Erik Magnus Ohman, MBBS

Professor of Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 8678A Hafs Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-2069
Email address ohman001@mc.duke.edu

Dr. Ohman, Professor of Medicine, received medical degrees from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the National University of Ireland (1984, Fellowship 1984-1987), and completed his training in cardiology at Duke University (1987-1991), where he has remained on faculty. In 2001, he became Chief of Cardiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he founded the UNC Heart Center and became its first director. In 2005 he returned to Duke to pursue his interest in advanced coronary disease as the Director of the Program for Advanced Coronary Disease. Since that time, he has been appointed to Associate Director of the Duke Heart Center, the Kent and Siri Rawson Director for the Program for Advanced Coronary Disease, and most recently, Vice-Chair of Development and Innovation in the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Ohman’s clinical and research interests include interventional cardiology and high-risk supported PCI, and treatment of patients with advanced/complex coronary disease. He has researched how to improve patient care through the use of guidelines-based therapies and adherence, and examining global cardiovascular risk and health. He has been a participant on numerous guidelines writing committees, served on the ACC/AHA oversight committee for guidelines development, and has served on the steering committees for trials on ST-elevation myocardial infarction and non-ST-elevation ACS. He is a consultant to the National Institutes of Health, and a consultant for the FDA Advisory Panel for Cardiovascular Devices. 

Dr. Ohman has published over 600 peer-reviewed papers and three books in cardiovascular medicine. He holds three U.S. patents in reperfusion therapy. He is an associate editor for the American Heart Journal and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the American Journal of Cardiology.  He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, the Royal Society of Medicine (U.K.), the European Society of Cardiology, the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions, and the American College of Cardiology. 

Education and Training

  • M.B.B.S., Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland), 1981

Publications

Chapman, GD, Ohman, EM, Topol, EJ, Candela, RJ, Kereiakes, DJ, Samaha, J, Berrios, E, Pieper, KS, Young, SY, and Califf, RM. "Minimizing the risk of inappropriately administering thrombolytic therapy (Thrombolysis and Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction [TAMI] study group)." The American Journal of Cardiology 71, no. 10 (April 1993): 783-787.

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8456754
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Ohman, EM, Christenson, RH, Califf, RM, George, BS, Samaha, JK, Kereiakes, DJ, Worley, SJ, Wall, TC, Berrios, E, Sigmon, KN, Lee, K, and Topol, EJ. "Noninvasive detection of reperfusion after thrombolysis based on serum creatine kinase MB changes and clinical variables." American Heart Journal 126, no. 4 (January 1, 1993): 819-826.

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Clemmensen, P, Ohman, EM, Sevilla, DC, Wagner, NB, Quigley, PS, Grande, P, and Wagner, GS. "Importance of early and complete reperfusion to achieve myocardial salvage after thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction." Am J Cardiol 70, no. 18 (December 1, 1992): 1391-1396.

PMID
1442606
Scholars@Duke

Jurlander, B, Clemmensen, PM, Ohman, EM, Wagner, GS, and Grande, P. "[Serum creatine kinase isoenzyme MB and myoglobin in patients with acute myocardial infarction and coronary reperfusion]." Ugeskr Laeger 154, no. 39 (September 21, 1992): 2682-2686.

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1413198
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Tenaglia, AN, Quigley, PJ, Kereiakes, DJ, Abbottsmith, CW, Phillips, HR, Tcheng, JE, Rendall, D, and Ohman, EM. "Coronary angioplasty performed with gradual and prolonged inflation using a perfusion balloon catheter: procedural success and restenosis rate." Am Heart J 124, no. 3 (September 1992): 585-589.

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1514483
Scholars@Duke

Muhlestein, JB, Quigley, PJ, Ohman, EM, Bauman, RP, Sketch, MH, Tcheng, JE, Davidson, CJ, Peter, RH, Behar, VS, and Krucoff, MW. "Prospective analysis of possible myocardial damage or hemolysis occurring as a result of prolonged autoperfusion angioplasty in humans." J Am Coll Cardiol 20, no. 3 (September 1992): 594-598.

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1512338
Scholars@Duke

Califf, RM, and Ohman, EM. "The diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction." Chest 101, no. 4 Suppl (April 1992): 106S-115S. (Review)

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1555476
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Ohman, EM, Christenson, R, Clemmensen, P, and Wagner, GS. "Myocardial salvage after reperfusion. Observations from analysis of serial electrocardiograpic and biochemical indices." Journal of Electrocardiology 25, no. SUPPL. (January 1, 1992): 10-14.

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Califf, RM, and Ohman, EM. "The diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction." Chest 101, no. 4 SUPPL. (January 1, 1992). (Review)

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Ohman, EM. "Reply." American Heart Journal 123, no. 6 (January 1, 1992): 1720-null. (Letter)

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