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CURRICULUM VITAE

Kathleen K. Christians MD
Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Surgical Oncology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Froedtert West Clinics
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
CITIZENSHIP:  USA
EDUCATION:
08/01/1985 - 05/31/1989 BA, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA
07/01/1989 - 05/31/1993 MD, University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
07/1999 - 06/2000 Clinical Instructor, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma/Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/2000 - 08/2005 Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma/Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
08/2005 - 06/2010 Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/2010 - 06/30/2011 Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/01/2011 - Present Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
Neoadjuvant FOLFIRINOX followed by Surgical Resection for Patients with Pancreatic Head Adenocarcinoma
Source:
MCW Department of Surgery
Role:
co-investigator
PI:
Doug Evans
Dates:
09/21/2011 - Present
 
Title:
Treatment Sequencing for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
Source:
MCW Department of Surgery
Role:
co-investigator
PI:
Doug Evans
Dates:
11/22/2011 - Present
 
Title:
Tumor Procurement from Rapid Autopsy
Source:
MCW Department of Surgery/Surgical Oncology
PI:
Susan Tsai
Dates:
12/05/2011 - 10/23/2012
 
Title:
A Phase III Clinical Trial Evaluating TheraSphere in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Carcinoma of the Liver Who Have Failed First Line Chemotherapy
Source:
FDA Device Intervention, Multi-site
PI:
William Rilling
Dates:
05/31/2012 - 03/25/2013
 
INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Christians, K, Pitfalls of Esophageal Surgery, MCW Surgical Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 09/1995
Christians, K, Eberbach Travelers, MCW Surgical Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 06/1996
Christians, K, The England Connection, MCW Surgical Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 02/1997
Christians, K, Surgical Management of Hepatic Tumors, MCW Surgical Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 12/1999
Christians, K, Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Multimodality Management., MCW Surgical Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 05/2001
Christians, K, The Price of a Liver, MCW Surgical Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2003
Christians, K.: Moderator, Quebbeman, E., Rilling, W., Franco, J., Panel, Current Management of Hepatic Tumors., MCW Surgical Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 05/2004
Christians, K, Biliary Tract Diseases, MCW Emergency Department Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 11/2005
Christians, K, Current Management of Liver Tumors, Milwaukee Academy of Surgery, Milwaukee, WI, 01/23/2006
Christians, K, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors – What is the Surgeons Role?, MCW Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 01/23/2008
Christians, K, Gallbladder Disease, Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, WI, 05/28/2009
Christians, K, Surgical Management of Pancreatic Lesions;“State of the Gut” an Update on Gastrointestinal Disorders, MCW Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Milwaukee, WI, 11/2009
Christians, K, Pancreatic Surgery: Technique, Volume, Outcome, Support, MCW Pancreas Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, 02/27/2010
Christians, K, Surgical Management of Cholangiocarcinoma – Are We Making Progress?, 2nd Annual Liver/Pancreas Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, 02/26/2011
Christians, K, Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors – Treatment Options and Priorities., 3rd Annual Liver/Pancreas Symposium, Milwaukee, Wi, 02/04/2012
 
Regional
Christians K., Hepatic Tumors: The Surgical Perspective, Theda Clark Multidisciplinary Oncology Conference, Appleton, WI, 04/18/2006
Christians, K, Hepatic Tumor Treatment: The Surgical Perspective, Mercy Hospital Multidisciplinary Oncology Conference, Oshkosh, WI, 10/17/2006
Christians, K, Interventional Oncology and Surgical Oncology: Complementary, Not Competitive, Second Annual Fellows’ Spring Practicum, Evanston, IL, 04/28/2007
Christians, K., Brasel, K.B., Leipert, A., Weigelt, J, Traumatic Extrahepatic Biliary Tract Injuries – What Should the Algorithm Be?, Wisconsin Surgical Society, Kohler, WI, 10/20/2007
Christians, K., Parisi, N., Wilson, S., Pappas, S., Krzywda, E., Graber, L., and, Excessive and Unnecessary Testing Leads to Delay in Surgical, Wisconsin Surgical Society, Kohler, WI, 11/08/2008
Christians, K, Duplicate Pancreas Meets Gastric Duplication Cyst: A Tale of Two Anomalies, Wisconsin Surgical Society, Kohler, WI, 11/07/2009
A.M. Ecker, K.K. Christians*, R.L. Keim, S.D. Wilson, T.C. Gamblin, D.B. Evans, E.J. Quebbeman, S.G. Pappas, Local resection of Ampullary Tumors: A Management Approach., Wisconsin Surgical Society, Kohler, WI, 11/05/2010
Riggle K, Keim R, Pappas S, Evans DB and Christians KK, Distal Splenorenal and Mesocaval Shunting at the Time of Pancreatectomy for Cancer., Wisconsin Surgical Society, Kohler, Kohler, WI, 11/04/2011
 
National
Christians KK, Riggle K, Keim R, Pappas S, Ritch P, Erickson BA, Tolat PP and Evans DB, Distal Splenorenal & Mesocaval Shunting at the Time of Pancreatectomy for Cancer, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association Congress, Miami, FL, 03/12/2012
 
International
The Identification of Primordial Germ Cell Clones in the Chimaeric Gonad of the Fowl Embryo, British Physiologic Society, London, England, 10/1990
Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Non-Cardiothoracic Surgical Patients – Clinical Correlations and Outcome, Southwestern Surgical Congress, Cancun, Mexico, 05/02/2001
Trauma Care in the USA – How We Do It, Grand Rounds, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong, China, 02/21/2003
Recognition and Assessment of Upper GI Trauma, Syney Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society, Sydney, Australia, 03/01/2003
Operative Management of Liver Trauma, Sydney Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society, Sydney, Australia, 03/01/2003
Pancreas and Duodenal Trauma Case Discussion Panel Member, Sydney Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society, Sydney, Australia, 03/01/2003
Operative Management of Liver Trauma, Sydney Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society, Sydney, Australia, 03/01/2003
Pancreatic and Duodenal Injuries, Sydney Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society, Sydney, Australia, 03/01/2003
Liver Trauma Case Discussion Panel Member, Sydney Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Society, Sydney, Australia, 03/01/2003
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Christians KK, Evans DB, Pedrazzoli S, Pasquali C, Sperti C, Nakakura E, Duncan M, Eckhauser. Resection for Neoplasms of the Pancreas. Atlas of Upper GI and HPB Surgery 2nd edition. In press.
2. Pilgrim C, Evans DB and Christian KK. Technical Aspects of Pancreatic Surgery. Handbook of Pancreas and Hepatobiliary Surgery 1st edition. Submission 10/2012.
 
Abstracts
1. Pilgrim CHC, Mahmoud AF, Christians KK, Pappas SG, Turaga K, Quebbeman E, Gamblin TC, George B, Erickson BA, Kelly T, Ritch P, Evans DB and Tsai S. Minimal differences in biomarker profiling of resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma between patients receiving neoadjuvant therapy and those treated with surgery first. Submitted to SSO 9/22/12.
2. George B, Ritch P, Thomas JP, Wiebe LA, Mahmoud AF, Christians KK, Pappas SG, Turaga K, Quebbeman E, Gamblin TC, Erickson BA, Kelly T, Evans DB and Tsai S. Utility of pretreatment serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level in patients with Localized Pancreatic Cancer (LPCa). Submitted to GI ASCO 9/25/12.
3. Kharofa J, Kelly TR, George B, Ritch PS, Tsai S, Christians KK, Evans DB, Erickson B. Local control of resectable and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer (PCa) treated with preoperative chemoradiation using IMRT or chemotherapy alone. Submitted to 2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, January 24-26,2013. Abstract # 105846.