Cara Crouch, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Graduate School :
  • MBA, University of Colorado Denver
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Rice University (TX)
Internship:
  • Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Anesthesiology
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Anesthesiology - Liver Transplantation
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology

Professional Titles

  • Clinical Operations Director
  • Assistant OR Director

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2019)
    School of Medicine, Anesthesiology

Publications

  • Ander M, Mugve N, Crouch C, Kassel C, Fukazawa K, Isaak R, Deshpande R, McLendon C, Huang J. Regional anesthesia for transplantation surgery - A White Paper Part 2: Abdominal transplantation surgery. Clin Transplant. 2024 Jan;38(1):e15227. PubMed PMID: 38289879
  • Crouch CE, Stewart E, Hendrickse A. Enhanced recovery after surgery for liver transplantation: a review of recent literature. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2024 Feb 1;29(1):64-71. PubMed PMID: 37937584
  • Pollok JM, Tinguely P, Berenguer M, Niemann CU, Raptis DA, Spiro M; ERAS4OLT.org collaborative. Enhanced recovery for liver transplantation: recommendations from the 2022 International Liver Transplantation Society consensus conference. Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2023 Jan;8(1):81-94. PubMed PMID: 36495912
  • Crouch CE, Wilkey BJ, Hendrickse A, Kaizer AM, Schniedewind B, Christians U, Henthorn TK, Fernandez-Bustamante A. Lidocaine Intraoperative Infusion Pharmacokinetics during Partial Hepatectomy for Living Liver Donation. Anesthesiology. 2023 Jan 1;138(1):71-81. PubMed PMID: 36512707
  • Ander M, Mugve N, Crouch C, Kassel C, Fukazawa K, Izaak R, Deshpande R, McLendon C, Huang J. Regional anesthesia for transplantation surgery - A white paper part 1: Thoracic transplantation surgery. Clin Transplant. 2023 Aug;37(8):e15043. PubMed PMID: 37306898
  • Kukreja N, Rodriguez IE, Moore HB, LaRiviere W, Crouch C, Stewart E, Nydam TL, Kennealey P, Hendrickse AD, Pomfret EA, Fernandez-Bustamante A. The in-vitro influence of urea concentration on thromboelastrography in patients with and without end stage renal disease. Am J Surg. 2023 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 37407391
  • Crouch C, Sakai T, Aniskevich S, Damian D, De Marchi L, Kaufman M, Kumar S, Little M, McCluskey S, Pivalizza E, Sellers D, Sridhar S, Stoll W, Sullivan C, Hendrickse A. Adult liver transplant anesthesiology practice patterns and resource utilization in the United States: Survey results from the society for the advancement of transplant anesthesia. Clin Transplant. 2022 Jan;36(1):e14504 PubMed PMID: 34637561
  • Adams MA, Andacoglu O, Crouch CE, de Santibañes M, Jackson WE, Jalal A, Montasser IF, Rubman S, Spiro M, Raptis DA, Miller C, Pomfret E. Does pre-operative counselling of the donor improve immediate and short-term outcomes after living liver donation? - A review of the literature and expert panel recommendations. Clin Transplant. 2022 Mar 28;:e14636. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35343601
  • Moore HB, Bababekov YJ, Pomposelli JJ, Adams MA, Crouch C, Yoeli D, Choudhury RA, Ferrell T, Burton JR, Pomfret EA, Nydam TL. The vexing triad of obesity, alcohol, and coagulopathy predicts the need for multiple operations in liver transplantation. Am J Surg. 2022 Jul;224(1 Pt A):69-74. PubMed PMID: 35227491
  • Sakai T, Ko JS, Crouch CE, Kumar S, Choi GS, Hackl F, Han DH, Kaufman M, Kim SH, Luzzi C, McCluskey S, Shin WJ, Sirianni J, Song KW, Sullivan C, Hendrickse A. Perioperative management of living donor liver transplantation: Part 2 - Donors. Clin Transplant. 2022 Jun;36(6):e14690. PubMed PMID: 35477939
  • Crouch CE, Abrams B, Kertai MD, Weitzel N. 2021--Forging Ahead Into the Endemic While Struggling Against the New Challenges Facing Health Care Providers. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2022 Jun;26(2):101-106. PubMed PMID: 35642322
  • Sakai T, Ko JS, Crouch CE, Kumar S, Little MB, Chae MS, Ganoza A, Gómez-Salinas L, Humar A, Kim SH, Koo BN, Rodriguez G, Sirianni J, Smith NK, Song JG, Ullah A, Hendrickse A. Perioperative management of adult living donor liver transplantation: Part 1 - recipients. Clin Transplant. 2022 Jun;36(6):e14667. PubMed PMID: 35435293
  • Hendrickse A, Crouch C, Sakai T, Stoll WD, McNulty M, Pivalizza E, Sridhar S, Diaz G, Sheiner P, Nevah Rubin MI, Al-Khafaji A, Pomposelli J, Mandell MS. Service Requirements of Liver Transplant Anesthesia Teams: Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia Recommendations. Liver Transpl. 2020 Apr;26(4):582-590. PubMed PMID: 31883291
  • Crouch C, Fiegel M, Wilkey B. Ch: Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System. In: Chu L and Fuller A (eds) Manual of Clinical Anesthesiology, 2nd Ed.
  • Crouch C, Hendrickse A, Gilliland S, Mandell MS. Unexpected Complication of Hydroxocobalamin Administration for Refractory Vasoplegia in Orthotopic Liver Transplant: A Case Report. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Apr 15;:1089253219842662. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30985242
  • Chadha RM, Crouch C, Zerillo J, Pretto EA Jr, Planinsic R, Kim S, Nicolau-Raducu R, Adelmann D, Elia E, Wray CL, Srinivas C, Mandell MS. Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia: Liver Transplant Anesthesia Fellowship-White Paper Advocating Measurable Proficiency in Transplant Specialties Training. Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Dec;21(4):352-356. PubMed PMID: 29029588
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Professional Memberships

  • Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia, Member
  • American Society for Anesthesiologists, Member
  • Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists, Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Member
  • International Liver Transplantation Society, Member
  • International Anesthesia Research Society, Member
  • American Society of Echocardiography, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology, Board Certification (2019)
  • National Board of Echocardiography Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography: Diplomate, Board Certification (2018)
Clinical Interests
Liver Transplantation

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine (0001)
Graduate Schools:
  • MBA, University of Colorado Denver (0001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Rice University (TX) (0001)
Internships:
  • Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Anesthesiology (0001)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Anesthesiology - Liver Transplantation (0001)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

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

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