Marcus W. Balters, MD
Marcus W. Balters, MD

Marcus W. Balters, MD

Associate Professor
Program Director, General Surgery Residency
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Surgery

Position

  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Director of Medical Student Surgery Clerkships - Department of Surgery 7/12 - Present
  • Program Director - General Surgery Residency - Department of Surgery 11/15 - Present

Education

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center,M.D.,1991-1996
  • State University of New York, (S.U.N.Y), Syracuse, Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, 2001-2003
  • St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, General Surgery Residency, 1996-2001
  • Texas Christian University (TCU), Undergraduate, 1987-1991

Certifications

         
            State of Nebraska, #22552, expires 10/1/16
            Nebraska DEA #: BB8376495, expires 07/31/18
            State of Iowa,       #35240, expires 05/01/17
            Iowa DEA: BB8405412, voluntarily expired 7/31/12
            ATLS Instructor (course completed 1/28/10, renewal expires 04/08/18)
            American Board of Surgery, certified diplomat, certificate #51791, expires 12/31/17
            American Board of Thoracic Surgery, certified, certificate # 7912, expires 12/31/22
 

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • “Renovascular Hypertension” Pearls of Wisdom Urology Board Review, 4th Edition, M. Balters, M.D. and Jay L Bloch, M.D.  Editor: Stephen W. Leslie, M.D., McGraw Hill Education Publishing, c2013.
     , McGraw-Hill, 4th Edition, 2013

Articles

  • Traumatic pulmonary pseudocyst: An underreported entity B. Phillips*, J. Shaw, L. Turco, D. McDonald, J. Carey, M. Balters, M. Wagner, R. Bertellotti, D.L. Cornell, D.K. Agrawal, J.A. Asensio, Injury, Int. J. Care Injured, 48, 214-220, 2017
  • "Perioperative Nutrition.”  Surgical Clinics of North America.  Zach Torgersen, M.D., M. Balters, M.D.  Vol 95, Issue 2, April 2015.  pp 255-267.
     , Surgical Clinics of North America, Vol 95, Issue 2, 255-267, 2015

  • “Preoperative Anemia is an Independent Predictor of Postoperative Mortality and Adverse Cardiac Events in Elderly Patients undergoing Elective Vascular Operations.” Annals of Surgery. Annals of Surgery 258 (6): 1096-1102. Dec 2013.  Gupta PK, Gupta H, Sundaram A, MacTaggart JN, Johanning JM, Fang X, Forse RA, Balters M, Longo GM, Sugimoto JT, Lynch TG, Pipinos II. PMID: 23511839.
     , Annals of Surgery, Vol 258, Issue 6, 1096-1102, 2013

  • “Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm does not improve early survival versus Open Repair in Patients Younger than Sixty Years.”  European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2012 May; 43(5):506-12. Epub 2012 Mar 3. Gupta PK, Ramanan B, Lynch TG, Gupta H, Fang X, Balters M, Johanning JM, Longo GM, MacTaggart JN, Pipinos II. PMID: 22386386.
     , European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery., Vol 43, Issue 5, 506-512, 2012
  • Conservative Management of Traumatic Lung Hernia:  A Case Report and Review of the Literature” Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2012 March (93):992-4.  Jai Bikhchandani, M.D., Jeffery Sugimoto, M.D., Marcus Balters, M.D.
    (doi: 10.1016/jathoracsur.2011.08.023) PMID: 22364998.   , Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 93, 992-994, 2012

Publications


  • Sundaram A, Gupta PK, Ramanan B, MacTaggart J, Longo GM, Johanning J, Forse A, Balters M, Lynch T, Pipinos I.  Impact of renal function on outcomes after elective endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. September 2012. J American College of Surgeons. 215 (5S) S156-S157. 
     , J Am Coll Surg, Vol 215, Issue (5S), S156-S157, 2012

  • Natarajan B, Gupta PK, Lynch T, MacTaggart J, Balters M, Gupta H, Longo GM, Johanning J, Pipinos I.  In-Hospital and Post Discharge Venous Thromboembolism after Vascular Surgery.  June 2012. J Vasc Surg. 55S: 59s-60S. 
     , J Vascular Surgery, Vol 55S, 59s-60s, 2012

Presentations

  • Invited Speaker, Surgical Grand Rounds, Creighton University Medical Center, “IVC Filters in Trauma and Non-trauma Patients”
     , 2016
  • Invited Speaker, Surgical Grand Rounds, Creighton University Medical Center, “Hemodialysis Access: Past, Present, and Future, 2016
  • HFES 2016 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, San Diego, CA.
    Ergonomics and Prevention of Injuries From Needles Sticks and Sharps in the OR
    Authors: Pramila Kalaga, Ergonomics Specialist, CHI Health Outpatient Rehabilitation Services; Marcus Balters, MD, Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgeon, CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center(CUMC); Lynn Crowley, Operations Leader – Surgical Services, CHI Health; Lisa Paulsen, Clinical Educator – Surgical Services, CHI Health CUMC; Laura Peet Erkes, Patient Safety/Risk Officer, CHI Health CUMC; Emily Boes, Study Assistant, CHI Health CUMC; Emalee Patterson, Study Assistant, CHI Health CUMC; Jill Carr, Clinical Educator – Surgical Services, CHI Health, CUMC; Dr. Armour Forse, Professor, Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon, CHI Health CUMC; Barb Alsagar, Perioperative Services Division Educator; Sandy Culbertson, Perioperative Services Manager; Matt Kayl, Director – Surgical Services, CHI Health CUMC; Christopher Jessen, Director, Outpatient Rehabilitation Services; Christine Wright, Supervisor, Surgical Services, CHI Health CUMC; Janel Myers, RN, Interim Manager, Surgical Services, 2016
  • Specialty Chat: Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery” Creighton University School of Medicine, 2016
  • Specialty Chat: Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery” Creighton University School of Medicine, 2015
  • Invited Speaker, Creighton University Medical Center, “Central High School Career Day: What is Surgery?, 2014
  • Invited Speaker, Elkhorn Middle School, “Career Day Discussions: What is Surgery?, 2014
  • Invited Speaker, Creighton University Medical Center, “Central High School Career Day: What is Surgery?, 2013
  • Invited Speaker, Surgical Grand Rounds, Creighton University Medical Center, “(Bedside) Manners Matter: Integrating Compassion as a Measure of a Surgeon’s Competency in the Modern Era, 2013
  • Invited Speaker, Elkhorn Middle School, “Career Day Discussions: What is Surgery?, 2013
  • American College of Surgeons:
     Sundaram A, Gupta PK, Ramanan B, MacTaggart JN, Longo GM, Johanning JM, Forse RA, Balters M, Lynch TG, Pipinos II. Impact of gender on outcomes after carotid endarterectomy. Poster presentation at American College of Surgeons annual meeting.  , 2012
  • Ramanan B, Gupta PK, Johanning JM, MacTaggart JN, Longo GM,  Baxter BT, Balters M, Forse RA, Lynch TG, Pipinos II.Carotid Endarterectomy in Octogenarians: Outcomes from a National Database. Poster presentation at the American College of Surgeons annual meeting.  , 2012
  • Natarajan B, Gupta PK, Lynch TG, MacTaggart JN, Balters M, Gupta H, Fang X, Longo GM, Johanning JM, Pipinos II. Prosthetic Graft versus Vein as Conduit for Extra-Anatomic Bypass: Short-term Outcomes from a National Database. Poster presentation at Society for Vascular Surgeons annual meeting.  , 2012
  • Natarajan B, Gupta PK, Lynch TG, MacTaggart JN, Balters M, Gupta H, Longo GM, Johanning JM, Pipinos II. In-Hospital and Post-Discharge Venous Thromboembolism after Vascular Surgery. Poster presentation at Society for Vascular Surgery annual meeting., 2012
  • Gupta PK, Natarajan B, Gupta H, Fang X, Balters M, Johanning JM, Lynch TG, Longo GM, MacTaggart JN, Pipinos II. Suprarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Which Patients Would Benefit More From Branched Or Fenestrated Endograft Repair Rather Than Open Repair? Poster presentation at Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society annual meeting., 2011
  • Gupta PK, Natarajan B, Gupta H, Fang X, Balters M, Johanning JM, Lynch TG, Forse RA, Longo GM, MacTaggart JN, Pipinos II. Contemporary Outcomes following Endovascular versus Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Poster presentation at Society for Vascular Surgery annual meeting. , 2011
  • Gupta PK, Natarajan B, Reddy YM, Gupta H, Balters M, Johanning JM, Lynch TG, Longo GM, MacTaggart JN, Pipinos II. Open Revascularization for Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia. Poster presentation at Society for Vascular Surgeon annual meeting. , 2011
  • Gupta PK, Natarajan B, Reddy YM, Gupta H, Balters M, Johanning JM, Lynch TG, Forse RA, Longo GM, MacTaggart JN, Pipinos II. Thirty Day Outcomes following Brachiocephalic and Brachiobasilic Arteriovenous Fistula Formation: National Benchmarks for Standard of Care. Poster presentation at Soceity for Vascular Surgery annual meeting, 2011
  • Gupta PK, Arya S, Natarajan B, Fang X, Gupta H, Balters M, Johanning JM, Lynch TG, Longo GM, MacTaggart JN, Pipinos II. Suprarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Which Patients Would Benefit More From Fenestrated Endograft Rather Than Open Repair? Poster presentation at Society for Vascular Surgery annual meeting. , 2011

Awards and Honors

  • Accepted into the American College of Surgeon’s Surgeons as Educators course., 2017
  • President, Gold Humanism Honor Society (Creighton Univ. Chapter), Creighton University Medical Center, 2016
  • Chair of the Governance Committee (Previously known as Chief of Staff), Creighton University Medical Center, 2016
  • 2016 Finalist, Creighton University School of Medicine, Class of 2017 Golden Apple Award, 2016
  • 2016 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, Creighton University School of Medicine Class of 2016, 2016
  • 2015 Clerkship Director Teaching Award by the Creighton University School of Medicine, 2015
  • 2015 Gold Humanism Honor Society Induction (Creighton Univ. Chapter), Creighton University, 2015
  • 2014 Finalist, Creighton University School of Medicine Class of 2014-Golden Apple Award, Surgery Student Teaching Award, 2014
  • Vice Chief of Staff, Creighton University Medical Center Medical Staff, 2013
  • 2013-2014, Best Faculty Teacher Award, Creighton University General Surgery Residents, 2013
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medicine Society, Creighton University 2013, 2013
  • Invited Reviewer, Hernia (Journal), 2011
  • Creighton Leadership Academy, Class of 2010, Creighton University Medical Center, University of Southern Florida, 2010
  • 2007-2008, Role Model of the Year Award, Creighton University General Surgery Residents, 2008
  • 2004, Nominee, Golden Apple Award, Creighton University Medical Center, School of Medicine Class 2004, 2004
  • 1999, Citation for Excellence in Teaching, Tufts University School of Medicine Class of 1999, 1999
  • 1994, 1st Place, Essay Competition on Rural Medicine Experience, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1994
  • 1993 Summer Research Grant, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1993
  • 1991 Class Co-Vice President, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1991
  • 1989-1990/1990-1991 - MD Anderson Award for Outstanding Pre-Medical or Pre-Dental Student, Texas Christian University, 1989
  • 1987-88 / 1988-89 - Dean's Scholarship, Texas Christian University, 1987