Craig S. Kitchens, MD

    Craig S. Kitchens, MD

    Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Department of Hematology & Oncology, University of Florida
    • The Patient Connection Thursday, December 1st, 2016

      What qualities make a good mentor? To me, mentoring and teaching are essentially two sides of the same coin: One cannot teach well without mentoring well and one certainly cannot mentor well without teaching well. So, a good mentor is a good teacher. Personally, I admire physicians who are loquacious and who speak from their [...]

    • Rituximab or Splenectomy in Steroid-Resistant ITP Patients? Sunday, March 1st, 2015

      Corticosteroids are the standard initial treatment for adult patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), while splenectomy is considered second-line treatment. Drugs like rituximab have led to a trend in delaying or avoiding splenectomy. Should splenectomy remain an early intervention, or should clinicians exhaust all available medical treatment options before performing this irreversible procedure? ASH Clinical […]