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Craig Messick, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler Street
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-745-1544
The University of Texas MD Anderson Sugar Land Regional Care Center
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway
Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone: 281-566-1800
Fax: 281-566-1801

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2005 University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, MD, Doctorate of Medicine
1999 Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, BS, Biology

Postgraduate Training

7/2012-6/2013 Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Dr. Feza Remzi
7/2007-6/2009 Research Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Dr. Matthew F. Kalady
7/2006-6/2012 General Surgery Residency, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, Dr. Jeffery Ponsky
7/2005-6/2006 General Surgery Internship, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, Dr. Jeffery Ponsky

Board Certifications

2014 American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
2013 American Board of Surgery

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Resident ICU Jr. Staff, Departments of General Surgery and Anesthesiology, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2008-2009
Staff, Flight Physician, Metro LifeFlight, MetroHealth Hospital, Cleveland, OH, 2007-2008

Institutional Committee Activities

Subject Matter Expert, EPIC Electronic Health Record Clinical Content Review Committee-Cancer Network Committee, 2015-present

Honors and Awards

2013 Most Valuable Player Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
2009 Harry E. Bacon, MD Foundation Award, Best Basic Science Podium Presentation, American Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ASCRS) Annual Meeting
2008-2009 Sanford R. Weiss, MD, Scholar
2007-2009 Dudley P. Allen, MD, Scholar
2005 Deans List

Professional Memberships

Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
Member, 2015-present
American College of Surgeons
Member, 2013-present
American Society of Colorectal Surgeons
Member, 2013-present
American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
Member, 2015-present
National Cancer Institute: Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program: I-52578
Member, 2015-present
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
Member, 2015-present
Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
Member, 2015-present
Society of Surgical Oncologists
Member, 2015-present
Southwest Oncology Group
Member, 2015-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Shin US, Nancy You Y, Nguyen AT, Bednarski BK, Messick CA, Maru DM, Dean EM, Nguyen ST, Hu CY, Chang GJ. Oncologic Outcomes of Extended Robotic Resection for Rectal Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 23(7):2249-57, 7/2016. e-Pub 2/2016. PMID: 26856720.
2. Messick CA Kravochuck S, Church JM, Kalady MF. Metachronous serrated neoplasia is uncommon after right colectomy in patients with methylator colon cancers with a high degree of microsatellite instability. Dis Colon Rectum 57(1):39-46, 1/2014. PMID: 24316944.
3. Messick CA, Hull T, Rosselli G, Kiran RP. Lesions originating within the retrorectal space: a diverse group requiring individualized evaluation and surgery. J Gastrointest Surg 17(12):2143-52, doi: 10.1007/s11605-013-2350-y, 12/2013. e-Pub 10/2013. PMID: 24146338.
4. Messick CA, Manikich E, Sun C, Costedio M. Risk factors and incidence of clostridium difficile infection after colorectal surgery? Journal of the American College of Surgeons 217(3):S26-S27, 9/2013.
5. Messick CA, Hull T, Hammel JP, Manilich E. What are the risk factors that predict recurrent clostridium difficile infections in surgical patients? Journal of the American College of Surgeons 217(3):S24, 9/2013.
6. Messick CA, Rosselli G, Hull T. Presacral tumors:are they comparable in pediatric and adult patients? Polish Journal of Surgery (Pol Przegl Chir) 85(5):253-61, 5/2013.
7. Messick CA, Church J, Bennett A, Kalady MF. Serrated polyps:new classifications highlight clinical importance. Colorectal Dis 14(11):1328-37, 11/2012. PMID: 22554089.
8. Messick CA, Hull T, Rosselli G, Kiran, P. Tumors confined to the presacral space: a diverse group requiring individualized evaluation and surgery. Gastroenterology 142(1):S, 2012.
9. Messick CA, Sanchez J, Dejulius KL, Hammel J, Ishwaran H, Kalady MF. CEACAM-7: a predictive marker for rectal cancer recurrence. Surgery 147(5):713-9, 5/2010. e-Pub 12/2009. PMID: 20004437.
10. Messick CA, Church JM, Liu X, Ting AH, Kalady MF. Stage III colorectal cancer: molecular disparity between primary cancers and lymph node metastases. Ann Surg Oncol 17(2):425-31, 2/2010. e-Pub 11/2009. PMID: 19885699.
11. Messick CA, Church JM, Liu X, Kalady MF. The truth about advanced stage colorectal cancer: what the primary lesions donít tell you. Annals of Surgical Oncology 17(2):425-31, 2/2010.
12. Messick CA, Church J, Casey G, Kalady MF. Identification of the methylator (serrated) colorectal cancer phenotype through precursor serrated polyps. Dis Colon Rectum 52(9):1535-41, 9/2009. PMID: 19690479.
13. Messick CA, Sanchez J, Dejulius KL, Church JM, Kalady MF. Genetic and molecular diversity of colon cancer hepatic metastases. Surgery 146(2):227-31, 8/2009. PMID: 19628078.
14. Messick CA, Sanchez JA, DeJulius KL, Church JM, Kalady MF. Not all are created equal:genetic and molecular heterogeneity of colon cancer hepatic metastases. Surgery 146(2):227-31, Aug, 2009.
15. Messick CA, Hardacre JM, McGee MF, Siegel CT, Stellato TA, Sanabria JR, Kinsella TJ, Schulak JA. Early experience with intraoperative radiotherapy in patients with resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Am J Surg 195(3):308-312, 3/2008. PMID: 18207129.
16. Sanchez JA, DeJulius KL, Messick CA, Bronner MP, Casey G, Church JM, Kalady MF. Role of CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) in ulcerative colitis oncogenesis. Journal of Surgical Research 144(2):385-386, 2008.

Abstracts

1. de Rosa N, Rodriguez-Bigas MA, Chang GJ, Veerapong J, Borras E, Krishnan S, Bednarski B, Messick CA, Skibber JM, Feig BW, Lynch PM, Vilar E, You YN. DNA Mismatch Repair Deficiency in Rectal Cancer: Benchmarking Its Impact on Prognosis, Neoadjuvant Response Prediction, and Clinical Cancer Genetics. J Clin Oncol. e-Pub 7/2016. PMID: 27432916.
2. DeJulius KL, Messick CA, Kalady MF. Matrix metalloproteinase 11 is a potential tumor biomarker for rectal cancer. Journal of Surgical Research, 2011.
3. Messick CA, Bennet A, Sanchez JA, Church JM, Kalady MF. Whatís in a name? the clinical importance of accurate histological classification of serrated colorectal polyps. Journal of Surgical Research 144(2):298, 2008.

Book Chapters

1. Messick CA. Anal Dysplasia. In: Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America, 2017.
2. Ahmed S, Messick CA, Eng C. Cancer of the Anal Canal. In: Textbook of Gastrointestinal Oncology, 2017.
3. Messick CA. Complications of Surgery on the Small and Large Intestine. In: Principles of Gynecologic Oncology Surgery, 2017.
4. Messick CA, Chang G. Laparoscopic Right Colectomy. In: Operative Techniques in Surgery. 2. Wolters Kluver: Philadelphia, PA, 993-1000, 2014.

Last updated: 7/25/2016