44145-Cromeens, Barrett

Barrett P. Cromeens, DO, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

705 Riley Hospital Drive
Suite 2500

Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Cromeens currently serves as Assistant Professor of Surgery. Dr. Cromeens received his medical degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and their doctoral degree in Structural Anatomy from the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Before joining Indiana University, Dr. Cromeens trained in General Surgery at East Carolina University, performed pediatric surgical research in tissue-engineered intestine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and completed his Pediatric Surgical fellowship at Riley Hospital for Children.

His clinical focus is in Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery and includes the full breadth of pediatric general surgical conditions such as congenital anomalies, pediatric surgical oncology, hernias, and chest wall reconstruction.

Dr. Cromeens’ research focus is on Pediatric Surgical Oncology. He has been a co-investigator or contributor to more than 18 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Cromeens is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the Children’s Oncology Group, and the Childhood Liver Disease Research Network. He currently serves as the Surgeon Responsible Investigator for Riley Hospital for Children as a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, and as a sub-investigator for the Childhood Liver Disease Research Network.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • DO
  • Education
    2012 DO Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
    2012 PhD University of North Texas
    2006 BS Southwestern University
  • Research

    Dr. Cromeens’ research primarily focuses on pediatric surgical oncology care.  Most of his work is with the Pediatric Surgical Oncology Research Consortium participating in multi-institutional research directed at answering complex surgical questions for rare tumors.  He also participates as a sub-investigator in the Children’s Liver Disease Research Network on multi-institutional trials elucidating the management strategies for Biliary Atresia.

  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Surgeons
    American Pediatric Surgical Association
    Association for Academic Surgery
    Children’s Oncology Group
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Surgery - Pediatric Surgery
    American Board of Surgery - Surgery*

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