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Associate Director Education

Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Division: Education

Contact Information: lriesenberg@uabmc.edu or 205-975-3729

Research/Clinical Interests: Dr. Riesenberg is a full-time medical educator who works exclusively for the Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine residency program. As the Associate Director Education, Dr. Riesenberg’s role involves medical education curricular innovations, evaluation methods, faculty development, improving patient safety and quality through Graduate Medical Education, learning styles assessment and individualized learning plans coaching, scientific writing and publication, and medical education outcomes research.

In addition, she is responsible for our Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program, which provides residents the opportunity to become leaders in health care through enhanced educational tracks. The UAB Department of Anesthesiology is committed to providing excellent clinical training, as well as providing opportunities for residents to develop unique skills that will allow them to become leaders in health care. Our innovative leadership tracks are designed to nurture leadership, communication, and administrative expertise and include certificate and Master’s degree options for selected residents.

 

Education and Training

PhD in Higher Education Administration, Curriculum, and Instruction with an area of specialization in Educational Leadership, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, May 2004

MS in Health Science Management, New School for Social Research, New York, NY, May 1996

BS in Psychology, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, May 1988

RN, St. John’s School of Nursing, Springfield, MO, May 1977

 

Certifications

American Board of Medical Quality, Certificate in Medical Quality (CMQ), April 2015.

Patient Safety Certificate offered by the National Quality Colloquium and sponsored by Thomas Jefferson University, School of Population Health, October 2010.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School for Health Professions Basic Level certification, April 2010.

Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC). Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) sponsored medical education research certification, December 2006.

 

Selected Publications

For the most recent list of publications, please see PubMed.

 

Driscoll ES, Maleki A, Jahromi L, Nelson B, Nelson L, Evenhuis S, Riesenberg L. Regional anesthesia or patient-controlled analgesia and compartment syndrome in orthopedic surgical procedures: a systematic review. Local and Regional Anesthesia (In Press).

Riesenberg L, Davis R, O’Hagan E. Handoff research: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care. 2016;5(1):106-111. doi: 10.1177/2327857916051026  

Mardis T, Mardis M, Davis J Justice EM, Holdinsky SR, Donnelly J, Ragozine-Bush H, Riesenberg L. Bedside shift-to-shift handoffs: A systematic review of the literature. J Nurs Care Qual. 2016;31(1):54-60. DOI: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000142

Zaky A, Ahmad A, Dell’Italia LJ, Jahromi L, Riesenberg L, Matalon S, Ahmad S. Inhaled matters of the Heart. Cardiovasc Regen Med 2015;2:e997. DOI: 10.14800/crm.997. PMID: 26665179.

Mardis M, Davis J, Benningfield B, Elliott C, Youngstrom M, Nelson B, Justice EM, Riesenberg L. Shift-to-shift handoff effects on patient safety and outcomes: A systematic review. Am J Med Q 2015; Published ahead of print: DOI: 10.1177/1062860615612923.

Davis J, Riesenberg L, Mardis M, Donnelly J, Benningfield B, Youngstrom M, Vetter I. Evaluating outcomes of electronic tools supporting physician shift-to-shift handoffs: a systematic review. J Grad Med Educ 2015;7(2):174-180.

Day J, Davis J, Riesenberg L, Heil D Berg K, Davis R, Berg D. Integrating sonography training into undergraduate medical education: a study of the previous exposure of one institution’s incoming residents. J Ultrasound Med 2015;34(7):1253-1257.

Riesenberg L, Berg K, Berg D, Morgan CJ, Davis J, Davis R, Schaeffer A, Hargraves R, Little BW. Resident and attending physician perception of maladaptive response to stress in residents. Med Educ Online 2014, 19: 25401. Published online November 17, 2014. doi: 10.3402/meo.v19.25041. http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/meo.v19.25041

Riesenberg L, Justice EM. Conducting a successful systematic review of the literature, part 2. Nursing2014 2014;44(6):23-26.

Riesenberg L, Justice EM. Conducting a successful systematic review of the literature, part 1. Nursing2014 2014;44(4):13-17.

Riesenberg L, Berg K, Berg D, Davis J, Schaeffer A, Justice EM, Tinkoff G. The development of a validated checklist for femoral venous catheterization: Preliminary Results. American Journal of Medical Quality 2014;29(5):445-450. doi: 10.1177/1062860613503032. Epub Sept 2013.

Berg K, Riesenberg L, Berg D, Schaeffer A, Davis J, Mealey K, Weber D, Justice EM, Geffe K, Tinkoff G. The development of a validated checklist for radial arterial line insertion: Preliminary results. American Journal of Medical Quality 2014;29(3):242-6. doi: 10.1177/1062860613492189. Epub 2013 Jul 2013.

Lane-Fall MB, Brooks AK, Wilkins SA, Davis JJ, Riesenberg L. Addressing the mandate for hand-off education: a focused review and recommendations for anesthesia resident curriculum development and evaluation. Anesthesiology 2014;120(1):218-229.

Berg D, Berg K, Riesenberg L, Mealey K, Schaeffer A, Weber D, Justice EM, Davis J, Geffe K, Tinkoff G. The development of a validated checklist for Foley catheterization: Preliminary results. American Journal of Medical Quality 2013;28(6):519-24.

Riesenberg L, Berg K, Berg D, Schaeffer A, Mealey K, Davis J, Weber D, King D, Justice EM, Geffe K, Tinkoff G. The development of a validated checklist for nasogastric tube insertion: Preliminary results.
American Journal of Medical Quality 2013;28(5):429-433.

Berg K, Riesenberg L, Berg D, Mealey K, Weber D, King D, Justice EM, Geffe K, Tinkoff G. The development of a validated checklist for adult lumbar puncture: Preliminary results. American Journal of Medical Quality 2013;28(4):330-334.

Berg K, Riesenberg L, Berg D, Davis J, Hargraves R, Schaeffer A, Mealey K, King D, Little BW. Early Detection and Intervention for the Stressed Resident. MedEdPORTAL; 2013. Posted May 2013. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9419.

Riesenberg L, Berg K, Berg D, Mealey K, Weber D, King D, Justice EM, Geffe K, Tinkoff G. The development of a validated checklist for paracentesis: Preliminary results. American Journal of Medical Quality 2013;28(3):227-231.

Berg D, Berg K, Riesenberg L, Weber D, King D, Mealey K, Justice EM, Geffe K, Tinkoff G. The development of a validated checklist for thoracentesis: Preliminary results. American Journal of Medical Quality 2013;28(3):220-226.