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photo Mark Schmidhofer, MD


Professor of Medicine

Director, Coronary Intensive Care Unit


Phone: 412-647-6296

Office: Cardiovascular Institute, UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street, PUH, Room F-392
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-6296
Fax: 412-647-8117
Education and Training
Natural Sciences, Shimer College, Mt Carroll, IL, 1966
Biophysics, Ohio State University, 1970
MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1972
PGY-1,2 Internal Medicine, Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1976
PGY-3, Internal Medicine, University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, 1978
Fellow in Cardiology, Allegheny General Hospital, 1979
Clinical Interest
Critical Care Cardiology; director of the cardiac intensive care unit at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

Nuclear cardiology including myocardial perfusion stress testing, gated blood pool imaging, technetium scanning for cardiac amyloidosis, and cardiac positron emission tomography

General clinical cardiology
Educational Interest
Associate Program Director of the UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Cardiology Fellowship training program
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Selected Publications:
Batal O, Jentzer J, Balaney B, Kolia N, Hickey G, Dardari M, Reddy V, Jovin T, Hammer M, Gorcsan J 3rd, Schmidhofer M. The prognostic significance of troponin I elevation in acute ischemic stroke. J Crit Care. 2016; 31: 41-47.
Jentzer JC, Coons JC, Link C, Schmidhofer M. Pharmacotherapy Update on the Use of Vasopressors and Inotropes in the Intensive Care Unit. J Cardiovaswc Pharmacol and Ther (online). 2014; DOI: 10.1177/1074248414559838.
Sanchez CE, Badhwar V, Dota A, Schindler J, Chu D, Smith AJC, Lee JS, Khandhar S, Toma C, Marroquin OC, Schmidhofer M, Bhama J, Wei L, Scolieri S, Esper S, Lee A, Mulukutla SR. Practical Implementation of the Coronary Revascularization Heart Team. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013; 6: 598-603.
Spear S, Schmidhofer M. Ambiguity and Workarounds as Contributors to Medical Error. Ann Int Med. 2005; 142(8): 627-630.
Notable Achievements
Outstanding Teaching Attending Award, UPMC Department of Medicine Residents, 2014
Edward I. Curtis Memorial Teaching Award, UPMC Fellows in Cardiovascular Disease, 2008
Award for Teaching Excellence, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, 1992
Teacher of the Year, St. Margaret Memorial Hospital/ University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,, 1983