Aurora BayCare welcomes new Occupational Health and Wellness Medical Director

February 27, 2018
Green Bay, Wis. – Aurora BayCare Medical Center has announced the addition of Brian Konowalchuk, MD, MPH as Medical Director of Aurora BayCare Occupational Health and Wellness.
In his new role, Dr. Konowalchuk will work with various Northeast Wisconsin employers and patients at work-site and off-site health initiatives. He will be directing patient care processes at several Occupational Health and Wellness clinics while maintaining a patient practice of his own at the Aurora BayCare Occupational Health and Wellness on Dewey Street in Manitowoc.
Dr. Konowalchuk attended medical school at the University of Minnesota and completed residency in Occupational Medicine at HealthPartners. He received a Masters of Public Health Degree from the University of Minnesota and went on to graduate from the University of St. Thomas Physician Leadership program.
Previously, Dr. Konowalchuk served in several leadership and administrative capacities, including Chief of Medical Specialties and most recently, Division Chair of Neuroscience at Essentia Health in Duluth, MN. In his medical practice, he provides a full array of occupational health medical examinations and injury care, including acute injury care, joint injections and other procedures associated with injuries and or joint and spine pain.
Regarding his special interests, it should be noted that Dr. Konowalchuk is one of the founders and leader of the national Impairment Without Disability conference, offered annually through a consortium that includes Essentia Health, Mayo Clinic, and HealthPartners. He is also the cofounder and developer of the SpineX spine rehabilitation program, and for many years served as the Committee chair of the Opiate Oversight Committee, which is actively involved in addressing the current opiate crisis.
About Aurora BayCare Medical Center

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint venture of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic.  Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high quality tertiary healthcare, the latest in medical technology and superior service.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 30 counties throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin’s most comprehensive health care provider and the state’s largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics, more than 70 pharmacies and more than 33,000 Caregivers. As evidenced by more than 300 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

BayCare Clinic,, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With its 100-plus physicians, BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, serving clinical locations in 13 regional communities. Based in Green Bay, Wis., BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center.
Ashley White, (920) 288-3638