Christopher M. Bearden, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Specialty: General Surgery
Medical School: Louisiana State University Medical School
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Emory University


IU Health Physicians


IU Health Methodist/IU Health University
IU Health West

Location Information

IU Health Physicians General Surgery

1801 N. Senate Blvd., Ste 635

Indianapolis, IN 46202

IU Health Physicians General Surgery

1115 N. Ronald Reagan Pkwy., Ste 329

Avon, IN 46123

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  1. MB Harris, KA Thomas, CM Igram, CM Bearden. The effect of anterior thoracolumbar plate application on the compressive loading of the strut graft. Spine. Jul 1 1996;21(13):1487-1493.
  2. KA Thomas, CM Bearden, DJ Gallagher, MA Hinton, MB Harris. Biomechanical analysis of nonreamed tibial intramedullary nailing after simulated transverse fracture and fibulectomy. Orthopedics. Jul 1997;20(1):51-57.
  3. KA Thomas, MS Vrahas, JW Noble, Jr., CM Bearden, JS Reid. Evaluation of hip stability after simulated transverse acetabular fractures. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. Jul 1997;340:244-256.
  4. CA Vieira, A Agarwal, BK Book, RA Sidner, CM Bearden, HM Gebel, AL Roggero, NS Fineberg, T Taber, MA Kraus, MD Pescovitz. Rituximab for reduction of anti-HLA antibodies in patients awaiting renal transplantation: 1. Safety, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics. Transplantation. Feb 27 2004;77(4):542-548.
  5. CM Bearden, A Agarwal, BK Book, RA Sidner, HM Gebel, RA Bray, MD Pescovitz. Pronase treatment facilitates alloantibody flow cytometric and cytotoxic crossmatching in the presence of rituximab. Human Immunology. 2004;65(8):803-809.
  6. R.A. Sidner, B.K. Book, A. Agarwal, CM Bearden, C.A. Vieira, and M.D. Pescovitz.  In vivo human b-cell subset recovery after in vivo depletion with rituximab, anti-human cd20 monoclonal antibody.  Human Antibodies. 2004;13(3):55-62
  7. CM Bearden, A. Agarwal, B.K. Book, C.A. Vieira, R.A. Sidner, H.D. Ochs, M. Young, and M.D. Pescovitz.  Rituximab inhibits the in vivo primary and secondary antibody response to a neoantigen, bacteriophage phix174. American Journal of Transplantation – 2005;5(1):50-57.
  8. CM Bearden, BK Book, RA Sidner, MD Pescovitz. Removal of therapeutic anti-lymphocyte antibodies from human sera prior to anti-human leukocyte antibody testing. Journal of Immunological Methods 2005;300(1-2):192-9.
  9. BK Book, A Agarwal, AB Milgrom, CM Bearden, RA Sidner, NG Higgins, MD Pescovitz. New crossmatch technique eliminates interference by humanized and chimeric monoclonal antibodies. Transplantation Proceedings 2005;37(2):640-2.
  10. CM Bearden, B.K. Book, R.A. Sidner, E.F. Srour and M.D. Pescovitz.  In-vitro immunosuppressive activities of mycophenolic acid and ganciclovir.  Manuscript in Progress


Department of Surgery | 545 Barnhill Drive, Emerson Hall 203, Indianapolis, In 46202 | Phone: (317) 274-5771