Michael August Blazing, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 7412HOSP North, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-3945
Email address blazi001@mc.duke.edu

General focus: My research interests are in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Specifically, I am looking at compliance issues within the cardiology division and in the University as a whole with regard to evidence based treatment and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. I am using both retrospective and prospective collection of discharge data to try and analyze these trends. In the future, we hope to begin clinical trials with regard to various issues which are outstanding in primary and secondary prevention. Some of the issues include treatment of hypercholesterolemia in elderly patients, differences between the various statins with regard to affects on lipid profiles, and early treatment of hypercholesterolemia after MI.

As part of my work, I have served as a consultant with various drug companies with regard to focusing on active issues and treatment of hypercholesterolemia.

Key words: Primary prevention, secondary prevention, hyperlipidemia, homocysteine, and hypertension.

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Education and Training

  • M.D., University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, 1987


Youngblood, S. A., K. M. Channon, G. A. Shetty, M. A. Blazing, and S. E. George. “In-vivo vs. ex-vivo adenoviral gene transfer to rabbit carotid artery: A comparative study of transgene expression.” Journal of Investigative Medicine 44, no. 3 (January 1, 1996).


Channon, K. M., G. J. Fulton, G. A. Shetty, B. H. Annex, M. A. Blazing, K. G. Peters, P. O. Hagen, and S. E. Georoe. “Adenoviral gene transfer to intact and denuded arteries: A quantitative, comparative study.” Journal of Investigative Medicine 44, no. 3 (January 1, 1996).


Su, Z., M. A. Blazing, D. Fan, and S. E. George. “The calmodulin-nitric oxide synthase interaction. Critical role of the calmodulin latch domain in enzyme activation.” J Biol Chem 270, no. 49 (December 8, 1995): 29117–22. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.270.49.29117.

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Schwarz, J. K., C. H. Bassing, I. Kovesdi, M. B. Datto, M. Blazing, S. George, X. F. Wang, and J. R. Nevins. “Expression of the E2F1 transcription factor overcomes type beta transforming growth factor-mediated growth suppression.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 92, no. 2 (January 17, 1995): 483–87. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.92.2.483.

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Blazing, M. A., and J. J. Morris. “Atrial fibrillation: conventional wisdom reappraised.” Heart Dis Stroke 1, no. 2 (March 1992): 78–84.


Ulrich, S. K., and M. A. Blazing. “Ethical dilemmas in emergency practice.” Topics in Emergency Medicine 13, no. 3 (January 1, 1991): 22–34.