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Krishna Athota, MD

Program Director, Fellowship in Critical Care Surgery; Associate Director, Residency Program in General Surgery

Clinical Interest

Critical Care Surgery
General Surgery


Surgery-Critical Care

  • Bachelor's Degree: Case Western Reserve University
  • Medical Degree: Medical College of Ohio
  • Residency: William Beaumont Hospital
  • Fellowship : University of Cincinnati
Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Surgery (Surgery Critical Care) 20090922
  • American Board of Surgery 20080507
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • SRU Room 1577
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-5661
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

Athota, Krishna P; Millar, D; Branson, Richard D; Tsuei, Betty J 2014. A practical approach to the use of prone therapy in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Expert review of respiratory medicine, 8 4, 453-63

Droege, Molly E; Mueller, Eric W; Besl, Kelly M; Lemmink, Jennifer A; Kramer, Elizabeth A; Athota, Krishna P; Droege, Christopher A; Ernst, Neil E; Keegan, Shaun P; Lutomski, Dave M; Hanseman, Dennis J; Robinson, Bryce R H 2014. Effect of a dalteparin prophylaxis protocol using anti-factor Xa concentrations on venous thromboembolism in high-risk trauma patients. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, 76 2, 450-6

Quillin, Ralph C; Pritts, Timothy A; Davis, Bradley R; Hanseman, Dennis; Collins, Jocelyn M; Athota, Krishna P; Edwards, Michael J; Tevar, Amit D 2012. Surgeons underestimate their influence on medical students entering surgery. The Journal of surgical research, 177 2, 201-6

Robinson, Bryce R H; Athota, Krishna P; Branson, Richard D 2009. Inhalational therapies for the ICU. Current opinion in critical care, 15 1, 1-9

Guerrero, Mayra; Athota, Krishna; Moy, Jason; Mehta, Laxmi S; Laguens, Ruben; Crottogini, Alberto; Borrelli, Michael; Corry, Peter; Schoenherr, Diane; Gentry, Ralph; Boura, Judith; Grines, Cindy L; Raff, Gilbert L; Shanley, Charles J; O'Neill, William W 2008. Vascular endothelial growth factor-165 gene therapy promotes cardiomyogenesis in reperfused myocardial infarction. Journal of interventional cardiology, 21 3, 242-51

Philpott C.D.;Droege C.A.;Droege M.E.;Healy D.P.;Courter J.D.;Ernst N.E.;Harger N.J.;Foertsch M.J.;Winter J.B.;Carter K.E.;Van Fleet S.L.;Athota K.;Mueller E.W. 11-01-2019. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Extended-Infusion Cefepime in Critically Ill Patients Recei Pharmacotherapy, 39 11, 1066-1076

Cortez A.;Winer L.;Kassam A.;Kuethe J.;Athota K.;Quillin R. 09-01-2019. The Impact of Medical Student Burnout on Surgery Clerkship Performance Journal of Surgical Education, 76 5, 1241-1247

Kim Y.;Cortez A.;Wima K.;Dhar V.;Athota K.;Schrager J.;Pritts T.;Edwards M.;Shah S. 06-01-2018. Impact of Preoperative Opioid Use After Emergency General Surgery Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 22 6, 1098-1103

Baker J.E.;Goodman M.D.;Makley A.T.;Stevens-Topie S.M.;Veile R.A.;Mahoney E.J.;Heyl J.R.;Cox D.B.;Pritts T.A.;Athota K.P. 03-01-2019. Evaluation of a Novel Fibrin Sealant Patch in Hemorrhage Control after Vascular or Hepatic Injury Military Medicine, 184 3-4, E290-E296

Kassam A.;Cortez A.;Winer L.;Kuethe J.;Athota K.;Quillin R. 02-01-2020. The impact of medical student interest in surgery on clerkship performance and career choice American Journal of Surgery, 219 2, 359-365

Cortez A.;Winer L.;Kim Y.;Hanseman D.;Athota K.;Quillin R. 01-01-2019. Predictors of medical student success on the surgery clerkship American Journal of Surgery, 217 1, 169-174

Athota K.;Tsuei B. 01-01-2015. Trauma and acute kidney injury Perioperative Kidney Injury: Principles of Risk Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment, , 199-212