Ashley Bjorklund, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Ashley Bjorklund

Contact Info

bals0064@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-873-3305

Office Address:
Hennepin Healthcare
Hennepin County Medical Center
701 S. Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Mailing Address:
Hennepin Healthcare
Hennepin County Medical Center
701 S. Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Administrative Assistant Name
Martha Driscoll

Administrative Phone
612-873-2064

Administrative Fax Number
612-904-4284

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member and Fellowship Program Director, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


Medical Director of Pediatric Critical Care, Hennepin County Medical Center


MD, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL

Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Summary

Ashley Bjorklund, MD is a Pediatric Intensivist with Hennepin Healthcare at Hennepin County Medical Center. She is also an affiliate assistant professor and the Fellowship Program Director with the Pediatric Critical Care Division at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Bjorklund received her MD degree from Rush University in Chicago, completed residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at University of Minnesota.

She is board certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Pediatric Critical Care. She served in the Navy as a Pediatrician at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from 2011-2013 and as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center from 2016-2019.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition” (2021)
  • Lieutenant General Clair Chennault Award, Walter Read GME Faculty Teaching Award (2019)
  • Joint Award Defense Meritorious Service Award (2016-2019)
  • National Capital Consortium Residency Faculty Teaching Honor Roll (2019)
  • National Capital Consortium Residency “SOWGAS” Faculty Teacher Award (2018)
  • Mark Snelling Outstanding Fellow Teacher Award, University of Minnesota (2016)
  • Mark Snelling Outstanding Fellow Teacher Award, University of Minnesota (2015)
  • Mark Snelling Outstanding Fellow Teacher Award, University of Minnesota  (2014)
  • Thrasher Research Fund, Early Career Award: Advancement of Bubble CPAP for use in Children in Low Resource Settings: A Study of Safety (2013-2015)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Award (2011-2013)
  • Brennan Scholar Award Scholarship, University of Minnesota (2010)
  • Isabel Coler Herb, MD “Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical School”, Rush Medical College (2007)
  • “Clinical Excellence Award”, Rush Medical College (2007)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, Rush Medical College (2007)

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Ultrasound, Device Innovations for Low Resource Settings, Simulation based education

Publications

Slusher T, Kiragu A, Day L, Bjorklund A, Shirk A, Johannsen C, Hagen S. Pediatric Critical Care in Resource Limited Settings- Overview and Lessons Learned. Frontiers in Pediatrics. Feb 2018 
Asmundsson A, Bjorklund A, Fischer G. Diagnosis of Systemic Capillary Leak Syndrome in a Young Child Treated with Intravenous Immunoglobulin in the Acute Phase. Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care. 2017.
Slusher T, Bjorklund A, Aayuna H, Kiragu A, Phillip C. Assessment, Evaluation and Management of the Critically Ill Child in Resource Limited International Settings. Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care. 2017.
Bjorklund. "Respiratory Support with Bubble CPAP in Children in Low Resource Areas" – Presentation: Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 2014
Needle J, Bjorklund A, Gupta S. Considerations in Caring for Adult Patients in the Pediatric Intensive Care. Journal of Pediatric Intensive Care. 2017
Bjorklund AB, Cook BA, Hendel-Paterson BR, Walker PF, Stauffer WM, Boulware DR. The impact of Global Health Training Residency Training on Medical Knowledge of Immigrant Health. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2011
Bjorklund AB, Cook BA, Hendel-Paterson BR, Walker PF, Stauffer WM, Boulware DR. “The impact of Global Health Training Residency Training on Medical Knowledge of Immigrant Health.” Presentation: Global Health Education Consortium Conference, Cuernavaca, Mexico, April 2010.
Boyle-Vavra S1, Jones M, Gourley BL, Holmes M, Ruf R, Balsam (Bjorklund) AR, Boulware DR, Kline S, Jawahir S, Devries A, Peterson SN, Daum RS. Comparative Genome Sequencing of an Isogenic Pair of USA800 Clinical Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Isolates Obtained before and after Daptomycin Treatment Failure. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 201

Clinical

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics- Pediatric Critical Care
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics- General Pediatric
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor (PALS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)