Krishna Athota

Krishna Prasad Athota

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

Medical Sciences Building

COM Surgery Trauma & Critical Care - 0558

Medical Sciences Building
SRU Room 1577
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267


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

Medical Degree, Medical College of Ohio 2001

General Surgery Residency, William Beaumont Hospital 2007

Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, University of Cincinnati 2008

Research and Practice Interests

Trauma Surgery, General Surgery, Acute Care Surgery

Clinical Focus

Critical Care Surgery

General Surgery


Surgery-Critical Care



American Board of Surgery (Surgery Critical Care)


American Board of 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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Post Graduate Training and Education

2001-2002 Intern, Department of Surgery, , William Beaumont Hospital, , , Royal Oak, MI

2002-2006 Resident, Department of Surgery, , William Beaumont Hospital, , , Royal Oak, MI

2006-2007 Chief Resident, Department of Surgery, , William Beaumont Hospital, , , Royal Oak, MI

2007-2008 Fellow, Critical Care Medicine, Department of Surgery, , University of Cincinnati, , , Cincinnati, OH

Contact Information

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