Mojca Remskar
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Credentials
MD, PhD, MACM

Professor & Executive Vice Chair
Biography

Bio

I am a cardiac and pediatric anesthesiologist and educator. I am particularly interested in education with simulation. I believe the best patient care and best healthcare education can be delivered in diverse, equitable and inclusive environments. Our department and the University of Minnesota are working towards achieving this goal.

Dr. Remskar currently holds several titles, including: Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology; Interim Vice Chair of Academic Anesthesiology, Minneapolis VA; Medical Director, M Simulation; Medical Director, MVAHCS Simulation Center; and Medical Director, University of Minnesota Medical Center East Bank OR.

Teaching Summary

Academically, Dr. Remskar is involved in advising and mentoring of both faculty and residents, engaged in faculty development activities, and leading the University of Minnesota's M Simulation center.

Clinical Summary

Dr. Remskar's clinical interests include adult and pediatric cardiac anesthesia. She provides excellent, compassionate, detail-oriented, ethical care for each patient as an individual.

Education

MACM, University of Southern California
PhD, University of Ljubljana
MD, University of Ljubljana
Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, University of California-Davis
Residency in Anesthesiology, University of California-Davis
Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Ljubljana

Honors and Recognition

UMMC Medical Staff Clinical Education Award, University of Minnesota Physicians
2018
Top Doctor in Anesthesiology, Minnesota Monthly
2016
Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Anesthesiology
2014
Resident Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Anesthesiology
2010
Excellence in Clinical Instruction Award, Nurse Anesthetist School
2009
Outstanding Teacher Award, UC Davis School of Medicine
2008
Outstanding Teacher Award, UC Davis School of Medicine
2007
House-staff Professionalism Award, UC Davis School of Medicine
2006
Outstanding Resident Award, UC Davis School of Medicine
2006
Best Poster Award, California Society of Anesthesiology
1997
Preseren Foundation Award, University of Ljubljana
1996

Professional Memberships

American Medical Association
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
American College of Surgery
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Konia, M., (Author & Presenter), Friedrich, C., (Author & Presenter) "Competency Assessment in Simulation", Simulation Conference, Bengaluru, India. January 01, 2018.
Konia, M., (Author & Presenter), Belani, K., (Author & Presenter) "Airway management – adult and pediatric", Simulation Conference, Bengaluru, India. January 01, 2018.
Nguyen, W., (Author & Presenter), Konia, M., (Author), Fromer, I., (Author & Presenter) "Anesthesiology resident and fellow wellness and burnout assessment", Innovations in Medical Education, Los Angeles, California, United States. January 01, 2018.
Molina, M., (Author & Presenter), Cox, K., (Author), Konia, M., (Author & Presenter) "One’s SIM trash is another SIM treasure: SiPortal experience in the building of percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG) skill trainer with $0 budget. ", SAGES, Seattle, Washington, United States. January 01, 2018.
Molina, M., (Author & Presenter), Konia, M., (Author) "Call for action: Validation and impact of an active shooter simulation training curriculum for healthcare personnel", SAGES, Seattle, Washington, United States. January 01, 2018.
Molina, M., (Author & Presenter), Konia, M., (Author) "Virtual pre-simulation congnitive boost can increase engagement and performance of team training simulations", SAGES, Seattle, Washington, United States. January 01, 2018.
Konia, M., (Author & Presenter), Miller, J., (Author) "Anaphylaxis simulation. How to teach with high-fidelity simulator. ", Simulation Conference, Bengaluru, India. January 01, 2018.
Konia, M., (Author), Hillard, M., (Author), Miller, J., (Presenter) "A collaborative model to increase AHC program and faculty capacity for creating active learning simulation experiences", Best Practices Day: The Science of Learning, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. January 01, 2018.
Remskar, M. H., Passe, E., Cullen, M. "Towards a standardized method of making milestone judgments in the clinical competency committee", Society for Education in Anesthesia, Florida, January 01, 2017.
Molina, M., Banton, K., Acton, R., Nam, J., Quats, M., Dascalos, M., Chaika, J., Graft, J., Boucher, B., Remskar, M. H. "Increasing survival of healthcare personnel during an active shooter attack: Establishing face validity of an interactive simulation training as a better teaching modality", ACS Surgical Simulation Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, January 01, 2017.
Remskar, M. H. "Correlation between resident sleepiness and subjective well-being", Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Los Angeles, California, January 01, 2017.
Remskar, M. H. "MedEdPORTAL. How to get published!", Medical Educator Development and Scholarship - MEDS Morning Workshop, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2016.
Heck, M., Hughes, P., Remskar, M. H. "An evaluation of a CA-1 residents’ adherence to a standardized hand-off check list", Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Los Angeles, California, January 01, 2016.
Brown, E., Harder, K., Apostolidou, I., Wahr, J., Shook, D., Farivar, S., Perry, T., Remskar, M. H. "Assessing shared mental models among cardiac surgery disciplines: A multi-institutional study", Society of Cardian Anesthesiology, San Diego, California, January 01, 2016.
Andrews, J., Hunt, M., Remskar, M. H., e. "Development of the program dashboard to highlight best practices and select programs for special review", Association of American Colleges Group on Residential Affairs, January 01, 2016.
Remskar, M. H. "Difficult airway management", MSA Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2016.
Remskar, M. H. "So, How should I really dose my heparin?", Minnesota Perfusion Society Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 06, 2015.
Remskar, M. H. "Is general anesthesia important?", Midwest Valve Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 24, 2015.
Remskar, M. H. "If I cancel my simulation course registration because simulation is optional, do I receive a full refund? If not, why not?", 2015 SEN Summit, Schaumberg, Illinois, April 17, 2015.
Hananel, D., Norfleet, J., Remskar, M. H. "Design and development of a next generation advanced airway trainer", Design of Medical Devices Conference, Vienna, Austria. January 01, 2015.
Lanigan, M., Boettcher, C., Remskar, M. H., Siddiqui, R., Lu, Y., Wall, M., Apostolidou, I. "Bedside Focused Transthoracic Echocardiography in the assessment of acute cardiopulmonary abnormalities in the post-anesthesia care unit", Society for Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Washington D.C., January 01, 2015.
Beddingfield, R., Missov, E., Remskar, M. H. "Ventricular Embolization of a Transcatheter Heart Valve During Transapical Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation with Successful Transapical Explantation", Society for Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Washington D.C., January 01, 2015.
Remskar, M. H., Morgan, S. "Hybrid curriculum of transfusion medicine", Fairview Blood Management Committee, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2015.
Remskar, M. H. "Education in transfusion medicine, How can we do better?", Medical Education Research and Scholarship Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2015.
Remskar, M. H. "Strategies and challenges in providing milestone feedback to trainees", Program Director Workshop, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2015.
Lupei, M., Nolan, M., Cullen, M., Oancea, C., Remskar, M. H. "Standardized versus unstandardized interviews for anesthesiology resident selection", European Anesthesiology Congress, Berlin, Germany. January 01, 2015.
Remskar, M. H., Nolan, M. "Junior Anesthesiology Resident Readiness for decreased supervision tool", Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Los Angeles, California, January 01, 2015.
Remskar, M. H. "TEE use in ICU", 6th International TEE Conference, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangaluru, India. September 04, 2014.
Cullen, M., Borman-Shoap, E., Braman, J., Tiryaki, E., Remskar, M. H., Andrews, J. "Assessment of professionalism: development of a bad behavior check-list", AMEE, Milan, Italy. January 01, 2014.
Remskar, M. H., Hananel, D. "The use of cognitive task analysis in the development of new simulation models in medicine", Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Los Angeles, California, January 01, 2014.
Remskar, M. H. "Postgraduate ethics curriculum Step 1", Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Los Angeles, California, January 01, 2013.
Castro, C., Hagen, M., Hutchins, J., Remskar, M. H. "Paravertebral block for postoperative analgesia after cardiothoracic surgery in pediatrics: 3 case reports", International Forum of Pediatric Pain, January 01, 2013.
Teggatz, E., Remskar, M. H. "Prolonged QTc and intraoperative ventricular fibrillation after intranasal epinephrine injection", MARC, Kansas City, Missouri, January 01, 2013.
Remskar, M. H., Cingi, E., Apostolidou, I. "Reliability of a professionalism assessment tool", MedEdPORTAL Poster Session, AAMC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 01, 2013.
Remskar, M. H. "Could this transfusion hurt my patient? Evidence based, patient centered transfusion practice", MSA Spring Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2013.
Morgan, S., Remskar, M. H. "Comprehensive simulation-based transfusion medicine curriculum. Teaching and Learning in Changing Times", University of MN, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2013.
Hutchins, J., Desa, T., Pillai, S., Vo, K., Remskar, M. H., Apostolidou, I. "Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Technique for Pain Management in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: A Preliminary Report", American Society of Anesthesiologists, San Fransisco, California, January 01, 2013.
Remskar, M. H. "How to use education with simulation effectively and efficiently in an academic healthcare center", University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia. May 05, 2012.
Apostolidou, I., Morrisette, G., Sarwar, M., Remskar, M. H., Kshettry, V., Wahr, J., Nussmeier, N. "Clinical assessment of cerebral oxymetry during cardiovascular surgery", SCA, Boston, Massachusetts, January 01, 2012.
Remskar, M. H., Reiner, M., Apostolidou, I. "Transient brachial plexopathy during robot-assisted transaxillary nodule resection", American Society of Anesthesiology, Chicago, Illinois, January 01, 2012.
Remskar, M. H., Rioux-Masse, B. "Comprehensive simulation-based transfusion medicine curriculum", SAAA, AACPD Best Practice Panel, San Fransisco, California, January 01, 2012.
Lupei, M., Chipman, J., Beilman, G., Oancea, C., Remskar, M. H. "Association between the risk of anesthesia and postoperative ICU outcomes", ASA, January 01, 2011.
Apostolidou, I., Nussmeier, N., Sarwar, M., Weiland, D., Remskar, M. H. "Identification of preoperative and intraoperative predictors of regional cerebral oxygen desaturation during adult elective cardiac surgery", ASA, January 01, 2011.
Remskar, M. H., Rioux-Masse, B. "Comprehensive curriculum of transfusion medicine with highfidelity simulation", Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Los Angeles, California, January 01, 2011.
Remskar, M. H. "Use of simulation training to teach ethical reasoning and decision-making to medical students and residents", Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Los Angeles, California, January 01, 2011.
Remskar, M. H. "Simulation Teaching – Pros and Cons", American Society of Apheresis Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 01, 2011.
Remskar, M. H. "TEE in Hemodynamically Compromised Patient", Department of Anesthesiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, January 01, 2011.
Remskar, M. H. "Thoracoscopic Surgery – What We Know and What We Don’t Know", Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan, Michigan, January 01, 2010.
Remskar, M. H., Rupert, S. "Malignant hyperthermia: Education with Simulation", 2nd Annual MedEdPORTAL Poster Session, AAMC Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 01, 2010.
Remskar, M. H. "TEE of the Unstable Patient", Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Fall Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 01, 2009.
Remskar, M. H. "Ultrasound for Cardiovascular Evaluation and Access", The 19th Annual UC Davis Anesthesiology Update, University of California Davis, Monterey, California, November 01, 2008.
Remskar, M. H. "Ascending Aortic Pseudoaneurysm with an Interesting Transesophageal Echocardiogram Exam", 5th Congress of Slovenian Doctors from Abroad and Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia. June 21, 2007.
Chung, W., Remskar, M. H. "Does stroke volume variation correlate with other indices of preload in cardiac surgery?", ASA, San Fransisco, California, January 01, 2007.
Joshi, D., Remskar, M. H., Fleming, N., Liu, H. "Does one lung ventilation affect stroke volume variation and arterial pressure based cardiac output measurement?", ASA, San Fransisco, California, January 01, 2007.
Remskar, M. H., Liu, H. "NF-kappa B inhibition in sevoflurane preconditioned myocardium confers additional protection against ischemia reperfusion injury", WARC, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 01, 2006.
Li, H., Remskar, M. H., Yano, J., Fournier, M., Chyu, K., Shah, P., Cercek, B. "Preserved arterial wall thickening after injury in IGF – 1m/m mice", American College of Cardiology, Orlando, Florida, January 01, 2001.
Remskar, M. H., Noc, M. "Procalcitonin in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction", 8th International Meeting of Croatian and Slovene Society for Intensive Care Medicine, Plitvicka Jezera, Croatia. January 01, 2001.
Remskar, M. H. "Nosocomial Infections in an Intensive Care Unit", 13th Slovenian Research Congress of Medical Students with International Participation, Ljubljana, Slovenia. January 01, 2001.
Noc, M., Remskar, M. H., Horvat, M. "Thrombolysis for acute myocardial infarction", Proceedings of the 29th Plecnik Memorial International Symposium on Cardiovascular Disease, Ljubljana, Slovenia. January 01, 2001.
Remskar, M. H., Li, H., Xu, X., Shah, P., Chyu, K., Cercek, B. "Absence of CD40 ligand signaling is associated with an increase in intimal thickening after vascular wall injury", American College of Cardiology, Orlando, Florida, January 01, 2001.
Remskar, M. H., Li, H., Xu, X., Chyu, K., Cercek, B. "T-lymphocyte depletion in intimal thickening. First Conference on Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology", Denver, Colorado, January 01, 2000.
Remskar, M. H., Horvat, M., Hojker, S., Noc, M. "Procalcitonin in patients with acute myocardial infarction", 12th ESICM Annual Congress, Berlin, Germany. January 01, 1999.
Remskar, M. H., Gorjup, V., Stajer, D., Horvat, M. "Rupture of throacoabdominal aortic aneurysm", 6th International Symposium on Emergency Medicine, Portoroz, Slovenia. January 01, 1999.
Bunc, B., Noc, M., Gricar, M., Remskar, M. H. "Pulmonary edema due to drowning into freshwater", Fifth International Symposium on Emergency Medicine, Portoroz, Slovenia. January 01, 1998.
Noc, M., Leskovsek, B., Horvat, M., Remskar, M. H. "Reversible cardiogenic shock following heroin overdose – case report", Fifth International Symposium on Emergency Medicine, Portoroz, January 01, 1998.
Remskar, Noc, M., Zorman, D., Mozina, H., Stepec, S., Horvat, M. "Interdisciplinary approach to the patient with acute myocardial infarction complicated with upper GIT bleeding following thrombolysis", Fourth International Symposium on Emergency Medicine, Portoroz, Slovenia. January 01, 1997.
Remskar, M. H., Noc, M., Horvat, M., Hojker, S. "Procalcitonin in acute myocardial infarction – preliminary results", Sixth International Symposium on Intensive Care Medicine, Bled, Slovenia. January 01, 1997.
Horvat, M., Remskar, M. H. "How dangerous the drugs can be?", Sixth International Symposium on Intensive Care Medicine, Bled, Slovenia. January 01, 1997.
Ploj, T., Remskar, M. H., Noc, M., Pohar, B., Cijan, A., Horvat, M. "Reperfusion therapy in patients with acute myocardial infarction", 39th Tavčar days, Portoroz, Slovenia. January 01, 1997.
Noc, M., Remskar, M. H. "Myocardial dysfunction following successful cardiac resuscitation", Recent Advances in Anesthesia, Pain, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Trieste, Italy. January 01, 1996.
Remskar, M. H. "The effects of prior collateral sprouting on the regeneration of the axons after crush injury", Proceedings of the 8th Congress for Student Research, Ljubljana, Slovenia. January 01, 1996.
Noc, M., Remskar, M. H. "Gastrointestinal acid-base changes during circulatory shock", Fifth International Symposium on Intensive Care Medicine, Bled, Slovenia. January 01, 1996.