Mojca Konia, MD, PhD, MACM

Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education, Department of Anesthesiology

Mojca Konia

Contact Info

konia012@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-9990

Fax 612-626-2363

Office Address:
B515 Mayo Memorial Bldg

Mailing Address:
B515 Mayo Memorial Bldg
420 Delaware St, MMC 294
Mpls., MN 55455

Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Education, Department of Anesthesiology


University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Internal Medicine and Critical Care).

UC Davis Medical Center, California (Anesthesiology Residency).

University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Cardiology Research)

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California (Cardiology Research).

UC Davis Medical Center, California (Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology).

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

University of Southern California, (Academic Medicine).

Summary

Mojca Remskar Konia, MD, PhD, MACM 

Dr. Konia titles include: 

  • Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota.
  • Clinical Director of the Anesthesiology/Critical Care Skills Simulation Laboratory, SimPORTAL at the University of Minnesota. 
  • Residency Program Director and Vice Chair of Education for the University of Minnesota Department of Anesthesiology since 2010.
  • Active member of The Board of Directors and Champions Executive Committee of SimPORTAL at the University of Minnesota. 
  • Instructor of third and fourth year medical students and anesthesiology residents, PGY-1 through PGY-4.
  • Prior to joining University of Minnesota she was employed at the University of California, Davis, as a cardiac anesthesiologist.
  • She received her Doctorate and Masters degrees in Cardiology from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, investigating neo-intimal in-stent re-stenosis and inflammatory involvement in acute coronary syndrome in the laboratory of Dr. Ganz at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, California (UCLA). 
  • Areas of special interest: Translation of clinical skills, medical knowledge and attitudes obtained in the simulation laboratory in the clinical world. 
  • Personal Interests:  Mission trips to the world's underdeveloped areas to provide medical care to children in need.

Expertise

Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Medical Research and Teaching, Writing for Medical Publications, Medical Simulation

Awards & Recognition

2014 Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

2010 Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

2009 Excellence in Clinical Instruction Award, University of Minnesota Nurse Anesthesia Program

2008 Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of California, Davis, UC Davis School of Medicine

2007 Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of California, Davis, UC Davis School of Medicine

2006 Research Award Finalist, California Society of Anesthesiologists Abbot Laboratories Resident Research Award, Rancho Mirage, CA

Research

Research Funding Grants

Education with simulation, Faculty development programs

Current projects:

  1. Transfusion Medicine and Simulation
  2. Heartworks simulation transesophogeal echocardiography technology
  3. Effects of intrapleural positive pressure insufflation on the interarterial pressure gradient.
  4. Risk of anesthesia and post-operative SICU length of stay.
  5. Post graduate ethics curriculum with simulation training

Publications

Apostolidou I, Sundarbose K, Richards SL, Konia MR. Perioperative stroke arising from the interplay of patent foramen oval, atrial septal aneurysm, and right diaphragm paralysis during endoscopic surgery. J Clin Anesthesia 2013; 25: 516-8.

Lupei M, Chipman JG, Beilman GJ, Oancea C, Konia MR. Association between the risk of anesthesia and postoperative ICU outcomes. ASA 2011.

Konia, M, Cingi E, Apostolidou I. Reliability of a professionalism assessment tool. MedEdPORTAL Poster Session, AAMC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 2013.

Konia, M, Hananel D. The use of cognitive task analysis in the development of new simulation models in medicine. Innovations in Medical Education conference, Los Angeles, California, 2014.

Cullen, MJ, Borman-Shoap EC, Braman JP, Tiryaki E, Konia MK, Andrews JS. Assessment of professionalism: development of a bad behavior checklist. Short Presentation, AMEE, Milan, Italy, 2014.

Clinical

Specialties

  • Adult and pediatric cardiac anesthesia

Board Certifications

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Pediatric Anesthesia

Clinical Interests

Adult and pediatric cardiac anesthesia

Clinical Experience Statement

Provide excellent compassionate detail oriented ethical care for each patient as an individual.

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview