Robert S. Krouse , MD

Associate Professor, Surgery

Veterans Affairs Hospital

Surgical Service
3601 S 6th Ave
Tucson Arizona 85723-0001

(520) 792-1450 x 6631
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Fax: (520) 629-4603

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  • Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1991 (M.D.)
  • National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, 6/30/1993-6/29/1994 (Fellowship, Surgical Oncology)
  • City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California, 7/1/1997-6/30/2000 (Fellowship, Surgical Oncology)
Major Areas of Research Interest: 
  • Quality of life research for surgery patients, cancer patients, and patients facing end of life
  • Clinical and biomarker analyses of squamous cell cancer of the skin
  • Clinical and biomarker analyses of colorectal cancer
Selected Publications: 
  • Mohler MJ. Coons SJ. Hornbrook MC. Herrinton LJ. Wendel CS. Grant M. Krouse RS. The health-related quality of life in long-term colorectal cancer survivors study: objectives, methods and patient sample. Current Medical Research & Opinion. 24(7):2059-70, 2008.
  • Krouse RS. The value of a systematic approach to malignant bowel obstruction. The Journal of Supportive Oncology. 6(3):116-7, 2008.
  • Alberts DS. Einspahr JG. Krouse RS. Prasad A. Ranger-Moore J. Hamilton P. Ismail A. Lance P. Goldschmid S. Hess LM. Yozwiak M. Bartels HG. Bartels PH. Karyometry of the colonic mucosa. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 16(12):2704-16, 2007.
  • Krouse RS. Advances in palliative surgery for cancer patients. The Journal of Supportive Oncology. 2(1):80-7, 2004.
Sponsored Research Through MSRP: 

David Horner (MSRP 2008, 2009): "Health related quality of life in VA patients with intestinal stomas."

Richard Kim (MSRP 2013): "HRQOL-Enhancing Ostomy Self-Management Intervention for Colorectal Cancer Survivors."

Advanced Research - Research Distinction Track (RDT): 

 David Horner (RDT 2012): "Outcomes in VA Patients with Temporary Intestinal Stomas: A Case Series Study"

Last Updated: 
January 13, 2017