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Krishna P. Athota, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

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

Surgery | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship : University of Cincinnati (Critical Care Medicine)
  • Residency: William Beaumont Hospital (General Surgery)
  • Medical Degree: Medical College of Ohio
  • Bachelor's Degree: Case Western Reserve University (Biochemistry )
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Surgery (Surgery Critical Care) (Certification Date: 2009-09-22) - (Recertification Date: 2022-10-25)
American Board of Surgery (Certification Date: 2008-05-07) - (Recertification Date: 2016-12-12)


Surgery-Critical Care

Contact Information
Research Interests

Trauma Surgery, General Surgery, Acute Care Surgery

Clinical Interests

Critical Care Surgery

General Surgery

Abdominal Hernia

Acalculous Cholecystitis


Bile Duct Stones

Biliary Dyskinesia

Billiary Disease

Bleeding in the Small Bowel

Bowel Obstruction




Colonic Diverticulitis

Diverticular Disease


Enterocutaneous Fistula

Femoral Hernia

Fractured Ribs

Gallbladder Disease

Gallbladder Inflammation (Cholecystitis)


Groin Hernias


Lung Collapse (Pneumothorax)


Pilonidal Cyst

Pilonidal Dimple

Pilonidal Sinus

Pyloric Stenosis

Traumatic Injury

Umbilical Hernia

Ventral Hernia

Peer Reviewed Publications

Wallen, Taylor E; Singer, Kathleen E; Makley, Amy T; Athota, Krishna P; Janowak, Christopher F; Hanseman, Dennis; Salvator, Ann; Droege, Molly E; Strilka, Richard; Droege, Christopher A; Goodman, Michael D 2022. Intercostal liposomal bupivacaine injection for rib fractures: A prospective randomized controlled trial. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, 92 2, 266-276

Droege, Molly Elizabeth; Droege, Christopher Allen; Philpott, Carolyn Dosen; Webb, Megan Leslie; Ernst, Neil Edward; Athota, Krishna; Wakefield, Devin; Dowd, Joseph Richard; Gomaa, Dina; Robinson, Bryce H R; Hanseman, Dennis; Elterman, Joel; Mueller, Eric William 2021. Impact of antithrombin III and enoxaparin dosage adjustment on prophylactic anti-Xa concentrations in trauma patients at high risk for venous thromboembolism: a randomized pilot trial. Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis, 52 4, 1117-1128

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