Krista P Terracina

Krista P Terracina, MD

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-SURGERY-GI-COLORECTAL SURG
Business Phone: (352) 265-0535
Business Email: krista.terracina@ufl.edu

About Krista P Terracina

I was drawn to colon and rectal surgery because of its ability to cure early stage cancer. There is no greater gift then life itself. In my role as assistant professor and colon and rectal surgeon at the University of Florida Department of Surgery, I prioritize treating every patient like family and providing attentive, personalized care. I enjoy getting to know each one of my patients. I spend my days restoring continence, healing fistulas, alleviating pain and sometimes taking the time to make a really good ostomy to help patients live fuller and more vibrant lives.

I attended medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport and moved thereafter to complete my residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. During my residency, I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer biology at the Massey Cancer Center in Richmond and became administrative chief resident. Following this, I completed a colon and rectal surgery residency at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C.

I am a member of the Association for Academic Surgery, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. I have also been granted several awards, including the resident teaching award, administrative chief resident award, and Virginia Commonwealth University Humanism in Medicine and Excellence in Teaching Award.

Besides the enjoyment of my practice, I enjoy being a mother of two and wife. We are happy residents of the Gainesville community and enjoy all that North Florida has to offer: SEC sports, springs, fishing and beaches.

Accomplishments

Administrative Chief Resident Award
2018 · VCU Department of Surgery
Resident Teaching Award
2018 · VCU Department of Surgery
VCU Humanism in Medicine and Excellence
2017 · VCU Department of Surgery
ACS Resident and Associate's Society Annual Essay Contest Winner
2015 · ACS
Humera Surigcal Society David M. Hume Resident Research Award Winner
2015 · Humera Surgical Society

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2021
BSC4910 Individual Mentored Research in Biology

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in General Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

Clinical Profile

Subspecialties
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Anal cancer
  • Anal fissure
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Crohn disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Gastrointestinal fistula
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Ulcerative colitis

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-5761-9037

Publications

2024
Sarcopenia is a Poor Predictor of Outcomes in Elective Colectomy for Diverticulitis.
The American surgeon. 90(6):1309-1316 [DOI] 10.1177/00031348241229630. [PMID] 38263953.
2023
A narrative review of ergonomic problems, principles, and potential solutions in surgical operations.
Surgery. 174(2):214-221 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2023.04.003. [PMID] 37202309.
2023
Impact of Institutional Universal Microsatellite-Instability (MSI) Reflex Testing on Molecular Profiling Differences Between Younger and Older Patients with Colorectal Cancer.
Clinical colorectal cancer. 22(1):153-159 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clcc.2022.09.004. [PMID] 36319582.
2022
The Role of the Microbiome on the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer.
Cancers. 14(22) [DOI] 10.3390/cancers14225685. [PMID] 36428777.
2021
Activity of Sorafenib Plus Capecitabine in Previously Treated Metastatic Colorectal Cancer.
The oncologist. 26(5):362-e724 [DOI] 10.1002/onco.13689. [PMID] 33512054.
2018
ABCC1-Exported Sphingosine-1-phosphate, Produced by Sphingosine Kinase 1, Shortens Survival of Mice and Patients with Breast Cancer.
Molecular cancer research : MCR. 16(6):1059-1070 [DOI] 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-17-0353. [PMID] 29523764.
2018
Targeting the SphK1/S1P/S1PR1 Axis That Links Obesity, Chronic Inflammation, and Breast Cancer Metastasis.
Cancer research. 78(7):1713-1725 [DOI] 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-17-1423. [PMID] 29351902.
2016
DNA methyltransferase inhibition increases efficacy of adoptive cellular immunotherapy of murine breast cancer.
Cancer immunology, immunotherapy : CII. 65(9):1061-73 [DOI] 10.1007/s00262-016-1868-8. [PMID] 27416831.
2016
First-place essay: the things I carry.
Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. 101(1) [PMID] 27055291.
2016
Interstitial Fluid Sphingosine-1-Phosphate in Murine Mammary Gland and Cancer and Human Breast Tissue and Cancer Determined by Novel Methods.
Journal of mammary gland biology and neoplasia. 21(1-2):9-17 [DOI] 10.1007/s10911-016-9354-7. [PMID] 27194029.
2016
Modified breast cancer model for preclinical immunotherapy studies.
The Journal of surgical research. 204(2):467-474 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2016.06.003. [PMID] 27565084.
2015
Cancer cachexia, mechanism and treatment.
World journal of gastrointestinal oncology. 7(4):17-29 [DOI] 10.4251/wjgo.v7.i4.17. [PMID] 25897346.
2015
Development of a metastatic murine colon cancer model.
The Journal of surgical research. 199(1):106-14 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2015.04.030. [PMID] 26009494.
2014
An improved syngeneic orthotopic murine model of human breast cancer progression.
Breast cancer research and treatment. 147(3):501-12 [DOI] 10.1007/s10549-014-3118-0. [PMID] 25200444.
2014
Current treatment options for colon cancer peritoneal carcinomatosis.
World journal of gastroenterology. 20(35):12493-500 [DOI] 10.3748/wjg.v20.i35.12493. [PMID] 25253949.
2014
Primary and secondary angiosarcoma of the breast.
Gland surgery. 3(1):28-34 [DOI] 10.3978/j.issn.2227-684X.2013.12.03. [PMID] 25083491.
2014
Sphingosine-1-phosphate transporters as targets for cancer therapy.
BioMed research international. 2014 [DOI] 10.1155/2014/651727. [PMID] 25133174.
2013
Emerging Role of Sphingosine-1-phosphate in Inflammation, Cancer, and Lymphangiogenesis.
Biomolecules. 3(3):408-34 [DOI] 10.3390/biom3030408. [PMID] 24286034.
2013
Update on the surgical management of Paget’s disease.
Gland surgery. 2(3):137-42 [DOI] 10.3978/j.issn.2227-684X.2013.08.03. [PMID] 24386631.

Grants

Aug 2021 – Jul 2023
Immersive VR 3D Model for Rectal Cancer Robotic Surgery
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMER SOC OF COLON AND RECTAL SURGEONS via INTUITIVE FOUNDATION
May 2018 ACTIVE
High throughput 3D printing
Role: Co-Project Director/Principal Investigator
Funding: MERCK SHARP & DOHME

Education

Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery
2018-2019 · Medstar Washington Hospital Center
Administrative Chief Residency
2017-2018 · Virginia Commonwealth University
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cancer Biology
2013-2015 · Massey Cancer Center
Residency, General Surgery
2012-2017 · Virginia Commonwealth University
Intern, General Surgery
2011-2012 · Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical School
2007-2011 · Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center of Medicine

Contact Details

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GAINESVILLE FL 32610