Craig S. Kitchens, MD

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Craig S. Kitchens, MD, MACP

Professor Emeritus of Medicine

PO Box 100278
Gainesville, FL 32610-0278

TEL: (352) 273-7832
FAX: (352) 273-7849

 

Dr. Kitchens has spent his educational and professional life in Gainesville, FL.  He joined the College of Medicine faculty in 1975 and currently is a Professor of Medicine.  His outside interests include enjoying time on our many area springs and rivers as well as raising a small herd of black angus cattle with his physician wife.  He has expertise in teaching and particularly enjoys referrals of complicated hematology cases from other physicians.  From 2002-2006, he served as Governor of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians representing the interests of Florida’s 15,000 internal medicine doctors.

Degree/Program

Institution

Field/Specialty

MD University of Florida Medicine
Internship Duke University Internal Medicine
Residency Duke University Internal Medicine
Fellowship The Johns Hopkins Hospital Hematology

Academic/Research Interests:

  • Dr. Kitchens’ primary interests have been in the area of hematology, particularly the mechanisms governing bleeding and thrombosis.  He has published extensively in these areas and has edited the second edition of the leading textbook in consultative hemostasis and thrombosis.  He has been very active in graduate medical education and in leading courses in continuing medical education for internal medicine physicians. The majority of Dr. Kitchens’ research focus is in the areas of clinical hemostasis and thrombosis, coagulation testing, pre-operative testing, disorders of platelets, and snake bite envenomation.

Clinical Interests:

  • Dr. Kitchens’ primary clinical efforts are directed toward the myriad hemostatic and thrombotic manifestations that are encountered in tertiary medical centers due to the complexity of transplant medicine, level I trauma, and  cancer medicine as well as the rapidly advancing area of clinical thrombosis and hypercoagulability.  He sees patients both within the University of Florida Medical Center and as outpatients from the entire Southeast in the consultative center. He also as an interest in envenomation by native poisonous snakes seeing about 30 patients a year.  He helped develop the newest snake antivenom which is now regularly employed in this country. He has interests in medical-legal aspects of medical practice.

Publications:

  • Kitchens CS: “The Consultative Process”, Chapter 1 in Kitchens CS, Alving BM, Kessler CM, eds, in CONSULTATIVE HEMOSTASIS AND THROMBOSIS, ed 2, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2007, pp 3-15.
  • Zumberg M, Kitchens CS: “Purpura and Other Hematovascular Disorders”, Chapter 11, in Kitchens CS, Alving BM, Kessler CM, eds, in CONSULTATIVE HEMOSTASIS AND THROMBOSIS, ed 2, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2007, pp 159-182.
  • LaBelle C, Kitchens CS: “Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation”, Chapter 12, in Kitchens CS, Alving BM, Kessler CM, eds, in CONSULTATIVE HEMOSTASIS AND THROMBOSIS, ed 2, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2007, pp 183-209.
  • Zumberg M, Kitchens CS: “Venous Thomboses at Unusual Sites”, Chapter 16, in Kitchens CS, Alving BM, Kessler CM, eds, in CONSULTATIVE HEMOSTASIS AND THROMBOSIS, ed 2, Elseveir, Philadelphia, 2007, pp 257-280.
  • Kitchens CS:  To bleed or not to bleed?  Is that the question for the PTT?  J Thromb Haemost 3:2607-2611, 2005.