Krishna Athota

Krishna Prasad Athota , MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

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

Medical Sciences Building
SRU Room 1577
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
Phone 513-558-5661


Bachelor's Degree: Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH, 1997 (Biochemistry )

Medical Degree: Medical College of Ohio 2001

Residency: William Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, MI, 2007 (General Surgery)

Fellowship : University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2008 (Critical Care Medicine)


American Board of Surgery (Surgery Critical Care) (Certification Date: 09-22-2009 ) - (Recertification Date: to 10-25-2022 )

American Board of Surgery (Certification Date: 05-07-2008 ) - (Recertification Date: to 12-12-2016 )

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


Surgery-Critical Care


Research and Practice Interests

Trauma Surgery, General Surgery, Acute Care Surgery

Research Support

Grant: #FA7014-09-2-0006 Investigators:Athota, Krishna; Dorlac, Warren; Johannigman, Jay; Lentsch, Alex 09-30-2009 -09-29-2013 Department of the Air Force Effect of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation of Infection Rate and Morbidity in Multisystem Trauma Patients Role:PI $654,960.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #FA8650-14-2-6B30 (Task 30 under Master FA8650-10-2-6140) 09-17-2014 -03-16-2016 Air Force Research Laboratory Evaluation of venous thromboembolism prevention in high-risk trauma patients: a prospective, randomzied trial of standard enoxaparin versus two anti-Xaadjusted enoxaparin dosing strategies Role:PI $249,714.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #FA8650-15-2-6B35 / Task under Master FA8650-10-2-6140 Investigators:Athota, Krishna; Lentsch, Alex; Makley, Amy; Pritts, Timothy 07-15-2015 -01-14-2017 Air Force Research Laboratory Comparison of Combat Gauze with Fibrin Sealant Patch in Hemorrhage Control after Vascular or Hepatic Trauma Role:Collaborator $231,000.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #FA8650-16-2-6G04 (Task under Master FA8650-15-2-6605) Investigators:Athota, Krishna; Blakeman, Thomas; Branson, Richard; Goodman, Michael; Makley, Amy 02-01-2016 -01-31-2018 Air Force Research Laboratory Intercostal liposomal bupivacaine for the management of blunt chest trauma Role:Collaborator $271,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #FA8650-20-2-6G36 (under Master Agrm FA8650-15-2-6605) Investigators:Athota, Krishna; Blakeman, Thomas; Goodman, Michael; Satish, Latha 11-19-2019 -08-19-2021 Air Force Research Laboratory Negative pressure wound therapy at altitude for complex wounds Role:Collaborator $325,998.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #19-84478-01 / W81XWH-18-C-0156 08-31-2018 -11-30-2021 Department of the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Smart Oxygenation System (SOS) Provides Early Warning of Lung Injury Role:PI 120925.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #19-84478-01 / W81XWH-18-C-0156 08-31-2018 -11-30-2021 Department of the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Smart Oxygenation System (SOS) Provides Early Warning of Lung Injury Role:PI 120925.00 Active Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

Athota K.;Tsuei B. (01-01-2015. ) Trauma and acute kidney injury.Perioperative Kidney Injury: Principles of Risk Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment, , 199-212 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Sciences Building
SRU Room 1577
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-5661