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Andra Blomkalns, MD, is the director of the emergency medicine residents' program.  
Andra Blomkalns, MD
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Sub-Specialty: Cardiovascular Emergencies
Department: Emergency Medicine
Title: Assistant Professor and Director of Emergency Medicine Residency Program
Phone: (513) 558-6437 (academic)
E-mail: andra.blomkalns@uc.edu
Home Page: http://www.emermed.uc.edu/

Education/Credentials:

BA (biochemistry and biology): Rice University, 1993
MD: Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1997
Residency: University of Cincinnati, emergency medicine, 1997-2001
Certification: Board certified in emergency medicine


Interest:

cardiovascular emergencies



Professional Affiliation:

American College of Emergency Physicians
Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
     Program Committee, Industry Relations Task Force, Virtual Advisor Program
Council of Residency Directors, Emergency Medicine
CRUSADE (Can Rapid Risk Stratification of Unstable Angina Patients Suppress Adverse Outcomes With Early Implementation of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines) National Quality Improvement Initiative


Recent Awards/Honors:

Fourty Under Forty, Cincinnati Business Courier, 2006
Top Peer Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2005
YWCA Academy of Career Women - Achievement Rising Star Award, 2005
Chief Resident, UC, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2000-01
Council of Residency Directors Resident Achievement Award, 2001
LSUMC Chancellor’s Award, 1997
Louisiana Society Emergency Medicine Award of Excellence, 1997
LSUMC Senior Class President, 1996-97
Alpha Omega Alpha, elected 1996
LSUMC Honor Council Chairman, 1995-96



Selected Publications:

Blomkalns AL, Gibler WB.  Markers and the initial triage and treatment of patients with chest pain.  Cardiovascular Toxicology 1(2):111-115, 2001.

Blomkalns AL, Gibler WB.  It’s about time: The evolution of acute coronary syndrome evaluation in the emergency department.  Ann Emerg Med 40(6):595-597, 2002.

Blomkalns AL, Lindsell CJ, Chandra A, Osterlund ME, Gibler WB, Pollack CV, Tiffany BR, Hollander JE, Hoekstra JW.  Can ECG criteria predict adverse cardiac events and positive cardiac markers?  Acad Emerg Med, March 10(3):205-210, 2003.

Blomkalns AL, Gibler WB.  Development of the Chest Pain Center: Rationale, Implementation, Efficacy, and Cost-Effectiveness.  Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, March/April 46(5):393-403, 2004.

Blomkalns AL and Gibler WB: Development of the Chest Pain Center: Rationale, Implementation, Efficacy, and Cost-effectiveness. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 46(5):393-403, 2004.

Blomkalns AL and Gibler WB: Emergency Department crowding: Emergency Physicians as Part of the Solution.  Ann Emerg Med. 43(1):77-8, 2004.

Blomkalns AL, Chen AY, Hochman JS, Peterson ED, Trynosky K, Diercks DB, Brogan GX Jr, Boden WE, Roe MT, Ohman EM, Gibler WB, Newby LK; CRUSADE Investigators. “Gender disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: large-scale observations from the CRUSADE (Can Rapid Risk Stratification of Unstable Angina Patients Suppress Adverse Outcomes With Early Implementation of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines) National Quality Improvement Initiative.” J Am Coll Cardiol. 45(6):832-7, Mar 15, 2005.

Gibler WB, Cannon CP, Blomkalns AL, et al. “Practical Implementation of the Guidelines for Unstable Angina/Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Emergency Department.” Ann Emerg Med. 46(2):185-97, Aug 2005.

Blomkalns AL, Gibler WB.  Chest pain unit concept: rationale and diagnostic strategies.  Cardiology Clinics 23(4):411-21, 2005.

Diercks DB, Peacock WF, Hiestand BC, Chen AY, Pollack CV, Kirk JD, Smith SC, Gibler WB, Ohman EM, Blomkalns AL, Newby LK, Hochman JS, Peterson ED, Roe MT. Frequency and consequences of recording an electrocardiogram >10 minutes after arrival in an emergency room in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (from the CRUSADE Initiative). Am J Cardiol. 2006 Feb 15;97(4):437-42.

Storrow AB, Lindsell CJ, Collins SP, Fermann GJ, Blomkalns AL, Williams JM, Goldsmith B, Gibler WB.  Emergency department multimarker point-of-care testing reduces time to cardiac marker results without loss of diagnostic accuracy.  Point of Care 2006: in press.

Blomkalns AL, Eady CE, Lindsell CJ, Gibler WB. Evaluation of Dyslipidemia in the Emergency Department: Impact of Cholesterol Testing on Subsequent Therapy. American Heart Journal: accepted for publication in June 2006.


 
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