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

Professional memberships

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