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CURRICULUM VITAE

Sarah E. Thordsen MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
The Hub for Collaborative Medicine
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
08/2003 - 05/2006 B.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
08/2006 - 05/2010 M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
06/2010 - 06/2013 Resident, Internal Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
07/2013 - 06/30/2016 Fellowship Cardiolvascular Disease, Cardiology, Hennepin County Medical Center & Abbot Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
2016 - Present Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2019 - Present Assistant Professor, Cardiology, Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
2017 - 2019 Co-Director, Cardiology Rotation, Family Medicine Residency, Cardiology, Community Memorial Hospital
2019 - Present Associate Program Director, Trainee Wellness, Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
2018 - Present Clinic Champion, Mooreland Reserve Health Center Cardiology Clinic, New Berlin, WI

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
11/2016 - Present Staff Physician, Cardiology, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
11/2016 - Present Staff Physician, Cardiology, Froedtert Menomonee Falls, Menomonee Falls, WI
2016 - Present Staff Physician, Cardiology, Froedtert West Bend, West bend, WI
2019 - Present Staff Physician, Cardiology, Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
Internal Medicine
2013
2023
Cardiovascular Medicine
2016
2026
Cardiac Computed Tomography
2016
2026
Nuclear Cardiology
2017
2027
 
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
American Heart Association
2018
2020
 

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Level 2 training in Echocardiography
2016
None
Wisconsin Medical License
2016
10/2019
Level 2 training in Cardiac Computed Tomography
2016
None
Level 2 training in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging
2016
None
Level 2 training in Nuclear Cardiology
2017
None
 

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2006 Neil Walker Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Laboratory Work, Northwestern University, Evanston , IL
2011 Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Day Grant, American College of Physicians
2012 Woman Trainee of Excellence, American Heart Association
2013 Internal Medicine Research Award, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
2017 - Present Fellow , American College of Cardiology

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2013 - Present American College of Cardiology (Member)
2013 - Present American Heart Association (Member)
2016 - Present American College of Cardiology Wisconsin Chapter (Member)

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2017 - 2019 Member, Family Medicine Residency Advisory Committee, Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls
2017 - 2019 Member, Community Integration Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - Present Member, Shock Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - Present Member, Heart Failure Get With The Guidelines Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2018 - Present Ad Hoc Member, Cardiology Strategic Operations Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2019 - Present Councilor, American College of Cardiology Wisconsin Chapter

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
"Cardiovascular Health and Pregnancy", Grand Rounds, Abbot Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, 2016
 
National
THORDSEN SD, Thomas T, Mackey-Bojack S, Duncanson E, Garberich R, Harris K, Poster Presentation, Minnesota Chapter of American College of Cardiology, Minneapolis, MN, - 05/2015
NELSON S, Karim R, Poster Presentation, American College of Physicians 2011, Minneapolis, MN, - 11/2010
NELSON S, Sandoval Y, Leither M, Bart B, Sprenkle M, Shroff GF, Poster Presentation at the University of Minnesota Department of Medicine, Robert Hebbel Medicine Reserach Day 2011, Minneapolis, MN, - 11/2011
NELSON SE, Sandoval Y, Sch8ultz KM, Murakami MM, Apple FS, Poster Presentation, American College of Cardiology 2013, San Francisco, CA, - 03/2013
NELSON S, Linzer M, Poster Presentation, American College of Physicians Meeting 2011, Minneapolis, MN, - 11/2011
THORDSEN SE, Sandoval Y, Schulz KM, Murakami MM, Apple FS, Poster Presentation, American College of Cardiology 2014, Washington DC, - 03/2014
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
2018 - Present Preceptor, M1 Longitudinal Teaching
2018 - Present Preceptor, Clerkship in Ambulatory Medicine
 
Graduate Student Education
2008 Teaching Assistant, Medical Biochemistry
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Medical Student Education
2018 - Present Froedtert Hospital Cardiology Inpatient Service, Preceptor, M4 students
 
Resident and Fellow Education
2017 - 2019 Community Memorial Hospital Cardiology Clinic, Preceptor, PGY1 Family Medicine residents
2018 - Present Froedtert Hospital Cardiology Inpatient service, Preceptor, PGY 1-3 and Cardiology Fellows Years 1-3
2018 Division of Cardiology, MCW, "Secondary Causes of Hypertension", Cardiology Fellows Years 1-3
2019 - Present Cardiology Imaging Lecture Series, MCW, Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Cardiology Fellows Years 1-3
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Resident
2017 "Basics of Heart Failure", PGY1-3 Didactics, CMH Family Medicine Residency
2018 "Lipid Management" , PGY1-3 Didactics, CMH Family Medicine Residency
 
 
Clinical Programs
2018 - Present Developed Pregnancy and Cardiovascular Disease Clinic along with Scott Cohen, MD
 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
2017 "Cardiovascular Health", Froedtert Health Community Outreach
2018 "Gender and Cardiovascular Health", Froedtert Health Community Outreach
 

MEDIA:
11/07/2018 "Women should pay more attention to heart disease – here’s why." article in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
2004 - 2005 Research Assistant, Electrophysiology Lab, Division of Cardiology,Northwestern University, Evanston,IL
2011 - 2016 Research Associate, Minnesota Medical Research Foundation , Cardiac Biomarkers Research Lab, minneapolis , MN


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Shroff GF, THORDSEN SE, Herzog CA. Therapeutic Anticoagulation for Non-Valvular AFib in the Context of CKD Stage 5D (End-Stage Renal Disease). May 20, 2015
2. THORDSEN SE, Shroff GR, Herzog CA. Management of Anticoagulation in the Older Adult Patient with AFib in the Context of CKD Stage 5 on Dialysis. May 21, 2015
3. Shroff GR, THORDSEN SE, Herzog CA. Anticoagulation Options Based on CKD Stage. May 20, 2015
4. Sandoval Y, THORDSEN SE, Smith SW, Schulz KM, Murakami MM, Pearce LA, Apple FS. Cardiac Troponin Changes to Distinguish Type I NSTEMI and Type 2 MI and 180-Day Mortality Risk. Eur Heart J. Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2014 Dec;3(4):317-25
5. Sandoval Y, Smith SW, THORDSEN SE, Apple FS. Supple/Demand Type 2 Myocardial Infarction: Should we be Paying More Attention? Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 May 27; 63(20): 2079-208..Epub 2014 Mar 13
6. Bart BA, NELSON S. Eplerenone: Another Drug to Add to the Mix? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Oct 22;62(17):1594-5
7. NELSON SE, Shroff GR, Johannsen RA, Karim RM. Right Ventricular Pacing for Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction in a Man with Biventricular Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Tex Heart Inst J. 2013;40(3):367-9
8. NELSON SE, Shroff GR, Li S, Herzog CA. Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease on Risk of Incident Atrial Fibrillation and Subsequent Survival in Medicare Patients. J Am Heart Assoc. 2012 Aug;1(4:e002097
9. Arora R, Ulphani JS, Villuendas R, Ng J, Harvey L, THORDSEN S, Inderyas F, Lu Y, Gordon D, Denes; P, Greene R, Crawford S, Decker R, Morris A, Goldberger J, Kadish AH. Neural Substrate for Atrial Fibrillation: Implications for Targeted Parasympathetic Blockade in the Posterior Left Atrium. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Jan;294(1):H134-44
10. Sandoval Y, Smith SW, Sexter A, Thordsen SE, Bruen CA, Carlson MD, Dodd KW, Driver BE, Hu Y, Jacoby K, Johnson BK, Love SA, Moore JC, Schulz K, Scott NL, Apple FS. Type 1 and 2 Myocardial Infarction and Myocardial Injury: Clinical Transition to High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I. Am J Med. 2017 Dec;130(12):1431-1439.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.05.049. Epub 2017 Jul 21.
11. Sandoval Y, Smith SW, Thordsen SE, Bruen CA, Carlson MD, Dodd KW, Driver BE, Jacoby K, Johnson BK, Love SA, Moore JC, Sexter A, Schulz K, Scott NL, Nicholson J, Apple FS. Diagnostic Performance of High Sensitivity Compared with Contemporary Cardiac Troponin I for the Diagnosis of Acute Myocardial Infarction. Clin Chem. 2017 Oct;63(10):1594-1604. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2017.272930. Epub 2017 Jul 12.
12. Díaz-Garzón J, Sandoval Y, Smith SW, Love S, Schulz K, Thordsen SE, Johnson BK, Driver B, Jacoby K, Carlson MD, Dodd KW, Moore J, Scott NL, Bruen CA, Hatch R, Apple FS. Discordance between ICD-Coded Myocardial Infarction and Diagnosis according to the Universal Definition of Myocardial Infarction. January 2017.
13. Huynh N, Thordsen S, Thomas T, Mackey-Bojack SM, Duncanson ER, Nwuado D, Garberich RF, Harris KM. Clinical and pathologic findings of aortic dissection at autopsy: Review of 336 cases over nearly 6 decades.Am Heart J. 2018 Nov 22. pii: S0002-8703(18)30322-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2018.11.006.
 
Abstracts
1. Thordsen SE, Huynh N, Thomas T, Mackey-Bojack S, Duncanson E, Nwaudo D, Garberich R, Harris K, Poster Presentation at the Minnesota Chapter of American College of Cardiology 2017, Minneapolis, MN.
2. Thordsen SE, Thomas T, Mackey-Bojack S, Duncanson E, Garberich R, Harris K, Poster Presentation at the Minnesota Chapter of American College of Cardiology 2015, Minneapolis, MN, May 2015.
3. Thordsen SE, Sandoval Y, Schulz KM, Murakami MM, Apple FS, Poster Presentation at the American College of Cardiology 2014, Washington, DC, March 2014.
4. Nelson SE (Thordsen), Sandoval Y, Schulz KM, Murakami MM, Apple FS, Poster Presentation at the American College of Cardiology 2013, San Francisco, CA, March 2013.
5. Nelson S (Thordsen), Sandoval Y, Leither M, Bart B, Sprenkle M, Shroff GR, Poster Presentation at the Robert Hebbel Medicine Research Day 2011, University of Minnesota, Department of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN, November 2011.
6. Nelson S (Thordsen), Linzer M, Poster Presentation at the American College of Physicians Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, November 2011.
7. Thordsen S, Karim R, Poster Presentation at the American College of Physicians Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, November 2010.