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Faculty

Richard T. Blaszak, M.D.

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  • Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • Section Chief, Nephrology

Sections

  • Nephrology

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Contact Information

  • Email: BlaszakRichardT@uams.edu
    Phone: 501-364-1847
    Fax: 501-364-1780
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202

Education

  • B.S., University of Illinois, 1987
  • M.D., University of Illinois, 1991

Training

  • Intern, Pediatrics, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, 1991-1992
  • Resident, Pediatrics, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, 1992-1994
  • Fellow , Pediatric Nephrology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center , 1996-1999

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Recent Honors

  • Teacher of the Year, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2008
  • Dean's Resident Teaching Award, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2008
  • Educator of the Year, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics, 2009
  • Teaching Scholars Program: Excellence in Higher Education., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2009
  • Harvard Macy Scholar: Program for Educators in Health Professions., Harvard Macy Institute, 2010
  • Mentor of the Year, Runner up, Uuniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics, 2011
  • Chairman's Teacher of the Year- Runner up, Pediatric Residency Program, 2012
  • Improvement U Scholar, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences & Arkansas Children's Hospital, 2013
  • Chairman's Teaching Award, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2013
  • Joan Cranmer Mentor of the Year, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics, 2014

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Prodhan P., McCage LS., Stroud MH., Gossett J., Garcia X., Bhutta AT., Schexnayder S., Maxson RT., Blaszak R. Acute Kidney Injury is Associated with Increased In-Hospital Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Children with Trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2012 October; 73(4):832-837.
  • Journal Article, Abraham BP., Frazier EA., Morrow WR., Blaszak RT., Devarajan P., Mitsnefes M., Bryant JC., Sachdeva R. Cystatin C and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin as markers of renal function in pediatric heart transplant recipients.. Pediatr Transplantation 2011 September; 15(6):564-569.
  • Journal Article, Sachdeva R., Soora R., Bryant JC., Seibert JJ., Blaszak RT., Frazier EA. Bone mineral status in pediatric heart transplant recipients: A retrospective observational study on an "at risk" cohort.. Pediatr Transplant 2009 September; 14(3):383-7.
  • Journal Article, Boateng BA., Bass LD., Blaszak RT., Farrar HC. The development of a competency based assessment rubric to measure resident milestones. J Grad Med Educ 2009 September; 1(1):45-48.
  • Journal Article, Fussell JJ., Farrar HC., Blaszak R., Sisterhen LL. Incorporating The ACGME Educational Competencies Into Morbidity And Mortality Review Conference. Teach Learn Med 2009 July; 21(3):233-239.
  • Journal Article, Copeland DR., Blaszak RT., Tolleson JS., Saad DF., Jackson RJ., Smith SD., Kokoska ER. Laparoscopic Tenckhoff catheter placement in children using a securing suture in the pelvis: comparison to the open approach. J Pediatr Surg 2008 Dec; 43(12):2256 - 2259.
  • Journal Article, Ellis EN., Martz K., Talley L., Ilyas M., Pennington KL., Blaszak RT. Factors related to long-term renal transplant function in children. Pediatr Nephrol 2008 July; 23(7):1149-55.
  • Journal Article, Sisterhen LL, Blaszak RT, Woods MB, Smith CE. Defining family-centered rounds. Teach Learn Med 2007; 19(3):319 - 322.
  • Journal Article, Williams T, Stine KC, Walker PD, Ilyas M, Wang Y, Blaszak RT. Clinical quiz. A patient with hyperuricemia and renal failure. Pediatr Nephrol 2007 Jul; 22(7):948 - 953.
  • Journal Article, Sachdeva R, Blaszak RT, Ainley KA, Parker JG, Morrow WR, Frazier EA. Determinants of renal function in pediatric heart transplant recipients: long-term follow-up study. J Heart Lung Transplant 2007 Feb; 26(2):108 - 113.

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