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Norman C. Madsen, B.M.B.S., M.Sc.

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Appointment: (585) 486-0901

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Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology

Biography

Dr. Madsen is a Rheumatologist and Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology. He specializes in the treatment of autoimmune/inflammatory connective tissue diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and gout. His research focuses on the use ultrasound technology to better differentiate early rheumatic disease patients from the healthy normal population and the use of ultrasound as an outcome measure in clinical trials.

Professional Background

Dr. Madsen is currently a Rheumatologist and Assitant Professor in the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Rochester. Dr. Madsen studied at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, receiving a BSc (Honours) in Physiology. He continued his graduate education there, obtaining an MSc in Physiology. His thesis work investigated the regulation of airway epithelial ion channels by peroxisome proliferator activated receptors. After graduate school, Dr. Madsen attended medical school at Flinders University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia. He subsequently completed a one year rotating internship a The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He returned to Canada via the Alberta International Medical Graduate Program and completed a 4 month externship in Internal Medicine prior to starting his residency training. He completed his Internal Medicine and Rheumatology training at the University of Alberta and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Madsen is American Board certified in Internal Medicine and will be completing his Rheumatology certification shortly. As part of his Rheumatology fellowship, Dr. Madsen trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound, completing his RhMSUS certification shortly after graduating from residency.

After completing his training, Dr. Madsen started his practice as a community-based Rheumatologist at the Allin Clinic and an an attending Rheumatologist/Internist at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. Dr. Madsen has an interest in medical education and is involved in educating both Rheumatologists and Rheumatology fellows in musculoskeletal ultrasound with USSONAR. Prior to relocating to Rochester, Dr. Madsen was an Assistant Clinical Professor in Rheumatology with the University of Alberta and trained medical students and residents in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology as part of their clinical rotations.

Research

Dr. Madsen's research interests include the use ultrasound technology to better differentiate early rheumatic disease patients from the healthy normal population and the use of ultrasound as an outcome measure in clinical trials. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound findings have been shown to be biomarkers of disease activity in large vessel vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren’s syndrome and systemic sclerosis. Dr. Madsen is interested in finding new applications of ultrasound in day to day clinical use.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

2010
MBBS | Flinders University of South Australia

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2015 - 06/30/2017
Residency in Rheumatology at University of Alberta Hospitals, University of Alberta (UofA)

02/03/2012 - 06/30/2015
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Alberta Hospitals, University of Alberta (UofA)

01/06/2011 - 10/01/2012
Internship in Rotating at Queen Elizabeth Health Complex

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Awards

2017
Paul Davis Scholarship
Sponsor: Division of Rheumatology, University of Alberta
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Publications

Journal Articles

3/28/2013
MacLean E, Madsen N, Vliagoftis H, Field C, Cameron L. "n-3 Fatty acids inhibit transcription of human IL-13: implications for development of T helper type 2 immune responses." The British journal of nutrition.. 2013 Mar 28; 109(6):990-1000. Epub 2012 Jul 31.

11/30/2007
Quapp R, Madsen N, Cameron L. "Characterization of the promoter of human CRTh2, a prostaglandin D2 receptor." Biochemical and biophysical research communications.. 2007 Nov 30; 363(4):948-53. Epub 2007 Sep 29.

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