Department of Medicine NEWS


New study led by Chetan Shenoy, MBBS, MS

Researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School investigated the sex differences among patients with cardiac sarcoidosis, a multisystem, granulomatous disorder. Their results argue for the inclusion of sex-specific analyses in sarcoidosis research. The study was published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology and was led by Chetan Shenoy, MBBS, MS, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine’s Cardiovascular Division at the U of M Medical School. Read Story

Anne Blaes, MD, appointed as Interim Division Director

anne-blaes-interimWe are delighted to announce that Anne Blaes, MD, has been appointed the Interim Director for the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation (HOT). Dr. Blaes is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and Section Head of Medical Oncology in the HOT Division. In addition to these leadership roles, Dr. Blaes serves as Director of Survivorship Services and Translational Research and Co-Leader of the Screening, Prevention, Etiology and Cancer Survivorship Program at the Masonic Cancer Center. Dr. Blaes is nationally recognized for her expertise in breast cancer and cancer survivorship. Among her many accomplishments, she has chaired the American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Survivorship Committee and is currently an Associate Editor of JACC CardioOncology. She is a member of the Global Cardio-Oncology Executive Committee and a member of the American Heart Association’s Cardio-Oncology Council. Dr. Blaes obtained her MD degree from Loyola University and completed residency, chief residency, and hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota before joining the faculty in 2009. She also has a Masters in Clinical Research from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Blaes succeeds Dr. Ryan, who has assumed a new position as CEO and President of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, based in Santa Monica, California.

The Department of Medicine community send their congratulations to Drs. Blaes and Ryan on their new roles and thank them for their service to the Division, Department, and Medical School!


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