Alexander Zenzick MD


University of North Dakota
B.S. Biology

Medical School

M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2002


St. Luke’s Transitional Year Program, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, 2002-2003


Anesthesiology Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin and Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI, 2003-2006

Board Certified by ABA

Certification 2007, Recertification 2017

About Alexander

After residency training, I served as an anesthesiologist in the Air Force for four years of active duty. During that time, I was stationed at Travis Air Force Base, CA, and was deployed to a tertiary trauma hospital for two tours of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2007-2009. Although physically challenging, working in a war zone proved to be an unparalleled clinical experience that continues to benefit my patients today.

After my time in the Air Force, my family and I moved back to Wisconsin in the summer of 2010. We love all that the Fox Cities area has to offer in all four of its seasons. I am frequently requested to take care of friends, local families, and staff in the hospital. I find it rewarding to serve our community as a physician who lives and works here.

My family members and I have had surgery, so I understand how the preparation for surgery or childbirth may be a stressful and anxiety-provoking time. Just as your life is in the hands of your pilot when you fly in a commercial aircraft, so too it is with your anesthesia provider during surgery. This responsibility is one I take seriously. I want you to know that your safety and well-being are my priority. You will receive high quality, patient-centered, and physician-led care.

I enjoy taking care of all ages of patient – from newborns and young children to seniors – and am experienced in tailoring the anesthetic and postoperative pain plan to meet each individual’s special needs and health concerns.

When we meet before your procedure, we will talk about your medical history and the options for anesthesia, which may include general anesthesia (being in a reversible, medically-induced unconscious state), regional anesthesia (“numbing up” part of your body), or sedation. I will then take time to answer any questions you may have and address your concerns regarding the anesthetic.

I sincerely thank you for choosing our facility and putting your trust in us to have your surgery/procedure. When you receive a survey about the anesthetic care you have received, please take a few minutes to provide your feedback. I look forward to serving you and your family’s needs.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 children, playing in a rock band (bass guitar and vocals), traveling, SCUBA diving, skiing, exercising, running, biking, hiking

Special Areas of Medical Interest

  • Patient Preoperative Assessment and Optimization
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
  • Perioperative Surgical Home Model
  • Trauma Anesthesia
  • Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists

Special Positions/Appointments

  • ThedaCare Associate Medical Director for PreAssessment and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, 2017-present
  • Perioperative Executive Committee, 2017-present
  • Surgical Site Infection Task Force, 2017-present
  • Association of Hospital Anesthesiologists (AHA), S.C., Executive Council, 2017-present
  • AHA Quality Committee, 2016-present
  • ThedaCare System Surgical Council, 2016-present
  • Perioperative Hyperglycemia Working Group, 2016-present

Special Certifications

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)


Perioperative Hyperglycemia Management Protocol, ThedaCare Regional Medical Center -Neenah, Neenah, WI – June 2017

Anesthesia Technician Training Lecture, ThedaCare Regional Medical Center – Neenah, 2014

Battlefield Anesthesia, Medical College of Wisconsin and Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI – January 2013


Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity Presentation, ThedaCare OR Training Presentation, 2016

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Refresher, ThedaCare OR Training Presentation, 2015

Airway Emergencies, ThedaCare OR Presentation, 2013