Graduate: 1991-1993 Northern Illinois University M.S. Probability and Statistics DeKalb, Illinois
Undergraduate: 1989-1991 Northern Illinois University B.S. Mathematics (emphasis statistics), Minor in Biology DeKalb, Illinois
Preisler HD, Venugopal P, Gregory SA, Hsu W, Loew J, Adler S, Gezer S, Creech S, Galvez A, Slivnick D, Andric T, Larson RA, Jajeh A. Poor prognosis acute myelogenous leukemia: 1 - response to treatment with high dose cytarabine/mitoxantrone/ethyol @ (Amifostine). Leuk Res. 2000 Aug;24(8):671-80. doi: 10.1016/s0145-2126(00)00037-0. PMID: 10936421.
Devemy E, Li B, Tao M, Horvath E, Chopra H, Fisher L, Nayini J, Creech S, Venugopal P, Yang J, Kaspar C, Hsu W, Preisler HD. Poor prognosis acute myelogenous leukemia: 3--biological and molecular biological changes during remission induction therapy. Leuk Res. 2001 Sep;25(9):783-91. doi: 10.1016/s0145-2126(01)00032-7. PMID: 11489472.
Preisler HD, Li B, Chen H, Fisher L, Nayini J, Raza A, Creech S, Venugopal P. P15INK4B gene methylation and expression in normal, myelodysplastic, and acute myelogenous leukemia cells and in the marrow cells of cured lymphoma patients. Leukemia. 2001 Oct;15(10):1589-95. doi: 10.1038/sj.leu.2402211. PMID: 11587217.
Preisler HD, Perambakam S, Li B, Hsu WT, Venugopal P, Creech S, Sivaraman S, Tanaka N. Alterations in IRF1/IRF2 expression in acute myelogenous leukemia. Am J Hematol. 2001 Sep;68(1):23-31. doi: 10.1002/ajh.1144. PMID: 11559933.
Furlanetto LM, von Ammon Cavanaugh S, Bueno JR, Creech SD, Powell LH. Association between depressive symptoms and mortality in medical inpatients. Psychosomatics. 2000 Sep-Oct;41(5):426-32. doi: 10.1176/appi.psy.41.5.426. PMID: 11015629.
von Ammon Cavanaugh S, Furlanetto LM, Creech SD, Powell LH. Medical illness, past depression, and present depression: a predictive triad for in-hospital mortality. Am J Psychiatry. 2001 Jan;158(1):43-8. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.158.1.43. PMID: 11136632.
Sheehan MK, Beck K, Creech S, Pickleman J, Aranha GV. Distal pancreatectomy: does the method of closure influence fistula formation? Am Surg. 2002 Mar;68(3):264-7; discussion 267-8. PMID: 11893105.
Petruzzelli GJ, Brockenbrough JM, Vandevender D, Creech SD. The influence of reconstructive modality on cost of care in head and neck oncologic surgery. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002 Dec;128(12):1377-80. doi: 10.1001/archotol.128.12.1377. PMID: 12479723.
Aranha GV, Hodul P, Golts E, Oh D, Pickleman J, Creech S. A comparison of pancreaticogastrostomy and pancreaticojejunostomy following pancreaticoduodenectomy. J Gastrointest Surg. 2003 Jul-Aug;7(5):672-82. doi: 10.1016/s1091-255x(02)00432-8. PMID: 12850681.
Naeem M, Dahiya M, Clark JI, Creech SD, Alkan S. Analysis of c-kit protein expression in small-cell lung carcinoma and its implication for prognosis. Hum Pathol. 2002 Dec;33(12):1182-7. doi: 10.1053/hupa.2002.129199. PMID: 12514786.
Elkadry E, Kenton K, White P, Creech S, Brubaker L. Do mothers remember key events during labor? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Jul;189(1):195-200. doi: 10.1067/mob.2003.371. PMID: 12861162.
Bhorade SM, Lurain NS, Jordan A, Leischner J, Villanueva J, Durazo R, Creech S, Vigneswaran WT, Garrity ER. Emergence of ganciclovir-resistant cytomegalovirus in lung transplant recipients. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2002 Dec;21(12):1274-82. doi: 10.1016/s1053-2498(02)00463-1. PMID: 12490272.
Pappas AL, Fluder EM, Creech S, Hotaling A, Park A. Postoperative analgesia in children undergoing myringotomy and placement equalization tubes in ambulatory surgery. Anesth Analg. 2003 Jun;96(6):1621-4, table of contents. doi: 10.1213/01.ane.0000064206.51296.1d. PMID: 12760984.
Aranha GV, Hodul PJ, Creech S, Jacobs W. Zero mortality after 152 consecutive pancreaticoduodenectomies with pancreaticogastrostomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2003 Aug;197(2):223-31; discussion 231-2. doi: 10.1016/S1072-7515(03)00331-4. Erratum in: J Am Coll Surg. 2003 Oct;197(4):547. PMID: 12892800.
Clark JI, Atkins MB, Urba WJ, Creech S, Figlin RA, Dutcher JP, Flaherty L, Sosman JA, Logan TF, White R, Weiss GR, Redman BG, Tretter CP, McDermott D, Smith JW, Gordon MS, Margolin KA. Adjuvant high-dose bolus interleukin-2 for patients with high-risk renal cell carcinoma: a cytokine working group randomized trial. J Clin Oncol. 2003 Aug 15;21(16):3133-40. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2003.02.014. Epub 2003 Jun 16. PMID: 12810695.
Letizia M, Creech S, Norton E, Shanahan M, Hedges L. Barriers to caregiver administration of pain medication in hospice care. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2004 Feb;27(2):114-24. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2003.06.008. PMID: 15157035.
Hodul P, Creech S, Pickleman J, Aranha GV. The effect of preoperative biliary stenting on postoperative complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy. Am J Surg. 2003 Nov;186(5):420-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2003.07.005. PMID: 14599600.
Van Thiel DH, Anantharaju A, Creech S. Response to treatment of hepatitis C in individuals with a recent history of intravenous drug abuse. Am J Gastroenterol. 2003 Oct;98(10):2281-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2003.07702.x. PMID: 14572580.
Mulhall JP, Creech SD, Boorjian SA, Ghaly S, Kim ED, Moty A, Davis R, Hellstrom W. Subjective and objective analysis of the prevalence of Peyronie's disease in a population of men presenting for prostate cancer screening. J Urol. 2004 Jun;171(6 Pt 1):2350-3. doi: 10.1097/01.ju.0000127744.18878.f1. PMID: 15126819.
Sokhi RP, Anantharaju A, Kondaveeti R, Creech SD, Islam KK, Van Thiel DH. Bone mineral density among cirrhotic patients awaiting liver transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2004 May;10(5):648-53. doi: 10.1002/lt.20104. PMID: 15108256.
Park AH, Pappas AL, Fluder E, Creech S, Lugo RA, Hotaling A. Effect of perioperative administration of ropivacaine with epinephrine on postoperative pediatric adenotonsillectomy recovery. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004 Apr;130(4):459-64. doi: 10.1001/archotol.130.4.459. PMID: 15096431.
Boeve S, Strupeck J, Creech S, Stiff PJ. Analysis of remobilization success in patients undergoing autologous stem cell transplants who fail an initial mobilization: risk factors, cytokine use and cost. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2004 May;33(10):997-1003. doi: 10.1038/sj.bmt.1704486. PMID: 15064690.
Barnett SP, Hodul PJ, Creech S, Pickleman J, Arahna GV. Octreotide does not prevent postoperative pancreatic fistula or mortality following Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Am Surg. 2004 Mar;70(3):222-6; discussion 227. PMID: 15055845.
Kohn A, Creech S, Shayani V. Indicated cholangiography in patients operated on by routine versus selective cholangiographers. Am Surg. 2004 Mar;70(3):203-6; discussion 206-7. PMID: 15055842.
Sarker S, Herold K, Creech S, Shayani V. Early and late complications following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Am Surg. 2004 Feb;70(2):146-9; discussion 149-50. PMID: 15011918.
Toor AA, Ayers J, Strupeck J, Parthasarathy M, Creech S, Rodriguez T, Stiff PJ. Favourable results with a single autologous stem cell transplant following conditioning with busulphan and cyclophosphamide in patients with multiple myeloma. Br J Haematol. 2004 Mar;124(6):769-76. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2141.2004.04837.x. PMID: 15009065.
Gabram SG, Hoenig J, Creech S, Minks KD, Gamelli RL. Medical student electives in general surgical subspecialties. Am J Surg. 2004 Sep;188(3):246-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2004.03.010. PMID: 15450828.
Andersen M, Tinsley J, Milfort D, Wilcox R, Smereck G, Pfoutz S, Creech S, Mood D, Smith T, Adams L, Thomas R, Connelly C. HIV health care access issues for women living with HIV, mental illness, and substance abuse. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2005 Jul;19(7):449-59. doi: 10.1089/apc.2005.19.449. PMID: 16053402.
Singla R, King S, Albuquerque K, Creech S, Dogan N. Simultaneous-integrated boost intensity-modulated radiation therapy (SIB-IMRT) in the treatment of early-stage left-sided breast carcinoma. Med Dosim. 2006 Fall;31(3):190-6. doi: 10.1016/j.meddos.2005.11.001. PMID: 16905449.
Lawless CE, Tamlyn T, Shah R, Karim FM, Khan E, Creech S. Titration of carvedilol in elderly heart failure patients. Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 2005 Sep-Oct;14(5):230-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1076-7460.2005.04525.x. PMID: 16247281.
Albuquerque KV, Singla R, Potkul RK, Smith DM, Creech S, Lo S, Emami B. Impact of tumor volume-directed involved field radiation therapy integrated in the management of recurrent ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2005 Mar;96(3):701-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2004.11.008. PMID: 15721414.
Wang AY, Schiff GD, Creech SD, et al. Nonadherence to Prescribed Medications in an Inner City Population Hospitalized for Congestive Heart Failure. Abstract presented at the AHA/ACC 2nd Scientific Forum on the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke, Washington DC, April 9-11, 2000
Wang AY, Weiss KB, Creech SD, et al. Patient Self-Reported Adherence to Medications Among Hospitalized Patients with Congestive Heart Failure: A Challenge for Disease Management. Abstract presented at the Association for Health Service Research Annual Meeting, June 25-27, 2000, Los Angeles, CA
Islam K, Creech SD, Sokhi RP, Kondaveeti RK, Harig JM, Van Thiel DH: Changes in Bone Density in Liver Transplant Patients, Abstract published in American Journal of Transplantation 1: 315 2001, poster presented at Transplant 2001 Joint Meeting
Islam K, Creech SD, Sokhi RP, Kondaveeti RK, Nadir R, Shah N, Harig JM, Van Thiel DH: Relationship between Serum Calcium Levels and Bone Mineral Density in Liver Transplant Recipients, Abstract published in Gastroenterology 120 (5) Suppl 1:A -564 2001, poster presented at 102nd Annual Meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association.
Islam K, Mehta K, Creech SD, Weprin J, Haque MN, Harig JM: Incidence of H. pylori in patients with antral erythema, Abstract published in American Journal of Gastroenterology 96: (9) S58 2001
Islam K, Mehta K, Creech SD, Haque MN, Weprin J, Harig JM: Distribution of diminutive polyps in the colon, Abstract published in American Journal of Gastroenterology 96: (9) S152 2001
Islam K, Sokhi RP, Kondaveeti RK, Creech SD, Nadir A, Shah N, Harig JM, Van Thiel DH: Comparison of Bone Mineral Density in Different Anatomic Areas By Disease Group in Liver Transplant Recipients, Abstract published in Gastroenterology 120 (5) Suppl 1:A -564 2001
Riske PS, Vaziri B, Bouchard CS, Ahmad AZ, Anderson D, Leonetti JP, Creech SD: Ocular Complications Following Acoustic Neuroma Resection. Poster presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthamology meeting on April 4, 2001.
Li SD, Lue W, Borge M, Yetter E, Creech S, Nadir A, Shah N, Van Thiel DH: Transcatheter Chemoembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Predictive Factors of Poor Survival Outcome. Abstract presented at The American College of Gastroenterology meeting on October 1, 2001.
Yetter EM, Acosta KB, Creech SD, Olson MC: Correlation of different sonographic measurements and formulas to estimate splenic volume with helical CT volume: How should the spleen be measured sonographically to accurately estimate volume?, Abstract presented at American Roentgen Ray Society, April 2002 meeting.
Snyder ED, Ibrahim ME, Creech SD, Gieser RG: Review of Eye Trauma Presenting to a Suburban Outpatient Clinic. Poster presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthamology meeting on May 2, 2001.
Lee S, Creech SD: A Biomechanical Comparison of Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) versus Transthoracic Interbody Fusion (TLIF) under Physiologic Compressive Follower Load. Poster presented at The Orthopaedic Research Society meeting on February 9-13, 2002.
Riske PS, Bu P, Zaya N, Bouchard CS, Carey R, Creech S: Comparisons of Topical Chlorhexidine, Ciprofloxacin, and Fortified Tobramycin/Cefazolin in Rabbit Models of Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas Keratitis. Abstract presented at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthamology meeting on May 5, 2002.
Hodul P, Creech S, Pickleman J, Aranha GV: Quality of Life in Patients After Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Abstract presented at Digestive Disease Week meeting in May 2002.
Islam K, Mehta K, Creech SD, Haque MN, Weprin J, Harig JM: Incidence of Barrett's Esophagus in Patients with Irregular Z-line, Abstract published in American Journal of Gastroenterology 96: (9) S16 2001
Toor A, Parthasarathy M, Creech SD, Strupeck Joan, Stiff P: Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma (MM); Results with Busulfan (Bu) and Cyclophophamide (Cy) Based Conditioning Regimen. Poster presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology December 7-11, 2001.
Pisani B, Taulien C, Creech S, Mendez J, Mullen G, Malinowska K, Robinson J: Association of Mycophenolate Mofetil with Cytomegalovirus Infections Post Cardiac Transplant: A Single Center Study. Abstract presented at Midwestern Student Biomedical Research Forum at University of Nebraska, cosponsored by Creighton University on February 16th 2002.
Hummel P, Puchalski M, Creech S, Weiss M: N-PASS: Neonatal Pain, Agitation, and Sedation Scale - Reliability and Validity. Poster presented at the 2003 Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, May 3-6.
Ramesh P, Asokan S, Creech S, et.al.: Comparison of Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) Symptoms and Features in Caucasian (CC), African American (AA), and Hispanic (HP) Adolescents. Abstract published in Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 37: (3) p396 2003.
Asokan S, Ramesh P, Gunasekaran TS, Creech S: Prevalence of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Symptoms in Hispanic American Adolescents. Abstract published in Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 37: (3) p337 2003.
Singla R, King S, Albuquerque K, Creech S, et.al.: Simultaneous-Integrated Boost IMRT in the Treatment of Early Stage Left-sided Breast Carcinoma. Abstract accepted for oral presentation at the Radiological Society of North America, 2003 December.
Singla R, Albuquerque K, Creech S, et.al.: The Presence and Timing of Tamoxifen and it's Effect on the Radiosensitivity of MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 2003 December.
Barnett S, Hodul P, Creech S, Pickleman J, Aranha G: Octreotide Does not Prevent Post-operative Pancreatic Fistula or Mortality Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy. American Surgeon. Accepted for publication.
Statistics in Medical Research: Key Concepts and Methods - One-hour lecture covering statistical concepts and methods including probability, distributions, random phenomena, estimation, hypothesis testing, prediction, sample size justification, clinical trials, t-test, Chi-square test and ANOVA. Presented to Department of Comparative medicine staff at Loyola University Medical Center, 2003.
Statistics in Medical Research: Key Concepts and Methods - Two 1-hour lectures covering statistical concepts and methods including probability, distributions, random phenomena, estimation, hypothesis testing, prediction, sample size justification, clinical trials, t-test, Chi-square test and ANOVA. Presented to Department of Ophthalmology interns and fellows at Loyola University Medical Center, 2003.
Statistics in Medical Research: Key Concepts and Methods - Five-week course with a final exam covering statistical concepts and methods including probability, distributions, random phenomena, estimation, hypothesis testing, prediction, sample size justification, clinical trials, t-test, Chi-square test and ANOVA. Presented to Cancer Center interns and fellows at Loyola University Medical Center, 2003.
Power Analysis and Sample Size Determination - Brief overview of concepts involved in power analysis and sample size determination, presented to Lung Transplant Faculty, interns and fellows at Loyola University Medical Center, 2002.
Statistical Concepts and Methods - Broad overview of statistical concepts and methods including randomization, sample size and power and in-depth discussion of statistical analysis, presented to Plastic Surgery residents and faculty at Loyola University Medical Center, 2002.
Clinical Trials - Broad overview of clinical trials including phase I - IV, randomization, sample size and power and in-depth discussion of statistical analysis, presented to Graduate Nursing Students in the School of Nursing at Loyola University Medical Center, 2001.
Statistics in the medical literature Part 2 - In depth discussion of survival analysis, log-rank test, general rules for choosing appropriate statistical tests, presented to faculty, attending, resident and fellowship physicians in the Department of Urology at Loyola University Medical Center, 2001.
Statistics in the medical literature Part 1 - Statistical concepts as they apply to reading the medical literature, presented to faculty, attending, resident and fellowship physicians in the Department of Urology at Loyola University Medical Center, 2001.
Theory and application of Independent groups t-test, paired groups t-test, Analysis of variance and Chi-square test, presented to residents, interns and fellowship physicians from several departments at Loyola University Medical Center, 2001.
Theory and application of correlation, simple linear regression, multiple regression and confounding, presented to residents, interns and fellowship physicians from several departments at Loyola University Medical Center, 2001.
Theory and application of logistic regression, presented to residents, interns and fellowship physicians from several departments at Loyola University Medical Center, 2001.
Computational Statistics - A short course in applied statistics, presented to second year medical students, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 1999
An application of Poisson regression models to the analysis of clinical trial recruitment data, presented to Biostatistics interest group, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 1999