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Theresa A . Townley, MD

Associate Professor

Theresa Townley

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School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Public Health MPH Secondary (Master's)

Theresa A . Townley, MD

Associate Professor

Department

Medicine

Position

Associate Professor

Articles

  • 5 Minute clinical Consult
    Townley TA. Tapeworm Infestation.  2018
  • Familial Cancer
    Lynch HT, Lanspa S, Shaw T, Casey MJ, Rendell M, Stacey M, Townley T, Snyder C, Hitchins M, Bailey-Wilson J Phenotypic and genotypic heterogeneity of Lynch syndrome: a complex diagnostic challenge., p. 1-12 2017
  • BMJ Case Report
    Vallabhajosyula S, Sundaragiri PR, Bansal O, Townley TA. A rare nidus for pulmonary thromboembolism after vertebroplasty. BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Oct 23;2013. pii: bcr2013200763. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-200763. PubMed PMID: 24154998; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3822182
    2013 Oct 23, p. 2013 2013
  • Pediatric Annals
    Townley TA  Working In Developing Countries: How to Approach a Global Health Experience PMID:21736261   
    40 (7), p. 376-380 2011
  • Teach Learn Med
    Porter J, Townley T, Warrier R, Huggett K. An Acculturation Curriculum: Orienting International Medical Graduates to an Internal Medicine Residency 
    20, p. 37-43 2008
  • Journal of General Internal Medicine
    *Dodla S, Townley T, Poster Presentation: Is Sinus Node Dysfunction an Adverse Effect of Infliximab 27th Annual SGIM Meeting 5/12-5/15/04, Chicago, IL. 
    19, S1, p. 23-83 2004

Publications

  • Global Health Conference Midwest
    Tarantino, L, Begovic A, Wiler C, Gupta S, Walters R, Townley T. https://acrabstracts.org/abstract/lupus-nephritis-disparities-amongst-hospitalizations-in-the-united-states-a-national-inpatient-sample-study/. Accessed May 18, 2022. Tarantino L, Begovic A, Wiler C, Gupta S, Walters R, Townley T. Lupus Nephritis Disparities Amongst Hospitalizations in the United States, GHCM Feb 11, 2020 2022
  • Arthritis and Rheumatology Journal
    Gupta, S., Willer K, Begovic A, Waters M, Tarantino L, Badejo O, Walters R, Townley T Gupta S, Willer K, Begovic A, Waters M, Tarantino L, Badejo O, Walters R, Townley T. Lupus Nephritis Disparities Amongst Hospitalizations in the United States: A National Inpatient Sample Study [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2021; 73 (suppl 10). 2021
  • ACP Nebraska Chapter
    Tarantino, L, Begovic A, Wiler C, Gupta S, Walters R, Townley. Tarantino L, Begovic A, Wiler C, Gupta S, Walters R, Townley. Lupus Nephritis Disparities Amongst Hospitalizations in the United States NE ACP Meeting 2021
  • Familial Cancer
    Lynch HT, Lanspa S, Shaw T, Casey MJ, Rendell M, Stacey M, Townley T, Snyder C, Hitchins M, Bailey-Wilson J. Phenotypic and genotypic heterogeneity of Lynch syndrome: a complex diagnostic challenge. doi: 10.1007/s10689-017-0053-3. Review. PubMed PMID: 29071502.
    17(3), p. 403-414 2018
  • Case Reports in Medicine
    Kukrety S, Parekh J, Townley T.Pasteurella multocida Bacteremia in an Immunocompromised Patient. 7392847. PMID:27847521 2016
  • Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.
    Koshino T, Agrawal DK, Townley T, Townley RG. Ketotifen prevents terbutaline-induced down-regulation of beta-adrenocceptors in guinea pig lung;
    152 (3), p. 1221-7 1988

Presentations

  • Addressing the Educational Gap in Planetary Health – a workshop presented at the Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting April 7, 2022 2022
  • Immigration and Health Care Disparity –Resident teaching session April 2022 2022
  • Neurodiversity and Health Care Disparity – Resident teaching session April 2022 2022
  • Facilitator for IPE activity at the Global Health Conference Midwest reviewing a case of lung cancer in an immigrant male. February 2022 2022
  • Migration, Cultural Humility and Health Disparities presented at Internal Medicine Academic day. 11/17/2021 2021
  • Dysmenorrhea & Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding presented at Internal Medicine Academic day. 9/1/2021 2021
  • Deconstructing Race in the Medical Curriculum, Literature and Algorithms presented at Grand Rounds, Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy campus. March 24, 2021 2021
  • Facilitator for IPE activity at the Global Health Conference Midwest reviewing a case of COVID19 in an immigrant male February 2021 2021
  • Planetary Health Existential Threats and Clinical opportunities Grand Rounds, Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy campus. November 20, 2019 2019
  • Khan, A., Townley, T. Potassium Chloride as Triple Therapy. SGIM 2019, Washington, DC. 2019
  • A Trip To Africa Grand Rounds, Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy campus. January 9, 2019 2019
  • Ophthamology for the Internist. Creighton University Medical Center, Internal Medicine Residency Curriculum 2018
  • STD’s for the Internist 2018
  • Board review in Topics in Women’s Health. 2018
  • Allison Lai, Toufik Mahfood Haddad, Leah Grant, Gregory Wittenburg, Mary Breen, Stephanie Windish, Mohammad Selim, Renuga Vivekanandan, Theresa Townley. “Measured versus calculated long QT in a patient with loperamide overdose.” Nebraska ACP Poster Competition, Creighton University, Omaha, NE. 2017
  • Dimensions in Clinical Medicine: Professionalism 2017
  • Dimensions in Clinical Medicine: Health Care Payment 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 2017
  • *Pro-calcitonin: What is it Good For? Grand Rounds Creighton University Medical Center 2016
  • Professionalism in the Digital Age Creighton University Hospital Medicine Conference  July 2014,2015 and 2016  2016
  • Case Report:Pasteurella multocida septicemia secondary to non-traumatic canine contact in a 60 year old male on hemodialysis. N Dueck,D Kirkpatrick,H Safa,H Rayes MD,T Townley MD ACP meeting 2016
  • J Scripp, A  Essr, B Kor, S Rychtarczyk, S Kiblinger, A Colanta, Theresa Townley. Acute Renal Failure due to Staphylococcal Sepsis or Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP), a real clinical challenge. ACP Meeting. 2016
  • The Intercultural Development Inventory as a cultural competency and sensitivity measure for medical students opting into Project CURA, a student-run local and global service learning organization at Creighton University School of Medicine. J. Wu, A. La1; A. Roedlach; T. Townley, D. Munley presented at CUGH national meeting 2016
  • Rare case of Mediastinal Tuberculosis V Nip, V Mehta, J Horne MD, T Townley, R Vivekanandan presented at ASTMH national meeting 2015
  • Professionalism in the Digital Age -Creighton University Hospital Medicine Conference July 2014 and July 2015 2015
  • Invited speaker for Gold Humanism Inductee dinner 2015
  • Survivorship -Creighton University Hospital Medicine Conference October 2014 2014
  • EBOLA - Creighton University Hospital Medicine Conference October 2014 2014
  • Survivorship Creighton University Hospital Medicine Conference 2014
  • EBOLA Creighton University Hospital Medicine Conference 2014
  • Professionalism in the Digital Age -Creighton University Hospital Medicine Conference July 2014 and July 2015 2014
  • Innnovations in Global Health Creighton University Internal Medicine Grand Rounds presentation January 29th, 2014 2014
  • *Innnovations in Global Health Creighton University Internal Medicine Grand Rounds 2014
  • Graves Storms into unchartered territories Vallabhajosyula S,Tella SH, Bansal O, Townley TA, SGIM National Meeting Denver CO 2013
  • A pain in the Back J Ramachandran, S Hasham, E Horowitz, C Mindru, T Townley at NE ACP meeting 2012
  • Hypertension in Los Pilones, Dominican Republic Creighton University Internal Medicine Research Conference 2010
  • Hypertension in Los Pilones, Dominican Republic Creighton University Internal Medicine Research Conference Midwest Global Health Conference 2010
  • Working with NGO’s in Conflict Situations Midwest Global Health Meeting 2010
  • To Degree on Not Degree -What is an MPH? Midwest Global Health Meeting 2010
  • *The CU medical Response to the Earthquake in Haiti Creighton University Internal Medicine Grand Rounds 2010
  • Grand rounds: Plastics and children, Childrens hospital and medical center, Omaha, NE, November 2009 *mentored resident Durgalaxshmi Duraikannan 2009
  • *Sama, A., Gonsalves, W., Townley, TA., Subbiah, S. A Bleeding patient with a Lupus anticoagulant: a clinical conundrum. Poster presented at: American College of Physicians; Omaha, NE 2009
  • *Vitamin D in the Tropics Chaired and presented at symposium at American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene national meeting 2008
  • *Sama, A., Townley, TA., Snyder, C., Lynch, H. Cultural and socio-economic factors precluding screening for colorectal cancer in susceptible families. Poster presented at: American College of Physicians; Omaha, NE.  2008
  • Patient management conference: Vomiting on the first day of life, Case of Hirschsprungs in a newborn, Children’s hospital and medical center 2008
  • *Headache: Are we missing something? Reddy Sama A, Sweeney C, Townley T at the Society of General Internal Medicine 2008
  • Townley TA, Lynch T, Lynch J. Can we diagnose and treat chronic disease in a third world country?  Sacramento, CA at the Global Health Education Consortium 2008
  • Kwong ML, Lofgreen A,Huggettt K, Haynatski G Townley TA.   Tea with Vick’s or Honey CAM practices among Hispanic patients in Sacramento, CA at the Global Health Education Consortium April 3 -5th, 2008  2008
  • *Kwong ML, Lofgreen A,Huggettt K, Haynatski G Townley TA.  Tea with Vick’s or Honey CAM practices among Hispanic patients in Omaha, NE at Midwest Medical Student Biomedical Research Forum  2008
  • *Tea with Vick’s or Honey CAM practices among Hispanic Caregivers in Omaha, NE Internal  Medicine Research Noon Conference 2008
  • HIV- International Issues –Presentation for HIV/AIDS Creighton University Medical School 2007
  • *An Acculturation Curriculum for International Medical Graduates at the Society of General Internal Medicine 2007
  • Dimensions in Clinical Medicine: Cultural Sensitivity Awareness 2006
  • *Issues in Immigrant and Refugee Health Chaired and presented at symposium at American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene national meeting 2006
  • An Acculturation Curriculum for International Medical Graduates at the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine Philadelphia, PA 2006
  • Dimensions in Clinical Medicine: Cultural Sensitivity Awareness 2006
  • *Bones, Minerals and Vitamins Nebraska ACP Meeting 2005
  •  *Hoos-Thompson, S Townley, TA. Dobutamine Induced Demand Ischemia Nebraska ACP  2005
  • *Brunner-Buck, L; Townley, TA.  Getting to the Heart of Myotonic Dystrophy Nebraska ACP meeting 2005
  • *MSF, Humanitarian Relief and Human Rights Midwest Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC) Omaha, NE 2005
  • *Issues in Immigrant and Minority Health Midwest GHEC 2005
  • Dimensions in Clinical Medicine: Cultural Sensitivity Awareness 2005
  • Working with MSF – The role of a pediatrician Grand Rounds Children’s Hospital 2005
  • *Bones, Mineral and Vitamins Midwest SGIM Chicago. IL. 2004
  • Cultural Proficiency Seminar for Medical Faculty 2004
  • *Dodla S, Townley T, Poster Presentation: Is Sinus Node Dysfunction an Adverse Effect of Infliximab 27th Annual SGIM Meeting,Chicago, IL.  2004
  •  Dimensions in Clinical Medicine: Cultural Sensitivity Awareness  2004
  • Creative Technologies and Human Rights Saris, Whistles and Buckets 2004
  • *Opportunities for Health and Human Rights in Humanitarian Aid Panel Presentation Justice and Health through Creative Technologies 2004
  • Adolescent Medical Care Ambulatory Lecture Series 2004
  • Dimensions in Clinical Medicine: Professionalism 2003
  • Curriculum Development for Professionalism Society of General Internal Medicine Chicago, IL 2003
  • *Teaching Professionalism in Changing Times Workshop Midwest SGIM 2003
  • *Gupta, K; Townley TA Colchicine Myopathy  SGIM National Meeting 26th Annual SGIM meeting Vancouver, Canada 2003
  • Colchicine Myopathy Poster at Society of General Internal Medicine 2003
  • A Sarcastic Rash In an Immigrant from South Sudan Poster at SGIM 2003
  • *Ravilla S;  Shendrik I, Townley TA. A Sarcastic Rash in an Immigrant from South Sudan SGIM National Meeting 2003
  • *MSF, Humanitarian Relief and Human Rights Grand Rounds Creighton University Medical Center 2003
  • Revisiting Pap Smears Ambulatory Lecture Series 2003
  • Working with Doctors without Borders and the international and local implicationsof human rights infractions on health care 2003
  • Dimensions in Clinical Medicine: Professionalism 2003
  • Colchicine Myopathy at Nebraska ACP meeting 2002
  • Primary Care in Liberia Resident’s Morning Report Tampa General Hospital University of South Florida 2000
  • The role of NGO’s In emergency and post –emergency situations –African Studies Class Macalester College 1999
  • Working with MSF in Kosovo and South Sudan, Grand Rounds- St. Joseph Hospital Creighton University 1999
  • Working with MSF in Kosovo and South Sudan Washington Hospital Center 1999
  • Effect of Ketotifen on Beta-Adrenergic responses in Guinea pig airways poster at the American Physiological Society American Thoracic Society Fall Meeting  1989
  • Effect of Ketotifen on Beta-adrenergic responses in guinea pig airways presentation at Midwest Medical Research Forum 1989

Awards

  • Humanitarian of the Year
    “Humanitarian of the Year” ACP Nebraska, October 30, 2021
    ACP Nebraska
  • Speaker Gold Humanism Society Inductee Dinner
  • Inducted into the Gold Humanism Society
  • Magis Award
    For assistance to the victims of the Haitian earthquake.
    Creighton University
  • Omaha Area Health Education Center Award
    for student shadowing project
  • American College of Physicians Community Service and Volunteerism Award
    The Nebraska Chapter of the American College of Physicians for Community Service
  • Marion Light Night Award
    Lecture and Reflection time with high school students
  • St. Pius Xth/St. Leo’s distinguished graduate
    Included a day spent with students at the school
    St. Pius/St. Leo’s grade school
  • Best of Show
    Juried Students Art Show
  • Honors Schloarship
    Arts Senate