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Amber D. Bledsoe, M.D.

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Bio

Dr. Bledsoe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah, specializing in perioperative medicine, perioperative echocardiography and quality improvement. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Utah and then completed a one-year Perioperative Echocardiography Fellowship. She is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Echocardiography in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography and Adult Echocardiography. She is the Director of Quality Assurance for the Department of Anesthesiology and is the local champion for Anesthesiology Performance Improvement and Reporting Exchange (ASPIRE), a national quality improvement initiative. Her role as the Director of Quality Assurance has lead to several process improvement projects designed to reduce waste and improve the quality of patient care. She is also an Associate Medical Director of the Preoperative Clinic whose mission is to practice evidence-based care to reduce adverse perioperative events.

She supervises certified nurse anesthetists and anesthesia residents at the University of Utah Hospital and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is an instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology Clinical Simulator and gives lectures to anesthesia residents and medical students with topics including echocardiography and vascular anesthesia.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Anesthesiology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology
National Board of Echocardiography (Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography)
National Board of Echocardiography (Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Anesthesiology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology
National Board of Echocardiography (Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography)
National Board of Echocardiography (Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 205-4108 School of Medicine
Dept of Anesthesia
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Bledsoe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah, specializing in perioperative medicine, perioperative echocardiography, and quality improvement. She is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Echocardiography in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography and Adult Echocardiography. She is a member of a robust perioperative echocardiography group and has done collaborative research in the field of perioperative echocardiography and, along with her colleagues, educated clinicians from varying fields of medicine about the use and importance of perioperative echocardiography.

She also serves as a clinical consultant to the Utah Vascular Research Lab (UVRL) at the University of Utah. She has served on a multi-disciplinary team comprised of PhDs, critical care specialists, cardiologists and anesthesiologists with responsibilities that have included advising and reviewing clinical protocols for proposed studies and performing invasive procedures when indicated. Her involvement with the UVRL has lead to impactful research focused on maximizing clinical knowledge while minimizing participant risk. This collaboration has lead to many peer-reviewed publications with a primary focus on physiology and muscle fatigue.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Perioperative Echocardiography
Fellow
Chief Resident University of Utah School of Medicine
Anesthesiology
Chief Resident
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Anesthesiology
Resident
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical University of Colorado School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Montana State University
Biological Sciences
B.S.

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