Committed to Patients and Medicine

From Kansas City Medicine, Third Quarter 2020
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Brian Mieczkowski, DO, MSc, is highly committed to his patients and to medicine. A pulmonologist with HCA Midwest based at Research Medical Center, Dr. Mieczkowski specializes in critical care and sleep medicine. For the past six months, he has served on the front lines treating COVID-19 patients. But he earned high marks from his patients and peers long before COVID-19. And, despite a heavy patient workload during the COVID-19 crisis, he has maintained his participation as a member of the KCMS Board of Directors and Leadership Council.

Earlier this year, Dr. Mieczkowski was recognized by Research Medical Center with the HCA Frist Humanitarian Award for “demonstrating a level of commitment and caring that goes beyond everyday acts of kindness and for inspiring colleagues with compassion and dedication.”

KCMS is pleased to honor Dr. Mieczkowski with its 2020 Rising Star Award.

Dr. Mieczkowski earned his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006 and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut. He obtained his master’s of medical science from The Ohio State University, where he also held pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowships from 2010 to 2014. His professional research on critical care and sleep medicine has been published in national medical journals, and he has given numerous presentations and lectures.

He relocated to Kansas City in 2014 to join HCA Midwest. He was appointed to the KCMS Leadership Council in 2019 and elected to the Board of Directors in 2020. In these roles, he has been an outspoken advocate for patient needs.

Dr. Mieczkowski and his wife, Brooklynn, have completed medical missions to rural Honduras and the nation of Malawi in Africa over the past few years. They and other providers traveled the countryside and delivered general medical care to patients of all ages from newborn to elderly. The communities they served are among the poorest in the world.

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