Internists, Cardiologist (heart)
12 years of experience
Video profile
University Area
Alaska Heart Institute
3841 Piper St
Ste T100
Anchorage, AK 99508
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Education ?

Medical School Score
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (1998)
  • Currently 1 of 4 apples

Awards & Distinctions ?

American Board of Internal Medicine

Affiliations ?

Dr. Ireland is affiliated with 5 hospitals.

Hospital Affilations



  • Alaska Regional Hospital
    2801 Debarr Rd, Anchorage, AK 99508
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Valley Hospital
    2500 S Woodworth Loop, Palmer, AK 99645
    • Currently 3 of 4 crosses
    Top 50%
  • Providence Alaska Medical Center
    PO Box 196604, Anchorage, AK 99519
    • Currently 2 of 4 crosses
  • Alaska Heart Institute, LLC
  • Providence Extended Care Center
    4900 Eagle St, Anchorage, AK 99503
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Ireland has contributed to 4 publications.
    Title Evaluation of Aortic Valve Disorders Using Stress Echocardiography.
    Date November 2004
    Journal Echocardiography (mount Kisco, N.y.)

    Stress echocardiography is a safe and valuable test to aid in the diagnosis and management of patients with aortic valve disorders. In patients with suspected severe aortic stenosis (AS) and low aortic gradients secondary to low cardiac output, dobutamine echocardiography distinguishes those patients with contractile reserve (CR) from those without it. By increasing the stroke volume in subjects with CR, true severe AS patients have an increase in transaortic gradients without a significant change in the valve area, whereas patients with pseudostenosis have an increase in the gradients with concomitant increase in the aortic valve area to >1 cm(2). Patients without CR are indeterminate in their AS status and have a poor prognosis. The presence of CR is also important in patients suffering from aortic insufficiency, as it may predict the development of symptoms, myocardial dysfunction, or death in the asymptomatic phase of the disease, and the potential for left ventricular functional recovery after valve replacement. Finally, both exercise and dobutamine echocardiography can help in the assessment of valve malfunction or mismatch in patients with aortic valve prostheses experiencing exercise intolerance by correlating the symptoms with the change in the aortic gradients induced during stress testing.

    Title Hiv Positive Tests at Coronial Services in Victoria 1989-1996: Lessons for Hiv Surveillance.
    Date October 1998
    Journal Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

    Results of routine testing at other sites can supplement surveillance of the HIV epidemic in Australia which is largely based upon voluntary testing. Since 1989, systematic onsite HIV testing has been undertaken on all bodies taken to the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM). Information was collected on all cases of HIV infection detected at VIFM between 1989 and 1996, and matched to surveillance databases. In 8 years, 75 people were diagnosed with HIV; all except one were male. The age range was 14-70 years, mean 37.4 years. The major causes of death were suicide 35%, AIDS 21%, drug toxicity 16%, natural causes 12% and injury 7%. The major exposure categories were male homosexual 51%, male bisexual 11%, homosexual/bisexual IDU 16%, IDU other 8%, and haemophiliac 7%. For only two was exposure information unavailable. Seropositivity for anti-HCV and HBsAg was 37% and 11% respectively. The deceased was recorded as having HIV/AIDS on the police report in 73% of cases, and at least 90% of subjects had been diagnosed with HIV prior to their death. The study suggests there is relatively little undiagnosed HIV infection in Victoria, that HIV infection has not moved outside traditional risk groups, and that many tests for HIV are undertaken using false namecodes. Many patients could not be matched on the HIV/AIDS databases, identifying a problem with HIV surveillance systems in Victoria, and the need to capture all information on HIV positives detected at VIFM.

    Title Serotyping of Isolates of Pasteurella Multocida from Chickens.
    Date June 1989
    Journal Australian Veterinary Journal
    Title Mycoplasma Polyarthritis in a Cat with Probable Severe Immune Deficiency.
    Date February 1986
    Journal Australian Veterinary Journal

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