Dr. Andris Blokmanis

MB, BS(Melb), FRCSC, FRACS

Expertise:

  • Otolaryngology
  • Disability assessments
  • Oncology

Contact Information:

Phone: 604 875-1012
Email: ablokman@telus.net

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Biography

Dr. Blokmanis graduated with a bachelor of medicine and a bachelor of surgery in Melbourne, Australia, in 1965. Following that he was a junior and senior house officer at Western General Hospital and then a pathology registrar at Prince Henry’s Hospital in Melbourne. He then went to London, England, to study at the Nuffield College, and he wrote the first part of his English Fellowship in 1969. He then came to Vancouver and spent the next three years at Vancouver General Hospital, BC Children’s Hospital and Shaughnessy Hospital and obtained his fellowship in otolaryngology with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Blokmanis was a fellow in otolaryngology (post-specialty training) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and then at Stanford University Medical Center in California. He returned to British Columbia in 1974 and came on staff at the Vancouver General Hospital in the division of otolaryngology.

Dr. Blokmanis’s mandate was to establish a neuro-otology laboratory at Shaughnessy Hospital and then the BC Ear Bank (ear research facility) at Vancouver General Hospital. He became a full-time faculty member at the University of British Columbia in 1979. After two years he went into private practice as a general otolaryngologist with a special interest in rhinology and otology. He then became interested in allergy, and in 1995 he obtained his specialty certification from the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He has published numerous articles on many topics in otolaryngology.

Dr. Blokmanis has performed numerous independent medical examinations and has testified as an expert in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Although his training is in general otolaryngology, he also has considerable experience in otology and neuro-otology.

Education

University of Melbourne, Australia
MB, 1965

University of Melbourne, Australia
MS, 1965

UBC Department of Surgery
Resident, 1970 – 1972

UBC Department of Surgery
Chief Resident, 1972 – 1973

Stanford University Medical Center
Surgical Fellow, 1973

Professional Associations

  • Canadian Medical Assocation – BC Division | 1974 – present
  • Canadian Otolaryngological Society | 1974 – 1994
  • BC Otolaryngologic Society | 1974 – present
  • Director, Pacific Otolaryngologic Society | 1989 – 1980

Selected Publications and Presentations

Blokmanis, A., Revonta, M.T., Buckley A.R.: Ultrasound in the diagnosis of paranasal sinusitis. Presented at American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), 1992.

Blokmanis, A., New drill for frontal sinus recess surgery. Presented at XVI World Congress of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Sydney, Australia March 1997.

Blokmanis, A., Hoseman, W. Frontal sinus surgery Instruction course presented at AAO-HNS Conference Denver, September 2001