Fritz Karrer, MD
Professor, Surgery-Peds Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Nebraska College of Medicine (1979)
Undergraduate School:
  • BSc, University of Nebraska–Lincoln (NE) (1976)
Internship:
  • University of Arizona Program (1980)
Residencies:
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University/Children's Memorial Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Pediatric Surgery (1988)
  • University of Arizona Program, Surgery (1984)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Pediatric Surgery (1985)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Peds Surgery

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Surgery-Peds Surgery
  • David R. & Kiku Akers Chair in Pediatric Surgery

Research Interests

Liver and bile duct surgery in children

Teaching

  • Pediatric Surgery Residency Program Director (1995)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Ng VL, Sorensen LG, Alonso EM, Fredericks EM, Ye W, Moore J, Karpen SJ, Shneider BL, Molleston JP, Bezerra JA, Murray KF, Loomes KM, Rosenthal P, Squires RH, Wang K, Arnon R, Schwarz KB, Turmelle YP, Haber BH, Sherker AH, Magee JC, Sokol RJ. Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Young Children with Biliary Atresia and Native Liver: Results from the ChiLDReN Study. J Pediatr. 2018 May;196:139-147.e3. PubMed PMID: 29519540
  • Karrer FM, Wallace BJ, Estrada AE. Late complications of biliary atresia: hepatopulmonary syndrome and portopulmonary hypertension. Pediatr Surg Int. 2017 Dec;33(12):1335-1340. PubMed PMID: 28983709
  • Deeney S, Stewart C, Treece AL, Black JO, Lovell MA, Garrington T, Karrer F, Bruny J. Diagnostic utility of core needle biopsy versus open wedge biopsy for pediatric intraabdominal solid tumors: Results of a prospective clinical study. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28943139
  • Wang KS, Tiao G, Bass LM, Hertel PM, Mogul D, Kerkar N, Clifton M, Azen C, Bull L, Rosenthal P, Stewart D, Superina R, Arnon R, Bozic M, Brandt ML, Dillon PA, Fecteau A, Iyer K, Kamath B, Karpen S, Karrer F, Loomes KM, Mack C, Mattei P, Miethke A, Soltys K, Turmelle YP, West K, Zagory J, Goodhue C, Shneider BL. Analysis of surgical interruption of the enterohepatic circulation as a treatment for pediatric cholestasis. Hepatology. 2016 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28027587
  • Wang KS, Tiao G, Bass LM, Hertel PM, Mogul D, Kerkar N, Clifton M, Azen C, Bull L, Rosenthal P, Stewart D, Superina R, Arnon R, Bozic M, Brandt ML, Dillon PA, Fecteau A, Iyer K, Kamath B, Karpen S, Karrer F, Loomes KM, Mack C, Mattei P, Miethke A, Soltys K, Turmelle YP, West K, Zagory J, Goodhue C, Shneider BL. Analysis of surgical interruption of the enterohepatic circulation as a treatment for pediatric cholestasis. Hepatology. 2016 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28027587
  • Stewart CL, Acker SN, Pyle LL, Kulungowski A, Cadnapaphornchai M, Bruny JL, Karrer F. Factors associated with peritoneal dialysis catheter complications in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26572851
  • Stewart CL, Acker SN, Pyle LL, Kulungowski A, Cadnapaphornchai M, Bruny JL, Karrer F. Factors associated with peritoneal dialysis catheter complications in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Oct 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26572851
  • Acker SN, Roach JP, Partrick DA, Karrer FM, Bensard DD, Sirotnak AP. Beyond morbidity and mortality: the social and legal outcomes of non-accidental trauma. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Apr;50(4):604-7. PubMed PMID: 25840071
  • Bansal S, Karrer FM, Hansen K, Partrick DA. Contrast blush in pediatric blunt splenic trauma does not warrant the routine use of angiography and embolization. Am J Surg. 2015 Aug;210(2):345-50. PubMed PMID: 25827492
  • Roach JP, Acker SN, Bensard DD, Sirotnak AP, Karrer FM, Partrick DA. Head injury pattern in children can help differentiate accidental from non-accidental trauma. Pediatr Surg Int. 2014 Nov;30(11):1103-6. PubMed PMID: 25252922
  • Roach JP, Acker SN, Bensard DD, Sirotnak AP, Karrer FM, Partrick DA. Head injury pattern in children can help differentiate accidental from non-accidental trauma. Pediatr Surg Int. 2014 Nov;30(11):1103-6. PubMed PMID: 25252922
  • Ng VL, Haber BH, Magee JC, Miethke A, Murray KF, Michail S, Karpen SJ, Kerkar N, Molleston JP, Romero R, Rosenthal P, Schwarz KB, Shneider BL, Turmelle YP, Alonso EM, Sherker AH, Sokol RJ, Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network (CHiLDREN). Medical status of 219 children with biliary atresia surviving long-term with their native livers: results from a North American multicenter consortium. J Pediatr. 2014 Sep;165(3):539-546.e2. PubMed PMID: 25015575
  • Acker SN, Bruny JL, Narkewicz MR, Roach JP, Rogers A, Karrer FM. Preoperative imaging does not predict intrahepatic involvement in choledochal cysts. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Dec;48(12):2378-82. PubMed PMID: 24314174
  • Roach JP, Karrer FM. Abdominal organ transplantation in children. Adv Pediatr. 2013;60(1):297-310. PubMed PMID: 24007851
  • Sundaram SS, Alonso EM, Haber B, Magee JC, Fredericks E, Kamath B, Kerkar N, Rosenthal P, Shepherd R, Limbers C, Varni JW, Robuck P, Sokol RJ, Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network (ChiLDREN). Health related quality of life in patients with biliary atresia surviving with their native liver. J Pediatr. 2013 Oct;163(4):1052-7.e2. PubMed PMID: 23746866
  • Narkewicz MR, Green M, Dunn S, Millis M, McDiarmid S, Mazariegos G, Anand R, Yin W, Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation Research Group. Decreasing incidence of symptomatic Epstein-Barr virus disease and posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder in pediatric liver transplant recipients: report of the studies of pediatric liver transplantation experience. Liver Transpl. 2013 Jul;19(7):730-40. PubMed PMID: 23696264
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), Fellow
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA), Member
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-478-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • UCHealth Memorial Hospital
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgery, Board Certification (1987)
  • Pediatric Surgery, Board Certification (1990)
  • Surgical Critical Care, Board Certification (1990)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, Specialized Training (2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Liver Transplant Surgery
  • Surgery - Kidney Transplant Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • Surgery - Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Surgery - Major Liver Surgery (Hepatobiliary)
  • Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery - Transplant Surgery
Clinical Interests
General surgery for infants and children Pediatric transplant surgery - Liver and Kidney

Personal Interests
Golf, Skiing, Biking, Running, Hiking

Volunteer Activities
Colonel, US Army Reserves 2002-present

Public Speaking
Yes
Hepatobiliary disease in infants and children (Biliary Atresia, Choledochal Cysts) Emergency War Surgery

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Nebraska College of Medicine (1979)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BSc, University of Nebraska–Lincoln (NE) (1976)
Internships:
  • University of Arizona Program (1980)
Residency Programs:
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University/Children's Memorial Hospital Program, Chief Resident, Pediatric Surgery (1988)
  • University of Arizona Program, Surgery (1984)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Pediatric Surgery (1985)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Peds Surgery
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