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Robert Blasier

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentOrthopaedics Surgery, College of Medicine
DivisionOrthopaedics Surgery Faculty
Address363 ACH Sturgis Building
800 Marshall Street
Mail Slot # 839
Little Rock AR 72202
Phone501-364-1469
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    TitleProfessor
    InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    DepartmentPediatrics, College of Medicine


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    R Dale Blasier, MD, MBA, FRCS(C)
    R Dale Blasier is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon based at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. His specialty interests include the treatment of pediatric trauma and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Originally from Dearborn, Michigan he graduated from the University of Michigan with B.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering. He completed medical school and orthopaedic residency at Wayne State University in Detroit and pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. After a four year stint in the USAF at Travis AFB, California, he joined the UAMS faculty. He received his MBA from Capella University in Minneapolis in 2008.
    Dr. Blasier has been involved in Orthopaedic education during his whole career. Since 2003, he has been Residency Program Director in Orthopaedic Surgery at the UAMS. As a member of many subspecialty and medical societies he has been involved in extensive committee work. He has been a Board Examiner for the ABOS since 1996. He has been advisor and member of the AMA Relative Value Update Committee since 2002. He was appointed to the Orthopaedic Residency Review Committee of the ACGME in 2010. He has chaired or been a member of the coding committees of the AAOS, SRS, NASS and the AOFAS. He has been Treasurer OMeGA Medical Grants Association since 2015. He was appointed to the Member Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in 2015. He has served as delegate to the AMA House of Delegates for the AOA from 2007-2013 and for NASS from 2013 to present.
    Dr. Blasier continues in active practice at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital and is active in societal volunteer work involving Resident Education and Physician Payment Policy.


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    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    American Medical Association
    American College of Surgeons
    American Orthopaedic Association
    North American Spine Society
    Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
    European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society
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    Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

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    Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
    Committee on Trauma, 1994-1997
    Chairman, Committee on Trauma, 1997-1998

    Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
    Specialty Day Program Committee, 1997-2000

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Oral Board Examiner, 1996-Present

    Specialist Site Visitor for Residency Review Committee for Orthopaedic Surgery 1998 through 2008

    Resident Grant Reviewer, OREF, 1998 to 2002

    Historian, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 1999-2006

    AAOS Committee on Health Care Financing 2002-2004

    AAOS Advisor to AMA Relative Value Update Committee 2002-2008

    AAOS Representative to AMA Relative Value Update Committee 2009-present

    Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Chairman Council on Health Care Delivery, 2004-2006.

    Reviewer, Grant Applications, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (DHS), Spring 2005.

    Academic Leadership Committee of the American Orthopaedic Association 2007-2013

    Representative to the AMA House of Delegates for the American Orthopaedic Association, 2007-2013.

    Representative to the AMA House of Delegates for the North American Spine Society, 2013 – present.

    Chairman of Coding Committee for the Scoliosis Research Society 2005-2006, 2011-2012, 2012-2013

    Co-Chairman Coding Committee, North American Spine Society 2011-present

    Committee on Coding, Coverage, and Reimbursement for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2005 – present

    Chairman of Committee on Coding, Coverage, and Reimbursement for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons March 2012 – March 2016

    Representative of NASS to AAOS Boards of Specialties February 2014 to present.

    Educational Process, Outcomes and Assessment Workgroup of the American Orthopaedic Association 2010-2013

    Resident Review Committee in Orthopaedic Surgery for the ACGME appointed 29 September 2010

    Member NASS Advocacy Council 2011 - present

    Member Council on Advocacy, AAOS 2012 – present

    Member Board of Directors OMeGA Medical Grants Association for 2015 – appointed 17 October 2014.

    Treasurer OMeGA Medical Grants Association – elected 17 January 2015.

    Member Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE). Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services effective 7 October 2015.

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    1993 - 1994Walter Salakovich Award, uams
    2004 - 2005Walter Selakovich Award, UAMS
    2011 - 2012Walter Selakovich Award, UAMS
    1990 - 1991Red Sash Award, UAMS
    1993 - 1994Red Sash Award, UAMS
    2003 - 2004Red Sash Award, UAMS
    2006 - 2007Red Sash Award, UAMS
    2012 - 2013Red Sash Award, UAMS

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    Attending Staff, University Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1989-present
    Attending Staff, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1989-present

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    Blasier, R.D., Glasier, C., Flahiff, C. Serial MRI of Healing Transected Rabbit Tendo Achilles: Correlation with Histology and Return Tensile Strength, $5000, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990

    Hollis, J.M., Blasier, R.D. Biomechanical Comparison of Ankle Ligament Reconstruction Techniques. $180,000, 1990-1993.

    Blasier, R.D. Absorbable Intramedullary Pin Fixation of Rabbit Radius - A Histopathological Study. $11,898. Bioscience, Inc., 1994-1995.

    Blasier, R.D., Moran, K., Flock, S. Laser Effected Shrinkage of Type I Collagen. $8000. General Orthopaedic Research Fund, 1994-1995.

    Blasier, R.D., Daniels, C.D. Absorbable Cross-Pin Fixation of Distal Rabbit Femur: A Biomechanical Study of Fatigue Failure. $4000, General Orthopaedic Research Fund, 1994-1995

    Blasier, R.D., Flock, S. Effect of Ho:YAG Laser on Rabbit Stifle Joint Retinacular Tissue Tensile Strength. $2000, General Orthopaedic Research Fund, 1995.

    Blasier, R.D. Key Predictors in the Development of Late Onset Blount Disease and Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis in Pediatric Patients. $15,691, Dean’s/Children’s University Medical Group Research Development Fund, 1994-1996.

    Blasier, R.D., Goldstein, S. The effect of retrograde femoral nailing on growth and limb length in the lamb. $42,000, Synthes, 2003,

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    339422(KC)     (BLASIER, ROBERT)Jan 16, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020
    Medical Device Business Services, Inc.
    AO Basic Trauma Course - Interns 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

    286386 PS     (BLASIER, ROBERT)Nov 21, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018
    Medical Device Business Services, Inc.
    AO Course - Ortho Interns 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Blasier RD, Gagnon MR, Iannotti JP, Jarvis-Selinger S. Hiring your next partner: AOA critical issues. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Sep 03; 96(17):e150. PMID: 25187594.
      View in: PubMed
    2. Montgomery CO, Siegel E, Blasier RD, Suva LJ. Concurrent septic arthritis and osteomyelitis in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jun; 33(4):464-7. PMID: 23653039.
      View in: PubMed
    3. Blasier, R. D. In operative Techinques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Operative Management of Pediatric Hip Fractures. 2011.
    4. Blasier RD. In Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Operative Management of Pediatric Hip Fractures. 2011.
    5. Montgomery CO, Young KL, Austen M, Jo CH, Blasier RD, Ilyas M. Increased risk of Blount disease in obese children and adolescents with vitamin D deficiency. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Dec; 30(8):879-82. PMID: 21102216.
      View in: PubMed
    6. Blasier, RD, Schnebelen, A. Posterior spinal fusion patients in labor: is epidural anesthesia safe and effective in this population?. J Children's Orthopaedics. 2010.
    7. Blasier, R. Dale. AMA Ruc Five-Year Review Process. NASS SpineLine. 2010; 30-32.
    8. Sink, E., Blasier, R. D. Rockwood and Green's Fractures in Children. Fractures of the Pelvis. 2010.
    9. Blasier, R. Dale. Coding for Surgical Correction of Spinal Deformity. NASS SpineLine. 2009; 39-42.
    10. Blasier RD. Surgical Technique for Adolescent Femur Fractures: The Trochanteric Entry IM Nail. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2009; 19(1):24-30.
    11. Blasier, R. D. Surgical Technique for Adolescent Femur Fractues: The Trochanteric Entry IM Nail. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2009; 19(1):24-30.
    12. Blasier RD. Surgical Management of Pediatric Long Bone Fractures. Femoral Shaft. 2009.
    13. Blasier, R. D. Master Techniques in Orthopaedics-Pediatrics. Operative Treatment of Lateral Condyke Fractures. 2008.
    14. Blasier, R. D. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 9. Knee, Leg, Ankle, and Foot Trauma:Pediatric. 2007.
    15. Blasier RD, Ramsey JR, White RR. Comparison of radiolucent and fracture tables in the treatment of slipped capital femoral epiphysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2004 Nov-Dec; 24(6):642-4. PMID: 15502563.
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    16. Blasier, R. D. Essentials of Orthopaedics-Pediatrics. Femur Fractures. 2003.
    17. Blasier, R. D. Essentials of Orthopaedics-Pediatrics. Polytrauma. 2003.
    18. Blasier, R. D. Essence of Office Pediatrics. Fractures, Knee. 2001.
    19. Blasier, R. D., Hughes, L.O. Fracures in Children. Fractures and traumatic dislocations of the hip in children. 2001.
    20. Blasier, R. D. Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care. Fractures of the femoral shaft. 2001.
    21. Blasier, R. D., White, R.R. Healing of the Achilles Tendon after White-Type Sliding Lengthening in Neuromuscular Patients. Orthopaedic Transactions. 1999; 22(4):1137.
    22. Blasier, R. D., Thompson, G.H., Rab, G.T. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 6. Hip, Pelvis and Femur: Pediatric Aspects. 1999.
    23. Blasier, R. D. Resorbable Implants in the Treatment of Children's Musculoskeletal Trauma. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 1999.
    24. Blasier, R.D., White, R.R. The Treatment of Tibial Tubercle Avulsion in Adolescents with Resorbable Implants. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 1998; 13(2):170-76.
    25. Blasier, R. D., Bucholz, R., Cole, W., Johnson, L.L., Makela, E.A. AAOS Instructional Course Lectures. Bioresorbable Impants: Applications in Orthopaedic Surgery. 1997; 46.
    26. Blasier, R. D., White, R.R. Resorbable Intramedullary Pin Fixation of the Rabbit Ulna. Pediatrics(Supplement). 1997; 100(3):474.
    27. Turcky, E.A., Blasier, R. D., Aronson, J. External Fixation of the Proximal Tibia in Children. Pediatrics (Supplement). 1997; 100(3):474.
    28. Blasier, R. D., White, R.R. Resorbable Implants in the Treatment of Children's Musculoskeletal Trauma. Pediatrics (Supplement). 1997; 100(3):474.
    29. Blasier, R. D., White, R. R. Trampoline Fractures of the Proximal Tibia in Children. Pediatrics. 1996.
    30. Blasier, R. D., White, R.R. Trampoline Injuries in Children. Orthopaedic Transactions. 1996; 201(1):190.
    31. Blasier, R. D., White, R.R. Trampoline Injuries in Children. Orthopaedic. 1996; 20(2):297.
    32. Blasier, R. D., White, R.R. Duration of Immobilization after Percutaneous Sliding Heel Cord Legthening. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 1996; 31-32.
    33. Blasier, R. D. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update - Pediatrics. Traumatic Ankle and Foot Problems in Children. 1996.
    34. Aronson, J, Hughes, L.O., Blasier, R.D., Tursky, E.A. External Fixation of Pediatric Femur Fractures: Indications and Techniques for Successful Results. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. 1995; 5(2):132-44.
    35. Salamon, P.B. Closed Intramedullary Rodding of Pediatric Adolescent Forearm Fractures. Operative Techniques in Othopaedics. 1994; 3:128-33.
    36. Blasier, R. D. Management of Pediatric Fractures. Olecranon and Coronoid Fractures. 1994.
    37. Wells, T.G, Mortensen, M.E, Dietrich, A., Walson, P.D., Kearns, G.L., Blasier, R.D. Comparison of the Pharmokinetics of Naproxen Tablets and Suspension in Children. J. Clin Pharmacol. 1994; 34:30-33.
    38. Blasier, R. D. Management of Pediatric Fractures. Complications in Children's Fracture. 1994.
    39. Lintecum, N. D., Blasier, R. D. Direct Reduction with Indirect Fixation of Distal Tibial Physeal Fractures. Orthopaedic Transactions. 1993; 17 (1).
    40. Blasier, R. D., Aronson, J. Pediatric Fractures: A Practical Approach to Assessment and Treatment. Injuries of the Shoulder Girdle. 1993.
    41. Wells, T.G., Blasier, R. D., Kearns, G.L. Pharmokinetics of Naproxen Tablets and Suspension in Children. J. Clinical Pharmacology. 1992; 32:758.
    42. Weaver, T, Barry, R. J., Blasier, R. D. Forced March-Induced Peroneal Compartment Syndrome. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1992; 284:189-92.
    43. Cobb, T.L., Blasier, R.D. Injury Patterns and Impact of Motorcycle Related Trauma. J. American Academy of Physicians Assistants. 1990; 3(5):365-71.
    44. Letts, R.M. The Orthopaedic Manifestations of Head Injury in Children. Orthopaedic Review. 1989; XVIII(3):350-58.
    45. Duncan, P, Vincent, R, Barwinsky, G, Cummings, G, Letts, M. Scoliosis and Cor Tratriatum. Spine. 1987; 12:400-03.
    46. Mayab, I, Ferguson, C, DeSa, D, Bishop, A, Letts, M, Blasier, R. D. Metastatic Osteosarcoma and Multiple Lung Resection: A Case Report. J. Bone Joint Surgery. 1986; 68B(5):748-50.
    47. Klasson, S.C., Blasier, R. D. Open Pediatric Forearm Fractures: A Ten Year Experience at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Orthopaedic Transactions. 1933; 17 (1).
    48. Scherl, Susan A., Blasier, R. D. Surgical Management of Pediatric Long Bone Fractures. Femoral Shaft. 11.
    49. Barnes, C.L., Blasier, R. D., Dodge, B.M. Bier Block Anesthesia in the Managment of Forearm Fractures in Children. Orthopaedic Transactions. 15 (3).
    50. Blasier, R. D., Glasier, C., Flahiff, C. Serial MRI of Healing Transected Rabbit Tendo Achilles: Correlation with Histology and Return Tensile Strength. Orthopaedic Transactions. 16 (2).
    51. Blasier, R. D., Barnes, C.L. Open Tibia Fractures in Children. Orthopaedic Transactions. 16 (1).
    52. Blasier RD. In operative Techinques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Distal Femoral Physeal Fractures.
    53. Blasier, R. D. Bier Block Anesthesia in the Management of Extremity Injuries in Children. Orthopaedic Transactions. 16 (2).
    54. Blasier RD. In Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Distal Femoral Physeal Fractures.
    55. Blasier, R. D., Letts, M. The Orthopaedic Manifestations of Head Injury in Children. Orthopaedic Transactions. 11 (1).
    56. Blasier, R. D., Salamon, P.B. Treatment of Both Bone Diaphyseal Fractures of the Forearm in Children by Single Bone Intrameduallary Fixation. Orthopaedic Transactions. 15 (1).
    57. Blasier, R. D., Letts, M. The Orthopaedic Manifestations of Head Injury in Children. Orthopaedic Transactions.
    58. Blasier, R. D., Salamon, P.B. Treatment of Both Bone Diaphyseal Fractures of the Forearm in Children by Single Bone Intramedullary Fixation. Orthopaedic Transactions.
    59. Blasier, R. D., White, R.R. Resorbable Implants in the Treatment of Children's Musculoskeletal Trauma. Orthopeadic Transactions. 22(1):218.
    60. Hollis, J.M., Blasier, R. D., Flahiff, C.M., Hofmann, O.E. Biomechanical Comparison of Ankle Ligament Reconstruction Techniques. Orthopaedic Transactions. 18 (1).
    61. Blasier, R. D. Open Fractures of the Tibia in Children. Orthopaedic Transactions. 16 (2).
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