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Christina P. Williams, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Surgery | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care: University of Cincinnati
  • General Surgery Residency: Case Western Reserve University
  • Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
  • Bachelor's Degree: Williams College (Biology and Chemistry)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Surgery (Surgery Critical Care) (Certification Date: 2013-09-23)
American Board of Surgery (Certification Date: 2012-06-05) - (Recertification Date: 2022-10-25)


Surgery-Critical Care

Contact Information
Research Interests

General Surgery, Critical Care/Trauma 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


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

Chang, Ronald; Fox, Erin E; Greene, Thomas J; Swartz, Michael D; DeSantis, Stacia M; Stein, Deborah M; Bulger, Eileen M; Melton, Sherry M; Goodman, Michael D; Schreiber, Martin A; Zielinski, Martin D; O'Keeffe, Terence; Inaba, Kenji; Tomasek, Jeffrey S; Podbielski, Jeanette M; Appana, Savitri; Yi, Misung; Johansson, Pär I; Henriksen, Hanne H; Stensballe, Jakob; Steinmetz, Jacob; Wade, Charles E; Holcomb, John B 2018. Abnormalities of laboratory coagulation tests versus clinically evident coagulopathic bleeding: results from the prehospital resuscitation on helicopters study (PROHS). Surgery, 163 4, 819-826

Holcomb, John B; Tilley, Barbara C; Baraniuk, Sarah; Fox, Erin E; Wade, Charles E; Podbielski, Jeanette M; del Junco, Deborah J; Brasel, Karen J; Bulger, Eileen M; Callcut, Rachael A; Cohen, Mitchell Jay; Cotton, Bryan A; Fabian, Timothy C; Inaba, Kenji; Kerby, Jeffrey D; Muskat, Peter; O'Keeffe, Terence; Rizoli, Sandro; Robinson, Bryce R H; Scalea, Thomas M; Schreiber, Martin A; Stein, Deborah M; Weinberg, Jordan A; Callum, Jeannie L; Hess, John R; Matijevic, Nena; Miller, Christopher N; Pittet, Jean-Francois; Hoyt, David B; Pearson, Gail D; Leroux, Brian; van Belle, Gerald 2015. Transfusion of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells in a 1:1:1 vs a 1:1:2 ratio and mortality in patients with severe trauma: the PROPPR randomized clinical trial. JAMA, 313 5, 471-82

Baraniuk, Sarah; Tilley, Barbara C; del Junco, Deborah J; Fox, Erin E; van Belle, Gerald; Wade, Charles E; Podbielski, Jeanette M; Beeler, Angela M; Hess, John R; Bulger, Eileen M; Schreiber, Martin A; Inaba, Kenji; Fabian, Timothy C; Kerby, Jeffrey D; Cohen, Mitchell Jay; Miller, Christopher N; Rizoli, Sandro; Scalea, Thomas M; O'Keeffe, Terence; Brasel, Karen J; Cotton, Bryan A; Muskat, Peter; Holcomb, John B 2014. Pragmatic Randomized Optimal Platelet and Plasma Ratios (PROPPR) Trial: design, rationale and implementation. Injury, 45 9, 1287-95

Williams C.;Rosen M.;Jin J.;McGee M.;Schomisch S.;Ponsky J. 12-08-2008. Objective analysis of the accuracy and efficacy of a novel fascial closure device Surgical Innovation, 15 4, 307-311

Voskerician G.;Jin J.;Hunter S.;Williams C.;White M.;Rosen M. 11-01-2009. Human Peritoneal Membrane Reduces the Formation of Intra-Abdominal Adhesions in Ventral Hernia Repai Journal of Surgical Research, 157 1, 108-114

Jin J.;Rosen M.;Blatnik J.;McGee M.;Williams C.;Marks J.;Ponsky J. 11-01-2007. Use of Acellular Dermal Matrix for Complicated Ventral Hernia Repair: Does Technique Affect Outcomes Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 205 5, 654-660

Trunzo J.;Ponsky J.;Jin J.;Williams C.;Rosen M. 10-01-2009. A novel approach for salvaging infected prosthetic mesh after ventral hernia repair Hernia, 13 5, 545-549

Rosen M.;Jin J.;McGee M.;Williams C.;Marks J.;Ponsky J. 10-01-2007. Laparoscopic component separation in the single-stage treatment of infected abdominal wall prostheti Hernia, 11 5, 435-440

Rosen M.;Williams C.;Jin J.;McGee M.;Schomisch S.;Marks J.;Ponsky J. 09-01-2007. Laparoscopic versus open-component separation: a comparative analysis in a porcine model American Journal of Surgery, 194 3, 385-389

McGee M.;Marks J.;Onders R.;Chak A.;Rosen M.;Williams C.;Jin J.;Schomisch S.;Ponsky J. 08-01-2008. Infectious implications in the porcine model of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOT Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 68 2, 310-318

Voskerician G.;Jin J.;White M.;Williams C.;Rosen M. 06-01-2010. Effect of biomaterial design criteria on the performance of surgical meshes for abdominal hernia rep Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 21 6, 1989-1995

McGee M.;Schomisch S.;Marks J.;Delaney C.;Jin J.;Williams C.;Chak A.;Matteson D.;Andrews J.;Ponsky J. 03-01-2008. Late phase TNF-alpha depression in natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) peritoneo Surgery, 143 3, 318-328

Williams C.;Reynolds H.;Delaney C.;Champagne B.;Obias V.;Joh Y.;Merlino J.;Kinsella T. 03-01-2008. Clinical results of intraoperative radiation therapy for patients with locally recurrent and advance American Journal of Surgery, 195 3, 405-409

Jin J.;Williams C.;Soltanian H.;Smith M.;Pearl J.;Sanabria J.;Rosen M. 01-01-2010. Use of abdominal wall allotransplantation as an alternative for the management of end stage abdomina Journal of Surgical Research, 162 2, 314-320

McGee M.;Marks J.;Jin J.;Williams C.;Chak A.;Schomisch S.;Andrews J.;Okada S.;Ponsky J. 01-01-2008. Complete endoscopic closure of gastric defects using a full-thickness tissue plicating device Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 12 1, 38-45

McGee M.;Marks J.;Onders R.;Chak A.;Jin J.;Williams C.;Schomisch S.;Ponsky J. 01-01-2008. Complete endoscopic closure of gastrotomy after natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery usin Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, 22 1, 214-220