Dr Malchow is passionate about reducing depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain and suffering from long-term opioids, in order for patients to live an abundant life with renewed joy and hope.
He served 25 years of military service holding various positions including Anesthesiology (Army and Air Force) Residency Program Director and Chief of Anesthesiology at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX, and supported Operation Iraqi Freedom in Mosel, Iraq. In 2008, he accepted a clinical appointment as an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where he created the Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Fellowship, significantly expanded the use of advanced techniques for multimodal anesthesia and pain control and served as the Medical Director of the Nashville Ambulatory Surgery Center. After accepting a staff position in 2015 at the Nashville VA Medical Center, he quickly established one of the few ketamine infusion centers (KIC) in the Veteran Health Administration (VHA) and the only KIC in the U.S. specifically targeting opioid cessation/reduction. He was invited to speak at the American Society of Ketamine Physicians in 2018 highlighting his experience with ketamine in the veteran population. He has been awarded the Legion of Merit, the Outstanding Program Director Award in 2006, and the Golden Apple Teaching Award in 2010. He has presented hundreds of lectures on a wide range of anesthesia and analgesia topics including the use of ketamine to regional, national, and international audiences, has published over 20 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and has a heart for the poor, the oppressed, and those in need, serving regularly on humanitarian medical missions for the past 20 years in Central and South America, the Balkans, Africa, and Asia.