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Brent Allen Bjornsen

Pediatrician | Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician | Communications Professional

Work Experience

March 2020Present

Pediatrician and Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

MVP Kids Care

Providing primary care general pediatrics and sports medicine care for children/adolescents/college age patients in the West Valley of the Phoenix Metro

July 2018March 2020

Pediatrician and Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

North Scottsdale Pediatrics and Bounce Back Sports Medicine

Provided primary care general pediatrics and sports medicine care for children/adolescents/college age patients in the North Scottsdale/Phoenix area. Saw average of 25-35 patients a day in a medium-sized practice with 20+ providers. Rounded on newborn infants in local hospital and completed routine circumcisions. In sports medicine side of practice, saw non-operative injuries including fractures, sprains, strains, and concussions. Trained and proficient in casting and splinting.

Dec 2007Jul 2010

Marketing Officer

Barton & Associates, Inc.

Acted as special assistant to company president of this national locum tenens physician staffing firm. Conducted recruitment research, creating and maintaining databases for this information. Present information in multiple media accessible formats. Assisted in development of, and content production for, company website. Performed other special projects as required.

Jan 2007Nov 2007

Public Information Specialist

Massachusetts Health Connector

Primary specialist in public relations unit. Fielded inquiries regarding first-in-the-nation health care reform. Created and maintained a database to track incoming inquiries and locate trends in contacts. Coordinated with other communications personnel in developing and implementing outreach and informational strategies. Periodically wrote press releases. Frequent contact with press, legislators, brokers, and members of the business community.

Aug 2003May 2007

Sports Editor and Staff Writer

The Tartan, Gordon College

Coordinated and managed layout and publication details. Wrote articles for campus-wide publication. Multiple front-page pieces. Managed subgroup of staff writers to meet article deadlines and organize topics. Conducted numerous interviews with college administration and members of the Boston North Shore community.

Medical Education and Training

Aug 2003May 2007

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies

Gordon College

Focused study in print communications and journalism. Minor in Business Administration.

Professional Memberships

American Board of Pediatrics - Board Eligible

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

American Academy of Pediatrics

Arizona Medical Society

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Research + Publications

Villa L, Bjornsen B, Giacone H, et al. Infants born with critical CHD in Arizona and capacities of birth centres for screening and management. Cardiol Young. 2017;:1-8.

Bjornsen, Brent A., Hall, Randon T. Hirayama Disease Presenting as Hand Weakness and Tremor in an Adolescent Athlete. Poster presented at American Medical Society for Sports Medicine National Meeting; 2017 May 8-13; San Diego, Ca.

Bjornsen, Brent A., Hall, Randon T. Thirteen Year Old Female Basketball Player with Left Foot and Ankle Swelling. Poster presented at American Medical Society for Sports Medicine National Meeting; 2016 April 15-20; Dallas, Tx.

Villa, L., Shah, A., Bajaj, E., Bjornsen, B., Giacone, H., Kennedy, M., Muth, A., Tokhie, H. Location of Newborn Births in Arizona and the Capacities for Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening. Poster presented at American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference; 2016 Oct 22-25; San Francisco, Ca.

Bjornsen, B., McHaney, M., Merando, K., Tusken, C., Befort, C., Cain, C., & Shaw, P. (2014). Identifying Awareness, Use, and Perceptions of text4baby among Family Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology Practitioners at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Pandey, V., Bjornsen, B., Go, M., Parimi P. Energy and Protein-Energy Ratio during First Week after Birth Predicts Weight at 36 Weeks PCA in Preterm Infants- Critical Nutritional Window?. Poster presented at Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting; 2014 May 3-6; Vancouver, B.C.

Bjornsen, Brent A. What Your Clinic is Saying: The Public Image of a Free Clinic and Strategies to Develop an Effective Message. Oral Presentation at Society of Student-Run Free Clinics Annual Conference; 2012 Feb; Long Beach, Ca.

Sports Medicine Experience

Sports Coverage

  • Texas Southern University (Houston, TX) - Football, Women's Soccer, Women's Basketball (Including Conference Tournaments) - 2017
    • Weekly training room coverage for all sports
  • Worthing High School (Houston, TX) - Varsity Football - 2017 Season (Including Texas State Playoffs)
  • Multiple Houston ISD Schools (Houston, TX) - Varsity Football - Multiple Single Games in 2017 Season
  • Desert Edge High School (Goodyear, AZ) - Varsity Football - 2015 Season (Including State Playoffs and State Championship at University of Arizona)
  • Copper Canyon High School (Glendale, AZ) - Varsity Football - Multiple Single Games in 2015 Season
  • Bourgade Catholic High School (Phoenix, AZ) - Varsity Football - Multiple Single Games in 2015 Season

Mass Event Coverage

  • Chevron Houston Marathon (Houston, TX) - Saturday, January 13, 2017 and Sunday, January 14, 2017 - Major Medical Coverage for 5K, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon
    • Over 20,000 participants
  • Special Olympics Arizona Summer Games - Aquatics (Peoria, AZ) - Saturday, May 9, 2015 - Emergency Medical Coverage for Athletes

Conference Attendance

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine - Dallas, TX - April 2016
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine - San Diego, CA - May 2017

Volunteerism

20162017

Information Technology Liaison

PCH/MMC Pediatric Residency Program Housestaff

Currently serving a one year term on resident housestaff leadership. Acting as sole liaison between the information technology divisions at the hospitals where we practice and the program. Initiating projects to streamline application interfaces and create a database for quick phrases that can be used in documentation.

20152016

Friends & Family Committee, Co-Chair

PCH/MMC Pediatric Residency Program Housestaff
20152016

Business in Medicine, Committee Resident Leader

PCH/MMC Pediatric Residency Program Curriculum Committees

Assisted in developing a curriculum for pediatric residents regarding the business aspects of medicine, including topics in marketing, contract negotiations, financial sustainability of clinics, etc. Assisted in recruiting expert lecturers to establish series of presentations on these topics.

20102014

Student Physician Volunteer

JayDoc Free Clinic

Assisted in seeing and treating patients at student-run free clinic on an average of one night per week.

20112012

Assistant Director of Fundraising and Public Relations

JayDoc Free Clinic

Served a one year term at student-run free health clinic, helping to provide quality care to more than 2000 under served individuals in the Kansas City metro. Specifically responsible for all development management, including events, donor relations, and fund oversight. Also guided a complete rebranding of clinic, including web and print media design and content creation

20112012

Board Member

Community Leadership Tract, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Assisted in establishment of organization to provide leadership development opportunities to medical students. Helped to develop curriculum of and obtain expert instruction on various public health topics.

20082009

Social Services Volunteer

JayDoc Free Clinic

Provided information regarding medical homes and access to prescription medication for low-income families

20072008

Fundraising and Events Logistics Volunteer

American Diabetes Association (Boston, MA Office)

Assisted in planning of three Massachusetts ‘Step Out to Fight Diabetes’ fundraising walks. Responsibilities involved volunteer management and financial sustainability

20032007

Tutor and Mentor

La Vida, Inc.

Worked with at-risk youth in an urban, largely Hispanic community. Provided educational and life-experience assistance in an after-school setting

Awards + Recognition

Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Kansas School of Medicine Chapter (2013)

Lazlo & Esther Chont Scholarship, University of Kansas School of Medicine (2013)

Dr. A.J. Anderson Memorial Scholarship, University of Kansas School of Medicine (2012)

Flowers Memorial Trust Scholarship, University of Kansas School of Medicine (2012)

William Cooper and Kate Avis McPike Scholarship, University of Kansas School of Medicine (2011)

Warren O and Anna M Search Scholarship, University of Kansas School of Medicine (2011)

Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Gordon College (2007)

President's List, Gordon College (2003-2007)

Lambda Pi Eta (National Communications Association Honor Society), Gordon College (2005)

College Board AP Scholar (2003)

Interests

Concussion Prevention and Management

Playing sports, especially with my children

Long (and short) walks with my wife

Writing, editingand writing again

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