Robert McIntyre, MD
Professor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (1987)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Vanderbilt University (TN) (1983)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1988)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (1992)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
  • Chair, Trauma Committee
  • Co-chair, Critical Care Quality Improvement Committee
  • Chair, Trauma Quality Improvement Committee
  • Director, Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Services
  • Director of Endocrine Surgery
  • Vice Chairman of Finance, Department of Surgery
  • John and Cynthia Schultz Professor and Chief Division of GI, Trauma and Endocrine Surgery

Recognition & Awards

  • Marquis Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who in America (2019)
  • Colorado Parent’s Magazine Top Doctors, Colorado Parent’s Magazine (2017)
  • Best Doctor for Executives, Colorado Biz Magazine (2013)
  • Best Doctor for Executives, Denver Business Journal (2013)
    Also named for 2014
  • Peak Performer Award, Rocky Mountain Hospital Medicine (2010)
    Also named in 2009
  • Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly (2009)
    Also named each year from 2009-2019
  • UCH Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety Award, University of Colorado Hospital (2009)
  • Best Doctor, Surgery, 5280 Magazine (2008)
    Also named each year from 2008-2019
  • Best Doctor Surgical Critical Care, 5280 Magazine (2008)
    Also named each year 2008-2019
  • UCH President’s Award for Rock Solid Economics, University of Colorado Hospital (2008)
  • Full-time Physician of the Year, University of Colorado Hospital (2005)
  • Consumer’s Research Council of America Guide to Top Surgeons, Consumer’s Research Council of America (2004)
    Named 2004-2010

Teaching

  • John and Cynthia Schultz Professor of Surgery (1992)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Samuels JM, Urban S, Peltz E, Schroeppel T, Heise H, Dorlac WC, Britton LJ, Burlew CC, Robinson C, Swope ML, McIntyre RC Jr. A modern, multicenter evaluation of hepatic angioembolization - Complications and readmissions persist. Am J Surg. 2020 Jan;219(1):117-122. PubMed PMID: 31272677
  • Heelan Gladden AA, Bell MT, Cohen MJ, Cleveland J Jr, McIntyre RC Jr. Traumatic Tricuspid Valve Rupture Associated with Pericardial Rupture and Cardiac Herniation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31688785
  • Moskowitz EE, McIntyre RC, Burlew CC, Helmkamp LJ, Peltz ED, Coleman JR, Kovar A, Truitt M, Agrawal V, Onkendi E, Dev R, Diaz JJ, Eaton B, Campion EM. Evaluation of a water-soluble contrast protocol for small bowel obstruction: A southwestern surgical congress multicenter trial. Am J Surg. 2019 Dec;218(6):1046-1051. PubMed PMID: 31623878
  • Kovar A, Carmichael H, McIntyre RC Jr, Mago J, Gladden AH, Peltz ED, Wright FL. The Extremity/Mechanism/Shock Index/GCS (EMS-G) score: A novel pre-hospital scoring system for early and appropriate MTP activation. Am J Surg. 2019 Dec;218(6):1195-1200. PubMed PMID: 31564406
  • Moskowitz E, Campion EM, Burlew CC, Helmkamp LJ, Peltz ED, Gansar BL, McIntyre RC. Obstruction reduction: Use of water-soluble contrast challenge to differentiate between partial and complete small bowel obstruction. Am J Surg. 2019 Nov;218(5):913-917. PubMed PMID: 30910130
  • 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
  • Frazee R, Regner J, Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Swope M, Burlew CC, Dissanaike S, Vangipurum D, Bruns B, O'Meara L, Stivers J, Kwok A, Grover BT, Kothari SN, Cibari C, Dunn J, McIntyre RC Jr, Wright F, Scherer EP, Crane C, Schroeppel TJ, Callaghan E, Gordy S, Todd R. The southwestern surgical congress multi-center trial on suspected common duct stones. Am J Surg. 2019 Jun;217(6):1006-1009. PubMed PMID: 30654919
  • Callcut RA, Kornblith LZ, Conroy AS, Robles AJ, Meizoso JP, Namias N, Meyer DE, Haymaker A, Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Haan JM, Lightwine KL, Porter JM, San Roman JL, Biffl WL, Hayashi MS, Sise MJ, Badiee J, Recinos G, Inaba K, Schroeppel TJ, Callaghan E, Dunn JA, Godin S, McIntyre RC Jr, Peltz ED, O'Neill PJ, Diven CF, Scifres AM, Switzer EE, West MA, Storrs S, Cullinane DC, Cordova JF, Moore EE, Moore HB, Privette AR, Eriksson EA, Cohen MJ. The why and how our trauma patients die: A prospective Multicenter Western Trauma Association study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 May;86(5):864-870. PubMed PMID: 30633095
  • 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
  • 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. 2018 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30476549
  • Carmichael H, Jamison E, Bol KA, McIntyre R Jr, Velopulos CG. Premeditated versus "passionate": patterns of homicide related to intimate partner violence. J Surg Res. 2018 Oct;230:87-93. PubMed PMID: 30100045
  • Davis S, McIntyre R, Cribari C, Dunn J. Thyroid Storm Induced by Trauma: A Challenging Combination. Am Surg. 2018 Feb 1;84(2):e44-e46. PubMed PMID: 30454474
  • Frazee R, Burlew CC, Regner J, McIntyre R, Peltz E, Cribari C, Dunn J, Butler L, Reckard P, Dissanaike S, Karimi K, Behnfield C, Melo N, Margulies D. Discussion of: "Outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy can be successfully performed for uncomplicated appendicitis: A Southwestern Surgical Congress multicenter trial". Am J Surg. 2017 Dec;214(6):1010-1011. PubMed PMID: 29079020
  • Frazee R, Burlew CC, Regner J, McIntyre R, Peltz E, Cribari C, Dunn J, Butler L, Reckard P, Dissanaike S, Karimi K, Behnfield C, Melo N, Margulies D. Outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy can be successfully performed for uncomplicated appendicitis: A Southwestern Surgical Congress multicenter trial. Am J Surg. 2017 Dec;214(6):1007-1009. PubMed PMID: 28943063
  • Lin Y, Meguid RA, Hosokawa PW, Henderson WG, Hammermeister KE, Schulick RD, Shelstad RC, Wild TT, McIntyre RC Jr. An institutional analysis of unplanned return to the operating room to identify areas for quality improvement. Am J Surg. 2017 Jul;214(1):1-6. PubMed PMID: 28057294
  • Bergese SD, Mestek ML, Kelley SD, McIntyre R Jr, Uribe AA, Sethi R, Watson JN, Addison PS. Multicenter Study Validating Accuracy of a Continuous Respiratory Rate Measurement Derived From Pulse Oximetry: A Comparison With Capnography. Anesth Analg. 2017 Apr;124(4):1153-1159. PubMed PMID: 28099286
  • Bookman K, West D, Ginde A, Wiler J, McIntyre R, Hammes A, Carlson N, Steinbruner D, Solley M, Zane R. Embedded Clinical Decision Support in Electronic Health Record Decreases Use of High-cost Imaging in the Emergency Department: EmbED study. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Jul;24(7):839-845. PubMed PMID: 28391603
  • Shackford SR, Dunne CE, Karmy-Jones R, Long W 3rd, Teso D, Schreiber MA, Watson J, Watson C, McIntyre RC Jr, Ferrigno L, Shapiro ML, Southerland K, Dunn JA, Reckard P, Scalea TM, Brenner M, Teeter WA. The evolution of care improves outcome in blunt thoracic aortic injury: A Western Trauma Association multicenter study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Dec;83(6):1006-1013. PubMed PMID: 28538630
  • Bergese SD, Mestek ML, Kelley SD, McIntyre R Jr, Uribe AA, Sethi R, Watson JN, Addison PS. In Response. Anesth Analg. 2017 Sep;125(3):1077-1078. PubMed PMID: 28708663
  • Bergese SD, Mestek ML, Kelley SD, McIntyre R Jr, Uribe AA, Sethi R, Watson JN, Addison PS. In Response. Anesth Analg. 2017 Sep;125(3):1075-1076. PubMed PMID: 28742782
  • Shackford SR, Dunne CE, Karmy-Jones R, Long W 3rd, Teso D, Schreiber MA, Watson J, Watson C, McIntyre RC Jr, Ferrigno L, Shapiro ML, Southerland K, Dunn JA, Reckard P, Scalea TM, Brenner M, Teeter WA. The evolution of care improves outcome in blunt thoracic aortic injury: A Western Trauma Association multicenter study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Dec;83(6):1006-1013. PubMed PMID: 28538630
  • Frazee R, Burlew CC, Regner J, McIntyre R, Peltz E, Cribari C, Dunn J, Butler L, Reckard P, Dissanaike S, Karimi K, Behnfield C, Melo N, Margulies D. Outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy can be successfully performed for uncomplicated appendicitis: A Southwestern Surgical Congress multicenter trial. Am J Surg. 2017 Dec;214(6):1007-1009. PubMed PMID: 28943063
  • Lin Y, Meguid RA, Hosokawa PW, Henderson WG, Hammermeister KE, Schulick RD, Shelstad RC, Wild TT, McIntyre RC Jr. An institutional analysis of unplanned return to the operating room to identify areas for quality improvement. Am J Surg. 2016 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28057294
  • 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
  • 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
  • Severson JJ, Serracino HS, Mateescu V, Raeburn CD, McIntyre RC Jr, 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 Jun;3(6):620-30. PubMed PMID: 25701326
  • Karmy-Jones R, Namias N, Coimbra R, Moore EE, Schreiber M, McIntyre R Jr, Croce M, Livingston DH, Sperry JL, Malhotra AK, Biffl WL. Western Trauma Association critical decisions in trauma: penetrating chest trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Dec;77(6):994-1002. PubMed PMID: 25423543
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Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Member
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), Member
  • American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, Member
  • American Thyroid Association (ATA) , Member
  • Association for Academic Surgery, Member
  • International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, Member
  • International Society of Surgery, Member
  • Shock Society, Member
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Member
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, Member
  • Society of University Surgeons, Member
  • Western Surgical Association, Member
  • Western Trauma Association, President Elect
  • Southwestern Surgical Congress, Past President
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 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

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgery, Board Certification (1992, 2012)
  • Surgical Critical Care, Board Certification (1993, 2013)
  • Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma, Certificate (2017)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Certificate (2013)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Digestive System - Pancreas Surgery
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Disease
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adrenal Diseases
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Cancer
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Endocrine Cancer (Parathyroid, Adrenal, Carcinoid)
  • Critical Care
  • Digestive System
  • Digestive System - Biliary Surgery
  • Digestive System - Gastroenterology (Stomach, Bowel, General GI Problems)
  • Digestive System - Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Digestive System - Hemorrhoids
  • Digestive System - Hernia
  • Digestive System - Surgical Endoscopy
  • Emergency Care
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Pancreatitis
  • Failed Prior Surgery
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Nutrition
  • Injuries and Wounds
  • Injuries and Wounds - Wounds
  • Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery - Trauma and Acute Care
  • Cancers
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Surgery
Clinical Interests
Endocrine Surgery (Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal, Pancreas), General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Trauma-Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Care Philosophy
I take the approach of educating patients with the best available information so they are supported to consider options, and we can make the best decisions together with a focus on the patient's informed preferences and values.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (1987)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Vanderbilt University (TN) (1983)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1988)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (1992)
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Languages: English
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
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