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Christine J. Waller

Christine J. Waller, MD, FACS

Specialties: Surgery and Trauma Surgery

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Main Location

  • La Crosse Campus

    • La Crosse Clinic - Level 5

    1900 South Avenue La Crosse, WI 54601

    Main: 608-782-7300


Personal Interests

Christine Waller, MD, is an acute care surgeon with an extensive background in pre-hospital emergency services, a passion for education, and a strong interest in research. After completing a general surgical residency and a critical care fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Waller fell in love with La Crosse and Gundersen Health System on her first visit to the area. She says it was the people of the city and Department of Surgery that drew her to the area. Dr. Waller believes Gundersen Health System’s General Surgery Residency is one of the best in education due to the commitment of hospital administrators, nursing, physicians, education staff, and patients. The designated chief surgery resident service is unique and promotes resident independence with appropriate faculty supervision. The patients enjoy working with the residents and participating in their education.


  • English

Education and Training

Medical School
Southern Illinois University-Springfield, IL
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • General Surgery Residency: Associate Program Director

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine


  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care

Published Works

  • Esquibel BM, Waller CJ, Agger WA. An unusual subcutaneous mass in an otherwise healthy patient: a case report of a histoplasmosis soft-tissue infection diagnosed on excisional biopsy. Case Rep Infect Dis. 2017. doi: 10.1155/2017/9485793
  • Waller CJ, Cogbill TH, Kallies KJ, et al. Contemporary management of subclavian and axillary artery injuries - a Western Trauma Association multicenter review. 2017
  • Waller CJ, Cogbill TH, Kallies KJ, et al. Contemporary management of subclavian and axillary artery injuries-A Western Trauma Association multicenter review. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;83(6):1023-1031. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001645 [doi]
  • Hill LA, Waller CJ, Borgert AJ, Kallies KJ, Rathke DA, Cogbill TH. Impact of advance directives on outcomes and charges in elderly trauma patients. 2016
  • Rasmussen JM, Kallies KJ, Cogbill TH, Waller CJ. Management of traumatic hypothermia at a community teaching hospital. 2016
  • Van Every MJ. Alterations in male genital and reproductive function. In: Copstead LE, Banasik JL, eds. Pathophysiology. 6th ed. St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier; 2019:641-655
  • Van Every MJ. Male genital and reproductive function. In: Copstead LE, Banasik JL, eds. Pathophysiology. 6th ed. St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier; 2019:626-640
  • Ahmad HF, Kallies KJ, Shapiro SB. Mupirocin surgical site dressings and its effect on postoperative surgical site infections in elective colorectal surgery: a prospective, randomized controlled trial. 2018
  • Bertsch-Gout M, Loeb R, Finch AK, Javed A, Bernard J. High resolution retinal scanning reveals regional structural differences between MS and NMOSD optic neuritis regardless of antibody status. J Neurol Sci. 2018;384:61-66. doi: S0022-510X(17)34450-7 [pii]
  • Dunham AL, Ramirez LD, Vang CA, Linebarger JH, Landercasper J. Profiling surgeon performance for breast cancer lumpectomy by composite measurement of reoperations, cosmetic outcomes, and patient preferences. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018;25(7):1943-1952. doi: 10.1245/s10434-018-6479-5 [doi]

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