Christopher R. Giordano, MD

Christopher GiordanoAssociate Professor of Anesthesiology
Division Chief of Liver Transplantation
Director, Anesthesiology/Critical Care Clerkship

Contact Information

University of Florida
College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
1600 SW Archer Road
PO Box 100254
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0254

Office Phone

(352) 273-6575


Administrative Assistant

Colleen Kearney
Phone: (352) 273-8954

Dr. Christopher Giordano is the Chief for the Division of Liver and Transplant Anesthesiology. He works closely with the Transplant committee to direct safe, high quality care for all candidates for liver transplantation which includes their pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative stages of care. He also serve as the director of general surgery, which helps lead care on hepato-pancreatic-biliary cases that frequently include complex vascular, esophageal, and bariatric procedures. He is also an Anesthesiology Clinical Staffing and Scheduling Coordinator (AOD) responsible for guiding the entire UF Health day-to-day clinical mission and coupling it to our College of Medicine educational mission.

Dr. Giordano loves and dedicates his time to education, which was a main factor of why he came to the University of Florida. When he started at UF he provided a handful of lectures per year as an instructor for the Anesthesiology Clerkship, which is a mandatory Clerkship for all medical students. Over the years he has expanded his role from co-director  to  the Director of this course for which he provides over 40 simulations a year. He has succeeded in expanding this clerkship into a 4 -week clerkship as well as entirely changing the curriculum to reflect the flipped classroom model, which exchanges lectures for simulations.

Dr. Giordano has even brought into practice new monitoring devices like Transesophageal Echocardiography. He is a board certified anesthesiologist and liver transplantation specialist. He has been able to specialize in offshoots of Liver Transplantation that include Transfusion medicine, Trauma, and Echocardiography.



2009 Fellow, Liver Transplantation Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL
2008 Residency, Anesthesiology University of Alabama Birmingham, AL
2005 Internship, Internal Medicine Orlando Medical Center Orlando, FL
2004 MD University of South Florida College of Medicine Tampa, FL

Clinical/Research Interests

Clinical anesthesiology, liver transplantation

Awards and Honors

2013-2014 Exemplary Teacher of the Year, University of Florida, College of Medicine
2013-2014 Chairman’s Award, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida
2006-2008 Society of Obstetric and Perinatology Resident Delegate, University of Alabama
2006-2008 American Society of Anesthesiologists Resident Delegate, University of Alabama
2002 University of South Florida Summer Research Fellowship, University of South Florida
1994-1997 Golden Key Honor Society, University of Florida
1994-1997 Phi Beta Kappa, Academic Success in Chemistry, University of Florida
1995 Sigma Tau Sigma, Tutorial Society, University of Florida

Selected Publications

  • Giordano C, Daigle S, White J: A pharmaceutical compendium on transplantation. Curr Clin Pharmacol 9:2, 2014.
  • Giordano C, Gravenstein N, Rice MJ: Differentiating inspiratory and expiratory valve malfunctions. Anesthesiology 119:489, 2013.
  • Giordano C, Gravenstein N, Rice MJ: What is the optimal CVP to minimize risk in patients undergoing laparoscopic hepatectomy? APSF Newsletter Spring-Summer 28:1-28, 2013.
  • Giordano C, Gravenstein N: Diuretics, in Fleisher LA, Roizen MF (eds): Essence of Anesthesia Practice, ed 3. Philadelphia, Elsevier Saunders, 2011, pp 600.
  • Giordano C, Gravenstein N: Capnography, in Ehrenwerth J, Eisenkraft JB (eds): Anesthesia Equipment. Principles and Applications, ed 2. St. Louis, Mosby-Year Book, 2011.
  • Giordano C, Gravensein N, Rice MJ: All valve malfunctions are not the same. Anesthesiology 113:758-759, 2010.
  • Giordano C, Deitte LA, Gravenstein N, Rice MJ: What is the preferred central venous pressure zero reference for hepatic resection? Anesth Analg 111:660-664, 2010. [Article featured first on the Anesthesia and Analgesia website for September 2010, and was accompanied by an editorial.]