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Karen N. Hansen, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

Additional Title:

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-8025

Phone (Secondary):

(240) 353-5678

Fax:

(410) 328-8028

Education and Training

  • 1977–1981                  B.A., Biology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1982–1986                  M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1986–1987                  General Surgery Internship, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
  • 1988–1991                  Emergency Medicine Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1991–1992                  Emergency Medicine Research Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Biosketch

Dr. Hansen completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1991, and attained Board Certification fom the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) in 1992.  She has worked in both academic and community settings, and also served as a Peace Corps Medical Officer in Poland from 1999 to 2001. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she serves on the Admissions Committee and the IRB (Institutional Review Board).  She works clinically at the VA Medical Center in Baltimore.

Dr. Hansen has done research and published articles in a number of areas of academic interest, including missed myocardial infarction, the utility of laboratory testing in the Emergency Department, shift work and circadian rythm, and emerging infectious diseases.  She also has an active interested in mentoring and physician wellness.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Circadian rhythm, shift work, emerging infectious diseases, emergency medicine, HIV, laboratory testing, missed myocardial infarction, physician wellness.

Highlighted Publications

Hansen KN.  HIV testing.  Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 13(1):43-59, 1995.

Hansen KN, Korniewicz DM, Hexter DA, Kornilow JR, Kelen GD.  Loss of glove integrity during emergency department procedures.  Annals of Emergency Medicine 31(1):65-72, January 1998.

Pimentel L, Hansen KN.  Thyroid disease in the emergency department:  a clinical and laboratory review.  Journal of Emergency Medicine 28(2):201-209, February 2005.

Prybys KM, Hansen KN.  Chapter 182: Hallucinogens.  In: Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski JS (eds):  Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, eighth edition.  New York, McGraw-Hill, 2012.

Torres M, Hansen KN, Jerrard D. Ebola: a review for emergency providers. Emerg Med Clin North Am 33(2):e1-18, May 2015.

Additional Publication Citations

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

1.      Miller GV, Hansen KN, Stark WS.  Phototaxis in Drosophila:  R1–6 input and interaction among ocellar and compound eye receptors.  Journal of Insect Physiology 27(11):813-819, 1981.

2.      Rusnak RA, Stair TO, Hansen KN, Fastow JS.  Litigation against the emergency physician:  common features in cases of missed myocardial infarction.  Annals of Emergency Medicine 18(10):1029-1034, October 1989.

3.      Green GB, Hansen KN, Chan DW, Guerci AD, Fleetwood DH, Sivertson KT, Kelen GD.  The potential utility of a rapid CK-MB assay in evaluating emergency department patients with possible myocardial infarction.  Annals of Emergency Medicine 20(9):954-960, September 1991.

4.      Hansen KN.  HIV testing.  Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 13(1):43-59, 1995.

5.      Kelen GD, Hansen KN, Green GB, Tang N, Ganguli C.  Determinants of emergency department procedure- and condition-specific universal (barrier) precaution requirements for optimal provider protection.  Annals of Emergency Medicine 25(6):743-750, June 1995.

6.      Marco CA, Schoenfeld CN, Hansen KN, Hexter DA, Stearns DA, Kelen GD.  Fever in geriatric emergency patients: clinical features associated with serious illness.  Annals of Emergency Medicine 26(1):18-24, July 1995.

7.      Kelen GD, Hexter DA, Hansen KN, Tang N.  Trends in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among a patient population of an inner-city emergency department:  implications for emergency department-based screening programs for HIV infection.  Clinical Infectious Diseases 21(4):867-875, October 1995.

8.      Kelen GD, Hexter DA, Hansen KN, Humes R, Vigilance PN, Baskerville M, Quinn TC.  Feasibility of an emergency department-based risk-targeted voluntary HIV screening program. Annals of Emergency Medicine 27(6):687-692, June 1996.

9.      Hansen KN, Korniewicz DM, Hexter DA, Kornilow JR, Kelen GD.  Loss of glove integrity during emergency department procedures.  Annals of Emergency Medicine 31(1):65-72, January 1998.

10.    Pimentel L, Hansen KN.  Thyroid disease in the emergency department:  a clinical and laboratory review.  Journal of Emergency Medicine 28(2):201-209, February 2005.

11.    Shah KB, Kop WJ, Christenson RH, Diercks DB, Kuo D, Henderson S, Hansen K, Mehra MR, deFilippi CR. Lack of diagnostic and prognostic utility of circulating plasma myeloperoxidase concentrations in patients presenting with dyspnea.  Clinical Chemistry 55(1):59-67, January 2009.

12     Shah KB, Kop WJ, Christenson RH, Diercks DB, Kuo D, Henderson S, Hansen K, deFilippi CR. Post-discharge changes in NT-proBNP and quality of life after acute dyspnea hospitalization as predictors of one-year outcomes. Clinical Biochemistry 43(18):1405-1410, December 2010.

13.    Shah KB, Kop, WJ, Christenson RH, Diercks DB, Henderson S, Hansen K, Li S, deFillipi CR.   Prognostic utility of ST2 in patients with acute dyspnea and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction. Clinical Chemistry 57(6):874, June, 2011.

14.    Torres M, Hansen KN, Jerrard D. Ebola: a review for emergency providers. Emerg Med Clin North Am 33(2):e1-18, May 2015.

Non-Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

1       McCormack RR, Hansen KN.  Approach to bloody diarrhea.  Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine 17(4):7-18, December 2002.

2.      Hansen KN, Vitberg DA.  Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema.  Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine 18(7):1-10, March 2004.

3.      Kuhn GJ, Whitehead DC, Hansen KN. Circadian rhythm.  American College of Emergency Physicians Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Section Newsletter 5(3):4-9, 2004.

4.      Gibson A, Hansen KN.  Management of cutaneous abscesses. Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine 23(9):2-9, May 2009.

Book Chapters

1.      Hansen KN, Kelen GD.  Evaluation of the random needlestick:  HIV and hepatitis.  In Flomenbaum N, Goldfrank L (eds.):  Emergency Diagnostic Testing, second edition.  St. Louis, Mosby Year Book, 1995.

2.      Hansen KN.  Chapter 163:  Hallucinogens.  In Tintinalli JE, Kelen GD, Stapczynski JS (eds.):  Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, fifth edition.  New York, McGraw-Hill, 2000.

3.      Hansen KN, Prybys KM.  Chapter 169:  Hallucinogens.  In: Tintinalli JE, Kelen GD, Stapczynski JS (eds.):  Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, sixth edition. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2004.

4.      Prybys KM, Hansen KN.  Chapter 182: Hallucinogens.  In: Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski JS (eds):  Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, seventh edition.  New York, McGraw-Hill, 2010.

5.      Prybys KM, Hansen KN.  Chapter 182: Hallucinogens.  In: Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski JS (eds):  Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, eighth edition.  New York, McGraw-Hill, 2012.