Alexander S. Niven, M.D.

  1. Critical Care Specialist
  2. Internist
  3. Pulmonologist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Shortness of breath
  • Medical education (simulation, active learning)
  • Critical care outcomes
  • Difficult airway management
  • Dyspnea
  1. 2001
    Fellow - Pulmonary/Critical CareWalter Reed Army Medical Center
  2. 1998
    Residency - Internal MedicineWalter Reed Army Medical Center
  3. 1995
    MD - Alpha Omega AlphaTufts University School of Medicine
  4. 1991
    BS - Cum Laude, Sigma XiGeorgetown University

Certifications

  1. 2001
    Critical Care MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2000
    Pulmonary DiseaseAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  3. 1998
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    CHEST 2020 Hall of Heroes NominationAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)
  2. 2020
    2020 Outstanding International Faculty Award Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development
  3. 2020
    2020 Top Courses: Exceptional Patient Centered Critical Care: The CERTAIN Approach courses and the Multi-professional Education, Translation & Research in Intensive Care (METRIC): Spring 2020 Virtual Critical Care ConferenceMayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development
  4. 2019
    2019 Endowment for Education Research Award (EERA)Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  5. 2018
    2018 Laureate AwardAmerican College of Physicians Army Chapter
  6. 2018
    2018 Teacher of the YearMayo Fellows’ Association in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  7. 2017
    Distinguished CHEST Educator DesignationAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)
  8. 2017
    Education Science Career Development Award (ESCDA)Office of Applied Scholarship and Education Science (OASES), Mayo Clinic
  9. 2016
    Critical Care Fellowship Teacher of the Year Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  10. 2016
    James J. Leonard Award for Excellence in Teaching Internal MedicineUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  11. 2015
    Order of Military Medical MeritU.S. Army Medical Department
  12. 2014
    Internal Medicine Program Most Outstanding Teaching Attending Department of MedicineMadigan Army Medical Center
  13. 2013
    Presidential Citation Award for Exceptional Service and Dedication Through Simulation Based EducationAmerican College of Chest Physicians
  14. 2012
    Master Teacher AwardAmerican College of Physicians (Army Chapter)
  15. 2011
    BG George J. Brown Mentor's Cube AwardMadigan Army Medical Center
  16. 2008
    Intern Teaching Staff of the YearMadigan Army Medical Center
  17. 2007
    James J. Leonard Award for Excellence in Teaching Internal MedicineUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  18. 2006
    Intern Teaching Staff of the YearMadigan Army Medical Center
  19. 2006
    Family Medicine Program Teaching Staff of the YearDepartment of Family Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center
  20. 2005
    Internal Medicine Program Most Outstanding Teaching AttendingDepartment of Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center
  21. 2005
    Intern Teaching Staff of the YearMadigan Army Medical Center
  22. 2005
    Family Medicine Program Teaching Staff of the YearDepartment of Family Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center
  23. 2003
    American College of Physicians Community-Based Teaching AwardDepartment of Medicine, William Beaumont Army Medical Center
  24. 2003
    Internal Medicine Program Teaching Staff of the YearDepartment of Medicine, William Beaumont Army Medical Center
  25. 2002
    Transitional Year Program Teaching Staff of the YearWilliam Beaumont Army Medical Center
  26. 2001
    Bailey K. Ashford Research Competition FinalistWalter Reed Army Medical Center
  27. 1998
    ACP Chapter Laureate AwardAmerican College of Physicians (District of Columbia Chapter)
  28. 1995
    William Dameshek Award for Internal MedicineTufts University School of Medicine
  29. 1991
    USAA MedalGeorgetown University ROTC Battalion
  30. 1990
    James T. Adams Memorial Research FellowshipGeorgetown University

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    Ad Hoc MemberInnovation and Transform (InTran) Team
  2. 2021 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), CME Editorial Board
  3. 2020 - present
    MemberPerformance and Recruitment Committee
  4. 2020 - present
    MemberAsk Mayo Expert COVID-19 Executive Physician Group
  5. 2020 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Rochester Joint Ethics Critical Care Pandemic Triage Work Group
  6. 2020 - present
    MemberEnterprise Mayo Clinic Joint Ethics Critical Care Pandemic Triage Work Group
  7. 2020 - present
    MemberEnterprise Pandemic Tracheal Intubation Work Group
  8. 2020 - present
    Education ChairDivision of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
  9. 2020 - present
    MemberSafety Interprofessional Education Work Group
  10. 2020 - present
    CHEST Wellness Task Force ChairAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Leadership Activities
  11. 2019 - present
    Faculty Development Representative, Department of MedicineDivision of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  12. 2019 - present
    Co-ChairAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), International Work Group
  13. 2019 - present
    At-large memberAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Board of Regents
  14. 2019 - present
    Kern Affiliate MemberMayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for The Science of Health Care Delivery
  15. 2019 - present
    ChairMayo Clinic Practical Spirometry (NIOSH) Course
  16. 2019 - present
    Course Technical ChairNational Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  17. 2018 - 2019
    MemberAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Content Strategy Work Group
  18. 2018 - 2019
    MemberAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), 2019 Digital Strategy Task Force
  19. 2018 - present
    Co-director, Pulmonary Function LabDivision of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  20. 2018 - present
    ChairCritical Care Independent Multidisciplinary Program Education Subcommittee
  21. 2018 - present
    Core Faculty MemberPulmonary Disease Fellowship Program
  22. 2018
    Ex-Officio MemberAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), 2018 Clinician Educator Task Force
  23. 2018 - present
    Core Faculty MemberPulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program
  24. 2017 - 2019
    Chair, CHEST Education CommitteeAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Education Committee
  25. 2017 - 2018
    Committee MemberDivision of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Practice Redesign Task Force
  26. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberCritical Care Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, Education Committee
  27. 2017 - present
    Chair, Faculty Development SubcommitteePulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Education Committee
  28. 2017 - present
    Program Evaluation Committee MemberPulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program
  29. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberPulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Education Committee
  30. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberCritical Care Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, Clinical Competency Committee
  31. 2016 - present
    MemberNational Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care
  32. 2016 - present
    Total Analysis of Army Graduate Medical Education Charter Work GroupOffice of The Surgeon General Graduate Medical Education Directorate
  33. 2016 - present
    CHEST Scientific Program Committee Work GroupAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Leadership Activities
  34. 2015 - 2017
    Vice-Chair, CHEST Education CommitteeAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Education Committee
  35. 2015 - 2017
    Chair, CHEST Interdisciplinary ProgramsAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), CHEST International Conference
  36. 2015 - 2016
    CHEST Academies Work Group Steering CommitteeAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Education Committee
  37. 2014 - 2016
    Chair, Graduate Medical Education CommitteeMadigan Army Medical Center
  38. 2014 - 2016
    Chair, Education and Research CommitteeMadigan Army Medical Center
  39. 2014 - 2016
    Medical Staff Executive CommitteeMadigan Army Medical Center
  40. 2014 - 2016
    Risk Management CommitteeMadigan Army Medical Center
  41. 2014 - 2015
    Program Co-Chair, CHEST 2015 International ConferenceAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), CHEST International Conference
  42. 2014 - present
    LCME Subcommittee for Standards 1 and 2Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  43. 2013 - 2020
    Medical Director, CHEST Innovation Simulation & Training CenterAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Simulation Education
  44. 2013 - 2016
    Co-Chair, CHEST Simulation Work GroupAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Simulation Education
  45. 2013 - 2014
    CHEST Structure Work GroupAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Leadership Activities
  46. 2013 - 2014
    CHEST Royal Commission on Pulmonary ProceduresAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Leadership Activities
  47. 2013 - 2014
    Program Vice Chair, CHEST 2014 International ConferenceAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), CHEST International Conference
  48. 2013 - 2014
    Simulation Program Co-Chair, CHEST World CongressAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Simulation Education
  49. 2012 - 2016
    Chair, GMEC Transitions of Care Work GroupMadigan Army Medical Center
  50. 2012 - 2014
    CHEST Task Force for Mass Critical CareAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Leadership Activities
  51. 2011 - 2016
    Simulation Education Work GroupUniversity of Washington
  52. 2011 - 2015
    Ex-Officio Member, CHEST Education CommitteeAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Education Committee
  53. 2011 - 2013
    Chair, CHEST Simulation Work GroupAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Simulation Education
  54. 2011
    Chief, Critical Care115th Combat Support Hospital
  55. 2011 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Education Committee
  56. 2010 - 2011
    Chair, Critical Care NetWork Steering CommitteeAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Leadership Activities
  57. 2010 - 2019
    CHEST International Conference Executive Program CommitteeAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), CHEST International Conference
  58. 2010 - 2012
    MemberSociety for Simulation in Healtcare (SSIH)
  59. 2010 - 2011
    Education CommitteeSociety for Simulation in Healtcare (SSIH)
  60. 2009 - 2010
    Co-Chair, Critical Care InstituteAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Leadership Activities
  61. 2009 - 2011
    Marketing CommitteeAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Leadership Activities
  62. 2009 - 2013
    Co-Chair, Airway Management Training ProgramAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Simulation Education
  63. 2008 - 2016
    Core Faculty and Member, Transitional Year Internship Education CommitteeMadigan Army Medical Center
  64. 2008 - 2014
    Member, Army Chapter Governor's CouncilAmerican College of Physicians (ACP Army, Washington State Chapters)
  65. 2008
    CDC/Strategic National Stockpile Surge Mechanical Ventilator Evaluation PanelCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  66. 2008
    Program Committee, 2008 WA ACP Chapter MeetingAmerican College of Physicians (ACP Army, Washington State Chapters)
  67. 2007 - 2009
    Vice-Chair, Critical Care NetWork Steering CommitteeAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Leadership Activities
  68. 2007 - 2009
    Chair, Critical Care Network Simulation, Membership/Communication Working GroupsAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Leadership Activities
  69. 2007 - 2016
    Clinician Teacher Group, Pulmonary/Critical Care FellowshipUniversity of Washington
  70. 2007 - 2016
    Terrorism and Inhalational Disasters Section, Web Page DirectorAmerican Thoracic Society (ATS)
  71. 2007 - 2014
    Department of Medicine Clinical Competency CommitteeMadigan Army Medical Center
  72. 2007 - 2009
    Subcommittee on Simulation EducationAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Simulation Education
  73. 2007 - 2009
    Army Medical Department
  74. 2007 - 2009
    Chair, Airway Management Training ProgramAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Simulation Education
  75. 2007 - 2008
    Continuing Education Committee Simulation Task ForceAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Simulation Education
  76. 2007 - 2008
    Chair, e-Advisory Network Subcommittee on Network Web DevelopmentAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Leadership Activities
  77. 2007
    CDC Strategic National Stockpile Working Group to Develop Evaluation Criteria for Mechanical Ventilator ProcurementCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  78. 2006 - 2016
    Terrorism and Inhalational Disasters Section, Executive CommitteeAmerican Thoracic Society (ATS)
  79. 2006
    Chief, Critical Care47th Combat Support Hospital
  80. 2006
    CENTCOM Theater Consultant, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine47th Combat Support Hospital
  81. 2006 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians (ACP)
  82. 2005 - 2012
    Key Clinical Faculty/Madigan Site Director, Pulmonary/CCM FellowshipUniversity of Washington
  83. 2004 - 2013
    Critical Care NetWork/Critical Care Institute Steering CommitteeAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Leadership Activities
  84. 2004 - 2014
    Member, Washington Chapter Governor's CouncilAmerican College of Physicians (ACP Army, Washington State Chapters)
  85. 2004 - 2014
    Department of Medicine Education CommitteeMadigan Army Medical Center
  86. 2004 - 2009
    Department of Medicine Simulation Center CoordinatorMadigan Army Medical Center
  87. 2004 - 2007
    Department of Medicine ACLS CoordinatorMadigan Army Medical Center
  88. 2004 - 2007
    Clinical Problems Assembly, Long Range Planning CommitteeAmerican Thoracic Society (ATS)
  89. 2004 - 2007
    MemberSociety of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  90. 2004 - 2006
    AMA-YPS Ad Hoc Virtual Assembly Meeting CommitteeAmerican Medical Association (AMA)
  91. 2003 - 2007
    AMSUS Delegate, Young Physician SectionAmerican Medical Association (AMA)
  92. 2003
    Chief of Medicine31st Combat Support Hospital
  93. 2002 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), Leadership Activities
  94. 2002 - 2007
    MemberAssociation of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS)
  95. 2002 - 2004
    Cardiac Arrest Review CommitteeWilliam Beaumont Army Medical Center
  96. 2002 - 2004
    ACLS Affiliate FacultyWilliam Beaumont Army Medical Center
  97. 2002 - 2004
    DOD Asthma Clinical Practice Guidelines ChampionWilliam Beaumont Army Medical Center
  98. 2002 - 2004
    Department of Medicine Education CommitteeWilliam Beaumont Army Medical Center
  99. 2002 - 2004
    Internal Medicine Program Key Teaching Staff, Critical CareWilliam Beaumont Army Medical Center
  100. 2002 - 2003
    Relevance Reviewer, Critical Care MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  101. 2002 - 2003
    AMSUS Alternate Delegate, Young Physician SectionAmerican Medical Association (AMA)
  102. 2001 - 2004
    ACLS Course DirectorWilliam Beaumont Army Medical Center
  103. 2001 - 2002
    Relevance Reviewer, Pulmonary DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  104. 2000 - 2004
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Society
  105. 2000 - 2001
    Instructor, Chemical/Biological Casualties CourseWalter Reed Army Medical Center
  106. 1999 - 2008
    MemberAmerican Medical Association (AMA)
  107. 1999 - 2004
    Residency and Fellowship Accreditation Work GroupAmerican College of Physicians (ACP)
  108. 1999 - 2001
    Department of Medicine Education CommitteeWalter Reed Army Medical Center
  109. 1999 - 2000
    Chair, Council of AssociatesAmerican College of Physicians (ACP)
  110. 1999 - 2000
    Board of RegentsAmerican College of Physicians (ACP)
  111. 1999 - 2000
    ACP Delegate, Resident Physician SectionAmerican Medical Association (AMA)
  112. 1998 - 1999
    Vice Chair, Council of AssociatesAmerican College of Physicians (ACP)
  113. 1998 - 1999
    Board of GovernorsAmerican College of Physicians (ACP)
  114. 1998 - 1999
    Membership CommitteeAmerican College of Physicians (ACP)
  115. 1998 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)
  116. 1998 - present
    MemberAmerican Thoracic Society (ATS)
  117. 1997 - 1999
    Uniformed Services Representative, Council of AssociatesAmerican College of Physicians (ACP)
  118. 1997 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians (ACP)
  119. 1993 - 1994
    At-Large Representative, OSR National CouncilAmerican Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), Organization of Student Representatives (OSR)
  120. 1991 - 1995
    MemberAmerican Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  121. 1991 - 1995
    Tufts School of Medicine OSR RepresentativeAmerican Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), Organization of Student Representatives (OSR)
  122. 1991 - 1993
    MemberAmerican Medical Student Association (AMSA)
  123. 1991 - 1993
    Local Projects Coordinator, Tufts ChapterAmerican Medical Student Association (AMSA)

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