative medicine
  • Hospice medicine
  • Clinical ethics
  • Management of spine pain
  • Acute and chronic pain management
  • Interventional pain management
  • Neuromodulation
  • Spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Intrathecal drug delivery system implantation and management
  1. 2015
    FellowPalliative Medicine Fellowship Program, Mayo School of Graduated Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Enterprise
  2. 2015
    FellowHospice & Palliative Care Medi, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2011
    FellowPain Medicine Fellowship Program, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2010
    ResidentAnesthesiology Residency Program, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 2006
    MDUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  6. 1998
    BS - BS in Physician Assistant StudiesUniversity of Wisconsin
  7. 1996
    BS - BS in cell and Molecular biology and minor in biochemistryWinona State University

Certifications

  1. 2013
    Pain MedicineAmerican Board of Anesthesiology
  2. 2011
    AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of Anesthesiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Excellence Award for Quality & Safety and Patient-centered Care for The Mayo Clinic’s approach to reviewing and improving opioid prescribing practices for surgical patientsInternational Hospital Federation
  2. 2018
    The Chitranjan S. Ranawat, MD AwardKnee Society
  3. 2012
    Anesthesiology Resident to Consultant Excellence in Teaching AwardMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  4. 2012
    Commitment to Education AwardDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  5. 2009
    Educational Scholarship, Resident Section Committee Member-At-LargeAmerican Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    Member, Nominating CommitteeAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Academty of Pain Medicine Nominating Committee
  3. 2018 - present
    MemberU.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  4. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine Opioid Task Force
  5. 2017 - present
    MemberHospice Medical Directors Certification Board
  6. 2017 - present
    MemberPalliative Medicine Fellow Selection Committee
  7. 2017 - present
    ChairMayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee Opioid Stewardship Program
  8. 2017
    JudgeMidwest Anesthesia Residents Conference
  9. 2017 - present
    MemberInstitute for Clinical Systems Improvement Opioid Task Force
  10. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine, Opioid Advisory Committee
  11. 2017 - present
    MemberPain Medicine Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  12. 2016 - present
    MemberAccreditation and Regulatory Operations Workgroup, Mayo Clinic Rochester Workgroups
  13. 2016 - present
    MemberSafety and Quality Forum, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  14. 2016 - present
    MemberEmployee and Community Health, Controlled Substance Advisory Group
  15. 2016
    JudgeMidwest Anesthesia Residents Conference
  16. 2016 - present
    ChairMayo Clinic Clinical Practice Committee Opioid Stewardship Program
  17. 2016 - 2018
    Co-ChairInternational Neuromodulation Society Women in Neuromodulation
  18. 2016 - present
    MemberAnesthesia Clinical Practice Committee, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  19. 2016 - present
    MemberPCA Crisis Work Group
  20. 2016 - present
    MemberNorth American Neuromodulation Society, Website Committee
  21. 2015 - 2018
    Vice PresidentNorth American Neuromodulation Society Women in Neuromodulation Section
  22. 2015 - 2017
    MemberClinical Ethics Consult Service
  23. 2015 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Midwest Specialty Ethics Committ
  24. 2015 - present
    DirectorMCR Associate Hospice Medical Director
  25. 2015 - present
    MemberPalliative Medicine Education Committee
  26. 2015
    Vice ChairNorth American Neuromodulation Society, Women in Neuromodulation Section, Education
  27. 2015 - present
    MemberCancer Pain Research Consortium
  28. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  29. 2014
    Vice ChairExercise Booth Committee, North American Spine Society
  30. 2014
    ParticipantAmerican Board of Anesthesiology, ABA Standard Setting for BASIC Exam
  31. 2014 - present
    MemberRochester Ethics Committee
  32. 2014 - present
    SecretaryWomen in Neuromodulation(WIN) Committee, North American Neuromodulation Society
  33. 2013 - present
    RepresentativeInpatient Pain Service, Multidisciplinary Pain Workgroup, Division of Pain Medicine
  34. 2013 - present
    Member, Ethics CommitteeAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine
  35. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine Ethics Committee
  36. 2013 - present
    RepresentativeAnesthesiology/Pain Management, Spine Manage to Reimbursement (MTR) Project, Spine Clinic
  37. 2013 - present
    DirectorInpatient Pain Medicine Services, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  38. 2012 - present
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, NASS Summer Spine Meeting 2013, North American Spine Society
  39. 2012 - present
    MemberAbstract Review Committee, NASS 28th Annual Meeting Section-Injections and Interventions, North American Spine Society
  40. 2012 - 2013
    MemberAbstract Review Subcommittee on Chronic Pain and Cancer Pain, American Society of Anesthesiologists
  41. 2012 - 2015
    DirectorNP/PA Program, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  42. 2012 - 2014
    MemberExercise Committee, North American Spine Society
  43. 2012 - present
    MemberNorth American Neuromodulation Society
  44. 2011 - present
    MemberDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  45. 2011 - present
    MemberDivision of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  46. 2011 - present
    ExaminerResident Oral Exam Simulation, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  47. 2011 - 2015
    MemberSelection Committee for Pain Medicine Fellowship, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  48. 2011 - 2015
    MemberNorth American Spine Society
  49. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Pain Medicine
  50. 2009 - present
    MemberInternational Association for the Study of Pain
  51. 2009 - present
    MemberSociety for Education in Anesthesia
  52. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  53. 2006 - present
    MemberMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  54. 2005 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Anesthesiologists
  55. 2005 - present
    MemberMinnesota Society of Anesthesiologists
  56. 2004 - present
    MemberWomen in Neuromodulation(WIN) Committee, North American Neuromodulation Society
  57. 2002 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  58. 2002 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  59. 2002 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
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