Department of Surgery Faculty
Lois A. Killewich, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor / Clinical
Division: Vascular/Endovascular Surgery
General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Vascular Surgery, American Board of Surgery
MD, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1984
PhD Biochemistry, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1978
Vascular Surgery Fellowship, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 1992
Transplantation Fellowship, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, 1991
General Surgery Residency Program, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA, 1990
Vascular Surgery Research Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1988
Vascular outcomes research
Effects of peripheral arterial occlusive disease on lower extremity protein metabolism
Rehabilitation in peripheral arterial disease
Coagulation/fibrinolysis in deep venous thrombosis and deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis
Natural history of deep venous thrombosis
Coagulation/fibrinolysis in peripheral arterial occlusive disease
Mechanism of atherothrombosis in peripheral arterial disease
Risk factor modification in peripheral arterial occlusive disease
Articles in peer-reviewed journals:
Pounds LL, Montes-Walters M, Mayhall CG, Falk PS, Sanderson E, Hunter GC, Killewich LA. A changing pattern of infection after major vascular reconstructions. Vasc Endovasc Surg 39:511-7, 2005.
Benarroch-Gampel J, Sheffield KM, Choi L, Boyd CA, Riall TS, Silva MB, Killewich LA. Increased rate of myocardial infarction with carotid endarterectomy under general anesthesia: a population-based study. Submitted for publication 2013.
Benarroch-Gampel J, Sheffield KM, Boyd CA, Riall TS, Killewich LA. Analysis of venous thromboembolic events after saphenous ablation. J Vasc Surg:Ven Lymph 2013;1:26-32.
Killewich LA, Singleton TA. Governmental regulations and radiation exposure. J Vasc Surg 53(1Suppl):44S-46S, 2011.
Killewich LA, Falls G, Mastracci TM, Brown KR. Factors affecting radiation injury. J Vasc Surg 53(1 Suppl):9S-14S, 2011.
Killewich LA. The impaired surgeon: revisiting Halstead. J Vasc Surg 50:440-1, 2009.
Killewich LA, Tuvdendorj D, Bahadorani J, Hunter GC, Wolfe RR. Amino acids stimulate leg muscle protein synthesis in peripheral arterial disease. J Vasc Surg 45:554-60, 2007.
Killewich LA. Strategies to minimize postoperative deconditioning in elderly surgical patients. J Am Coll Surg 203:735-45, 2006.
Stephens CL, Pounds LL, Killewich LA. Rupture of a nonaneurysmal aorta secondary to Staphylococcal aortitis. Angiology 57:506-12, 2006.
Killewich LA. Improving functional status and quality of life in elderly patients with peripheral arterial disease. J Am Coll Surg 202:345-55, 2006.
Book Reviews, Review Articles:
Killewich LA, Peterson GJ. Arterial occlusive diseases of the colon and rectum. In AM Vernava and WE Longo (Eds), Vascular Disorders: Ischemia. Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery 4:205-11, 1993.
Killewich L. Coagulation research unravels an important cause of deep venous thrombosis. In: JJ Bergan, MP Goldman, and RA Weiss (Eds), Venous Digest 2:3-4, 1995.
Killewich LA. Book Review, Vascular graft infections, TJ Bunt, Armonk, 1994, Futura Publishing Company, Enc. In: JM Porter (Ed, Book Review Section), J Vasc Surgery 21:709, 1995.
Killewich LA. Operator errors during percutaneous placement of vena cava filters: abstract and commentary. In: JJ Bergan, MP Goldman, and RA Weiss (Eds), Venous Digest 3:5-6, 1996.
Killewich LA. Prospective 12-year followup study of clinical and hemodynamic sequelae after deep vein thrombosis in low-risk patients (Zurich study): abstract and commentary. In: JJ Bergan, MP Goldman, and RA Weiss (Eds), Venous Digest 3:4-5, 1996.
Killewich LA. The long-term clinical course of acute deep venous thrombosis: abstract and commentary. In: JJ Bergan, MP Goldman, and RA Weiss (Eds), Venous Digest 5:4-5, 1997.
Pounds LL, Killewich LA. Venous Physiology. In W Johnston and JL Cronenwett (Eds), Rutherford's Vascular Surgery, 7th Edition, WB Saunders, New York, 2010.
Flinn WF, Lilly MP, Killewich LA. Management of the failed or failing bypass graft, pp1255-67. In AD Callow and CB Ernst (Eds), Vascular Surgery: Theory and Practice, Appleton and Lange, Stamford, 1995.
Killewich LA. Diagnostic accuracy and criteria for defining acute versus chronic deep venous thrombosis using duplex technology. In AI Auer (Ed), The Non-invasive Vascular Laboratory: Current Issues and Clinical Developments. Appleton Davies, Inc, New York, 1995.
Killewich LA, Lilly MP, Flinn WR. Popliteal artery adventitial cystic disease, pp 509-11. In CB Ernst and JC Stanley (Eds), Current Therapy in Vascular Surgery, Third Edition, Mosby, St. Louis.
Killewich L, Strandness DE Jr. The natural history of acute deep venous thrombosis, pp 123-30. In JJ Bergan and JST Yao (Eds), Surgery of the Veins, Grune and Stratton, Orlando.
Feigelson P, Killewich L. Hormonal and developmental modulation of tryptophan oxygenase mRNA, pp 243-51. In JD Baxter and GG Rousseau (Eds), Glucocorticoid Hormone Action, Vol 12, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.
Killewich L, Feigelson P. Regulation of the messenger RNA for hepatic tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase. In Comprehensive Biochemistry, Vol 19B/II, Chapter 10, Elsevier Press, Holland.
Benarroch-Gampel J, Sheffield KM, Boyd CA, Riall TS, Killewich LA. Population-based analysis of venous thromboembolic events following saphenous ablation. American Venous Forum, Orlando, FL, February, 2012.
Killewich LA, Tuvdendorj D, Bahadorani, J, Wolfe, RR. Amino acids and revascularization increase leg muscle protein synthesis in peripheral arterial disease. Society for Vascular Surgery Research Initiatives Conference, Bethesda, MD, April, 2009.
Killewich LA, Tuvdendorj D, Bahadorani J, Hunter GC, Wolfe RR. Amino acids stimulate leg muscle protein synthesis in peripheral arterial disease. Western Vascular Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, September, 2006.
Killewich LA, Montgomery PS, Wiley LA, Gardner AW. The natural history of fibrinolysis in peripheral arterial disease. Association of Veterans Affairs Surgeons Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, May, 2006.
Pounds LL, Montes-Walters M, Mayhall GC, Falk PS, Sanderson E, Hunter GC, Killewich LA. A changing pattern of infection after major vascular reconstructions. Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March, 2004.
Killewich LA, Pounds LL, Gomez G. Robot-assisted laparoscopic aortic reconstruction for occlusive disease: case report. Society for Clinic Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, March, 2003.
Murakami M, McDill TL, Cindrick-Pounds L, Loran DB, Woodside KJ, Mileski WJ, Hunter GC, Killewich LA. Deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in trauma: improved compliance with a novel miniaturized pneumatic compression device. American Venous Forum Annual Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, February, 2002.
Woodside KJ, Hu M, Burke A, Murakami M, Pounds LL, Killewich LA, Daller JA, Hunter GC. Morphological characteristics of varicose veins: possible role of metalloproteinases. American Venous Forum Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, February, 2001.
Murakami M, Wiley LA, Cindrick-Pounds L, Hunter GC, Uchida T, Killewich LA. External pneumatic compression does not increase urokinase plasminogen activator after abdominal surgery. American Venous Forum Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, February, 2001.
Killewich LA, Cahan MA, Hanna DJ, Murakami M, Uchida T, Wiley LA, Hunter GC. The effect of external pneumatic compression on regional fibrinolysis in a prospective randomized trial. American Venous Forum Annual Meeting, Ft. Meyers, FL, February 2000.
'Disruptive behavior in Physicians,' Grand Rounds, McAllen Medical Center, McAllen, TX, November 10, 2011.
'Management of challenging patient encounters,' Grand Rounds, Harlingen Medical Center, Harlingen, TX, November 1, 2011.
'The Art and Science of Happiness,' Grand Rounds, North Richland Hills Hospital, Richland Hills, TX, October 25, 2011.
'Substance use disorders.' Department of Surgery Resident Orientation, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, July 7, 2011.
'Disruptive behavior in physicians.' Grand Rounds, North Richland Hills Hospital, Richland Hills, TX, October 24, 2010.
'Regulatory and ethical aspects of managing patients with pain.' Grand Rounds, Baylor Dallas, Dallas, TX, October 23, 2010.
'Effective management of challenging patient encounters.' Grand Rounds, Harrison County Medical Society, Marshall, TX, July 10, 2009.
'How to create balance in your life.' Grand Rounds, Gulf Coast Medical Center, Wharton, TX, June 17, 2009.
'Physician stress/burnout.' Grand Rounds, Wharton-Matagorda County Medical Society, Wharton, TX, May 5, 2009.
'Amino acids and revascularization increase leg muscle protein synthesis in peripheral arterial disease.' Society for Vascular Surgery Research Initiatives Conference, Bethesda, MD, April 23, 2009.
Teacher of the Year 2012; Awarded by General Surgery residents to outstanding Faculty, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch
Golden Scalpel Award, 2008 - Awarded by medical students to outstanding faculty, Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch
Research Award, Second Place, 1996, American Venous Forum
Residents Competition for Outstanding Research, 1988, Second Prize, Sacramento Surgical Society
Sigvaris Award for Outstanding Research in Venous Disease, 1984, University of Washington School of Medicine
Graduation with Honors, 1984, University of Washington School of Medicine
American Women's Medical Association Award for 1984, Outstanding Woman Medical School Graduate, University of Washington
Alpha Omega Alpha, Junior Year, 1983, University of Washington
Section Editor, Rutherford's Vascular Surgery, 9th edition, Elsevier, New York. 2012-
Special Features Editor, Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, 2012-
Guest Editor, Journal of Vascular Surgery Supplement 'Radiation Safety in Vascular Surgery,' 2011;53(Suppl 1)
Editorial Board, European Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2010-
Guest Editor, Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2007
Editorial Board, Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2006-
Editorial Board, American Venous Forum
Reviewer, Venous Digest
Key Reviewer, Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2003-4
Reviewer, Journal of Vascular Surgery
Distinguished Reviewer, Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2001-2002, 2004-5
Reviewer, American Journal of Surgery
Reviewer, Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis
Reviewer, Journal of Applied Physiology
Reviewer, Clinical Nutrition
Reviewer, International Journal of Obesity
Reviewer, Rejuvenation Research
Grant Reviewer, Veterans Affairs Fellowship in Women's Studies, 1994-1996
Grant Reviewer, National Institutes of Health, Special Centers for Clinically-oriented Research, 2005