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CURRICULUM VITAE

Joseph Block MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Cardiology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Hospital
9000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
CITIZENSHIP:  United States of America
EDUCATION:
08/1997 - 12/2001 BS, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
08/2002 - 05/2006 MD, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007 Internship, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin / Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226
07/01/2007 - 06/30/2009 Resident, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin / Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226
07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014 Fellow, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin / Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53226
FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
08/01/2009 - 06/30/2011 Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin, MS 681, Milwaukee, WI 53226
07/01/2011 - 06/30/2014 Instructor of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/01/2014 - Present Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Avenue, MS 713, Milwaukee, WI 53226
EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
06/01/2015 - Present Co-Director, Cardiovascular Unit, Cardiovascular Development, M2 Discovery Curriculum, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
10/01/2015 - Present Director of M3 & M4 Cardiology Rotation, Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
10/01/2015 - Present Director of Cardiology Resident Education, Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
10/01/2015 - Present Director of Subspecialty Tracks for Residents, Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
07/2006 - Present Cardiologist, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226
08/01/2014 - 11/01/2015 Cardiologist, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Aurora Baycare, Green Bay, WI
08/01/2014 - Present Cardiologist, Pediatrics, Cardiology, St. Agnes Hospital, 430 East Division St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935
08/01/2014 - Present Cardiologist, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Fox Valley Children's Hosptial, 130 Second St West Pavilion, Neenah, WI 54956
01/01/2015 - Present Cardiologist, Pediatrics, Cardiology, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, WI
10/01/2015 - Present Cardiologist, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh, WI
SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
National Board of Medical Examiners
01/2009
None
General Pediatrics
10/18/2012
2022
Pediatric Cardiology
11/02/2016
2026
 
Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin License
52568-20
2006
None
 
AWARDS AND HONORS:
1999 - 2001 Honors Program, University of Wisconsin - Madison, College of Letters and Science
MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2002 - 2006 New York Medical Society (Member)
2002 - 2006 American Medical Student Association (Member)
2002 - Present American Medical Association (Member)
2006 - Present American Academy of Pediatrics (Member)
2006 - Present Wisconsin Medical Society (Member)
2011 - Present American College of Cardiology (Member)
EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Journal Review
03/01/2015 - Present Pediatric Cardiology
LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
03/25/2015 - Present Member, Critical Congential Heart Disease Advisory Subcommittee, Bureau of Community Health Promotion and the Wisconsin Newborn Screening Program
RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
Wisconsin SHINE (Screening Hearts In NEwborns) Project
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Dr. John Hokanson; Dr. Stuart Berger
Dates:
2012 - Present
 
Pending
Peer Review
Title:
Correlation of Peak B-Type Natriuretic Peptide levels and Trends with Morbidity and Mortality in Single Ventricle Patients
Source:
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin IRB 12/194
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
2011 - Present
 
Title:
Mechanism of Diagnosis and Outcome in Critical Congenital Heart Disease
Source:
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin IRB 13/24
Role:
Principal Investigator
PI:
Self
Dates:
2012 - Present
 
Prior
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Jumonji, a Nuclear Protein Necessary for Normal Cardiac Development in Homogeneous Mice
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Dr. Youngsook Lee
Dates:
2000 - 2002
 
Title:
Improving the Time to Diet/NPO Orders for Patients On Transition from ER management to Inpatient Care: A Qualitative Improvement Initiative
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Dr. Marlene Melzer-Lange M.D.
Dates:
2008 - 2009
 
INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Wide Complex Tachycardia, Cardiology Electrophysiology Lecture Series, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 12/02/2011
Syncope in Children and Adolescents, Cardiology Lecture Series, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 12/28/2011
Late Cardiac Complications after Cancer Therapy, Cardiology Lecture Series, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 03/04/2012
Transposition of the Great Arteries, Cardiology Lecture Series, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 11/14/2012
Heterotaxy Syndrome, Cardiology Lecture Series, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 02/27/2013
Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connections, Cardiology Lecture Series, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 09/09/2013
Echocardiographic Evaluation of Aortic Stenosis and Insufficiency, Cardiology Lecture Series, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 04/25/2014
Cardiac Assessment and Heart Murmurs, Pediatric Cardiology Physician Assistant Lecture Series, Concordia University, 06/10/2014 - 06/09/2015
Pediatric Hypertension, Pediatric Cardiology Physician Assistant Lecture Series, Concordia University, 06/10/2014 - 06/09/2015
Cyanotic Heart Lesions, Pediatric Cardiology Physician Assistant Lecture Series, Concordia University, 06/10/2014 - 06/09/2015
Congestive Heart Failure, Pediatric Cardiology Physician Assistant Lecture Series, Concordia University, 06/10/2014 - 06/09/2015
Acyanotic Heart Lesions, Pediatric Cardiology Physician Assistant Lecture Series, Concordia University, 06/10/2014 - 06/09/2015
Idiopathic Ventricular Ectopy, Cardiology Electrophysiology Lecture Series, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 06/17/2014
Pediatric Hypertension, Pediatric Cardiology Lectureship, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 06/15/2015
Block, Joseph; Hill, Garick, Early diagnosis of critical congenital heart disease: The current state of pulse oximetry screening and fetal echocardiography, Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin Pediatric Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 02/2016
 
Regional
Preventative cardiology in the pediatric and adolescent patient: Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension and more, Connect with Children's CME event, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 08/20/2014
The approach to the cyanotic infant: Impact of pulse oximetry screening, Connect with Children's CME event, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 08/20/2014
The approach to the cyanotic infant: Impact of pulse oximetry screening, Connect with Children's CME Events, Neenah, Wisconsin, 08/21/2014
Preventative cardiology in the pediatric and adolescent patient: Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension and more, Connect with Children's CME Events, Neenah, Wisconsin, 08/21/2014
 
PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Regional
Stuart Berger MD, John Hokanson MD, Mechanism of Diagnosis and Outcome in Critical Congenital Heart Disease, Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society Scientific Session, Chicago, IL, 09/19/2013 - 09/20/2013
 
National
Stuart Berger MD, John Hokanson MD, Mechanism of Diagnosis and Outcome in Critical Congenital Heart Disease, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, Fl, 10/24/2013 - 10/27/2013
Hill G, Block J, Tanem J, Frommelt M,, Health Disparities in the Prenatal Detection of Critical Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 04/2015 - Present
 
COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College
07/01/2014 - Present Member, Fellowship Program Evaluation Committees, Pediatric, Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/01/2014 - Present Member, Fellowship Clinical Competancy Committee, Pediatric, Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
 
MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Resident and Fellow Education
07/29/2015 - Present Pediatric Cardiology Introduction - Emergancy Medicine Core Lectures
 
Continuing Medical Education
08/20/2014 - 08/21/2014 Connect with Children's CME events
 
EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Community/Lay Public
2007 - 2009 Pediatric Resident School-Based Asthma Education
 
Resident and Fellow Education
06/27/2013 Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Introduction to Pediatric Echocardiography - Critical Care Lecture Series
 
Graduate Student Education
06/10/2014 - Present Concordia University Wisconsin, Pediatric Cardiovascular Unit
 
MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Clinical/Research Fellows
Rod Rios, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2016 Cardiology Fellow
Rohit Loomba, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/01/2014 - Present Cardiology Fellow
Richard J Willes, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/01/2014 - Present Cardiology Fellow
Matthew Buelow, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2016 Cardiology Fellow
Shagun Sachdeva, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/01/2014 - Present Cardiology Fellow
Mamata Eagam, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015 Cardiology Fellow
Christen Chamberland, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015 Pediatric Cardiology Non Invasive Imaging Fellow
Chad Mackman, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015 Cardiology Fellow
Roni Jacobsen, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015 Cardiology Fellow
Sara Creighton, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/01/2014 - Present Cardiology Fellow
Margaret Keane, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/01/2015 - Present Cardiology Fellow
Andrew Spearman, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/01/2015 - Present Cardiology Fellow
Nikki Singh, Medical College of Wisconsin, 07/01/2015 - Present Cardiology Fellow
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Block JR, Zangwill SD, Simpson PM, Correlation of Peak B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Levels and Trends with Morbidity and Mortality in Single Ventricle Patients. Manuscript in Progress.
2. Block JR, Slicker J; Hokanson J; Berger S. History of Critical Congenital Heart Disease, Mechanism of Diagnosis and Associated Co-Morbidities. Manuscript in Progress.
3. Hill GD, Block JR, Tanem JB, Frommelt MA Disparities in the Prenatal Detection of Critical Congenital Heart Disease. Prenat Diagn. 2015 May 19
4. Schloemer NJ, Brickler M, Hoffmann R, Pan A, Simpson P, McFadden V, Block J, Tower RL 2nd, Burke MJ. Administration of Dexrazoxane Improves Cardiac Indices in Children and Young Adults With Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) While Maintaining Survival Outcomes. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2017 Jul;39(5):e254-e258. PMCID: PMC5591641
 
Abstracts
1. Block JR, Slicker J; Hokanson J; Berger S. History of Critical Congenital Heart Disease, Mechanism of Diagnosis and Associated Co-Morbidities. Accepted and will be presenting at the 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exibition, October 2013.
2. Block JR, Slicker J; Hokanson J; Berger S. History of Critical Congenital Heart Disease, Mechanism of Diagnosis and Associated Co-Morbidities. Accepted and will be presenting at the 2013 Midwest Pediatric Cardiology Society Scientific Session. September 2013.
 
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