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Department

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Kristen Errico, MD

PGY III

Personal Statement:

Dr. Errico was born and raised in Newtown, Connecticut. She received her Bachelor of Science in biology from Emory University and medical degree from Quinnipiac University. Her professional interests are broad and span both cardiac and thoracic surgery including transplant, heart failure, and aortic surgery. Outside the hospital, she enjoys horseback riding, cooking, and finding hidden treasures at the thrift store.


Education

July 2018-Present
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident Physician

August 2014 - May 2018
Quinnipiac University, Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine
North Haven, CT
Doctor of Medicine with distinction in Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research

August 2010 - May 2014
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Cum Laude

Research

January 2020 – Present

University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of CT Surgery, San Antonio, TX

  • Intrapleural Impedance Sensor Real-Time Tracking of Pneumothorax in a Porcine Model of Air Leak
    Mentor: Daniel DeArmond MD

October 2016 – May 2018

Waterbury Hospital, Department of Surgery, Waterbury, CT

  • Retrospective analysis of patient outcomes following ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT) procedure

August 2013 – August 2014

Emory University, Department of Biology, Atlanta, GA

  • Honors research investigating the future use of zebrafish as a model organism to study chordomas by determining gene expression at various stages of development in drug-treated zebrafish embryos with chordoma-like tumors

Awards & Accomplishments

August 2014     St. Vincent’s Medical Center Primary Care Scholarship

March 2017     3rd Place Case Presentation Poster

St. Vincent’s Medical Center 13th Annual Science Symposium

Emory University Dean’s List

Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014

Affiliations

August 2015 – Present

Next Netters Mentorship Program

  • Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine, North Haven, CT
  • President

May 2014 – Present

Big Brother/Sister Mentorship Program

  • Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine, North Haven, CT
  • Mentor

September 2015 – May 2016

Office of Admissions

  • Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine, North Haven, CT
  • Interviewer
    • Interviewed and evaluated candidates applying to the school of medicine

September 2015 – May 2016

Office of Admissions

  • Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine, North Haven, CT
  • Student Ambassador

September 2015 – May 2016

M1 Pharmacology Course

  • Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine, North Haven, CT
  • Teaching Assistant

September 2014 – May 2015

Health Careers Pathway

  • Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine, North Haven, CT
  • Instructor
    • Lectured and developed a curriculum for 6th-12th graders at local schools about pharmacology and neuroscience

Publications

Thumma, S., Errico, K., Manchala, V., Matanna, J. (2018). “Lisinopril-Induced Acute Pancreatitis.” American Journal of Therapeutics. Published online July 2018.

 

Presentations:

Errico K. DeArmond D. Intrapleural impedance monitoring and intervention for chest tube management. UTHSCSA Annual Aust Society Scientific Symposium. June 2020.

Errico K. Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy: Good Poetry or Bad? UTHSCSA Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery Grand Rounds. May 2020. .

Errico K. Return of the MAC: Surgical Management of Mycobacterium Avium Complex. UTHSCSA Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery Grand Rounds. December 2019.

Errico K. Training a CT surgeon: are we doing it right? UTHSCSA Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery Grand Rounds. May 2019.

Errico K, Benbrahim A. Laparoscopic repair of a perforated duodenal ulcer with a falciform ligament pedicle flap: a case report. Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting 2017.

Errico K, Benbrahim A. Laparoscopic repair of a perforated duodenal ulcer with a falciform ligament pedicle flap: a case report. St. Vincent’s Medical Center 13th Annual Science Symposium. Bridgeport, CT. March 2017.