Robert S. Krouse, MD, MS

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Professor of Surgery
Chief of Surgical Services, Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Staff Surgeon, Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Surgery

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Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Philadelphia
University & Woodland Aves., Mail Stop 642/112, Surgery
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-823-5880
Fax: 215-823-4309
B.A. (Fine Arts/Biology)
Syracuse University, 1985.
B.A. (Special Sciences Study Program)
University of Pennsylvania, 1986.
M.S. (Human Nutrition)
Columbia University, 1987.
Hahnemann University School of Medicine, 1991.
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Selected Publications

Sun V, Bojorquez O, Grant M, Wendel CS, Weinstein R, Krouse RS: Cancer survivors’ challenges with ostomy appliances and self-management: a qualitative analysis. Supportive Care in Cancer 28(4): 1551-1554, April 2020.

Song Y, Metzger DA, Bruce AN, Krouse RS, Roses RE, Fraker DL, Kelz RR, Karakousis GC: Surgical outcomes in patients with malignant bowel obstruction: a national cohort study. Annals of Surgery March 2020.

Deutsch GB, Deneve JL, Al-Kasspooles M, Nfonsam VN, Gunderson CC, Secord A, Rodgers P, Hendren S, Silberfein EJ, Grant M, Sloan J, Sun V, Arnold KB, Anderson G, Krouse RS: Intellectual Equipoise and Challenges Accruing Patients with Advanced Cancer to a Trial Randomizing to Surgical or Non-Surgical Management (SWOG S1316). American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 37(1): 12-18, January 2020.

Ramirez M, Janke EA, Grant M, Altschuler A, Hornbrook M, Krouse RS: Cancer survivorship at the intersections of care and personhood. Medical Anthropology 39(1): 55-68, January 2020.

Chen H, Henkhaus RS, Sell E, Pandey R, Abril ER, Hsu C-H, Krouse RS, Nagle RB, Pampalakis G, Sotiropoulou G, Ignatenko NA: Kallikrein 6 protease advances colon tumorigenesis via induction of the high mobility group A2 protein. Oncotarget 10(58): 6062-6078, October 2019.

Leo MC, Gilbert SM, Wendel CS, Krouse RS, Grant M, Danforth KD, Kwan ML, Harrison TN, Bulkley JE, McMullen C: Development of a goal elicitation measure to support bladder cancer patients’ choice about urinary diversion. Journal of Urology 202(1): 83-89, July 2019.

Sun V, Raz DJ, Erhunmwunsee L, Ruel N, Carranza J, Prieto R, Ferrell B, Krouse RS, McCorkle R, Kim JY: Improving family caregiver and patient outcomes in lung cancer surgery: study protocol for a randomized trial of the Multimedia Self-Management (MSM) intervention. Contemporary Clinical Trials 83: 88-96, July 2019.

Raoof M, Zafar SN, Ituarte PHG, Krouse RS, Melstrom K: Using a lymph node count metric to identify underperforming hospitals after rectal cancer surgery. Journal of Surgical Research 236: 216-223, April 2019.

Kwan ML, Leo MC, Danforth KN, Weinmann S, Lee VS, Munneke JR, Bulkley JE, Rosetti MO, Yi DK, Banegas MP, Wagner MD, Williams SG, Aaronson DS, Grant M, Krouse RS, Gilbert SM, McMullen CK: Factors that influence selection of urinary diversion among bladder cancer patients in three community-based integrated health care systems. Urology 125: 222-229, March 2019.

Sun V, Wendel CS, Demark-Wahnefried W, Grant M, McMullen CK, Bulkley JE, Herrinton LJ, Hornbrook MC, Krouse RS: Diet and behavior modifications by long-term rectal cancer survivors to manage bowel dysfunction-associated symptoms. Nutrition and Cancer 71(1): 89-99, January 2019.

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