Nicole Christian, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery-Surgical Oncology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2011)
Graduate School :
  • MSCS, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2015)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (2012)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Surgery (2018)
Fellowships:
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Program, Breast Surgical Oncology (2019)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Surgical Oncology

Publications

  • Christian N, Zabor EC, Cassidy M, Flynn J, Morrow M, Gemignani ML. Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Use After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Nov 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31732944
  • Christian N, Gemignani ML. ASO Author Reflections: Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer May Not Alter Increasing Trends for CPM Utilization. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31728793
  • Christian N, Heelan Gladden A, Friedman C, Gleisner-Patton A, Murphy C, Kounalakis N, Ahrendt G. Increasing omission of radiation therapy and sentinel node biopsy in elderly patients with early stage, hormone-positive breast cancer. Breast J. 2019 Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31448508
  • Christian N, Gemignani ML. Issues with Fertility in Young Women with Breast Cancer. Curr Oncol Rep. 2019 May 16;21(7):58. PubMed PMID: 31098718
  • Baumgartner L, Townsend N, Winkelman K, MacLaren R. CE: Original Research: The Efficacy and Safety of an RN-Driven Ketamine Protocol for Adjunctive Analgesia During Burn Wound Care. Am J Nurs. 2018 Jul;118(7):26-31. PubMed PMID: 29905575
  • Christian NT, Burlew CC, Moore EE, Geddes AE, Wagenaar AE, Fox CJ, Pieracci FM. The focused abdominal sonography for trauma examination can reliably identify patients with significant intra-abdominal hemorrhage in life-threatening pelvic fractures. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Jun;84(6):924-928. PubMed PMID: 29794689
  • Christian NT, Burlew CC, Moore EE, Geddes AE, Wagenaar AE, Fox CJ, Pieracci FM. The FAST Exam Can Reliably Identify Patients with Significant Intraabdominal Hemorrhage in Life Threatening Pelvic Fractures. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2018 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29443857
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Practice Locations

Diane O'Connor Thompson Breast Center - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
3rd Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1030

CU Specialty Care at Highlands Ranch Breast Care
1500 Park Central Drive, Suite 203
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-2120

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

Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Breast Surgical Oncology, Board Certification (2019)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Breast Cancer
  • Cancers
  • Cancers - Cancer Surgery
Clinical Interests
I am dedicated to multi-disciplinary care of breast disease. I specialize in the surgical care of benign, high risk, and malignant breast conditions, including lumpectomy, mastectomy, nipple sparing mastectomy, and axillary staging.

Care Philosophy
I believe in taking excellent care of my patients. I strive to include the patient's perspective and background in order to improve and personalize their care. My goal is to provide exceptional and evidence-based care to patients with breast disorders with my colleagues in a multi-disciplinary fashion.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2011)
Graduate Schools:
  • MSCS, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (2015)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (2012)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Surgery (2018)
Fellowships:
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Program, Breast Surgical Oncology (2019)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-Surgical Oncology
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