Paul Bjordahl, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 06/17/2021
CURRICULUM VITAE

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Paul M Bjordahl MD, FACS

 

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

 

Home Mailing Address:              26036 476th Ave

                                                        Sioux Falls, SD  57104

Office Mailing Address:              Sanford Surgical Associates

                                                        1508 W 22nd Street

                                                        Suite 101

                                                        Sioux Falls, SD  57105

Phone:                                                        (605) 328-3840

Cell:                                                        (605) 951-2458

Email:                                                         [email protected]             

 

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

  1. Sanford Surgical Associates

Trauma, Critical Care, and General Surgery Practice

Sioux Falls, SD

2013-Present

  1. Trauma Medical Director

Sanford USD Medical Center

2016-present

  1. Assistant Trauma Medical Director

Sanford USD Medical Center

2016

  1. Endoscopist (contracted position)

VA Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD

2013-present

  1. Consultant, SD State Trauma systems

Advised for formulation of first state trauma guidelines for the trauma system.

2016

 

Academic Appointment

 

  1. University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Sioux Falls, SD

2013-Present

 

 

POST GRADUATE EXPERIENCE

 

  1. Surgical Critical Care

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, 2012-2013

Rochester, MN 

  1. General Surgery
    University of Kansas School of MedicineWichita, 2007-2012

Department of General Surgery

  1. Administrative Chief Resident, 2011-2012 academic year

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

 

  1. Doctor of Medicine, University of South Dakota, 2007
  2. Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry, University of Minnesota, Morris, 2003

 

CERTIFICATION

             

  1. Fellow, American College of Surgeons. 2016.
  2. American Board of Surgery Certificate #057561
  3. American Board of Surgery Certificate in Critical Care #3286
  4. South Dakota State Medical License # 8567
  5. Minnesota State Medical License # 55560
  6. USMLE Steps 1,2, and 3- Scores available on request.
  7. Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  8. Advanced Trauma Life Support
  9. Instructor, Advanced Trauma Life Support
  10. Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  11. Advanced Burn Life Support
  12. Fundamentals of Critical Care Support
  13. Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support
  14. Advanced Trauma Operative Management.
  15. Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (Instructor)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

  1. American College of Surgeons, Associate Member
  2. American College of Surgeons, South Dakota Chapter
  3. Society of Critical Care Medicine
  4. Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  5. Southwestern Surgical Congress – Council Member
  6. Chest Wall Injury Society
  7. South Dakota State Medical Association
  8. American Medical Association, 2003-present
  9. Kansas Medical Society, 2007-2012
  10. Medical Society of Sedgwick County, 2007-2012
  11. Minnesota Medical Society 2012

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH/PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. P.J. Stiles, Rachel M. Drake, Stephen D. Helmer, Paul M. Bjordahl, James M. Haan.  Evaluation of chest tube administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) to treat retained hemothorax.  American Journal of Surgery.   January 2014.
  2. Bjordahl PM, Milfeld DJ, Helmer SD. Perioperative supplementation with ascorbic acid does not prevent atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgeryAmerican Journal of Surgery.  204(6):862-7.  December 2012.
  3. Paul Bjordahl, Alex Ammar.  Tongue Necrosis as an Unusual Presentation of Carotid Artery Stenosis.  Journal of Vascular Surgery 54(3), 837-9. September 2011
  4. Thornburg D, Paulson W, Thompson P, and PM Bjordahl. Redundant CT Scans are Frequently Performed, but Rarely Helpful in Rural Trauma Systems. In press.

PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES

             

  1. Redundant CT Scans are Frequently Performed, but Rarely Helpful in Rural Trauma Systems. Presented at 2017 Southwestern Surgical Congress Annual Meeting, Maui, HI.
  2. Redundant CT Scans are Frequently Performed, but Rarely Helpful in Rural Trauma Systems. Sanford Trauma Symposium. October 2016.
  3. Blunt Agonal Arrest. South Dakota State Trauma Symposium. October 2016.
  4. GSW. Sanford Trauma/General Surgery Residency Grand Rounds. August 2016.
  5. Initial Radiologic Evaluation of the Trauma Patient. South Dakota State Trauma Symposium. October 2015.
  6. Coagulopathy in the Trauma Patient.  South Dakota Society of Hospital Medicine annual meeting.  June 2015.
  7. Damage Control Surgery.  Sanford USD Medical Center Trauma Grand Rounds presentation.  October 2014.
  8. Chest Wall Injuries.  South Dakota State Trauma System Symposium.  October 2014.
  9. Central Nervous System Injuries for the Prehospital Provider.  Sanford Advanced EMS Symposium.  2013.
  10. Nutrition and the Critically Ill Patient.  General Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Kansas-Wichita.  April 4, 2012.
  11. Paul M Bjordahl and Douglas Milfeld, “Perioperative supplementation with ascorbic acid does not prevent atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery.”  Presented at the 2012 Southwest Surgical Congress Annual Meeting.
  12. Paul Bjordahl and Alex Ammar, “Tongue Necrosis as an Unusual Presentation of Carotid Occlusive Disease.”  Presented at 2010 Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society Meeting.
  13. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease- General Surgery Basic Science Conference, October 2009.
  14. Fluid and Electrolyte Management of the Surgical Patient- Basic Science Conference.  May 2009.
  15. Skin Malignancies- Monthly Medical Student Lecture.  2010.
  16. “The System Isn’t Working.”  General Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Kansas – Wichita.  April 2011
  17. Management Guidelines for Barretts Esophagus with High Grade Dysplasia.  General Surgery Basic Science Conference, June 2011.
  18. Paul Bjordahl, Douglas Milfeld, Walter O’Hara, and Stephen Helmer.  “Ascorbic acid for the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery.”  Kansas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting.  September 2011.
  19. “Trauma in Adults and Children:  The First Hour.”  General Surgery Residency Conference.  September 20, 2011.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

  1. Faculty Teaching Award. 2014-15 academic year.
  2. Jack A. Barney Resident Paper Award.  Southwest Surgical Congress 2012.
  3. Presidential Scholarship, University of Minnesota, Morris 1999-2003.
  4. Academic Merit Scholarship, University of Minnesota, Morris 1999-2000.
  5. Dean’s List, University of Minnesota, Morris, 1999-2003.
  6. Roy S. and Clara E. Hubbs Memorial Scholarship, 2003.
  7. South Dakota State Medical Association Scholarship, 2005.
  8. Resident Documentation and Nonclinical Duties Award, 2008 and 2010.

 

COMMITTEES

 

  1. Sanford Health Physician Executive Committee. Sanford Health. 2016-present.
  2. Sanford Surgical Associates Executive Committee. Sanford Health. 2016-present.
  3. Disaster Preparedness Committee, Sanford Health. 2016-present.
  4. Trauma Video Review.  Sanford Trauma Services.  2015-present.
  5. Quality, Safety, and Risk Committee.  Sanford HealthJanuary 2014-2017.
  6. Clinical Case Review, South Dakota State Trauma Systems.  2013-present.
  7. Blood Transfusion Utilization Committee.  January 2015-present.
  8. Anesthesia Monitoring Committee.  Sanford Health.  2014-present.
  9. Surgery Residency Clinical Competency Committee.  2014-present.
  10. Surgery Residency Curriculum Committee.  2014-present.
  11. Trauma Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Trauma Center 2012-13.
  12. Resident member, Surgical Executive Committee, Wesley Medical Center- 2010-2012.
  13. Schwartz Club (1st and 2nd year resident education conference) Facilitator- 2010-2011.
  14. Residency Applicant Interview and Rank List Committee, University of Kansas Wichita2011 and 2012 match years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

 

  1. Gary Timmerman M.D. FACS

Chairman of Surgery, University of South Dakota

1508 W 22nd St, Suite 101

Sioux Falls, SD  57105

(605) 328-3840

 

  1. Mark Sawyer M.D.  FACS

Program Director, Mayo Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

Trauma, Critical Care, and General Surgery

Mary Brigh 2-810

200 First St SW

Rochester, MN  55905 

(507) 293-1360

 

  1. Donald Jenkins M.D.  FACS

Medical Director, Trauma Center

Trauma, Critical Care, and General Surgery

Mary Brigh 2-810

200 First St SW

Rochester, MN  55905

(507) 775-4789

 

  1. James Haan M.D.  FACS

Trauma Director, Via Christi Regional Medical Center

929 N St Francis

Trauma Services Office

Wichita, KS  67214 

(316) 268-5543

 

  1. R. Joseph Nold M.D.  FACS

Medical Director, Trauma/Surgical Intensive Care Unit

929 N St Francis #3082

Wichita, KS  67214 

(316) 268-5000

 

  1. Alex D Ammar M.D.  FACS

Chairman of Surgery, University of Kansas Wichita

929 N St Francis #3082

Wichita, KS  67214 

(316) 268-5990