DR. CIARA R. HUNTINGTON

Dr. Ciara Huntington still has her St. Luke's volunteer badge from decades ago when she grew up in Boise, Idaho and dreamed of being a doctor.  Since then, she has traveled the world, providing medical care in Mongolia and sub-Sarahan Africa, gained a top notch surgical education, lectured nationally and internationally with 30+ scientific publications, and has found her calling in a life in surgery.  Graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and alumnus of the Carolinas Medical Center General Surgery Residency & Center for Advanced Laparoscopy and Surgical Practice, Dr. Ciara Huntington is thrilled to call Boise home once again.  Working with her dad, Dr. Thomas Huntington, is a dream come true for this Idaho native. When not taking care of patients or doing surgical outcomes research, you'll find Dr. Huntington enjoying fly-fishing, looking for chukars with her gun dog, out on ski slopes, and spending time with friends & family.

Dr. Ciara Huntington performs over 350 laparoscopic foregut operations (esophagus and stomach) yearly including hiatal hernia repair, paraesophageal hernia repair, redo-fundoplications, redo hiatal hernia hernia repair, and Heller myotomy.  She is considered a "high volume" surgeon for laparoscopic adrenalectomy, performing a large number of these complex cases each year. Hernia repair, thanks to her training at the Carolinas Medical Center, is another area of interest for Dr. Huntington. Dr Huntington is proud to work closely with St. Luke's Cancer Institute (formerly MSTI) to provide compassionate surgical care for cancer patients, especially those with gastric and esophageal cancer.

Dr. Huntington is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and an active member of the American College of Surgeons and SAGES (Society for American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons).

High school: Timberline High School, Boise, Idaho

Undergraduate: University of Washington, Seattle.

Bachelor of Arts - English Literature; Bachelor of Science - Cell & Molecular Biology

Medical Doctorate: University of Washington School of Medicine (WWAMI)

Surgery Residency & Research Fellowship: Carolinas Medical Center General Surgery Residency & Center for Advanced Laparoscopy and Surgical Practice, Charlotte, North Carolina

 

NOTABLE AWARDS

  • Boise Rotary Century Scholars Distinguished Alumni 2019

  • Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center General Surgery Resident Leadership Award 2018

  •  1st Place Essay and Invited Speaker - Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) Symposium, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, San Diego, October 2017 

  •  Best Overall Manuscript – Association of Academic Surgeons / Journal of Surgical Research Award 2016 ▪ 1st Place Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Resident / Fellow Science Award, Nashville, Tennessee, Annual SAGES Conference 2015

  •  2018-2017, 2017-2016 and 2016-2015 University of North Carolina School of Medicine Charlotte Campus Medical Student Teaching Awards

  • 1st Place North Carolina American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Resident/Fellow Paper Competition 2015

  •  2nd Place American College of Surgeons Resident Essay Competition 2014

  •  2nd Place North Carolina American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Resident/Fellow Paper Competition 2017, advanced to Committee on Trauma Southeastern Regional Competition

  •  Resident scholarship recipient, American College of Surgeons Advocacy & Leadership Summit, Washington DC, May 2017

  •  Resident essay competition winner / scholarship recipient, Americas Hernia Society, Annual Meeting, Mexico, March 8-11, 2017

  •  1st Place Carolinas Surgical Society - Resident/Fellow Research Competition 2016

  •  Invited Presentation – 30th Annual Resident/Fellow Conference – SSAT Annual Meeting 2015

  •  Carolinas HealthCare System Resident Scholarship Award 2014: Most Interdisciplinary Quality Improvement Project

  •  2nd Place North Carolina American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Resident/Fellow Competition 2013

 

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

  • Huntington CR, Cox TC, Blair LJ, Schell S, Randolph D, Prasad T, Lincourt A, Heniford BT, Augenstein VA. “Biologic mesh in ventral hernia repair: Outcomes, recurrence, and charge analysis.” Surgery. 2016 Dec;160(6):1517-1527

  • FT Drake, S Aarabi, BT Garland, CR Huntington, JP McAteer, MK Richards, NK Zern, KW Gow. “Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Surgery Resident Operative Logs: The Last Quarter Century.” Annals of Surgery, 265(5):1.

  • SW Ross, CR Huntington, PE Fischer, BW Thomas, BT Heniford, AB Christmas, RF Sing.  Hemodilution: Fact or Fiction? A Prospective, Randomized Control Trial to Quantify the Effect of Blood Loss and Crystalloid Resuscitation on Hemoglobin. Accepted to the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS), 2018.

  • CR Huntington, D Boselli, JT Symanowksi, A Crimaldi, JS Hill, JC Salo. “Optimal Timing of Surgical Resection after Radiation in Locally Advanced Rectal Adenocarcinoma: An Analysis of the National Cancer Database.” Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2016 Mar;23(3):877-87.

  • CR Huntington, K Carpenter, Y Han, JC Salo, JS Hill. “National Trends in Utilization of Endoscopic Ultrasound for Gastric Cancer: A SEER-Medicare Study.” Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2016 Jan;20(1):154-63; discussion 163-4.

  • CR Huntington, BA Wormer, TC Cox, LJ Blair, Amy Lincourt, VA Augenstein, BT Heniford. “Local Anesthesia in Open Inguinal Hernia Repair Improves Postoperative Quality Of Life Compared to General Anesthesia: A Prospective, International Study.” American Surgeon. 2015 Jul;81(7):704-9.

  • A.M. Kao, C.R. Huntington, J. Otero, T. Prasad, V. Augenstein, A.E. Lincourt, P.D. Colavita, B.T. Heniford. “Emergent Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repairs.” Accepted to Journal of Surgical Research, July 2018.

  • Cox TC, Huntington CR, Blair LJ, Prasad T, Lincourt AE, Heniford BT, Augenstein VA. “Predictive modeling for chronic pain after ventral hernia repair.” Am J Surg. 2016 Sep;212(3):501-10.

  • Cox TC, Huntington CR, Blair LJ, Prasad T, Heniford BT, Augenstein VA. “Quality of life and outcomes for femoral hernia repair: does laparoscopy have an advantage?” Hernia. 2016 May 21.

  • CR Huntington, LJ Blair, TC Cox, T Prasad, KW Kercher, VA Augenstein, BT Heniford. “The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Two Midnight Rule: Policy at Odds with Reality.” Surgical Endoscopy. 2016 Feb;30(2):751-5.

  • CR Huntington, M Strayer, T Huynh, and JM Green. “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving SCIP Compliance.” American Surgeon. 2015 Jul;81(7):687-92.

  • CR Huntington, TC Cox, LJ Blair, T Prasad, BT Heniford, VA Augenstein. “Nationwide Variation in Outcomes and Cost of Laparoscopic Procedures.” Surgical Endoscopy. 2016 Mar;30(3):934-46. [1st Place Resident/Fellow Science SAGES 2015 Award.]

  • CR Huntington, TC Cox, LJ Blair, T Prasad, BT Heniford, VA Augenstein. “Acuity, Outcomes, and Trends in the Transfer of Surgical Patients: A National Study.” Surgical Endoscopy 2016 Apr;30(4):1301-9.

  • CR Huntington, SW Ross, LJ Blair, T Prasad, AE Lincourt, RF Sing, BT Heniford, VA Augenstein. “Impact of Smoking on Ventral Hernia Repair: Analysis of NSQIP.” Abdominal Wall Repair, 2012 Sept; 3 (8):7-16.

  • BA Wormer, CR Huntington , SW Ross, PD Colavita, AE Lincourt, T Prasad, RF Sing, SB Getz, I Belyansky, BT Heniford, VA Augenstein. “A prospective randomized double-blinded controlled trial evaluating indocyanine green fluorescence angiography on reducing wound complications in complex abdominal wall reconstruction.” J Surg Res. 2016 May 15;202(2):461-72. [Awarded Best Overall Manuscript 2016 - Association of Academic Surgeons.]

  • Quality of life and outcomes for femoral hernia repair: does laparoscopy have an advantage? TC Cox, CR Huntington, LJ Blair, T Prasad, BT Heniford, VA Augenstein. Hernia (2017) 21: 79.


Please find free abstracts for these articles and more articles authored by Ciara Huntington MD on Pubmed.gov

 

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