Kilpadi, Krista L., MD PhD

Kilpadi, Krista L., MD, PhD
Assistant Professor / Research
Biomaterials, Human Clinical Research Trials

Dr. Kilpadi completed her postgraduate research fellowship at UTHSCSA under the direct mentorship and supervision of Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS. She also finished an orthopaedic internship and holds a PhD degree in biomedical engineering. She is actively involved in numerous research projects, clinical trials and publications within the division.


Year   Degree   Discipline   Institution

2007 Internship Orthopaedic Surgery University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio , TX

2004  MD  Medicine  University of Alabama Birmingham , AL

2003  PhD  Biomedical Engineering  University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham , AL

1996  MS  Biomedical Engineering  University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham , AL

1992  BS  Ceramic Engineering  University of Washington Seattle , WA


Expertise: Biomaterials - Experience and expertise in the design, manufacture, preparation, and testing of materials for use in medical applications, particularly hard-tissue applications.

Human clinical research trials - Experience in all aspects of human clinical trials, including protocol development, IRB approval, regulatory documentation, and data collection. Experience with retrospective and prospective trials.

Experience with FDA-regulated device trials.


Journal Articles:

Ramanujam CL, Han D, Fowler S, Kilpadi K, Zgonis T. Impact of diabetes and comorbidities on split-thickness skin grafts for foot wounds J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2013 May;103(3):223-232. Kilpadi KL, ElDabaje R, Schmitz JE, Ehler B, Thames TA, Joshi AP, Simmons JW, Michalek JE, Fajardo RJ. Type 2 Diabetes is Associated with Vertebral Fractures in a Sample of Clinic- and Hospital-Based Latinos Journal of immigrant and minority health 2013 May;.

Ramanujam CL, Stapleton JJ, Kilpadi KL, Rodriguez RH, Jeffries LC, Zgonis T. Split Thickness Skin Grafts for Closure of Diabetic Foot and Ankle Wounds: A Retrospective Review of 83 Patients Foot and Ankle Specialist 2010 Oct;3(5):231-240.


Padilla D, Schmitz JE, Calley VI, Kilpadi KL, Sylvia P, Dean DD, Fajardo RJ. Relationships Between Reference Point Indentation (Micro-Indentation) Measurements and MicroCT Measurements of Cortical Bone in Mice and Rats; 2013 Jan. (Transactions of the annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society). Fajardo RJ, Kilpadi KL, Eldabaje R, Schmitz JE, Sottilo J, Thames TA, Joshi AP, Simmons JW. Preliminary Analysis of Vertebral Fracture Risk Among Type 2 Diabetic Latinos in San Antonio, TX; 2011 Jan. (Journal of bone and mineral research; vol. 26, no. S 1).



Funding Agency:Integra LifeSciences Corporation

Title:A Multi-center, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Integra Dermal Regeneration Template for the Treatment of Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Status: Active

Period: 11/2010 - Present

Role: Co-Investigator

Grant Detail: The objective of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the INTEGRA Dermal Regeneration Template for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers located distal to the malleolus in subjects with diabetes mellitus, neuropathy, and without significantly compromised arterial circulation.