Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Melissa Brunsvold, MD, is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a general and critical care surgeon.
Brunsvold is the program director of the General Surgery Residency. She also serves as the Clinical Director of the SimPORTAL Simulation Center. She serves as the medical director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and as the medical director of the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program.
Nationally, Brunsvold participates in leadership and committee work in several organizations, including recently serving as chair of the Education Research Committee of the Association for Surgical Education. She has contributed substantially to the Fundamentals of Surgery Curriculum and the ASPIRES project of the American College of Surgeons.