Jacqueline Kruser, MD, MS

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor
Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53792-0001


  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL  – MD
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI – Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL – Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine – Integrated Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Services and Outcomes Research
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine – MS in Health Services and Outcomes Research 

Professional Activities

Dr. Jacqueline Kruser is a faculty member in the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine within the Department of Medicine. Dr. Kruser is a member of multiple professional societies, including the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Society for Medical Decision Making.

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Kruser's clinical focus is adult critical care, including acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute respiratory failure, sepsis, critical care ultrasound, and management of pain, agitation, and delirium in the intensive care unit. She works as a critical care attending in the Trauma and Life Support Center (TLC) at University Hospital.

Research Interests

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Dr. Kruser leads a health services and outcomes laboratory that studies healthcare delivery within the complex system and environment of the intensive care unit. Her cross-disciplinary approach applies multiple health services and systems engineering research methods to investigate the interactions between members of the healthcare team, patients, and families with a specific focus on improving high-stakes medical decisions and end-of-life care delivery. Her research has been supported by the National Health, Lung and Blood Institute at the NIH and the Francis Family Foundation.