Craig R Ainsworth


Major, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Medical Director Burn Intensive Care Unit-USAISR
Location: San Antonio Military Medical Center, TX
Research Interests:
Renal Replacement Therapy
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BS in Microbiology from Brigham Young University
MD from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Residency in Internal Medicine from Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

Ainsworth CR, Chung KK. Renal Replacement Therapy: A Practical Approach. In: Salim, Brown, Inaba, and Martin, eds., Surgical Critical Care Therapy: A Clinically Oriented Practical Approach. Berlin: Springer. 2016 In Press.

Ainsworth CR, Rizzo JA, Chung KK. Organ Response Organ Support. In: Jeschke ed. Hand book of Burns Volume 1-Acute Burn Care. Berlin: Springer. 2017 In Press

2014 Bronze Star Medal

2013-2016 Medical Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Ft. Bliss, TX

2014-2016 Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Ft. Bliss, TX

2013-2016 Critical Care Committee, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Ft. Bliss, TX

2017 Chairman, Critical Care Committee, Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston, TX

2014 Battalion Surgeon 1-502 INF 2BCT 101st Airborne Division, Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Representative Bibliography

1. Ainsworth CR, Edgerton CC. Cryoglobulinemia, eMedicine 2009, 2010, 2011.

2. Bandera B, Ainsworth CR, Shikle J, Rupard E, Roach M. Treatment of Unicentric Castleman Disease with Neoadjuvant Rituximab. CHEST. 2010;138:1239-41.

3. Ainsworth CR, Pamplin JC, Linfoot JA, Chung KK. A Bedside Communication Tool Did Not Improve Alignment of a Multidisciplinary Team’s Goals for Intensive Care Unit Patients. J Crit Care. 2013;28:112.e7-112e13.

4. Hall NM, Jones FJ, Ainsworth CR, Fincher RK. Methemoglobinemia in Patients Undergoing Esophagogastroduodenoscopy: a randomized controlled trial. Mil Med. 2013;178:701-4.

5. Ainsworth CR, Brown GS. Head Trauma 2014 Update. Published by MedScape in the eMedicine webpage.

6. Lundy JB, Chung KK, Pamplin JC, Ainsworth CR, Jeng JC, Friedman BC. Update on Severe Burn Management For The Intensivist. J Intensive Care Med. 2016;31:499-510. PMID: 26112758

7. ATHOS 3 Investigators. Angiotensin II for the Treatment of Vasodilatory Shock. N Engl J Med. 2017;377:419-430.

8. A retrospective analysis: do bacterial culture and sensitivity data support empiric use of pipercillin-tazobactam and antipseudomonal fluoroquinolones in hospitalized patients? US Army Med Dep J. 2017;2:9-11. PMID 28853113