Christopher Raeburn, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1997)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Miami University of Ohio (OH) (1993)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1998)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Surgery (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

Recognition & Awards

  • Golden Apple Award for Faculty Teacher of the Year, Dept of Surgery (2009)
  • Ben Eiseman FacultyTeaching Excellence Award, University of Colorado SOM (2008)
  • Edward J. Bartle M.D. Outstanding Teacher Award, Dept of Surgery (2007)
  • Golden Apple Award for Faculty Teacher of the Year, University of Colorado SOM (2007)
  • Golden Apple Award for Resident Teacher of the Year, University of Colorado SOM (2004)
  • J. Cuthbert Owens Award for Excellence in Teaching and Patient Care, Dept of Surgery (2003)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Omega Alpha (1997)
  • Phi Beta Kappa , Phi Beta Kappa (1993)

Teaching

  • Assistant Residency Director (2005)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Haddad RI, Nasr C, Bischoff L, Busaidy NL, Byrd D, Callender G, Dickson P, Duh QY, Ehya H, Goldner W, Haymart M, Hoh C, Hunt JP, Iagaru A, Kandeel F, Kopp P, Lamonica DM, McIver B, Raeburn CD, Ridge JA, Ringel MD, Scheri RP, Shah JP, Sippel R, Smallridge RC, Sturgeon C, Wang TN, Wirth LJ, Wong RJ, Johnson-Chilla A, Hoffmann KG, Gurski LA. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Thyroid Carcinoma, Version 2.2018. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018 Dec;16(12):1429-1440. PubMed PMID: 30545990
  • Kiseljak-Vassiliades K, Zhang Y, Kar A, Razzaghi R, Xu M, Gowan K, Raeburn CD, Albuja-Cruz M, Jones KL, Somerset H, Fishbein L, Leong S, Wierman ME. Elucidating the Role of the Maternal Embryonic Leucine Zipper Kinase in Adrenocortical Carcinoma. Endocrinology. 2018 Jul 1;159(7):2532-2544. PubMed PMID: 29790920
  • Kiseljak-Vassiliades K, Zhang Y, Bagby S, Kar A, Pozdeyev N, Xu M, Gowan K, Sharma V, Raeburn CD, Albuja-Cruz M, Jones KL, Fishbein L, Schweppe R, Somerset HL, Pitts TM, Leong S, Wierman M. Development of new preclinical models to advance adrenocortical carcinoma research. Endocr Relat Cancer. 2018 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29371329
  • Sams SB, Tompkins KD, Mayson S, Raeburn CD, Mehrotra S. Oncocytic variant of medullary thyroid carcinoma; a rare tumor with numerous diagnostic mimics by fine needle aspiration. Diagn Cytopathol. 2017 Dec;45(12):1148-1152. PubMed PMID: 28802094
  • Bastman JJ, Serracino HS, Zhu Y, Koenig MR, Mateescu V, Sams SB, Davies KD, Raeburn CD, McIntyre RC Jr, Haugen BR, French JD. Tumor-Infiltrating T Cells and the PD-1 Checkpoint Pathway in Advanced Differentiated and Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Jul;101(7):2863-73. PubMed PMID: 27045886
  • Badani H, White T, Schulick N, Raeburn CD, Topkaya I, Gilden D, Nagel MA. Frequency of varicella zoster virus DNA in human adrenal glands. J Neurovirol. 2016 Jun;22(3):400-2. PubMed PMID: 26843382
  • Severson JJ, Serracino HS, Mateescu V, Raeburn CD, McIntyre RC, Sams SB, Haugen BR, French JD. PD-1 Tim-3 CD8 T Lymphocytes Display Varied Degrees of Functional Exhaustion in Patients with Regionally Metastatic Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Cancer Immunol Res. 2015 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25701326
  • Albuja-Cruz MB, Pozdeyev N, Robbins S, Chandramouli R, Raeburn CD, Klopper J, Haugen BR, McIntyre R Jr. A "safe and effective" protocol for management of post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia. Am J Surg. 2015 Dec;210(6):1162-9. PubMed PMID: 26601651
  • Bhatt PR, Klingensmith WC 3rd, Bagrosky BM, Walter JC, McFann KK, McIntyre RC Jr, Raeburn CD, Koo PJ. Parathyroid Imaging with Simultaneous Acquisition of 99mTc-Sestamibi and 123I: The Relative Merits of Pinhole Collimation and SPECT/CT. J Nucl Med Technol. 2015 Dec;43(4):275-81. PubMed PMID: 26584615
  • Haddad RI, Lydiatt WM, Ball DW, Busaidy NL, Byrd D, Callender G, Dickson P, Duh QY, Ehya H, Haymart M, Hoh C, Hunt JP, Iagaru A, Kandeel F, Kopp P, Lamonica DM, McCaffrey JC, Moley JF, Parks L, Raeburn CD, Ridge JA, Ringel MD, Scheri RP, Shah JP, Smallridge RC, Sturgeon C, Wang TN, Wirth LJ, Hoffmann KG, Hughes M. Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma, Version 2.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2015 Sep;13(9):1140-50. PubMed PMID: 26358798
  • Severson JJ, Serracino HS, Mateescu V, Raeburn CD, McIntyre RC, Sams SB, Haugen BR, French JD. PD-1 Tim-3 CD8 T Lymphocytes Display Varied Degrees of Functional Exhaustion in Patients with Regionally Metastatic Differentiated Thyroid Cancer. Cancer Immunol Res. 2015 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25701326
  • Tuttle RM, Haddad RI, Ball DW, Byrd D, Dickson P, Duh QY, Ehya H, Haymart M, Hoh C, Hunt JP, Iagaru A, Kandeel F, Kopp P, Lamonica DM, Lydiatt WM, McCaffrey J, Moley JF, Parks L, Raeburn CD, Ridge JA, Ringel MD, Scheri RP, Shah JP, Sherman SI, Sturgeon C, Waguespack SG, Wang TN, Wirth LJ, Hoffmann KG, Hughes M. Thyroid carcinoma, version 2.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Dec;12(12):1671-80; quiz 1680. PubMed PMID: 25505208
  • Robinson TN, Dunn CL, Adams JC, Hawkins CL, Tran ZV, Raeburn CD, Moss M. Tryptophan supplementation and postoperative delirium--a randomized controlled trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Sep;62(9):1764-71. PubMed PMID: 25112175
  • Klingensmith WC 3rd, Koo PJ, Summerlin A, Fehrenbach BW, Karki R, Shulman BC, Raeburn CD, McIntyre RC Jr. Parathyroid imaging: the importance of pinhole collimation with both single- and dual-tracer acquisition. J Nucl Med Technol. 2013 Jun;41(2):99-104. PubMed PMID: 23539762
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), Fellow
  • Association for Academic Surgery, Councilor
  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Member
  • Southwest Surgical Congress, Member

Practice Locations

Multispecialty Surgery - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2700

Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center
1055 Clermont St
Denver, CO 80220
1-888-336-8262

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
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgery, Board Certification (2005)
  • Endocrine Surgery Fellowship - University of Colorado, Certificate (2005)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Cancer
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Disease
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adrenal Diseases
  • Digestive System - Biliary Surgery
  • Digestive System - Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Digestive System - Hernia
  • Cancers - Head and Neck Cancer
  • Surgery - Robotic Surgery
  • Cancers
  • Digestive System
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
My main clinical interest is Endocrine Surgery including the surgical treatment of thyroid nodules/cancer, adrenal tumors, pheochromocytoma, parathyroid problems and pancreatic endocrine tumors; however, I also perform a high volume of General and Laparoscopic Surgery including the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal problems, hernias (with a special interest in complex incisional/ventral hernia repair and enterocutaneous fistula) and trauma. I also perform robotic surgery, primarily for thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal disorders.

Personal Interests
Family! In my spare time, I also practice ju jitsu.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1997)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Miami University of Ohio (OH) (1993)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1998)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Surgery (2004)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
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