Theresa A. Townley, MD
Theresa A. Townley, MD

Theresa A. Townley, MD

Associate Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Medicine

Position

  • Associate Professor

Education

  • Creighton University,B.A.-Philosophy,8/82-8/87
  • University of Minnesota,M.D.,9/88-6/92

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • 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, BMJ Case Report, 2013 Oct 23, 2013, 2013
  • Townley TA  Working In Developing Countries: How to Approach a Global Health Experience PMID:21736261  
     , Pediatric Annals, 40 (7), 376-380, 2011
  • Porter J, Townley T, Warrier R, Huggett K. An Acculturation Curriculum: Orienting International Medical Graduates to an Internal Medicine Residency
     , Teach Learn Med, 20, 37-43, 2008
  • *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.
     , Journal of General Internal Medicine, 19, S1, 23-83, 2004

Publications

  • Kukrety S, Parekh J, Townley T.Pasteurella multocida Bacteremia in an Immunocompromised Patient. 7392847. PMID:27847521, Case Reports in Medicine, 2016
  • Koshino T, Agrawal DK, Townley T, Townley RG. Ketotifen prevents terbutaline-induced down-regulation of beta-adrenocceptors in guinea pig lung;, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 152 (3), 1221-7, 1988

Presentations

  • Dimensions in Clinical Medicine: Professionalism, 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
  • 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
  • Dimensions in Clinical Medicine: Health Care Payment 2013,2014, 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 Soceity 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 Soceity 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 meetng, 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 and Honors

  • Speaker Gold Humanism Society Inductee Dinner, 2014
  • Inducted into the Gold Humanism Society, 2012
  • Magis Award, Creighton University , 2010
  • Omaha Area Health Education Center Award, 2008
  • American College of Physicians Community Service and Volunteerism Award, The Nebraska Chapter of the American College of Physicians for Community Service, 2005
  • Marion Light Night Award, 2003
  • St. Pius Xth/St. Leo’s distinguished graduate, St. Pius/St. Leo’s grade school, 2002
  • Best of Show, Juried Students Art Show, 1987
  • Honors Schloarship, Arts Senate , 1982