Bjorkman, David J., M.D., M.S.P.H.

David J. Bjorkman, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Dean and Executive Director of Medical Affairs
dbjorkm1@fau.edu
Tel. (561) 297-4341
Fax (561) 297-2221

 

 





Education

  • B.A., University of Utah (Political Science), Salt Lake City, UT. 1975 - 1976
  • M.D., University of Utah (Medicine), Salt Lake City, UT. 1976 - 1980
  • Intern, Brigham & Women's Hospital (Internal Medicine), Boston, MA. 1980 - 1981
  • Resident, Brigham & Women's Hospital (Internal Medicine), Boston, MA. 1981 - 1983
  • Chief Resident, West Roxbury Veterans Administration Hospital (Internal Medicine), Boston, MA. 1982
  • Fellow, Brigham & Women's Hospital (Gastroenterology), Boston, MA. 1983 - 1985
  • Master's, University of Utah (Public Health and Health Services Admin), Salt Lake City, UT. 1996 - 1998
  • Master's Harvard School of Public Health (Epidemiology), Boston, MA. 1996 - 1998

Professional Background

  • Dean, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. 2011 - present
  • Professor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. 2011 - present
  • Dean, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT. 2004 - 2011
  • Interim Dean, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT. 2004
  • Senior Associate Dean, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT. 2000 -2003
  • Executive Medical Director, University of Utah Medical Group, Salt Lake City, UT. 2000 - 2011
  • Professor of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Salt Lake City, UT. 1999 - 2011
  • Assistant Dean for Continuing Medical Education and Educational Assessment, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT. 1998 -2000
  • Associate Chief, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Salt Lake City, UT. 1995 -2000
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Medical Informatics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT. 1993 -1997
  • Clinical Director of Endoscopy, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT. 1993 -1995
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Salt Lake City, UT. 1992 -1999
  • Medical Director, VA Medical Center, Alcohol and Drug Detoxification Unit, Salt Lake City, UT. 1990 -1993
  • Assistant Chief, VA Medical Center, GI Division, Salt Lake City, UT. 1990 -1993
  • Acting Chief, VA Medical Center, GI Division, Salt Lake City, UT. 1990 -1991
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Salt Lake City, UT. 1988 -1992
  • Instructor of Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Salt Lake City, UT. 1985 -1988
  • Staff Physician, Gastroenterology, VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT. 1985 -1996

Representative Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Abraham NS, Hlatky MA, Antman EM, Bhatt DL, Bjorkman, D.J., Clark CB, Furberg CD, Johnson DA, Kahi CJ, Laine L, Mahaffey KW, Quigley EM, Scheiman J, Sperling LS, Tomaselli GF. ACCF/ACG/AHA 2010 expert consensus document on the concomitant use of proton pump inhibitors and thienopyridines: a focused update of the ACCF/ACG/AHA 2008 expert consensus document on reducing the gastrointestinal risks of antiplatelet therapy and NSAID use. Simultaneous publication in: Am J Gastroenterol. (2010) 105:2533-49, J Am Coll Cardiol. (2010) 56:2051-66 and Circulation. (2010) 122:2619-33.
  • Cohen LB, Ladas SD, Vargo JJ, Paspatis GA, Bjorkman, D.J., Van der Linden P, Axon ATR, Axon AE, Bamias G, Despott E, Dinis-Ribeiro M, Fassoulaki A, Hofmann N, Karagiannis JA, Karamanolis D, Maurer W, O'Connor A, Paraskeva Schreiber KF, Triantafyllou K, Viazis N, Vlachogiannakos J. (2010) Sedation in digestive endoscopy: the Athens international position statements. Aliment Pharmacol Ther, 32;425-442.
  • Bjorkman, D.J.. (2010) Documentation of competency on sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopy. Digestion, 82;121-123.
  • Fried M, Quigley EM, Hunt RH, Guyatt G, Anderson BO, Bjorkman, D.J., Farthing MJ, Fedail SS, Green-Thompson R, Hampton J, Krabshuis J, Laine L, Horton R. (2008) Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol, 5;2-3.
  • Fried M, Quigley EM, Hunt RH, Guyatt G, Anderson BO, Bjorkman, D.J., Farthing MJ, Fedail SS, Green-Thompson R, Hampton J, Krabshuis J, Laine L, Horton R. (2008) Is an evidence-based approach to creating guidelines always the right one? Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol, 5;60-61
  • Fried M, Quigley EM, Hunt RH, Guyatt G, Anderson BO, Bjorkman, D.J., Farthing MJ, Fedail SS, Green-Thompson R, Hampton J, Krabshuis J, Laine L, Horton R. (2008) Can global guidelines change health policy? Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol, 5;120-121.
  • Cotton PB, Barkun A, Ginsberg G, Hawes RH, Atkin W, Bjorkman, D.J., Dykes C, Elta G, Farrell J, Fleischer D, Ganz R, Glenn T, Janowski D, Johnson D, Kochman M, Kowalski T, Megibow AJ, McQuaid K, Sasa H, Thompson CC, Vargo J, Woods K. (2006) Diagnostic endoscopy: 2020 vision. Gastrointest Endosc, 64;395-398.
  • Bjorkman, D.J., Popp JW. (2006) Measuring the quality of endoscopy. Am J. Gastroenterol 2006, 101; 864-865.
  • Bjorkman, D.J., Popp Jw Jr. (2006) Measuring the quality of endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc, 63(4Suppl.); 1-2.
  • Disario JA, Freeman ML, Bjorkman, D.J., Macmathuna P, Petersen BT, Jaffe PE, Morales TG, Hixson LJ, Sherman S, Lehman GA, Jamal MM, Al-Kawas FH, Khandelwal M, Moore JP, Derfus GA, Jamidar PA, Ramirez FC, Ryan ME, Woods KL, Carr-Locke DL, Alder SC. (2004). Endoscopic balloon dilation compared with sphincterotomy for extraction of bile duct stones. Gastroenterology, 127; 1291-9
  • Bjorkman, D.J., Zaman A, Fennerty MB, Lieberman D, Disario JA, Guest- Warnick G. (2004). Urgent vs. elective endoscopy for acute non-variceal upper-GI bleeding: an effectiveness study. Gastrointest Endosc, 60(1); 1-8. 17
  • Loftus EV Jr, Kane SV, Bjorkman, D.J.. (2004) Systematic review: short-term adverse effects of 5-aminosalicyclic acid agents in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 19; 179-189.
  • Inadomi J, Fennerty M, Bjorkman D.J. (2003). Systematic review: the economic impact of irritable bowel syndrome. Aliment Pharmacol Ther,18:671-682.
  • Kane SV, Bjorkman, D.J.. (2003). The efficacy of oral 5-ASAs in the treatment of active ulcerative colitis: a systematic review. Rev Gastroenterol Disord, 3(4); 210-8.
  • El-Serag HB, Olden K, Bjorkman, D.J. (2002). Health-related quality of life among persons with irritable bowel syndrome: a systematic review. Aliment Pharmacol Ther, 16(6); 1171-85.
  • Fang J, Bjorkman, D.J. (2002). Nutcracker esophagus: GERD or an esophageal motility disorder. Am J Gastroenterol, 97(6); 1556-7.
  • Fang J, Bjorkman D.J. (2002). Prefundoplication testing: is manometry needed? Am J Gastroenterol, 97(4); 1056-8.
  • Brandt LJ, Bjorkman, D.J., Fennerty MB, Locke GR, Olden K, Peterson W, Quigley E, Schoenfeld P, Schuster M, Talley N. (2002). Systematic review on the management of irritable bowel syndrome in North America. Am J Gastro, 97(11); S7-S26.
  • Freeman ML, DiSario JA, Nelson DB, Fennerty MB, Lee JG, Bjorkman, D.J., Overby CS, J, Ryan ME, Bochna GS, Shaw MJ, Snady HW, Erickson RV, Moore JP, Roel JP. (2001). Risk factors for post-ERCP pancreatitis: a prospective, multicenter study. Gastrointest Endosc, 54(4); 425-34.
  • Cheskin LJ, McCarthy D, Bjorkman, D.J. (2001) Upper Gastrointestinal Complications: The Causes, Consequences, and Clinical Outcomes. Am J Managed Care, 17 (12 suppl); S397-S401.
  • Cheskin LJ, McCarthy D, Bjorkman, D.J. (2001) Helicobacter pylori and Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Synergy or Null Effect? Am J Managed Care, 17 (12 suppl); S402-S403.
  • Bjorkman, D.J. (2001). Community issues in gastroesophageal reflux disease: what we know and what we do not know. Am J Gastroenterol, 96(8 Suppl); S34-7.
  • Fang J, Bjorkman, D.J. (2001). A critical approach to noncardiac chest pain: pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Am J Gastroenterol, 96(4); 958- 68.
  • Bjorkman, D.J. (2001). Gastrointestinal safety of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Evidence-Based Gastroenterology, 2; 15.
  • Taylor JG, Disario JA, Bjorkman, D.J. (2000). KTP laser therapy for bleeding from chronic radiation proctopathy. Gastrointest Endosc, 52(3); 353-7.
  • == Plus 39 papers published before year 2000 ==

Books Published

  • Adler D, Bjorkman, D.J. (2010) Endoscopy in Special Clilnical Situations. In Gastroenterological Endoscopy, 2nd ed. (Classem M, Tytgat GNJ, Lightdale CJ) 2010 Thieme, Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Bjorkman, D.J. (2008) Endoscopic Therapy for Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. In Atlas of Gastroenterology (Yamada) 2008 Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 530 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, USA
  • Bjorkman, D.J. (2008) Endoscopic Therapy for Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. In Textbook of Gastroenterology (Yamada). 2008 Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, 530 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, USA
  • Bjorkman, D.J. (2007) Understanding Gastroenterology. In Michaela Falls (Ed.) the Art and Science of Gastroenterology (p. 69) USA; Aspatore, Inc.
  • 5. Cash BD, Bjorkman, D.J. (2005) Assessment of Endoscopc Outcomes in Clinical Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Ginsberg GG, Kochman ML, Norton I, Gostout CJ) Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Bjorkman, D.J. (2003) Endoscopic Therapy for Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. In Atlas of Gastroenterology (Yamada) Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 530 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • Bjorkman, D.J. (2003) Endoscopic Therapy for Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. In Textbook of Gastroenterology (Yamada). Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, 530 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Bjorkman, D.J. Fennerty MB, Brenner K, DiSario JA, Banks, S. Lashner B, Meyer G. Eveson G, (2003). Gastroenterology and Hepatology. In Medical Knowledge Self Assessment Program XII, American College of Physicians, Part A. pg 1.
  • Bjorkman, D.J.. (2003). Antibiotic Prophylaxis. In Colonoscopy (Waye J, Rex D).1st Ed.,Walden, MA,Blackwell Publishing, Ltd.,Ch. 19. 24
  • Bjorkman, D.J. (2003). Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage & Occult Gastrointestinal Bleeding. In Cecil Textbook of Medicine (Goldman L, Ausiello D).22nd Ed.,Orlando,W.B. Saunders Company.
  • 11. Zetterman R, Bjorkman, D.J., Fennerty MB, Sampliner R, Banks S, Benner K. (1998). Gastroenterology. In Medical Knoweldge Self-Assessment Program XI American College of Physicians,Part C,1029-1088.
  • Bjorkman, D.J.. (1998). NSAID Gastropathy. In Clinical Gastroenterology (Brandt L).Philadelphia, PA,Current Medicine,I,288.
  • Bjorkman, D.J. (1997). Small Bowel Toxicology. In Comprehensive Toxicology (Sipes G, McQueen SA, Gandolfi AJ). New York, NY,Elsevier Science,Inc.,9,655.
  • Bjorkman, D.J. (1996). NSAID gastropathy. In Latest Advances and Clinical Challenges in Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease (Burt R).Bethesda, American Gastroenterologic Association (CD-ROM).
  • Bjorkman, D.J. (1990). Gastroenterology. In Iliad Computer Associated Diagnosis and Learning Program (Warner H).

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Fellow, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Member, American Gastroenterological Association
  • Member, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • Charter Member, Intermountain Gut Club
  • Member, Salt Lake County Medical Society
  • Member, Utah Medical Association
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member, Delta Omega
  • Rudolph Schindler Award, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2011.
  • Distinguished Public Health Alumnus, University of Utah 2009.
  • America s Top Doctors (Castle Connolly) 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011.
  • AAMC Council of Deans Executive Leadership Fellowship. 2002
  • Delta Omega, (Public Health), University of Utah School of Medicine. 2001
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Utah School of Medicine.1991 -1994
  • Wintrobe Award, Outstanding Medicine Student, University of Utah College of Medicine. 1980
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Utah College of Medicine. 1979
  • Medicine Honors Student, University of Utah, College of Medicine. 1979
  • Magna Cum Laude, University of Utah. 1976
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Utah. 1976
  • Beehive Honorary, University of Utah (Scholastic and Service). 1976
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Certified
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Int Med), Certified - does not expire
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Gastro), Certified - does not expire
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