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Dennis Blankenship, D.O.
Oklahoma State University Emergency Physicians
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine


Education | Employment | Professional Organizations | Professional Accreditation | Committee Representation | Research and Publications | Conferences and Seminars Attended | Lectures Given


Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tulsa, OK
May 2001
Physician Manpower Training Commission Rural Scholarship Award    

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Northeastern State University (Cum Laude)
Tahlequah, OK
May 1998
    Alpha Chi Honor Society
    Dean’s Honor Roll 1992, 1993, 1994
    Regents Scholarship
    Academic All District Football Team 1991-1994


Oklahoma State University Emergency Physicians
Emergency Department Director and Chair
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, OSU-COM

Morningstar Emergency Physicians
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine

Emergency Medicine Resident, Integris Southwest Medical Center
Oklahoma City, OK
Chief Resident 2004-2005
Outstanding Resident in Cardiovascular Diseases 2003-2004

Intern, St. Michael Hospital
Oklahoma City, OK

Professional Organizations

American Osteopathic Association
Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians
American College of Emergency Physicians
Osteopathic Founders
Tulsa Osteopathic Medical Society

Professional Accreditation

American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine Certified
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Basic Disaster Life Support
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs
Drug Enforcement Agency

Committee Representation

Medical Executive Committee
ED/ICU Service Line
Cardiovascular Service Line
Adult Medicine Service Line

Research and Publications

Williams JB, Blankenship DE, Hogan DE, et al. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Abscesses at a Community Emergency Department.
         Abstract ACOEP Convention Las Vegas Nevada 2006.
Contributor:  AOBEM Residents In-Service Exam Questions 2008.
Co-Author:  Digitalis Toxicity, Pocket ICU Management 2nd Edition.

Conferences and Seminars Attended

Oklahoma Institute for Disaster and Emergency Medicine
      Midwest City, OK. Jan. 2007
EmCare Southwest Regional Leadership Workshop
      Dallas, TX. July 19-20th 2007
EmCare Regional Medical Directors Workshop
      Little Rock, AR. April, 11th 2007
ACEP Scientific Assembly
      Seattle, WA. October 8th – 11th 2007
Oklahoma Institute for Disaster and Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine and Trauma Systems in Oklahoma
      Tulsa, OK. October 16th 2007
EmCare New Medical Director Workshop and Physician Leadership program
      Dallas, TX. November 14th 2007
EmCare 2007 Annual Leadership Conference
      Dallas, TX. November 15th-16th 2007
OOA Winter Seminar: Life and Trauma in the ER
      Tulsa, OK. Jan. 25th - 27th 2008
Emergency Ultrasound Course
      Chicago, Il. June 13th-14th 2008
Advanced Ultrasound Course
      Chicago, Il. June 15th 2008
Oklahoma ACEP Regional Meeting
      Tulsa, Ok. November 6th 2008

Lectures Given

Ten Clues to the Poisoned Patient
Alcoholic Ketoacidosis
Anticholinergic Toxicity
Toxic Alcohols
Acute Abdomen and Appendicitis
Ataxia and Gait Disturbances
Beta Blocker overdose
Bronchitis and Pneumonia
Burn Care
Calcaneus Fractures
Cocaine and Liver Toxicity
Cushing’s syndrome
Fever in Children
Foot Injuries
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Heat Emergencies
Hydrocarbons and Volatile Substances
Knee Injuries
Leg and Ankle Injuries
Lithium Toxicity
Ocular Emergencies
Pulmonary Embolism
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Procedural Sedation
Pulmonary Imaging
Syncope and Sudden Death
Tetanus Toxicity
Urologic Stone Disease
Vascular Access
Water Hemlock Toxicity
Toxicology Overview