Kristen Zhelnin, MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Department: Pathology


  • Gamboa AC, Ethun CG, Postlewait LM, Lopez-Aguiar AG, Zhelnin K, Krasinskas A, El-Rayes BF, Russell MC, Kooby DA, Staley CA, Cardona K, Maithel SK. HSP90 expression and early recurrence in gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: Potential for a novel therapeutic target. Surg Oncol. 2020 Oct 7;35:460-465. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33080545
  • Lopez-Aguiar AG, Postlewait LM, Ethun CG, Zaidi MY, Zhelnin K, Krasinskas A, Russell MC, Kooby DA, Cardona K, El-Rayes BF, Maithel SK. STAT3 Inhibition for Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Potential for a New Therapeutic Target?. J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 May 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31144189
  • Canfield GS, Henao-Martínez AF, Franco-Paredes C, Zhelnin K, Wilson ML, Shihadeh KC, Wyles D, Gardner EM. Corticosteroids for Posttransplant Immune Reconstitution Syndrome in Cryptococcus gattii Meningoencephalitis: Case Report and Literature Review. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Nov;6(11):ofz460. PubMed PMID: 31737740
  • Lopez-Aguiar AG, Ethun CG, Postlewait LM, Zhelnin K, Krasinskas A, El-Rayes BF, Russell MC, Sarmiento JM, Kooby DA, Staley CA, Maithel SK, Cardona K. Redefining the Ki-67 Index Stratification for Low-Grade Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Improving Its Prognostic Value for Recurrence of Disease. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Jan;25(1):290-298. PubMed PMID: 29079920
  • Zhelnin K, Xue Y, Quigley B, Reid MD, Choi H, Memis B, Adsay V, Krasinskas AM. Nonmucinous Biliary Epithelium Is a Frequent Finding and Is Often the Predominant Epithelial Type in Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas and Liver. Am J Surg Pathol. 2017 Jan;41(1):116-120. PubMed PMID: 27673548

Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

  • Anatomic and Clinical, Board Certification

General Information

Department: Pathology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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