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Michael Blechner, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 3985
Farmington, CT 06030-3985
Phone: 860-679-8831
Fax: 860-679-4334
Email: mblechner@uchc.edu
Website(s):

Center for Quantitative Medicine

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.Dartmouth CollegePhilosophy
M.D.Geisel School of Medicine at DartmouthMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyHartford HospitalAnatomic and Clinical Pathology
FellowshipHartford HospitalHematopathology
FellowshipBrigham and Women's HospitalMedical Informatics

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
UConn School of Medicine Student Government Appreciation Award UConn School of Medicine Student Government
$6200 INBRE Grant to cover AMIA 10x10 course expenses for myself and one University of Kentucky pathology resident
University of Kentucky Pathology Resident Teaching Award University of Kentucky
College of American Pathologists Foundation Training in Technology Award, providing financial support for training and research in pathology informatics College of American Pathologists Foundation
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Served on the Technology Assessment Committee, College of American Pathologists Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20082009
Bioinformatics Steering Committee for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science Advisory CommitteeSteering CommitteeUniversity20072010
Integrated Clinical Information System (ICIS) Executive Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationCommittee MemberExternalUniversity20062010
Integrated Clinical Information System (ICIS) Clinical Decision Support Steering Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationSteering CommitteeExternalUniversity20062010
Integrated Clinical Information System (ICIS) Clinical Documentation Steering Committee Professional/Scientific OrganizationSteering CommitteeExternalUniversity20062010
Association for Pathology Informatics Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2006
Served on the SNOMED International Authority, College of American Pathologists Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational20032004
American Medical Informatics Association Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2003
College of American Pathologists Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1999
Research Interests: Semantic web and medical ontologies, intelligent tutoring systems, Integration of electronic health records (EHRs) into undergraduate and post-graduate medical training, and dimensional data warehousing to support clinical operations.

Journal Articles

Conference Papers

  • A Proposed Star Schema and Extraction Process to Enhance the Collection of Contextual and Semantic Information for Clinical Research Data Warehouses
    Michael Blechner, Rishi Kanth Saripalle and Steven A Demurjian 2012 Jan;
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
EmergentMD: A Suite of Semantic Web-Based Tools for the Development and Intelligent Consumption of Medical Education ContentTalkInformation Technology in Academic Medicine2015San Diego, CA
Spoonfed MD: An Asynchronous Collaborative Medical Education Application to Facilitate Concept Interrelationship DiscoveryLectureMedicine 2.0, 5th World Congress2012Boston, MA
Pathology InformaticsTalkUCHC Clinical Laboratory 2012UCHC Clinical Laboratory
LabMonitor: A Client-Server Based Application for Distribution of Customizable Electronic Tracking Boards for Clinical LaboratoriesTalkPathology Informatics 20102010Boston, MA