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Mark Kozak

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionCollege of Medicine
Address500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033


Physician, Associate Professor of Medicine


Fellowship, Cardiology, University of Utah Hospital and Clinics (1993)
Residency, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Hospital (1987)
M.D., Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine (1984)

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  1. Foy A, Baquero GA, Naccarelli GV, Kozak M. Applying the diamond criteria could improve utilization of stress echocardiography for patients who present to the emergency department with low-risk chest pain. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2014 Jun; 13(2):49-54.
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  2. Foy A, Rier J, Kozak M. High numbers of false-positive stress tests are the result of inappropriate testing. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Mar-Apr; 29(2):153-9.
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  3. Pfeiffer M, Baquero G, Kozak M. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: a case series highlighting diagnostic challenges and the potential for underestimating the incidence of this presumed rare disorder. J Invasive Cardiol. 2013 Jul; 25(7):E159-62.
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  4. Zhao Y, Biswas SK, McNulty PH, Kozak M, Jun JY, Segar L. PDGF-induced vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation is associated with dysregulation of insulin receptor substrates. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2011 Jun; 300(6):C1375-85.
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  5. Gilchrist IC, Kozak M. Hydrophilic-coated radial sheaths: a leap forward, but watch where you land. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 May; 3(5):484-5.
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  6. Momen A, Kozak M, Leuenberger UA, Ettinger S, Blaha C, Mascarenhas V, Lendel V, Herr MD, Sinoway LI. Transthoracic Doppler echocardiography to noninvasively assess coronary vasoconstrictor and dilator responses in humans. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010 Feb; 298(2):H524-9.
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  7. McNulty PH, Scott S, Kehoe V, Kozak M, Sinoway LI, Li J. Nitrite consumption in ischemic rat heart catalyzed by distinct blood-borne and tissue factors. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Nov; 295(5):H2143-8.
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  8. McNulty PH, King N, Scott S, Hartman G, McCann J, Kozak M, Chambers CE, Demers LM, Sinoway LI. Effects of supplemental oxygen administration on coronary blood flow in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2005 Mar; 288(3):H1057-62.
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  9. McNulty PH, Rice KS, Saraiya RB, McCann J, Ettinger SM, Gilchrist IC, Kozak M, Chambers CE. Usefulness of temporary left ventricular pacing through the coronary sinus as an adjunct to transfemoral percutaneous coronary intervention. Am J Cardiol. 2004 Oct 15; 94(8):1055-7.
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  10. Kozak M, Adams DR, Ioffreda MD, Nickolaus MJ, Seery TJ, Chambers CE, Ettinger SM, McNulty PH, Gilchrist IC. Sterile inflammation associated with transradial catheterization and hydrophilic sheaths. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2003 Jun; 59(2):207-13.
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  11. McNulty PH, Ettinger SM, Gascho J, Gilchrist IC, Piracha A, Kozak M, Chambers CE. Comparison of subjective perception of myocardial ischemia produced by coronary balloon occlusion in patients with versus those without type 2 diabetes mellitus. Am J Cardiol. 2003 Apr 15; 91(8):965-8, A4.
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  12. McNulty PH, Ettinger SM, Field JM, Gilchrist IC, Kozak M, Chambers CE, Gascho JA. Cardiac catheterization in morbidly obese patients. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2002 Jun; 56(2):174-7.
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  13. Kharabsheh S, Abendroth CS, Kozak M. Fatal pulmonary toxicity occurring within two weeks of initiation of amiodarone. Am J Cardiol. 2002 Apr 1; 89(7):896-8.
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  14. Newman MG, Borkovec TD, Hope DA, Kozak MJ, McNally RJ, Taylor CB. Future directions in the treatment of anxiety disorders: an examination of theory, basic science, public policy, psychotherapy research, clinical training, and practice. J Clin Psychol. 1999 Nov; 55(11):1325-45.
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