Kristina Crothers, MD

Kristina Crothers, MD

Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Contact Information

Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Avenue, Campus Box 359762
Seattle, WA 98104

crothk@uw.edu
Academic Office: (206) 744-9870
Fax: (206) 744-9982

 

 

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Education and Training

B.A. in English, Yale College.  New Haven, Connecticut, 1992.

M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, 1997.

Internship in Internal Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, 1997-1998.

Residency in Internal Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, 1998-2000.

Fellowship in Pulmonry and Critical Care Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2000-2003.

Clinical Scholar, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Advanced Training in Clinical Research Program, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco CA, 2001-2003.

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2003-2004.

ACLS certified

Research Interests

My research seeks to understand interactions between chronic, comorbid diseases and lung health, exemplified by studying the impact of HIV infection on the development and clinical course of lung diseases. I am particularly interested in smoking-related diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer and bacterial pneumonia, given the prevalence of smoking among HIV-infected persons.  Projects include an NIH/NHLBI R01-funded research study investigating the progression of COPD in HIV-infected compared to HIV-uninfected persons, and an NIH/NHLBI RC1-funded study investigating risk factors, severity and outcomes of bacterial pneumonia in HIV infection.

Representative Publications

Crothers K, Griffith TA, McGinnis KM, Rodriguez-Barradas M, Leaf DA, Weissman S, Gibert CL, Butt AA, and Justice AC, “The Impact of Cigarette Smoking on Mortality, Quality of Life and Comorbid Illness Among HIV Positive Veterans.” Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2005: 20(12); 1142-45

Crothers K, Beard CB, Turner J, Groner G, Fox Melissa, Morris A, and Huang L, “Severity and Outcome of HIV-Associated Pneumocystis Pneumonia Containing Pneumocystis jirovecii Dihdryopteroate Synthase Gene Mutations.” AIDS, 2005; 19(8):801-805.

Crothers K, Butt AA, Gibert CL, Rodriguez-Barradas, MC, Crystal S, and Justice AC, “Increased Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among HIV-Positive Compared to HIV-Negative Veterans.” Chest, 2006; 130(5): 1326-33.

Crothers K, Goulet JL, Rodriguez-Barradas M, Gibert CL, Butt AA, Braithwaite RS, Peck R, and Justice AC, “Decreased Awareness of Current Smoking among Health Care Providers of HIV-positive Compared to HIV-negative Veterans.” Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2007 Jun;22(6):749-54.

Crothers K, Goulet JL, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Gibert CL, Oursler KK, Goetz MB, Crystal S, Leaf DA, Butt AA, Braithwaite RS, Peck R, Justice AC, “Impact of Cigarette Smoking on Mortality in HIV-positive and HIV-negative Veterans.” AIDS Education and Prevention – An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2009 Jun;21(3 Suppl):40-53.

 

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