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Christopher Stephen Davis MD, MPH

Christopher Stephen Davis MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Surgery
Division: Trauma and Critical Care

Member of the Comprehensive Injury Center
Member of the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center (GSPMC)


  • Age-related immune responses after burn and inhalation injury are associated with altered clinical outcomes. (Frankel JH, Boe DM, Albright JM, O'Halloran EB, Carter SR, Davis CS, Ramirez L, Burnham EL, Gamelli RL, Afshar M, Kovacs EJ) Exp Gerontol 2018 05;105:78-86 PMID: 29080833 PMCID: PMC5871535 10/31/2017       1 Citations
  • The diagnostic value of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms and detection of pepsin and bile acids in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and exhaled breath condensate for identifying lung transplantation patients with GERD-induced aspiration. (Reder NP, Davis CS, Kovacs EJ, Fisichella PM) Surg Endosc 2014 Jun;28(6):1794-800 PMID: 24414458 01/15/2014       11 Citations
  • Pepsin concentrations are elevated in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis after lung transplantation. (Davis CS, Mendez BM, Flint DV, Pelletiere K, Lowery E, Ramirez L, Love RB, Kovacs EJ, Fisichella PM) J Surg Res 2013 Dec;185(2):e101-8 PMID: 23845868 PMCID: PMC4306555 07/13/2013       18 Citations
  • Dietary habits and esophageal cancer. (Palladino-Davis AG, Mendez BM, Fisichella PM, Davis CS) Dis Esophagus 2015 Jan;28(1):59-67 PMID: 23795778 06/26/2013       23 Citations
  • Aspiration, localized pulmonary inflammation, and predictors of early-onset bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation. (Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Lowery E, Ramirez L, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ) J Am Coll Surg 2013 Jul;217(1):90-100; discussion 100-1 PMID: 23628225 PMCID: PMC4135482 05/01/2013       20 Citations
  • Pulmonary cytokine composition differs in the setting of alcohol use disorders and cigarette smoking. (Burnham EL, Kovacs EJ, Davis CS) Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2013 Jun 15;304(12):L873-82 PMID: 23605000 PMCID: PMC3680749 04/23/2013       15 Citations
  • Pulmonary inflammation after ethanol exposure and burn injury is attenuated in the absence of IL-6. (Chen MM, Bird MD, Zahs A, Deburghgraeve C, Posnik B, Davis CS, Kovacs EJ) Alcohol 2013 May;47(3):223-9 PMID: 23462222 PMCID: PMC3617054 03/07/2013       19 Citations
  • Inhalation injury severity and systemic immune perturbations in burned adults. (Davis CS, Janus SE, Mosier MJ, Carter SR, Gibbs JT, Ramirez L, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ) Ann Surg 2013 Jun;257(6):1137-46 PMID: 23160150 PMCID: PMC3580123 11/20/2012       29 Citations
  • Implications of alcohol intoxication at the time of burn and smoke inhalation injury: an epidemiologic and clinical analysis. (Davis CS, Esposito TJ, Palladino-Davis AG, Rychlik K, Schermer CR, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ) J Burn Care Res 2013 Jan-Feb;34(1):120-6 PMID: 23079566 PMCID: PMC3540156 10/20/2012       12 Citations
  • Unintentional injury in early childhood: its relationship with childcare setting and provider. (Davis CS, Godfrey SE, Rankin KM) Matern Child Health J 2013 Nov;17(9):1541-9 PMID: 22926277 08/29/2012       1 Citations
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease in lung transplant patients with cystic fibrosis. (Mendez BM, Davis CS, Weber C, Joehl RJ, Fisichella PM) Am J Surg 2012 Nov;204(5):e21-6 PMID: 22921151 08/28/2012       20 Citations
  • Medium and long-term outcomes after pneumatic dilation or laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia: a meta-analysis. (Weber CE, Davis CS, Kramer HJ, Gibbs JT, Robles L, Fisichella PM) Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2012 Aug;22(4):289-96 PMID: 22874676 08/10/2012       30 Citations
  • Pulmonary immune changes early after laparoscopic antireflux surgery in lung transplant patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. (Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Lowery E, Pittman M, Gagermeier J, Love RB, Kovacs EJ) J Surg Res 2012 Oct;177(2):e65-73 PMID: 22537841 PMCID: PMC3694396 04/28/2012       18 Citations
  • Exhaled breath condensate collection in the mechanically ventilated patient. (Carter SR, Davis CS, Kovacs EJ) Respir Med 2012 May;106(5):601-13 PMID: 22398157 PMCID: PMC3314159 03/09/2012       20 Citations
  • The prevalence and extent of gastroesophageal reflux disease correlates to the type of lung transplantation. (Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Shankaran V, Gagermeier J, Dilling D, Alex CG, Kovacs EJ, Joehl RJ, Love RB) Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2012 Feb;22(1):46-51 PMID: 22318059 PMCID: PMC3709252 02/10/2012       7 Citations
  • Ubiquitin and stromal cell-derived factor-1α in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid after burn and inhalation injury. (Baker TA, Davis CS, Bach HH 4th, Romero J, Burnham EL, Kovacs EJ, Gamelli RL, Majetschak M) J Burn Care Res 2012 Jan-Feb;33(1):57-64 PMID: 22105097 PMCID: PMC3626094 11/23/2011       3 Citations
  • A review of the role of GERD-induced aspiration after lung transplantation. (Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Kovacs EJ) Surg Endosc 2012 May;26(5):1201-4 PMID: 22083335 PMCID: PMC3690196 11/16/2011       11 Citations
  • The acute pulmonary inflammatory response to the graded severity of smoke inhalation injury. (Albright JM, Davis CS, Bird MD, Ramirez L, Kim H, Burnham EL, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ) Crit Care Med 2012 Apr;40(4):1113-21 PMID: 22067627 PMCID: PMC3290689 11/10/2011       51 Citations
  • The protective role of laparoscopic antireflux surgery against aspiration of pepsin after lung transplantation. (Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Lundberg PW, Lowery E, Burnham EL, Alex CG, Ramirez L, Pelletiere K, Love RB, Kuo PC, Kovacs EJ) Surgery 2011 Oct;150(4):598-606 PMID: 22000170 PMCID: PMC3694415 10/18/2011       42 Citations
  • Early pulmonary immune hyporesponsiveness is associated with mortality after burn and smoke inhalation injury. (Davis CS, Albright JM, Carter SR, Ramirez L, Kim H, Gamelli RL, Kovacs EJ) J Burn Care Res 2012 Jan-Feb;33(1):26-35 PMID: 21979852 PMCID: PMC3253958 10/08/2011       26 Citations
  • Reply to Comment to “Current applications of evolving methodologies in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease testing” (Weber C, Davis CS, Fisichella PM) Digestive and Liver Disease 2011;43(10):836 10/01/2011    
  • Laparoscopic antireflux surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease after lung transplantation. (Fisichella PM, Davis CS, Gagermeier J, Dilling D, Alex CG, Dorfmeister JA, Kovacs EJ, Love RB, Gamelli RL) J Surg Res 2011 Oct;170(2):e279-86 PMID: 21816422 PMCID: PMC3686158 08/06/2011       25 Citations
  • Hiatal hernias: a review of the pathophysiologic theories and implication for research. (Weber C, Davis CS, Shankaran V, Fisichella PM) Surg Endosc 2011 Oct;25(10):3149-53 PMID: 21528392 04/30/2011       15 Citations
  • The evolution and long-term results of laparoscopic antireflux surgery for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. (Davis CS, Baldea A, Johns JR, Joehl RJ, Fisichella PM) JSLS 2010 Jul-Sep;14(3):332-41 PMID: 21333184 PMCID: PMC3041027 02/22/2011       32 Citations
  • Current applications of evolving methodologies in gastroesophageal reflux disease testing. (Weber C, Davis CS, Fisichella PM) Dig Liver Dis 2011 May;43(5):353-7 PMID: 21324762 02/18/2011       8 Citations
  • Challenges in the diagnosis of 2009 H1N1 in a lung transplant patient and the long-term implications for prevention and treatment: a case report. (Davis CS, Deburghgraeve CR, Yong S, Parada JP, Palladino-Davis AG, Lowery E, Gagermeier J, Fisichella PM) Transplant Proc 2010 Dec;42(10):4295-9 PMID: 21168686 PMCID: PMC3065125 12/21/2010       2 Citations
  • Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication combined with posterior gastropexy in the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). (Davis CS, Fisichella PM) Surg Endosc 2011 Jun;25(6):2055; author reply 2056 PMID: 21136117 12/08/2010       2 Citations
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease after lung transplantation: pathophysiology and implications for treatment. (Davis CS, Shankaran V, Kovacs EJ, Gagermeier J, Dilling D, Alex CG, Love RB, Sinacore J, Fisichella PM) Surgery 2010 Oct;148(4):737-44; discussion 744-5 PMID: 20727564 PMCID: PMC3066258 08/24/2010       29 Citations
  • Laparoscopic fundoplication with or without pyloroplasty in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease after lung transplantation: how I do it. (Davis CS, Jellish WS, Fisichella PM) J Gastrointest Surg 2010 Sep;14(9):1434-41 PMID: 20499201 PMCID: PMC3066265 05/26/2010       11 Citations
  • A review of the potential applications and controversies of non-invasive testing for biomarkers of aspiration in the lung transplant population. (Davis CS, Gagermeier J, Dilling D, Alex C, Lowery E, Kovacs EJ, Love RB, Fisichella PM) Clin Transplant 2010 May-Jun;24(3):E54-61 PMID: 20331688 PMCID: PMC3066066 03/25/2010       13 Citations
  • Prophylactic intravenous immune globulin and polymixin B decrease the incidence of septic episodes and hospital length of stay in severely burned children. (Lyons JM, Davis C, Rieman MT, Kopcha R, Phan H, Greenhalgh D, Palmieri T, Kagan R) J Burn Care Res 2006 Nov-Dec;27(6):813-8 PMID: 17091076 11/09/2006       8 Citations
  • Last update: 05/08/2018
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