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

Sugarman, J, Bashore, TM, Ohman, EM, Jones, R, and Peters, WP. "Hypertension and reversible myocardial depression associated with autologous bone marrow transplantation." The American Journal of Medicine 88, no. 1N (January 1990): 52N-55N.

PMID
2368765
Scholars@Duke

Christenson, RH, Ohman, EM, Clemmensen, P, Grande, P, Toffaletti, J, Silverman, LM, Vollmer, RT, and Wagner, GS. "Characteristics of creatine kinase-MB and MB isoforms in serum after reperfusion in acute myocardial infarction." Clin Chem 35, no. 11 (November 1989): 2179-2185.

PMID
2582613
Scholars@Duke

Brady, HR, Kinirons, M, Lynch, T, Ohman, EM, Tormey, W, O'Malley, KM, and Horgan, JH. "Heart rate and metabolic response to competitive squash in veteran players: identification of risk factors for sudden cardiac death." Eur Heart J 10, no. 11 (November 1989): 1029-1035.

PMID
2591394
Scholars@Duke

Wiseman, A, Ohman, EM, and Wharton, JM. "Transient reversal of bifascicular block during acute myocardial infarction with reperfusion therapy: a word of caution." Am Heart J 117, no. 6 (June 1989): 1381-1383.

PMID
2729064
Scholars@Duke

Stoughton, RB, and Ohman, M. "Adrenal suppression following low-dose topical clobetasol propionate." Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 81, no. 5 (1988): 308--.

PMID
3385719
Scholars@Duke

Ohman, EM, Butler, J, Kelly, J, Horgan, J, and O'Malley, K. "Beta-adrenoceptor adaptation to endurance training." J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 10, no. 6 (December 1987): 728-731.

PMID
2450245
Scholars@Duke

Ohman, EM, Rogers, S, Meenan, FO, and McKenna, TJ. "Adrenal suppression following low-dose topical clobetasol propionate." Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 80, no. 7 (July 1987): 422-424.

PMID
3656312
Full Text

Ohman, EM, Butler, J, Kelly, J, Horgan, J, and O’Malley, K. "β-adrenoceptor adaptation to endurance training." Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology 10, no. 6 (January 1, 1987): 728-731.

Scholars@Duke

Lucey, J, Gaffney, R, Laher, MS, Comerford, J, Broe, P, Ennis, J, Bouchier-Hayes, D, O'Malley, K, Horgan, JH, Lee, RJE, MacLennan, B, Beringer, TRO, Ohman, EM, Walsh, T, Kelly, J, Nolan, MT, FitzGerald, MX, Delaney, E, Carville, P, Flanagan, M, Turner, M, Donovan, D, Gillen, P, FitzGerald, GR, Watson, RGP, O'Mahony, C, O'Farrelly, C, Thompson, AJ, Brazil, J, Martin, EA, Feighery, C, Hutchinson, M, Mongey, AB, Glynn, D, Bresnihan, B, Cox, J, Gormley, MJJ, Farrell, R, Owens, D, Tyrrell, D, and Tomkin, GH. "Royal academy of medicine in Ireland section of medicine - Proceeding of registrar's prize meeting held on 22nd may." Irish Journal of Medical Science 154, no. 12 (December 1, 1985): 477-482.

Full Text

Ohman, EM, Fitzsimons, P, Butler, F, and Bouchier-Hayes, D. "The value of ultrasonography in the screening for asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm." Ir Med J 78, no. 5 (May 1985): 127-129.

PMID
3891673
Scholars@Duke

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