(May 2012) Timothy M. Crombleholme, MD, FACS, FAAP, was named The Ponzio Family Chair for the surgeon-in-chief at Children’s Hospital Colorado and professor of surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He will serve as vice chair of pediatric surgical programs and director of the new Center for Children's Surgery.
Crombleholme came from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he founded a highly respected fetal care program. Active in clinical and laboratory research, he was the 2011 president of the International Fetal and Surgery Society and co-authored the leading textbook, Fetology: Diagnosis and Management of the Fetal Patient.
Clinical investigations include an NIH-funded multicenter trial to determine the best treatment for twin-twin transfusion syndrome and to research new techniques for open fetal surgery and fetoscopic surgery. His laboratory research includes NIH-funded studies of gene therapy in tissue repair, fetal gene therapy and the role of the fetal fibroblast in fetal wound healing.