Ken Liechty, MD
Professor, Surgery-Peds Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Utah School of Medicine (1994)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Utah (UT) (1989)
Internship:
  • Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital Program (1995)
Residency:
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Surgery (2002)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatric Surgery (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Peds Surgery

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Surgery-Peds Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Co-Director of the Colorado Fetal Care Center
  • Director of Pediatric Surgery Basic and Translational Research
  • The Sandy Wolf Chair in Maternal Fetal Surgery

Recognition & Awards

  • Golden Achievement Award in Research, The University of Mississippi Medical Center (2010)

Teaching

  • Professor (2014)
    School of Medicine, Surgery
    Pediatric Surgery, Fetal Surgery, Congenital Anomalies, Neonatal Surgery, Wound Healing. Regenerative Medicine

Publications

  • Zgheib C, Hilton SA, Dewberry LC, Hodges MM, Ghatak S, Xu J, Singh S, Roy S, Sen CK, Seal S, Liechty KW. Use of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Conjugated with MicroRNA-146a to Correct the Diabetic Wound Healing Impairment. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Jan;228(1):107-115. PubMed PMID: 30359833
  • Deeney S, Howley LW, Hodges M, Liechty KW, Marwan AI, Gien J, Kinsella JP, Crombleholme TM. Impact of Objective Echocardiographic Criteria for Timing of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair. J Pediatr. 2017 Oct 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29106923
  • Zaretsky MV, Liechty KW, Galan HL, Behrendt NJ, Reeves S, Marwan AI, Wilkinson C, Handler M, Lagueux M, Crombleholme TM. Modified Hysterotomy Closure Technique for Open Fetal Surgery. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2017 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28873371
  • Zaretsky MV, Liechty KW, Galan HL, Behrendt NJ, Reeves S, Marwan AI, Wilkinson C, Handler M, Lagueux M, Crombleholme TM. Modified Hysterotomy Closure Technique for Open Fetal Surgery. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2017 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28873371
  • Xu J, Zgheib C, Hodges MM, Caskey RC, Hu J, Liechty KW. Mesenchymal stem cells correct impaired diabetic wound healing by decreasing ECM proteolysis. Physiol Genomics. 2017 Oct 1;49(10):541-548. PubMed PMID: 28842435
  • Zgheib C, Hodges MM, Allukian MW, Xu J, Spiller KL, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC, Liechty KW. Cardiac Progenitor Cell Recruitment Drives Fetal Cardiac Regeneration by Enhanced Angiogenesis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Dec;104(6):1968-1975. PubMed PMID: 28821329
  • Zaretsky MV, Manchester DK, Galan HL, Behrendt NJ, Marwan AI, Liechty KW, Crombleholme TM. Case report of myometrial window following fetoscopic treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome: indications of underlying collagen vascular disease?. Clin Case Rep. 2017 Jun;5(6):975-979. PubMed PMID: 28588850
  • Zgheib C, Hodges MM, Hu J, Liechty KW, Xu J. Long non-coding RNA Lethe regulates hyperglycemia-induced reactive oxygen species production in macrophages. PLoS One. 2017;12(5):e0177453. PubMed PMID: 28494015
  • Abou Chaar MK, Meyers ML, Tucker BD, Galan HL, Liechty KW, Crombleholme TM, Marwan AI. Twin pregnancy complicated by esophageal atresia, duodenal atresia, gastric perforation, and hypoplastic left heart structures in one twin: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Rep. 2017 Mar 18;11(1):64. PubMed PMID: 28314387
  • Balaji S, Wang X, King A, Le LD, Bhattacharya SS, Moles CM, Butte MJ, de Jesus Perez VA, Liechty KW, Wight TN, Crombleholme TM, Bollyky PL, Keswani SG. Interleukin-10-mediated regenerative postnatal tissue repair is dependent on regulation of hyaluronan metabolism via fibroblast-specific STAT3 signaling. FASEB J. 2016 Nov 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27903619
  • Balaji S, Wang X, King A, Le LD, Bhattacharya SS, Moles CM, Butte MJ, de Jesus Perez VA, Liechty KW, Wight TN, Crombleholme TM, Bollyky PL, Keswani SG. Interleukin-10-mediated regenerative postnatal tissue repair is dependent on regulation of hyaluronan metabolism via fibroblast-specific STAT3 signaling. FASEB J. 2016 Nov 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27903619
  • Zgheib C, Liechty KW. Shedding light on miR-26a: Another key regulator of angiogenesis in diabetic wound healing. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2016 Mar;92:203-5. PubMed PMID: 26906635
  • Zgheib C, Hodges M, Hu J, Beason DP, Soslowsky LJ, Liechty KW, Xu J. Mechanisms of mesenchymal stem cell correction of the impaired biomechanical properties of diabetic skin: the role of miR-29a. Wound Repair Regen. 2016 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26808714
  • Zgheib C, Xu J, Mallette AC, Caskey RC, Zhang L, Hu J, Liechty KW. SCF increases in utero-labeled stem cells migration and improves wound healing. Wound Repair Regen. 2015 Jul-Aug;23(4):583-90. PubMed PMID: 26032674
  • Xu J, Zgheib C, Hu J, Wu W, Zhang L, Liechty KW. The role of microRNA-15b in the impaired angiogenesis in diabetic wounds. Wound Repair Regen. 2014 Sep-Oct;22(5):671-7. PubMed PMID: 25059098
  • Caskey RC, Zgheib C, Morris M, Allukian M, Dorsett-Martin W, Xu J, Wu W, Liechty KW. Dysregulation of collagen production in diabetes following recurrent skin injury: contribution to the development of a chronic wound. Wound Repair Regen. 2014 Jul-Aug;22(4):515-20. PubMed PMID: 24898050
  • Morris MW Jr, Allukian M 3rd, Herdrich BJ, Caskey RC, Zgheib C, Xu J, Dorsett-Martin W, Mitchell ME, Liechty KW. Modulation of the inflammatory response by increasing fetal wound size or interleukin-10 overexpression determines wound phenotype and scar formation. Wound Repair Regen. 2014 May-Jun;22(3):406-14. PubMed PMID: 24844340
  • Connizzo BK, Bhatt PR, Liechty KW, Soslowsky LJ. Diabetes alters mechanical properties and collagen fiber re-alignment in multiple mouse tendons. Ann Biomed Eng. 2014 Sep;42(9):1880-8. PubMed PMID: 24833253
  • Zgheib C, Allukian MW, Xu J, Morris MW Jr, Caskey RC, Herdrich BJ, Hu J, Gorman JH 3rd, Gorman RC, Liechty KW. Mammalian fetal cardiac regeneration after myocardial infarction is associated with differential gene expression compared with the adult. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 May;97(5):1643-50. PubMed PMID: 24792251
  • Zgheib C, Xu J, Liechty KW. Targeting Inflammatory Cytokines and Extracellular Matrix Composition to Promote Wound Regeneration. Adv Wound Care (New Rochelle). 2014 Apr 1;3(4):344-355. PubMed PMID: 24757589
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), Fellow
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA), Member
  • The Wound Healing Society (WHS), Member
  • Ths Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), Member
  • The Society of University Surgeons (SUS), Member
  • International Fetal Medicine and Surgical Society (IFMSS), Member
  • College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Member
  • The Hardy Society, Member

Practice Locations

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

Colorado Fetal Care Center
13123 E 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
855-413-3825

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Surgery, Board Certification (2006)
  • Surgery, Board Certification (2004, 2014)
  • Fetal Surgery, Specialized Training (1999)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Maternal and Fetal Health
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Prenatal Testing
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Prenatal Care
  • Surgery
  • Surgery - Fetal
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction
Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Utah School of Medicine (1994)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Utah (UT) (1989)
Internships:
  • Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital Program (1995)
Residency Programs:
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Surgery (2002)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Program, Pediatric Surgery (2004)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Peds Surgery
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