The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Surgery

Christy M. Lawson, MD

Associate Professor
Division of Trauma & Critical Care Surgery

Clinical Focus

Trauma, General Surgery

Research Focus

Critical Care Nutrition, Early Recovery After Surgery Through Nutritional Support

Education

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Internship
General Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine

Residency
General Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine

Fellowship
Surgical Critical Care, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine

Certifications

American Board of Surgery
Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care

Professional Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Tennessee Medical Association
Association of Academic Surgeons

Current Publications

Lawson CM, Daley BJ.
Nutrition risk screening and stratification. Current Surgery Reports. 2015 Sep;3(9):28.

Current Presentations

Cavalea A, Benton D, Heidel E, Daley B, Lawson C, McLoughlin J. Pneumatosis intestinalis in patients receiving tube feeds. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2017 Feb 25-28; Nashville, TN.

Bollig R, McLain J, Giesler D, Sams VG, Lawson CM, Daley BJ, Nickloes TA. Tracheal stenosis based on surgical technique. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress; 2017 Feb 25-28; Nashville, TN.

Beierle S, Tonks S, Lawson C, McMillen J, Heidel R, Pomy B, Woodman B, Daley B. The use of single dose Cefazolin for tube thoracostomy placement reduces culture proven pneumonia. Presented at American Association for the Surgery of Trauma; 2016 Sep 14-17; Waikoloa, HI.

Abraham MP, Heidel RE, Smith LM, Daley BJ, Lawson CM. Early thromboprophylaxis trends toward non-operative failure in splenic injury. Presented at Tennessee Chapter of American College of Surgeons; 2016 Jul 22-24; Memphis, TN.

Abraham MP, Hinds M, Tayidi I, Jeffcoach DR, Corder JM, Hamilton LA, Lawson CM, Bollig RW, Heidel RE, McMillen JC, Daley BJ. Quetiapine for delirium prophylaxis in high-risk critically ill patients. Presented at Region IV Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Competition; 2015 Nov 20-21; Atlanta, GA.

Abraham M, Hinds E, Daley BJ, McMillan T, Lawson C, Jeffcoach D. Quetiapine for delirium prophylaxis in high-risk critically ill patients. Presented at Society of Critical Care Medicine; 2015 Jan 17-21; Phoenix, AZ.

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