Michael Dorsch is an Assistant Professor, pharmacist and clinical researcher who studies the effects of health information technology on outcomes in cardiovascular disease. His current work focuses on increasing adherence to a low sodium diet in hypertension and increasing self-monitoring in heart failure to promote patient self-management strategies. Dr. Dorsch received his PharmD from Ohio Northern University and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio, as well as a PGY2 cardiology specialty residency at University of North Carolina Hospitals, in Chapel Hill. He earned an MS in clinical research design and statistical analysis from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and an institutional K30 award from the Michigan Institue for Clinical & Health Research. Dr. Dorsch is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with Added Qualifications in Cardiology and named Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and American Heart Association.

Research Interests

Selected Publications

  • Early CR, Park JM, Dorsch MP, Pogue KT, Hanigan S. Effect of Metronidazole Use on Tacrolimus Concentrations in Transplant Patients Treated for Clostridium difficile. Transpl Infect Dis. 2016 Oct;18(5):714-720.

  • Albabtain M, Brenner MJ, Nicklas JM, Hummel SL, McCormick MP, Remington TL, Gure TR, Dorsch MP, Bleske BE. Hyponatremia, Cognitive Function, and Mobility in an Outpatient Heart Failure Population. Med Sci Monit. 2016 Dec 18;22:4978-4985.

  • Erickson SR, Spoutz P, Dorsch MP, Bleske BE. Cardiovascular risk and treatment for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Jul 5;221:371-375.

  • Kaminsky B, Pogue KT, Hanigan S, Koelling TK, Dorsch MP. Effects of Total Dose Infusion of Iron Intravenously in Patients with Acute Heart Failure and Anemia (Hemoglobin < 13 g/dL). Am J Cardiol. 2016 Jun 15;117(12):1942-6.

  • Dorsch MP, Chong YP, McCormick MP, Grossi J, Farris KB, Koelling TM, Bleske BE. Survey of Computer, Smart Devices, and Internet use in Heart Failure Patients. International Cardiovascular Forum Journal. 2016;6:84-85.

  • Dorsch MP, Farris KB, Bleske BE, Koelling TM. A web application for self-monitoring improves symptoms in chronic systolic heart failure. Telemed J E Health. 2015;21(4):267-70.

  • Bleske BE, Dillman NO, Cornelius D, Ward JK, Burson SC, Diez HL, Pickworth KK, Bennett MS, Nicklas JM, Dorsch MP. Heart failure assessment at the community pharmacy level: a feasibility pilot study. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2014 Nov-Dec;54(6):634-41.

  • Dorsch MP, Gillespie BW, Erickson SR, Bleske BE, Weder AB. Chlorthalidone reduces cardiovascular events compared to hydrochlorothiazide: A retrospective cohort analysis. Hypertension 2011 Apr;57(4):689-94.