Alexa Robbins, MD

Alexa Robbins

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MD, Georgetown University

BS, Boston University

Summary

Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Undergrad: Boston University, B.S., Human Physiology
Awards: Member of the Gold Humanism Society
Additional Education: Pursuing executive Masters in Healthcare Administration - Anticipated graduation 1/2021

Pursing Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine Fellowship at the University of Minnesota 7/2020-2021

Medical Interests: Surgical Palliative Care, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, travel, all things food related
Why I chose Minnesota: I felt that there was great mentorship and a wonderful operative experience. I really admired the chiefs and felt a connection with the residents. Also, Minneapolis is an amazing city. 

Research

Publications

PUBLICATIONS:

1. Playforth KB, Coughlan A, Upadhya KK. The Association between Insurance Status and Acceptance of Chlamydia Screening By Teenagers Who Present for Preventive Care Visits. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Feb;29(1):62-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2015.06.008. Epub 2015 Jun 19. PMID: 26099698

2. Muratore S, Coughlan A, Glover JK, Statz CL, Weinert C, Kline SE, Beilman GJ. Electronically Triggered Sepsis Alert in Non-Intensive Care Inpatients Using Modified Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Criteria: A Retrospective Observational Study with In-Depth Analysis of Surgical Patients. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2019 May/Jun;20(4):278-285. doi: 10.1089/sur.2018.228. Epub 2019 Feb 6. PMID: 30724713

3. Coughlan AJ, McEachron KR, Skube ME, Muratore S, Bellin MD, Beilman GJ. Where’s Waldo? Extrahepatic Site Options for Islet Transplantation. OBM Transplantation 2019;3(1):21; doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.1901042.

4. McEachron KR, Coughlan AJ, Beilman GJ, Bellin M, MD. Long term results of TP/IAT. In: Orlando G, Piemonti L, Ricordi C, Stratta RJ, and Gruessner RWG, (eds). Transplantation, Bioengineering, and Regeneration of the Endocrine Pancreas, Volume 2. San Diego: Elsevier Inc./Academic Press, 2020: pp157-166.

5. Robbins A, Arries C, Mettler T, Rothenberger M, Beilman G. Uncommon etiology of chronic pancreatitis - Histoplasmosis. Minnesota Medicine September/October 2019. Volume 102 Issue 5 Pages 43-44. (Abstract)

6. Robbins AJ, Skube ME, Bellin MD, Dunn TB, Chapman SA, Berry KL, Lusczek E, Beilman GJ. Portal Vein Thrombosis After Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Autotransplant: Prophylaxis and Graft Impact. Pancreas. 2019 Nov/Dec;48(10):1329-1333. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001421. PubMed PMID: 31688597.

7. Altman AM, Coughlan A, Shukla DM, Schat R, Spilseth B, Marmor S, Hui JYC, Tuttle TM, Jensen EH. Minimally invasive microwave ablation provides excellent long-term outcomes for otherwise inaccessible hepatocellular cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2020 Apr 8. doi: 10.1002/jso.25924. PMID: 32267973.

8. Vakayil V, Ingraham NE, Robbins AJ, Freese R, Northrop EF, Brunsvold ME, Pendleton KM, Charles A, Chipman JG, Tignanelli CJ. Epidemiological Trends of Surgical Admissions to the Intensive Care Unit in the United States. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 May 6 doi:10.1097/TA.0000000000002768. PMIID: 32384370.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

1.*Coughlan AJ. The Effect of Insurance Status on Acceptance of Chlamydia Screening in Teenagers. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine - Regional Meeting. November 2012. Washington, D.C.

2. *Coughlan AJ. Uganda: through the lens of a surgical resident. Minnesota Surgical Society. December 2018. St. Paul, MN

3. *Coughlan AJ, Altman A, Shukla D, McCaul H, Jensen E. Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Thermal Ablation for Non-resectable Colon and Rectal Cancer Metastases to the Liver. Minnesota Surgical Society. May 4th, 2019. Redwing, MN.

4. Altman, AM, Coughlan, AJ, Shukla D. McCaul H, Jensen E. Institutional Outcomes of Laparoscopic Microwave Ablation of Otherwise Inaccessible Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Minnesota Surgical Society. May 4th, 2019. Redwing, MN.

5. Hadley M, Coughlan A, Chipman J, Tignanelli C. How Many Clicks Does it Take to Get to the Center of a Department-wide Wellness Initiative. Academic Surgical Congress. February 2019. Houston, Texas

6. Rao M, Coughlan A, Bhargava A, Diaz-Gutierrez I, Andrade R. Laparoscopic Diaphragm Plication for Unilateral Diaphragm Paralysis and Eventration: Long Term Results. American Association for Thoracic Surgery. May 2019. Toronto, Canada.

7. Ingraham N, Vakayil V, Coughlan A, Brunsvold M, Chipman J, Charles A, Pendleton K, Tignanelli C. Dysfunction Junction: 8-year Trends in Deteriorating ICU Function Status. American Thoracic Society. May 2019. Dallas, TX.

8. Ingraham N, Vakayil V, Coughlan A, Brunsvold M, Chipman J, Charles A, Pendleton K, Tignanelli C. Recent Trends in Critical Care Admission Diagnosis and Related Mortality. American Thoracic Society. May 2019. Dallas, TX.

9. *Robbins, A. Diita T, Lusczek E, Rosielle D, Chipman J, Beilman G. The Role for Palliative Care in Surgery. Minneapolis Surgical Society September Meeting. September 2019. Minneapolis, MN.

10. Zhang B, Robbins A, Diaz Guiterez I, Rao M, Bhargava A, Andrade R. Long Term Results of Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair After Sequential Left Ventricular Assist Device Explantation and Orthotopic Heart Transplant. October 2019. St. Paul, MN.

11. *Robbins, A. Diita T, Lusczek E, Rosielle D, Chipman J, Beilman G. Mortality After Elective Surgery: The Potential Role for Palliative Care. American College of Surgeons. October 2019. San Francisco, CA.

12. *Robbins, A. Diita T, Lusczek E, Rosielle D, Chipman J, Beilman G. Mortality After Elective Surgery: The Potential Role for Palliative Care. University of Minnesota Department of Surgery Research Day. June 2020. Minneapolis, MN.

*Indicates presentations that I gave, those without * indicate projects that I was a contributing author for.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

1.*Coughlan A, Belani K, Andrade R, Rao M. Outpatient Thoracic Surgery. Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia Annual Conference. May 2018. Miami, FL. 2.*Colling K. Coughlan A. Wilhelm J. Beilman GJ. Bacterial Resistance in Islet Preparations for Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Cell Auto-transplantation; Selecting the Optimal Antibiotics. American Pancreas Association. October 2018. Miami, FL.

3. *Coughlan A, Skube M, Bellin M, Dunn T, Berry KL, Beilman GJ. Heparin vs. Lovenox as Thrombosis Prophylaxis after Total Pancreatectomy With Islet Autotransplantation. American Pancreas Association. October 2018. Miami, FL.

4. *Coughlan A, Schat R, Spilseth B, Skube M, Bellin M, Stice M, Beilman G. Unique Steatosis Patterns on Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography After Total Pancreatomy and Islet Auto-Transplantation. Pancreas Club. May 18th, 2019. San Diego, CA.

5. Coughlan A, Schat R, Spilseth B, Skube M, Bellin M, Stice M, Beilman G. Unique Steatosis Patterns on Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography After Total Pancreatomy and Islet Auto-Transplantation. Departments of Surgery and Neurosurgery Research Day Poster Session. June 2019. Minneapolis, MN

6. Schat, R Markese M, Olgun D, Coughlan A, Beilman G, Spilseth B. Prevalence and Patterns of Hepatic Steatosis After Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Autotransplantation: Is Hepatic Steatosis a Potential Biomarker in this Population? Society of Abdominal Radiology. March 2019. Orlando, FL.

7. Coughlan A, Ingraham N, Pendleton K, Morris R, Rix A, Sheka A, Chipman J, Charles A, Tignanelli C. Dignity in Death: National Trends in Respecting Code Status. Departments of Surgery and Neurosurgery Research Day Poster Session. June 2019. Minneapolis, MN

8. *Robbins A, Arries C, Mettler T, Rothenberger M, Beilman G. Uncommon Etiology of Chronic Pancreatitis - Histoplasmosis. Minnesota Medical Association Annual Conference. September 2019. Dultuh, MN.

9. *Robbins A, Lusczek, E, Benner, A, Bellin M, Alwan F, Beilman G. Thromboembolic Complications in Acute Pancreatitis. American Pancreas Association. November 2019. Maui, HI.

10. *Robbins A, Luscek E, Bellin M, Alwan F, Hodges J, Chapman S, Beilman G. Gastrointestinal Bleed After Total Pancreatectomy Islet Auto Transplant. American Pancreas Association. November 2019. Maui, Hawaii.

11. *Robbins A, Zhang B, Diaz-Gutierrez I, Rao M, Bhargava A, Andrade R. Long Term Results of Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair Following Orthotopic Heart Transplant and Left Ventricular Assist Device Explantation. Society of Thoracic Surgeons. January 2020. New Orleans, LA. Presented as a finalist for the ePoster competition.

*Indicates presentations that I gave, those without * indicate projects that I was a contributing author for.