Chippewa Valley
Anesthesia Associates

Where safety and comfort
are paramount

CVAA is proud to serve the patients of the Chippewa Valley at Oakleaf Surgical Hospital in Altoona, Wisconsin.

Chippewa Valley Anesthesia Associates, S.C. was developed to maintain the private practice model of anesthesia service delivery in our community. It is focused on providing the highest quality anesthesia services at Oakleaf Surgical Hospital in support of the hospital and our private practice colleagues of the Oakleaf Medical Network in delivering outstanding care to the patients of the Chippewa Valley.

We consist of a close team of 5 Physician Anesthesiologists and 12 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists that work in a two-provider anesthesia care team which offers definitive safety advantages over one provider models, as well as maintaining cost control.

Our Doctors

Eric Etzel, DO

Etzel, Eric DO

Eric D. Etzel, D.O., received his degree from Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997. Dr. Etzel completed his internship at Loyola University Medical Center in 1998 and his residency at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 2001. Dr. Etzel is Board Certified in Anesthesiology.

Irwin, Matthew J. MD

Matthew J. Irwin, MD received his degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in 2006. Dr. Irwin completed his internship at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in 2007 and his residency in 2010.
Dr. Irwin is Board Certified in Anesthesiology.

Steve Kapla, MD

Kapla, Steven M. MD

Steven M. Kapla, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in 1989. He completed his residency at the University of Michigan in 1993. Dr. Kapla is Board Certified in Anesthesiology.

James Lodahl, MD

Lodahl, James L. MD

James L. Lodahl, MD received his degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. Dr. Lodahl completed his internship and residency at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in 2007.
Dr. Lodahl is Board Certified in Anesthesiology.

Jon Wood, MD

Wood, W. Jon MD

W. Jon Wood, MD received his degree from the Jefferson Medical College in 2003. Dr. Wood completed his internship at Marshfield Clinic in 2004 and his residency at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in 2007.
Dr. Wood is Board Certified in Anesthesiology.

Our Staff

Amanda Bockenfeld, CRNA
Andy Blanchette, CRNA
Barb Quick, CRNA
Chris Martin, CRNA
Corrie Boon, CRNA
Ellen Harris, CRNA
Hang Noland, CRNA
John Stombaugh, CRNA
Keri Knaack, CRNA
Kim Mertens, CRNA
Shelley Ojibway, CRNA
Gwen Anderson, CRNA

Ami Wathke
CVAA Office Manager

Dean Kellner, MBA, FACMPE, CPA
CVAA Chief Operating Officer

Member / OakLeaf Medical Network
OakLeaf Surgical Hospital
Fusion Anesthesia Solutions