• Michael Claessens MD

  • Physician - Palliative Care


    • Palliative Medicine
    • 1000 North Oak Avenue 3A1 Marshfield, WI 54449

Education


1999:
Fellowship, Palliative Medicine, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1998:
MS, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH
1997:
Fellowship, Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
1995:
Residency, Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
1992:
MD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
1985:
BA, Religion / Philosophy, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Work Experience


2001 to Present:
Director - Department of Internal Medicine, Marshfield Clinic Inc. - Marshfield Center, Marshfield, WI
1999 to Present:
Medical Director - Palliative Care Program, MCHS Hospitals Inc. d/b/a Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield, WI
1999 to Present:
Physician - Palliative Care Program, MCHS Hospitals Inc. d/b/a Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield, WI
1999 to 2001:
Physician - Department of Internal Medicine, Marshfield Clinic Inc. - Marshfield Center, Marshfield, WI
1997 to 1999:
Associate Staff, Sisters of Charity of Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1995 to 1998:
Courtesy Staff, Franklin Regional Hospital, Franklin, NH
1995 to 1997:
Instructor in Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH
1995 to 1997:
Staff, Veterans Affairs Hospital, White River Junction, VT
1994 to 1997:
Affiliate Staff, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, NH

Board Certifications


1995 to 2015:
American Board of Internal Medicine (1995), Recertified
2008 to 2018:
American Board of Internal Medicine - Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Professional Societies


American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Member
American College of Physicians, Member
Christian Medical and Dental Associations, Member

Select Publications


  • Claessens MT, Lynn J, Zhong Z, Desbiens NA, Phillips RE, Wu AW,...Connors AF. (2000 May). Dying with lung cancer or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: insights from SUPPORT. Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments J Am Geriatr Soc.. 48(5 Suppl):S146-53.
    PubMed ID: 10809468
  • Clark JM, Lurie JD, Claessens MT, Reed VA, G CJernstedt, Goodlin SG. (2003). Factors associated with palliative care knowledge among internal medicine house staff. JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE CARE. 19(4):253-257.
    PubMed ID: 14959595