Anthony C. Watkins, M.D.

Transplantation Surgery


Journal Articles:

Watkins AC, Vedula G, Horan J, Dellicarpini K, Pak SW, Daly T, Samstein B, Kato T, Emond JC, Guarrera JV. "The Deceased Organ Donor with an Open Abdomen: Proceed with Caution." Transplant Infectious Disease, 2011; 0:1-5.

Kannan KB, Colorado I, Reino D, Palange DC, Lu Q, Qin X, Abungu B, Watkins AC, Caputo FJ, Xu DZ, Semenza GL, Deitch EA, Feinman R. "Hypoxia-Inducible Factor Plays a Gut-Injurious Role in Intestinal Ischemia Reperfusion Injury." AJP: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, 2011; 300(5):G853-61.

Feinman R, Deitch EA, Watkins AC, Abungu B, Colorado I, Kannan KB, Sheth SU, Caputo FJ, Lu Q, Ramanathan M, Attan S, Badami CD, Doucet D, Barlos D, Bosch-Marce M, Semenza GL, Xu DZ. "HIF-1 mediates pathogenic inflammatory response to intestinal ischemia-repercussion injury. AJP: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, 2010; 299 (4):G833-43.

Barlos D, Deitch EA, Watkins AC, Caputo F, Lu Q, Abungu B, Colorado I, Xu DZ, Feinman R. "Trauma hemorrhagic shock-induced pulmonary epithelial and endothelial cell injury utilizes different apoptotic signaling pathways." AJP: Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, 2009; 296(3):L404-17.

Deitch EA, Senthil M, Brown M, Caputo F, Watkins AC, Anjaria D, Badami C, Pisarenko V, Doucet D, Lu Q, Feketeova E, Xu DZ. "Trauma-Shock-Induced Gut Injury and the Product of Biologically Active Intestinal Lymph Is Abrogated By Castration In a Large Animal Porcine Model." Shock, 2008; 30(2):135-41.

Watkins AC, Caputo FJ, Badami C, Barlos D, Xu DZ, Lu Q, Feketeova E, Deitch EA. "Mesenteric Lymph Duct Ligation Attenuates Lung Injury and Neutrophil Activation After Intraperitoneal Injection of Endotoxin in Rats." Journal of Trauma, 2008; 64(1):1-5.

Vega D, Badami C, Caputo F, Watkins AC, Lu Q, Xu da Z, Berezina TL, Zaets SB, Feketeova E, Deitch EA. "The influence of the type of resuscitation fluid on gut injury and distant organ injury in a rat model of trauma/hemorrhagic shock." Journal of Trauma, 2008; 65(2):409-14.

Senthil M, Watkins AC, Barlos D, Xu DZ, Lu Q, Abungu B, Caputo F, Feinman R, Deitch EA. "Intravenous injection of trauma-hemorrhagic shock mesenteric lymph causes lung injury that is dependent upon activation of the inducible nitric oxide synthase pathway." Annals of Surgery, 2007; 246(5):822-30.

Caputo FJ, Rupani B, Watkins AC, Barlos D, Vega D, Senthil M, Deitch EA. "Pancreatic duct ligation abrogates the trauma hemorrhage-induced gut barrier failure and the subsequent production of biologically active intestinal lymph." Shock, 2007; 28(4):441-6.

Rupani B, Caputo FJ, Watkins AC, Vega D, Magnotti LJ, Lu Q, Xu da Z, Deitch EA. "Relationship between disruption of the unstirred mucus layer and intestinal restitution in loss of gut barrier function after trauma hemorrhagic shock." Surgery, 2007; 141(4):481-489.

Beech D, Watkins AC, Lakshman S. "Synchronous Renal Cancer and Primary Colon Cancer: A Rare Clinical Entity." Surgical Rounds, 2002;25:436-441.


Watkins A, Bae C, Henry S, Guarrera J. Impact of Brain Death on Abdominal Organs and Allograft Preservation Strategies. The Brain-Dead Organ Donor: Pathophysiology and Management. New York: Springer, 2012.

Watkins A, Camacho-Rivera J, Kelly J, Sandoval R, Crew J, Cohen D, Ratner LE. Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital: Improving Access to Renal Transplantation. Clinical Transplants. Los Angeles: Terasaki Foundation Laboratory, 2010.

Watkins A, and Deitch EA. Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS): Definition, Diagnosis, and Management. Current Therapy and Surgical Critical Care. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier, 2008.


Utilization of High-Risk Donors in Kidney Transplantion: A Single Center Experience. American Transplant Congress.April 30-May 4, 2011, Philadelphia, PA. Watkins AC, Camacho-Rivera J, Samuels MJ, Mahendran A, Cohen D, Ratner LE.

Hypogammaglobulinemia Occurs More Frequently Than Expected After Renal Transplantation. American Transplant Congress, May 2-5, 2010, San Diego, CA, Tsapepas, D, Watkins, A, Samuels, MJ, Sobeck, K, Cohen, D, Ratner, L.

Effects of Hemorrhagic Shock on a Rat Unilateral Lung Contusion Model. Shock Society, June 3-6, 2006, Broomfield, CO, Badami, C, Watkins A, McCracken B, Caputo, F, Sifri, Z, Bonilla L, Mohr, A, Deitch, E, Livingston, D.

Role of AIF in Trauma Hemorrhagic Shock-Induced Endothelial Apoptosis. Shock Society, June 3-6, 2006, Broomfield, CO, Barlos, D, Watkins, A, Abungu, B, Lu, Q, Caputo, F, Xu, DZ, Feinman, R, Deitch, EA.

Pancreatic Proteases Are Necessary For Increased Gut Epithelial Permeability During Trauma/Hemorrhagic Shock. Shock Society, June 3-6, 2006, Broomfield, CO, Caputo, FJ, Watkins, AC, Vega, D, Barlos, D, Lu Q, Xu, DZ, Deitch, EA.

The Relative Role of Caspase-Dependent and Independent Apoptosis of Endothelial and Pulmonary Epithelial Cells, Induced By T/HS Lymph, Varies By Celltype. Shock Society, June 3-6, 2006, Broomfield, CO, Lu, Q, Caputo, F, McCracken, B, Watkins, A, McCracken, B, Xu, DZ, Deitch, E.


A Risk Worth Taking? A Single Center Experience Using CDC High Risk Donors In Kidney Transplantation. Poster Presentation, AST/CST 2011 Distinguished Fellows Research Symposium, March 2, 2011. Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, CA. Watkins AC, Camacho-Rivera J, Samuels MJ, Mahendran A, Cohen D, Ratner LE.

Partial HIF-1α Deficiency Attenuates Ischemia Reperfusion-Mediated Gut and Lung Injury. Presented at 29th Annual Shock Society, New Investigators Competition, June 4, 2006, Broomfield, CO, Watkins, A, Abungu, B, Captuo, F, Senthil, M, Lu, Q, Barlos, D, Prescott, L, McCracken, B, Xu, DZ, Bosch, M, Deitch, EA, Feinman, R.

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