Foot and Ankle Surgery
CHRISTINA KABBASH, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
WELLESLEY COLLEGE, Wellesley, MA
B.A. Degree, Cum Laude, 1990
COLUMBIA OLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, NYC, NY. M.D. 1990-2001
COLUMBIA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, NYC, NY Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular, and Biophysical Studies, Ph.D. with Honors, 1993-2000
COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, NYC, NY, M.P.H., 1992-2001
MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER, NYC, NY. Resident in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001-2006. Chief Resident 2005-2006.
ST.VINCENT’S MEDICAL CENTER, NYC, NY. Orthopaedic Surgeon, Foot & Ankle Fellow with Dr. Andrew Sands, 2006-2007.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. July 23, 2009
Fellowship Training Positions
Foot and Ankle fellowship, Dr. Andrew Sands 2006-2007
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT August 2007-present
University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT May 2010-present
(Clinical Instructor for UCONN Medical School)
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT March 2010-present
Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs, CT December 2007-present
Dubai Bone and Joint Center, Dubai, U.A.E. February 2011-May 2014
The City Hospital, Healthcare City Dubai, U.A.E. April 2011 – May 2014
International Program Editor for AO Trauma Foot and Ankle Education Task
Force. May 2011-present
Editor- Symposium on “Internal Fixation of Fractures of the Foot”
Techniques in Orthopaedics. June 2012.
Silverstein SC, Kabbash CA. 1994. Penetration, retention, intracellular localization, and antimicrobial activity of antibiotics within phagocytes. Curr Opin Hematol 1:85-91.
Polvere RI, Kabbash CA, Capo VA, Kadan I, Despommier DD.
1997. Trichinella spiralis: Synthesis of type IV and type VI
collagen during Nurse cell formation. Experimental
Kabbash CA, 2001. Characterization of the antimicrobial activity of gemfibrozil and its novel mechanism of inhibition. Ph.D.Thesis. Depts. of Physiology and Microbiology, Integrated Program, Columbia University. 1-248.
Kabbash C, Laude TA, Weinberg JM, Silverberg NB. 2003. Lichen planus in the lines of Blaschko. Pediatr Derm 19(6):541-545.
Silva M, Kabbash CA, Tiberi JV 3rd, Park SH, Reilly DT, Mahoney OM, Schmalzreid TP. 2003. Surface damage on open box posterior-stabilized polyethylene tibial inserts. Clin Orthop 416:135-144.
Kabbash CA, Gladstone JN, Moore S. 2004. Accuracy of the MRI articular cartilage specific sequence, 3D-SPGR to detect chondral lesions of the knee. Abstract, 23rd Annual meeting Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Kabbash CA, Low K, Weinfeld SB. 2004. Complications of Surgical Treatment for Neuropathic Foot Ulcers. Poster, 20th Annual Summer Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
Kabbash CA, Low K, Weinfeld SB. 2004. Complications of Surgical Treatment for Neuropathic Foot Ulcers. Podium presentation, Resident and Fellow Session, 20th Annual Summer Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.
Reich-Slotky R, Kabbash CA, Della-Latta P, Blanchard JS, Feinmark SJ, Freeman S, Kaplan G, Shuman HA, Silverstein SC. 2009. Gemfiborzil inhibits Legionella pneumophila and Mycobacterium tuberculosis enoyl coenzyme A reductatses and blocks intracellular growth of these bacteria in macrophages. J Bacteriol. 191(16):5262-71.
Kabbash CA, Sands AK. Calcaneus open reduction and internal fixation with extensile lateral incision. Procedure 44. Foot and Ankle Surgery. Saunders Elsevier,. Philadelphia, PA. 2010. p575-588.
Kabbash CA, Sands AK. Peroneal tendon tears: debridement and repair. Procedure 53. Foot and Ankle Surgery. Saunders Elsevier,. Philadelphia, PA. 2010. p 679-687.
White K, Phillips GI, Kabbash CA, Sands AK: Foot and Ankle Amputations. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Web site: Orthopaedic Knowledge Online 2010:8(7): http://www5.aaos.org/oko/description.cfm?topic=FOO033&referringPage=mainmenu.cfm. Accessed July30,2010.
Kabbash CA, Sands AK. Preface: Internal Fixation of Fractures of the Foot. Symposium in Techniques in Orthopaedics. June 2012.
Kabbash CA, Sands A, Rammelt S, Ljunquist JL. The Hindfoot Arthrodesis Nail- First Clinical Experiences and Outcomes. Accepted Poster Podium Presentation at Combined 33rd SICOT and 17th PAOA Orthopaedic World Conference. Dubai, U.A.E. November 30, 2012.
Ooh My Aching Feet! St Francis Care Community Seminar. April 17, 2013; November 7, 2013; February 19, 2014. The Hartford, Lunch and Learn Seminar April 10, 2014.
Applications of the Hindfoot Arthrodesis Nail. CME Seminar. 1st
Emirates Foot and Ankle Club. March 26, 2013
Session Moderator and poster presentation: The Hindfoot Arthrodesis Nail – First Clinical Experiences and Outcomes. Combined 33rd SICOT and 17th PAOA Orthopaedic World Conference. Dubai, U.A.E. Podium Poster Presentation. November 30, 2012.
Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Select PT Conference. November 15, 2012
Ankle Replacement. CME Seminar. Enhanced Mobility – Current Trends in Joint Replacements. Dubai Bone and Joint Center. Dubai, UAE. September 27, 2012.
Faculty Presenter. 17th Annual Sports Medicine Symposium, Sports Medicine Update: Ankle and Foot. Farmington, CT. August 2012.
Faculty Presenter and Table Instructor. Trauma Course of Fracture Management for ORP. Newport, Rhode Island. April 12-13, 2012
Synthes Course Facilitator, Presenter and Table Instructor. Elective Hindfoot/Midfoot Surgery Course. Dubai, UAE March 30, 2012.
Synthes Course Facilitator and Table Instructor. Mobile Foot and Ankle Lab. Hartford , CT March 2, 2012.
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Syndrome, CME Seminar, Dubai Bone and Joint Center/Nucleus Healthcare, Dubai, U.A.E. April 18, 2011
Gastrocnemius Contracture: Evolution and Treatment, CME Seminar, Select Physical Therapy. April 5, 2011.
Foot and Ankle Issues in Workman’s Compensation. Annual CT Workman’s
Compensation Seminar. May 3, 2007
Evolution and its Role in Gastrocnemius Contracture. AOFAS Specialty Day.
2007 AAOS Annual Meeting. February 17, 2007.
Intrarticular Calcaneus Fractures. Grand Rounds. St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical
Center. October 26, 2006.
Calcaneus Fractures. Symposium of Lower Extremity Orthopaedics, Pediatric
Deformities, and Trauma. Elmhurst Hospital Center. April 2, 2006
Fracture Healing. 2nd year medical student class, Mount Sinai Medical School. September 2005
Fracture Healing. 2nd year medical student class, Mount Sinai Medical School. September 2004
INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS AO Anterior Approach Ankle Fusion
AO Transfibular Approach Ankle Fusion
AO Arthroscopic Ankle Fusion
MediPedi Pricey, but Sanitary, Alternative to Regular Pedicure. NY1 News. October 17, 2006.
Ohhh My Aching Feet! CT Public TV May 19, 2008
1360AM Brad Davis and Mary Jones, Talk of Connecticut Radio Show. September 12, 2012
Channel 3 Eyewitness News 6pm Interview, The Latest Workout Crazes: Foot and Ankle Injury and Prevention. November 13, 2012.
WTIC FoxCT Slip and fall interview. February 21, 2014
NBC CT News February 21, 2014.
Winner – Alfred Steiner Dean’s Day for Medical Student Research Award, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1999
Frederick P. Gay Memorial Award for achievement in microbiology, Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Commencement, 2000
Member since 2005 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Member 2007-2009 Scientific Research Committee, St. Francis Hospital
Member 2007-2009 Trauma CQI Committee, St. Francis Hospital
Member since 2009 Credentials Committee, St Francis Hospital
Member since 2009 Foot and Ankle Faculty, AO North America
International Foot and Ankle Program Editor, AO
Antimicrobial Activity of Gemfibrozil and Related Compounds and Derivatives and Metabolites Thereof. Pat. No. 6,881,533
Antimicrobial Activity of Gemfibrozil. Pat. No. 6,713,043
Antimicrobial Activity of Gemfibrozil and Related Compounds and Derivatives and Metabolites Thereof . Pat. No. 6,531,291