Catherine Garrison Velopulos, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Texas Medical School at Houston (2003)
Graduate School :
  • MHS, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (2013)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Texas–Austin (TX) (1998)
Internship:
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Program (2004)
Residency:
  • University of Florida Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of Florida Program, Surgical Critical Care (2009)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (0001)
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

Publications

  • Carmichael H, Cowan M, McIntyre R, Velopulos C. Disparities in colorectal cancer mortality for rural populations in the United States: Does screening matter?. Am J Surg. 2019 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31604486
  • Carmichael H, Steward L, Velopulos CG. It doesn't just happen to "Other" people - An exploration of occupation and education level of women who die from intimate partner violence. Am J Surg. 2019 Oct;218(4):744-748. PubMed PMID: 31350003
  • Noble R, Moore HB, Velopulos CG, Birnbaum E, Vogel JB. Pneumoperitoneum not created equally. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Aug;87(2):502-504. PubMed PMID: 31348405
  • Velopulos CG, Carmichael H, Zakrison TL, Crandall M. Comparison of male and female victims of intimate partner homicide and bidirectionality-an analysis of the national violent death reporting system. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Aug;87(2):331-336. PubMed PMID: 31348402
  • Moore AN, Carmichael H, Steward L, Velopulos CG. Cholecystectomy: Exploring the Interplay Between Access to Care and Emergent Presentation. J Surg Res. 2019 Dec;244:352-357. PubMed PMID: 31323390
  • Carmichael H, Moore A, Steward L, Velopulos CG. Using the Social Vulnerability Index to Examine Local Disparities in Emergent and Elective Cholecystectomy. J Surg Res. 2019 Nov;243:160-164. PubMed PMID: 31177035
  • Abolarin J, McLafferty L, Carmichael H, Velopulos CG. Family Can Hurt You the Most: Examining Perpetrators in Multiple Casualty Events. J Surg Res. 2019 Oct;242:172-176. PubMed PMID: 31078902
  • Carmichael H, Steward L, Peltz ED, Wright FL, Velopulos CG. Preventable death and interpersonal violence in the United States: Who can be saved?. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jul;87(1):200-204. PubMed PMID: 31045724
  • Velopulos CG, Carmichael H, Zakrison TL, Crandall M. COMPARISON OF MALE AND FEMALE VICTIMS OF INTIMATE PARTNER HOMICIDE AND BIDIRECTIONALITY- AN ANALYSIS OF THE NATIONAL VIOLENT DEATH REPORTING SYSTEM. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30939583
  • Rushing A, Bugaev N, Jones C, Como JJ, Fox N, Cripps M, Robinson B, Velopulos C, Haut ER, Narayan M. Management of acute appendicitis in adults: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jul;87(1):214-224. PubMed PMID: 30908453
  • Carmichael H, Wiktor AJ, McIntyre RC, Lambert Wagner A, Velopulos CG. Regional disparities in access to verified burn center care in the United States. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jul;87(1):111-116. PubMed PMID: 30865160
  • Heelan Gladden AA, Peltz ED, McIntyre RC Jr, Vega S, Krell R, Velopulos C, Ferrigno L, Wright FL. Effect of Pre-Hospital Use of the Assessment of Blood Consumption Score and Pre-Thawed Fresh Frozen Plasma on Resuscitation and Trauma Mortality. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Feb;228(2):141-147. PubMed PMID: 30476549
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Professional Memberships

  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Program Committee
  • Association of Academic Surgeons, Publications Committee
  • American College of Surgeons, FACS
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Trauma Center
12505 E. 16th Avenue
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, First floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2711

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgical Critical Care, Board Certification
  • Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery, Board Certification (0001)
  • ABS Surgical Critical Care, Board Certification (0001)
  • Health Finance and Management, Certificate (0001)
Care Philosophy
Interested in how Policy, Economics, and Behavior intersect to affect Access to Care and Health Care delivery, and how these are influenced by the physical environment and social determinants of health.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Texas Medical School at Houston (2003)
Graduate Schools:
  • MHS, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (2013)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Texas–Austin (TX) (1998)
Internships:
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Program (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Florida Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (2008)
Fellowships:
  • University of Florida Program, Surgical Critical Care (2009)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (0001)
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
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