Nicholas Kuehnel, MD

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine


As a physician specially trained in pediatric emergency medicine, Nicholas Kuehnel, MD leads a team of expert health care clinicians at American Family Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department — the region’s only emergency department specially designed to support the needs of infants, toddlers, tweens and teens.

Injury or illness can be caused by any of several diseases, including trauma and infections, and may include symptoms such as fevers, vomiting, bleeding, shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness and pain. She speaks with parents and patients, obtains lab tests and imaging such as X-rays to diagnose the injury or illness and provides necessary treatments.

Whether it is a life-threatening event, such as a traumatic injury, or an event needing rapid treatment, such as a deep cut, Dr. Kuehnel attentively and compassionately listens to all parents and patients to understand their health care needs and provide the most advanced medical care available.

As medical director for quality and safety for UW Health Kids, Dr. Kuehnel focuses on quality improvement, safety science, pediatric patient care operations, and enhancing patient experience through equitable care.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Medical School
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL