Current Residents

General Surgery Academic Year 2014/2015

Kristen T. Crowell, M.D.

Kristen T. Crowell, M.D.

Class Year: PGY-3

Biographical Information:

Hometown: Garland, Texas

Memberships/Societies: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgery, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, American Society of Nutrition

Awards/Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Krischstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award F32, July 2014-July 2017, Most Outstanding Poster Presentation - Resident Research Day 2015.
 
Phi Beta Kappa, Krischstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award F32, July 2014-July 2016, Shock Society Travel Award 2016, Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Travel Award 2016
 
How you spent career development time:
My research initially focused on how mild zinc deficiency impacted the immune response and protein synthesis in skeletal muscle and liver. Then we focused on developing and characterizing a murine model of recovery from sepsis by performing cecal ligation and puncture but then performing a second operation to remove the source of sepsis. We are still determining how the muscle recovers from the septic insult, and we are also looking at how the intra-peritoneal white adipose tissue responds to sepsis and whether it helps or hinders the recovery.
 
Academic/Research Mentors: Charles H. Lang PhD and David Soybel MD
 

Interests:  Running, reading, cycling

Education:

Undergraduate:  University of Texas at Austin

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 

Clinical Interests:

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Research Interests:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Surgical Nutrition, Sepsis, Sarcopenia

Publications:

  1. Steiner JL, Crowell KT, Kimball SR, Lang CH. Disruption of REDD1 gene ameliorates sepsis-induced decrease in mTORC1 signaling but has divergent effects on proteolytic signaling in skeletal muscle. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metabl. 2015 Dec 15; 309(12):E981-94.
  2. Crowell KT, Messaris E. Risk factors and implications of anastomotic complications after surgery for Crohn’s disease. World J Gastrointest Surg 2015 Oct 27; 7(10):237-242.
  3. Steiner JL, Crowell KT, Lang CH. Impact of Alcohol on Glycemic Control and Insulin Action. Biomolecules 2015 Sept; 5(4):2223-46. 4. Sheffield KM, Crowell KT, Lin Y, Djukom C, Goodwin JS, Riall TS. Surveillance of Pancreatic Cancer Patients Following Surgical Resection. Ann Surg Oncol 2012 May; 19(5):1670-7.
  4. Crowell KT, Julian KG, Katzman M, Berg AS, Koltun WA, Messaris E.  Compliance with Clinical Guidelines is the Most Important Prognostic Factor in Patients with Clostridium difficile Infection.  Pennsylvania Colon and Rectal Society Resident Research Night, Philadelphia, PA March 13, 2015.
  5. Crowell KT, Kelleher SL, Soybel DI, Lang CH.  Mild zinc deficiency augments increased TNF-a expression but not decreased muscle protein synthesis after acute sepsis.  Experimental Biology, Boston, MA, March 29,2015.
  6. Crowell KT, Kelleher SL, Soybel DI, Lang CH. Mild Zinc Deficiency Impairs the Recovery Phase of Sepsis.  American College of Surgeons October 7, 2015.
  7. Crowell KT, Winder JS, Wilson MZ, Messaris E. To What Extent is Surgical Performance Influenced by Obesity in Single-Site Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery? American College of Surgeons October 8, 2015.
  8. Sheffield KM, Crowell KT, Lin YL, Djukom C, Goodwin JS, Riall TS. Surveillance of pancreatic cancer patients after surgical resection. Ann Surg Oncol 2012; 19(5): 1670-7.
 
Poster Presentations
 
  1. Crowell KT, Soybel DI, Lang CH. Compensatory Increase in Muscle Protein Synthesis during the Recovery Phase of Sepsis. 39th Annual Conference on Shock, Austin, TX, June 14, 2016.
  2. Crowell KT, Tinsley A, Williams ED, Coates M, Bobb A, Koltun WA, Messaris E. Vedolizumab as Rescue Therapy in Crohn’s Disease: Results from a Tertiary Care Center. Pennsylvania Colon and Rectal Society Resident Research Night, Philadelphia, PA, April 1, 2016.
  3. Crowell KT, Winder JS, Wilson MZ, Messaris E. To What Extent is Surgical Performance Influenced by Obesity in Single-Site Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery? American College of Surgeons, October 8, 2015.
  4. Crowell KT, Kelleher SL, Soybel DI, Lang CH. Mild Zinc Deficiency Impairs the Recovery Phase of Sepsis. American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL, October 7, 2015.
  5. Crowell KT, Kelleher SL, Soybel DI, Lang CH. Mild zinc deficiency augments increased TNF-a expression but not decreased muscle protein synthesis after acute sepsis. Experimental Biology, Boston, MA, March 29, 2015.
  6. Crowell KT, Julian KG, Katzman M, Berg AS, Koltun WA, Messaris E. Compliance with Clinical Guidelines is the Most Important Prognostic Factor in Patients with Clostridium difficile Infection. Pennsylvania Colon and Rectal Society Resident Research Night, Philadelphia, PA, March 13, 2015.
  7. Crowell KT, Chesnut CH 3rd, Ring AC, Zimmerman LA, Loser M, Law KC, Merry C, Houlihan C, Miller A, Miller L, Quintili A, Steckel TE, Resnick AS. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Preventing Venous Thromboembolism. 2015 AAMC Integrated Quality Meeting, Rosemont, IL, June 2015.
  8. Crowell KT, Kelleher SL, Soybel DI, Lang CH. Mild Zinc Deficiency Alters Sepsis-Induced Cytokine Release. PSU Resident/Fellow Research Day, Hershey, PA, May 2015.
  9. Crowell KT, Shannon SL, Soybel DI, Lang CH. Mild Zinc Deficiency Augments Increased TNF-a Expression but not Decreased Muscle Protein Synthesis after Acute Sepsis. 13th Annual Data & Dine, Postdoctoral Research Night, Hershey, PA, February 2015.
  10. Steiner JL, Crowell KT, Kimball SR, Lang CH. Deletion of REDD1 Ameliorates Sepsis-Induced Decrease in Muscle Protein Synthesis but has Divergent Effects on Proteolytic Signaling. Experimental Biology 2015 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, March 2015.
  11. Crowell KT, Kulaylat AN, Schubart JR, Messaris E. Are Patient Directed Measures of Quality Predictive of Outcomes in Colorectal Surgery? Keystone American College of Surgeons, 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, Hershey, PA, November 2014.
  12. Crowell KT, Tice S, Chesnut C, Messaris E. The Penn State Hershey Surgical Stay: A cost effective way to safely reduce hospital stay. Keystone American College of Surgeons, 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting, Hershey, PA, November 2014.
  13. Hyatt B, Crowell KT. Hurricane Ike Remembrance Project. Southern Group on Educational Affairs Annual Conference 2009, New Orleans, LA, March 2009.
  14. Crowell KT, Hughes RA, Ellington AD. Constructing a Cell-Free Translation System for Protein Evolution in vitro. Undergraduate Research Forum 2007 at University of Texas, Austin, TX, April 2007.

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