Thomas H. Quinn, PhD
Thomas H. Quinn, PhD

Thomas H. Quinn, PhD

Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Biomedical Sciences

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Surgery

Teaching Activity

  • Currently Director of Clinical Anatomy Master's Program; teaching in the Medical School 1st and 4th yr. students

Biography

Dr. Quinn attended St Mary's College in Winona Mn. for two years and transferred to Creighton in 1969. He studied both Science and Fine Arts in order to become a medical illustrator.  He earned his B.A. from Creighton in 1971. He Then attended the Akademie der bildende kunste at the University of Vienna, Austria for one year. He became very interested in human anatomy at that time, and earned a Master's degree from Creighton in 1973. He earned a Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Communications in 1974 from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Quinn studied and taught for four years and began his doctoral work at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He earned the Ph.D. in Anatomy in 1883. Dr. Quinn has taught full time at Creighton since 1977. He has been awarded the Golden Apple seven times, the Dedicated Teacher Award,the Educator of the year award from Allied Health, and Dedicated Continuing Medical Educator award. He is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honor Fraternity.  Dr. Quinn has been the President of the State Anatomical Board for over 15 years, President of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, and has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award by that organization. He is the Author of numerous books, text chapters, visual teaching aids, and papers. He is the anatomical editor for a current text in press, and has served as editor for several books and journals.  His research interests are in applied surgical anatomy.

Education

  • Creighton University,B.A.,to 1972
  • Creighton University,M.S.,to 1973
  • University of Nebraska,Ph.D.,to 1983

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • T.H. Quinn (2009). Winged Scapula after Axillary Surgery. Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Not Applicable, 2009
  • N. Norton, T.H. Quinn (2009). Rapid Ascent Diving Accident. Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Not Applicable, 2009
  • T.H. Quinn (2009). Nurse Maid's Elbow, Dislocation of a Child's Radial Head. Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Not Applicable, 2009
  • T.H. Quinn (2009). Osteoporosis, a Debilitating Condition. Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Not Applicable, 2009
  • T.H. Quinn (2009). Chain Saw Injury to the Lower Neck Region. Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Not Applicable, 2009
  • T.H. Quinn (2008). Complications of Chronic Alcoholism. Medical Evidence, James Publishing., Not Applicable, 2008
  • T.H. Quinn (2008). Breast Augmentation with Complications. Medical Evidence, James Publishing., Not Applicable, 2008
  • T.H. Quinn (2008). Perineal Tear During Delivery. Medical Evidence, James Publishing., Not Applicable, 2008
  • GI Systems; Gallbladder and Biliary Duct System; Pancreas, T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2006., Not Applicable, pp. 119-120, 2006
  • Integument: Skin Structure; Hair & Nails, T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2006., Not Applicable, pp. 197-198, 2006
  • Radical Neck Dissection for Cancer Removal, T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2006., Not Applicable, pp. 280.77-280.92, 2006
  • Anterior Shoulder Dislocation w/ Axillary Nerve Damage,T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2006., Not Applicable, pp. 364.79-364.80, 2006
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy) w/ Complications, T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2006., Not Applicable, pp. 424.31-424.42, 2006
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair Neccessitated by Job-Related Lifting Injury, T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2006., Not Applicable, pp. 424.43-424.58, 2006
  • Radical Prostatectomy w/ Resulting Urinary Incontinence & Impotence, T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2006., Not Applicable, pp. 424.59-424.70, 2006
  • Vasectomy w/ Complications, T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2006., Not Applicable, pp. 453-454.11, 2006
  • Build a Human Project: Improving attitude and increasing anatomy content, knowledge and skills for middle level students., Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 11 (2), 21-32, 2006
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, H. Nipper and T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2005., Not Applicable, Rev. 4, 18-7, 2005
  • Failure & Revision of Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery, T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2005., Not Applicable, Rev. 4, 19-7 , 2005
  • Strangulation of Child by Automatic Power Window, T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2005., Not Applicable, Rev. 4, 18-8 , 2005
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Due to Neck Trauma, T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2005., Not Applicable, Rev. 4, 17-26 , 2005
  • Tongue Laceration, T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2005., Not Applicable, Rev. 4, 16-10, 2005
  • Cervical Spine Injury Playing Football Exacerbated by Removal of Helmet,T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2005., Not Applicable, Rev. 4, 16-15 , 2005
  • Quinn, T.H. (2005), Medical Evidence, update, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA., Not Applicable, 2005
  • Medical Evidence Highlights, T.H. Quinn. James Publishing, Costa Mesa,CA. Nov., 2003., Not Applicable, 2003
  • Medical Evidence. Text and Atlas. T.H. Quinn, T.R.Quinn . James Publishing, Costa Mesa CA., AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Anatomy for Attorneys a text and clinical case histories. T.H Quinn, T.R. Quinn, R.H. Quinn. Quality Medical Publishers, St. Louis (includes a CD with all figures., Abstract Book, 2001
  • Variation of the pathway of the lateral cord of the brachial plexus Norton, N. Jergenson, M., Quinn, T.H., Not Applicable, 2001

Articles

  • Variations in the operative situation for complex head and neck defect reconstructions
    resulting from mechanisms such as trauma, oncologic resection, and prior radiation exposure
    can result in situations of a vessel-depleted neck. This requires an awareness of alternate, innovative
    options for use in reconstructive repairs. The purpose of this study was to provide
    characterization of the third segment of the maxillary artery necessary to consider its use as a
    recipient vessel in free flap repair of complex midface defects., Wiley and Sons, Microsurgery 2016, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1098-2752/earlyview, 2016
  • Spinal Tap Complications. Medical Evidence, James Publishing., Not Applicable, 2010
  • Failed Whipple Procedure. Medical Evidence, James Publishing., Not Applicable, 2010
  • Fundoplication with Difficulty Swallowing. Medical Evidence,James Publishing., Not Applicable, 2010
  • Death Due to Law Enforcement Choke Hold. Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Not Applicable, 2010
  • Alan T. Richards, Thomas H. Quinn, and Robert J. Fitzgibbons Jr., Abdominal Wall Hernias, Chapter 73, Section J, Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles & Practice, 5th Ed., Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Dec. 2008., Not Applicable, 5th Ed., Chapter 73, 2008
  • Robert J. Fitzgibbons Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., Alan T. Richards, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Thomas H. Quinn, Ph.D (2008). Open Repair of Abdominal Wall Hernia, ACS Surgery: Principles and Practice, WebMD., Not Applicable, Web MD, 2008
  • Build a Human Project: Science Education Outreach in Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Lynne E. Houtz, Dr. Thomas H. Quinn, International Journal of Learning, 13:2, pp. 159-168, Nov. 10, 2006, International Journal of Learning, vol. 13, issue 2, 159-168, 2006
  • Abdominal Wall Hernias, Alan T. Richards, Thomas H. Quinn and Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr. Greenfield's Surgery Scientific Principles and Practice, 4th Ed., Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2006., Not Applicable, 4th Edition, 1172-1209, 2006
  • Inguinal Hernias, Robert J. Fitzgibbons Jr., Charles J. Filipi and Thomas H. Quinn. Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, 8th Ed., Brunicardi, Andersen, Billiar, Dunn, Hunter and Pollock, 2005., Not Applicable, 8th Ed, 1353-1394, 2005
  • Anatomy of the Anterior Abdonimal Wall. Hardeep Singh Ahluwalia,M.D., J. Pim Burger,M.D. and Thomas H. Quinn, Ph.D. Vol. 6, Issue 3, pgs. 147-155, Operative Techniques in General Surgery, Sept. 2004., Not Applicable, Vol. 6, Issue 3, 2004
  • Open Hernia Repair, Robert J. Fitzgibbons,Jr., Alan T. Richards, and Thomas H. Quinn. American College of Surgeons Surgery, Principles and Ptractice, Douglas W. Wilmore, et. al., editor, WebMD Professional Publishing, 2004., Not Applicable, 545-566, 2004
  • External Ear Injury, T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2004., Not Applicable, 2004 Update, 2004
  • Facial Lacerations from Dog Attack, T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2004., Not Applicable, 2004 update, 2004
  • Fracture of Central Incisors and Lip Laceration,T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2004., Not Applicable, 2004 update, 2004
  • Nasal Fracture,T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2004., Not Applicable, 2004 update, 2004
  • Shoulder Dislocation with Axillary Nerve Damage, T.H. Quinn, Medical Evidence, James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA, Textbook update, 2004., Not Applicable, 2004 update, 2004
  • Richards, AT, Digges, N., Norton, NS, Quinn, TH, et al. (2004) Surgical Anatomy of the Parotid Duct with Emphasis on the Major Tributaries Forming the Duct. Clinical Anatomy. 17:463-467 [Selected as Presidential Platform Award]., Clinical Anatomy, 17, 463-467, 2004
  • ”Musculoskeletal & Neurovascular Anatomy of the Inquinal Preperitoneal Space”, M.E. Schultheis, R.J. Fitzgibbons and T.H. Quinn. Mac Fayden B.V. Laparoscopic Surgery of the Abdomen, Springer, New York, NY, 2004., Not Applicable, 265-272, 2004
  • ”Open Hernia Repair”, R.J. Fitzgibbons, A.T. Richards and T.H. Quinn. ACS Surgery Principles and Practice, Web MD Publishing, New York, NY, 2004., Not Applicable, 545-566, 2004
  • ”Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy”, R.J. Fitzgibbons, A.T. Richards and T.H. Quinn. Cameron, J.L. Current Surgical Therapy, Elsevier Moslsey, Philadelphia, PA, 2004., Not Applicable, 8th Ed., 1207-1213, 2004
  • ”Fracture of Larynx & Hyoid Bone”, Medical Evidence, T.H. Quinn, James Publishing, 2003., Not Applicable, Chapter 16, 2003
  • ”Pulmonary Embolism”, Medical Evidence, T.H. Quinn, James Publishing, 2003., Not Applicable, Chapter 18, 2003
  • ”Crushing Injury of Trachea & Bronchus”, Medical Evidence, T.H. Quinn, James Publishing, 2003., Not Applicable, Chapter 18, 2003
  • ”Delayed Laceration of Spleen”, Medical Evidence, T.H. Quinn, James Publishing, 2003., Not Applicable, 2003
  • ”Pelvic Fracture & Open Bladder Injury”, Medical Evidence, T.H. Quinn, James Publishing, 2003., Not Applicable, 2003
  • Houtz, L., Quinn, T.H (2003) Give Me Some Skin: A hands-on activity integrating racial sensitivity. Science Scope. 26(5): 18-22., Science Scope, 26(5), 18-22, 2003
  • Schultheis, M.E., Quinn, T.H., Fitzgibbons, R.J., Jr. (2002) Musculoskeletal and Neurovascular Anatomy of the Inguinal Pre peritoneal Space. in: MacFadyen, B., Jr.(ed.) Therapeutic Laparoscopy for Digestive Disease, Not Applicable, 2002
  • Nyhus and Condon's Hernia, 5th Ed. Robt. Fitzgibbons, Jr., A. Gerson Greenburg. Chapter 6, Anatomy of the Groin: A view from the Anatomist T.H. Quinn. Pg. 55-70. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins., AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2002
  • Medical Evidence. James Publishing. Ch. 1 Anatomical Terminology, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. James Publishing. Ch.2 Organization of the Body. pp. 13-19., AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. James Publishing. ch 3 Skeletal System, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. James Publishing. ch. 4 Muscular System, Am J Gastroenterol, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. James Publishing. Ch. 5 Cardiovascular System, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. James Publishing. Ch 6 Respiratory System, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. James Publishing. Ch. 7, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. James Publishing ch. 8 Female reproductive system, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. ch. 9 Male Reproductive system, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. James Publishing. Ch. 10. Male and Female Urinary system, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. James Publishing. Ch. 11. Central Nervous system, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. James Publishing. ch. 12 Peripheral nervous system, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. James Publishing. ch. 13. Endocrine system., AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. ch. 14. Integument, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. James Publishing. ch. 15 Embryology-development and Birth, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence Part II. Ch. 16 James Publishing. Head and Neck, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence Part II. Personal Injury Cases: Limbs and Lower Spine, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. James Publishing. Part II. Personal Injury Cases: Thorax and Respiratory System., AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical evidence. Part II Personal Injury Cases. Ch. 19 Abdomen and Pelvis, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. Part II personal injury cases. Integument ch. 20, AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Medical Evidence. Part II Personal Injury Cases: Reproductive System. James Publishing., AACR Proceedings Apoptosis and Cancer, 2001
  • Maklad, A., Quinn, T.H., Fritzsch, B. Intracranial distribution of the sympathetic system in mice: DiI tracing and immunocytological labeling., Anatomical Record, 263, 99-111, 2001
  • Richards, A.T., Quinn, T.H., et al. Abdominal Wall Hernias. in Greenfield, L.J. Muholland, M.W., et al. Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice. Lippincott-Raven Press, Not Applicable, 2001
  • Memon, M.A., Quinn, T.H. et al, Transversalis Fascia: Historical Aspects and its Place in Contemporary Inguinal Herniorrhaphy, J. of Laparoendoscopic and Adv. Surgery, Not Applicable, 1999
  • Additional Mechanisms of hiatal hernia recurrence and its prevention, Not Applicable, 1999

Publications

  • ”Killian-Jamieson Diverticulum: Case Report & Review”, Maertins B., Phalen J.J., and Quinn T.H. Clinical Anatomy, vol.21(8) pp 825, Oct. 2008., Neurosurgery Clinics North America, 2008
  • Levator Claviculae: A Report on the Presence of the Muscular Variation in the Cadaver. N.S. Norton, L.C. Barritt, A. Richards and T.H. Quinn. American Association of Clinical Anatomy 19:248, 2003., American Association of Clinical Anatomy, 19, 248, 2003
  • The Relationship of Parotid Duct Anatomy to Development of Postoperative Fistula. A. Richard, N. Digges, N.S. Norton, T.H. Quinn, T. Say, C. Galer and K. Lydiatt. American Association of Clinical Anatomy 19:97, 2003., American Association of Clinical Anatomy, 19, 97, 2003
  • Richards,A., Norton, NS, Fenton,S., Quinn, TH. 2002. Lapsus Lingulae: The Peculiarities of the Lingual Artery. Clinical Anatomy 18:74., Clinical Anatomy, 18, 74, 2002
  • Norton, NS, Jergenson, MA, Barritt, Quinn, TH. Unilateral Variation of the Branching Pattern of the External Carotid Artery. Clinical Anatomy 17:62., Clinical Anatomy, 17, 62, 2002
  • Technique for rapidly locating and dissecting superficial abdominal wall vessels. Quinn, T.H., Bhatia, S.M., Mittal, S.K., Not Applicable, 1999
  • Additional mechanisms of hiatal hernia recurrence and its prevention, S.K. Mittal, et al., Not Applicable, 1999

Editing and Reviews

  • Mastering Open Surgical Procedures, Mark O. Jensen, scheduled date of publication 4/13/18, Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2017

General

Presentations

  • Anorectal Anatomy, Management of Colon & Rectal Diseases by Primary Care Physicians, Staff, Omaha Marriott Hotel, March 7, 2009., 2009
  • Ignation Spirituality in Graduate Studies, 2009
  • "Killian-Jamieson Diverticulum: Case Report & Review", Maertins B., Phalen J.J., and Quinn T.H. AACA Annual Meeting, July 15-18, 2008., 2008
  • "Anorectal Anatomy: What We Need to Know for the Care of Our Patients", 16th Annual Management of Colon and Rectal Diseases by Primary Care Physicians and their Support Staff, March 1, 2008, Omaha Marriott Hotel., 2008
  • Management of Colon & Rectal Disease, Omaha Marriott Hotel, "Normal Anatomy of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus.", 2007
  • Central High School Tours, Nov. 7 & 14, 2006., 2006
  • AACA Executive Council Meeting, Chicago, IL, Oct. 13-15, 2006., 2006
  • Prosection preparation., 2006
  • AACA 23rd Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, July 11-15, 2006., 2006
  • Osmond High School Tour, 2006
  • Boston Science anatomical demonstration, 2006
  • Papillion High School Tour, 2006
  • Anorectal Anatomy, Normal Pelvic Floor Form and Function, 14th Annual: The Management of Colon and Rectal Diseases by Primary Care Physicians and Their Support Staff., 2006
  • Boston Science anatomical demonstration, 2005
  • Boston Science anatomical demonstration, 2005
  • AACA/BACA 4th Joint Meeting, July 20-22, 2005, New York, NY., 2005
  • 'Female Incontinence', Boston Scientific demonstration for surgeons., 2005
  • Osmond High School, anatomy demonstration and facility tour., 2004
  • North High School, anatomy demonstration and facility tour., 2004
  • Bryan High School, anatomy demonstration and facility tour., 2004
  • Papillion High School, anatomy demonstration and facility tour., 2004
  • 'The Surgical Anatomy of the Gastroesophageal Junction', Third Annual Esophageal Conference, Qwest Center, Omaha, NE., 2004
  • Post-Baccalaureate Program laboratory demonstrations for HS students in Omaha, Millard & Grand Island schools., 2004
  • "The clinical anatomy of the colon & rectum for family practitioners", CME Program, Mariott Hotel, Omaha, NE., 2004
  • "Anatomy of the colon & rectum: colorectal review for general practitioners", Invited CME presentation, Omaha, NE., 2004
  • Lapsus Lingulae: Sugical Importance of the Course of the Lingual Artery. American Association of Clinical Anatomists, Gainesville FL. A.Richards, N. Norton, S. Fenton, 2002
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers Medical Trial Skills College Phoenix Arizona, Anatomy of Chest Trauma, 2002
  • Colorectal Anatomy for Family Practicioners. Creighton Univ., 2001
  • Normal Anatomy of the Spine. Creighton University Mini Medical Series., 2001
  • Anatomy of Pulmonary Thrombosis. Assoc. of Trial Lawyers of America Trial Skills College. Miami Fl. Feb. 2001, 2001
  • Iowa Teachers of Biology Annual Convention in Council Bluffs, 1999
  • Association of American Trial lawyers Medical Trial Skills College, Phoenix, 1999
  • American Assoc. Clin. Anatomists: Technique for Dissecting the Vasculature of the Anterior Abdominal Wall Based on Surgical Landmarks. June 99, 1999
  • Nebraska State Bar Assoc., Injury of the Head and Neck, 1999
  • Health Polic y and Ethics: Ethical uses of the human body in medical education, 1999

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Clinical Anatomy

Current Research Projects

  • Applied Surgical anatomy; Text chapters in surgery

Awards and Honors

  • Benton Adkins Distinguished Service Award, American Association of Clinical Anatomists, 2016
  • Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, Class of 2009, 2006
  • Intramural Research Award, 2004
  • Co principal Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute ; Build a Human pre college education grant $65,000. (260,000 over four years), 1999