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Mark R. Elstad, M.D.

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-3548 Surgical Specialty Center
Airway Disorder Clinic
729 Arapeen Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Bio

Dr. Elstad is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Occupational Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is the Chief of Medicine and MICU Director at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

As a Pulmonary/Critical Care physician, Mark Elstad, M.D. has a longstanding interest and expertise in interventional bronchoscopy and airways disorders. He is the Co-director of the Utah Airway Disorder Center (http://healthcare.utah.edu/airwaycenter). This center is a multi-disciplinary clinic that specializes in the management of complex airway disorders such as blockages by scars (stenosis) or tumors (cancer and benign) and other diseases that limit airflow (softening or malacia). Dr. Elstad is also an active ICU clinician and educator who practices at the VA MICU.

Dr. Elstad received his medical degree at the University of Minnesota where he also trained as an Internal Medicine Resident, Chief Medical Resident, and Pulmonary/Critical Care fellow. He then completed his training as a research fellow in Pulmonary/Critical Care at the University of Utah. He has served in a variety of positions including Intermountain Thoracic Society President, VA Research and Development Committee Chairman, Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director, and as the 2002 Olympic Games Polyclinic Medical Director. Dr. Elstad is currently the President of the Association of VA Chiefs of Medicine (AVACOM), a member of VA Chiefs of Medicine Field Advisory Committee (COMFAC), and on the Mandatory Training Committee for the VA central office.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor
Academic Divisions Pulmonary
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Pulm Diseases)

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Adult Critical Care
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Critical Care
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Delirium in the ICU setting
  • Airway Disorders
  • Bronchoscopy surgery

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor
Academic Divisions Pulmonary
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Pulm Diseases)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 584-5603 Veterans Administration Medical Center
500 S Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84149

Academic Bio

Mark Elstad, M.D. is a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Occupational Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is the Chief of Medicine and MICU Director at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Elstad has a wide-range of clinical research interests. He is the Co-director of the Utah Airway Disorder Center (http://healthcare.utah.edu/airwaycenter ). This center is a multi-disciplinary clinic that specializes in the management of complex airway disorders such as blockages by scars or tumors. It supports a large patient base for his research interest in bronchoscopic therapies of airway disorders and lung diseases. Examples include novel therapies to decrease recurrence of airway scarring (eg topical application of mitomycin c as an adjuvant treatment in conjunction with dilation of airway stenoses) and research trials using intrabronchial valves for the treatment of COPD. Dr. Elstad also studies mechanisms of delirium and the effects of delirium on long-term cognitive function in ICU patients. Finally, he has a long standing research interest in altitude medicine and mechanisms of high altitude pulmonary edema.

Dr. Elstad received his medical degree at the University of Minnesota where he also trained as an Internal Medicine Resident, Chief Medical Resident, and Pulmonary/Critical Care fellow. He then completed his training as a research fellow in Pulmonary/Critical Care at the University of Utah. He has served in a variety of positions including Intermountain Thoracic Society President, VA Research and Development Committee Chairman, Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director, and as the 2002 Olympic Games Polyclinic Medical Director. Dr. Elstad is currently the President of the Association of VA Chiefs of Medicine (AVACOM), a member of VA Chiefs of Medicine Field Advisory Committee (COMFAC), and on the Mandatory Training Committee for the VA central office.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
PulmonaryCritical Care
Fellow
Fellowship University of Minnesota
Pulmonary/Critical Care
Fellow
Chief Resident Minneapolis VA Medical Center
Internal Meciine
Chief Medical Resident
Residency University of Minnesota Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Resident
Internship University of Minnesota Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical University of Minnesota
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Minnesota
Microbiology
B.S.

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