Cara Crouch, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Rice University (TX)
Internship:
  • Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Anesthesiology
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Anesthesiology - Liver Transplantation
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2019)
    School of Medicine, Anesthesiology

Publications

  • Crouch C, Sakai T, Aniskevich S, Damian D, De Marchi L, Kaufman M, Kumar S, Little M, McCluskey S, Pivalizza E, Sellers D, Sridhar S, Stoll W, Sullivan C, Hendrickse A. Adult liver transplant anesthesiology practice patterns and resource utilization in the United States: Survey results from the society for the advancement of transplant anesthesia. Clin Transplant. 2022 Jan;36(1):e14504 PubMed PMID: 34637561
  • Crouch C, Aniskevich S, Damian D, De Marchi L, Kaufman M, Kumar S, Little M, McCluskey S, Pivalizza E, Sakai T, Sellers D, Sridhar S, Stoll W, Sullivan C, Hendrickse A. Peri-Operative Liver Transplant Anesthesia Practice Patterns in the United States. American Transplant Congress 2021 Virtual Meeting; Virtual due to COVID-19. June 2021.
  • Calabrese B, Wilkey B, Crouch C. Hypotension Associated with Rapid Transfusion in Orthotopic Liver Transplant. Presented by: Patrick Henthorn. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA. October 2021
  • Hendrickse A, Crouch C, Sakai T, Stoll WD, McNulty M, Pivalizza E, Sridhar S, Diaz G, Sheiner P, Nevah Rubin MI, Al-Khafaji A, Pomposelli J, Mandell MS. Service Requirements of Liver Transplant Anesthesia Teams: Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia Recommendations. Liver Transpl. 2020 Apr;26(4):582-590. PubMed PMID: 31883291
  • Crouch C, Hendrickse A, Wilkey B, Fernandez-Bustamante A. Lidocaine Concentration Changes in Living Donor Hepatectomy Patients Receiving Intraoperative Lidocaine Infusions. International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) Annual Meeting; Virtual due to COVID-19. May 2020
  • Crouch C, Hendrickse A, Mandell MS. Development of Recommendations for Liver Transplant Anesthesia Teams Using A Modified Delphi Process. American Transplant Congress 2020 Virtual Congress; Virtual due to COVID-19. May 2020.
  • Stewart E, Sturman E, Nydam T, Adelmann D, Bokoch M, Niemann C, Fernanadez-Bustamante A, Crouch C. Mild Hypothermia until Liver Graft Reperfusion in an Ongoing Multicenter Randomized Trial Does Not Increase Coagulopathy or Transfusion Volumes. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting; Virtual due to COVID-19. October 2020.
  • Crouch C, Fiegel M, Wilkey B. Ch: Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System. In: Chu L and Fuller A (eds) Manual of Clinical Anesthesiology, 2nd Ed.
  • Crouch C, Hendrickse A, Gilliland S, Mandell MS. Unexpected Complication of Hydroxocobalamin Administration for Refractory Vasoplegia in Orthotopic Liver Transplant: A Case Report. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Apr 15;:1089253219842662. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30985242
  • Crouch C. Hepatic rupture associated with HELLP Syndrome requiring liver transplantation. Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia (SATA) Annual Meeting; Montreal, QC. May 2019
  • Crouch C, Gilliland S. Hepatic rupture associated with HELLP Syndrome requiring liver transplantation. Presented at: International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) Vanguard Teleconference; Virtual. November 2019
  • Crouch C, Wilkey, B. Anesthetic Considerations for Open Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Utilizing Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Modified Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting; Phoenix, AZ. April 2018
  • Crouch C, Hlaing M, Aftab M. Suction Thrombectomy of Catheter Associated Right Atrial Thrombus Using Transesophageal Echocardiographic Guidance. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting; San Francisco, CA. October 2018
  • Chadha RM, Crouch C, Zerillo J, Pretto EA Jr, Planinsic R, Kim S, Nicolau-Raducu R, Adelmann D, Elia E, Wray CL, Srinivas C, Mandell MS. Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia: Liver Transplant Anesthesia Fellowship-White Paper Advocating Measurable Proficiency in Transplant Specialties Training. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Dec;21(4):352-356. PubMed PMID: 29029588
  • Crouch C, Schwartz L. Anesthetic Management for Aerodigestive Evaluation of a 10-month old with Partially Repaired Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting; Boston, MA. October 2017.
  • Crouch C, Brainard A. Perioperative Management for Surgical Resection of Insulinoma. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL. October 2016
  • Crouch C, Hendrickse A. Intraoperative Cardiac Arrest From Prolonged Cold Ischemic Time During Cadaveric Liver Transplant. 70th PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology; New York City, NY. December 2016.
  • Lacock K, Crouch C. Pulmonary Mucormycosis in a Diabetic Patient: An Unusual Presentation. American College of Physicians Annual Meeting; Boston, MA. May 2015
  • Crouch C, Freundt M. Acute Hepatitis C Infection Transmitted by Cadaveric Bone Graft Transplantation. American College of Physicians Annual Meeting; Boston, MA. May 2015
  • Lacock K, Crouch C. Pulmonary Mucormycosis in a Diabetic Patient: An Unusual Presentation. American College of Physicians Colorado Chapter Resident's Meeting; Denver, CO. May 2015
  • Crouch C, Freundt M. Acute Hepatitis C Infection Transmitted by Cadaveric Bone Graft Transplantation. Presented at: American College of Physicians (ACP) Colorado Chapter Resident’s Meeting; Denver, CO. May 2015
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Professional Memberships

  • Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia, Member
  • American Society for Anesthesiologists, Member
  • Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists, Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Member
  • International Liver Transplantation Society, Member
  • International Anesthesia Research Society, Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology, Board Certification (2019)
  • National Board of Echocardiography Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography: Diplomate, Other (2018)
Clinical Interests
Liver Transplantation

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine (0001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Rice University (TX) (0001)
Internships:
  • Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Anesthesiology (0001)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Anesthesiology - Liver Transplantation (0001)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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