Medical School

Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Department of Medicine

Anne Blaes, MD

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Academic Title

Assistant Professor

Clinical Title

Hematologist / Oncologist

Specializations

  • Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Hematology/Oncology

Practices

  • Masonic Cancer Clinic
  • Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic
  • Breast Center

Education

Medical School
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Ill.
Residency
University of Minnesota (Internal Medicine)
Fellowship
University of Minnesota (Hematology and Oncology)
Bachelor's
University of Notre Dame

Administrative Contact

E: Carol Thomas
P: (612) 624-5944
F: (612) 625-6919
 

Mailing Address

Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 480
Minneapolis, MN 55455
 

Bio Statement

Dr. Blaes graduated from the University of Notre Dame and then received her M.D. degree from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She performed her residency at the University of Minnesota, where she was named the Resident Teacher of the Year and received the Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award for her outstanding contributions as a resident role model. She served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine and then subsequently completed a Hematology and Oncology fellowship and a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree at the University of Minnesota, prior to joining the faculty.

Honors, Awards, Organizations

University of Minnesota

  • Medical School Year 3 Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award - 2012-2013
  • Educational Excellence Award Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award - 2005
  • Minnesota Medical Foundation and Gold Foundation
  • Resident Teacher of the Year - 2005

External Sources

  • Masonic Scholar Award - 2011-2014
  • Minnesota Cancer Alliance, Survivor Care Plan Project Team - 2010
  • Minnesota Monthly’s Best Doctors for Women - 2011, 2012 (Nominated by peers)
  • Darla J. Havlicek Spirit of Collaboration Award 2012

Areas of Expertise

  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cancer Survivorship

 

Research Interests

Dr. Blaes has a special interest in cancer survivorship, the late effects of cancer therapy, and medical education. Her research interests, funded by a BIRCWH award, include quality of life, cardiac complications of chemotherapy, and the late effects of cancer therapy in cancer survivors, particularly breast and colorectal cancer survivors. In addition to mentoring medical students and residents on research projects, she teaches the Blood pathophysiology course and the Human Diseases IV course within the medical school. She received an Educational Excellence Award from the Department of Medicine in 2010, and has been named to Minnesota Monthly’s Best Doctors for Women in 2011 and 2012.

Leadership Roles
  • Minnesota Cancer Alliance, Survivor Care Plan Project Team (2010)
  • Director, Long Term Follow-Up Clinic for Cancer Survivors (2011-current)
  • Member, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Member, American Society of Hematology

 

Awards
  • "Best Doctors for Women," Minnesota Monthly Magazine (2013, 2014)
  • Medical School Year 3 Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award (2012-2013)
  • Educational Excellence Award Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota (2010)
  • Masonic Scholar Award (2011-2014)
  • Darla J. Havlicek Spirit of Collaboration Award (2012)

 

Publications
  • Hurley P, Linden M, Peterson B, Blaes AH (2013). Burkitt Lymphoma in Pregnancy: Two Cases of Successful Treatment and Continued Fertility, with a Review of the Literature. Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukemia 2013 Sep 7
  • Boucher A, Blaes AH (2013). Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Treatment Alternative for Hodgkin Survivors. Clin Breast Cancer 2013 Oct. 13(5):307-8.
  • Nissen MJ, Tsai ML, Blaes AH, Swenson KK, Koering S (2013). Effectiveness of Treatment Summaries in Increasing Breast and Colorectal Cancer Survivors’ Knowledge about their Diagnosis and Treatment. J Cancer Surviv 7(2):211-8 PMID 23417167
  • Mulrooney DA, Blaes AH, Duprez D (2012). Vascular Injury in Cancer Survivors. J Cardiovasc Transl Res 5(3):287-95. PMID 22456863
  • Scanlon M, Blaes A, Geller M, Majhail NS, Lindgren B, Haddad T (2012). Patient Satisfaction with Physician Discussions of Treatment Impact on Fertility, Menopause and Sexual Health among Pre-menopausal Women with Cancer. J Cancer 3:217-25. PMID 22606211
  • Li S, Peng Y, Weinhandl ED, Blaes AH, Cetin K, Chia VM, Stryker S, Pinzone JJ, Acquavella JF, Arneson TJ (2012). Estimated Number of Prevalent Cases with Metastatic Bone Disease in the US Adult Population. Clin Epidemial 4:87-93. PMID 22570568
  • Nissen MJ, Tsai M, Blaes AH, Swenson KK (2012). Breast and Colorectal Cancer Survivors' Knowledge about their Diagnosis and Treatment. J Cancer Surviv 61(1):20-32. PMID 21735277
  • Blaes AH, Kreitzer MJ, Torkelson C, Haddad T (2011). Nonpharmacologic Complementary Therapies in Symptom Management for Breast Cancer Survivors. Semin Oncol 83(3):394-402. PMID 21600369
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