Christopher Edwards

Christopher Edwards, MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology

Business Phone: (352) 273-7094
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About Christopher Edwards

My name is Chris Edwards, MD, and I joined the UF Department of Anesthesiology in 2018 as an assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology. I earned my medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, completed anesthesiology residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and completed a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. I’m a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, with additional board certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology.

My interests within anesthesiology include malignant hyperthermia, perioperative blood management, and resident education.

Since 2019, I’ve assisted callers throughout North America as a hotline consultant for the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States. I particularly enjoy speaking to medical audiences regarding optimal management of intraoperative malignant hyperthermia crises, and have authored a number of chapters and publications on this topic.

As the pediatric anesthesiology representative for the UF Health Pediatric Trauma Program, I developed UF Health’s pediatric massive transfusion protocol and helped our institution achieve Level 1 pediatric trauma center designation from the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, I’m the principal investigator for UF’s involvement in the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group, a multi-institution collaborative that seeks to improve outcomes for children undergoing craniofacial surgery.

I was awarded the Exemplary Teacher Award by the UF College of Medicine in 2020 and 2023. In addition to working with anesthesiology residents and fellows, I’ve had the privilege of directing the anesthesiology training of UF’s oral and maxillofacial surgery residents since 2019.

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology

Clinical Profile

  • Anesthesiology

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)



A Single-Center Retrospective Review of Patients with Suspected Malignant Hyperthermia Susceptibility.
Cureus. 15(9) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.44661. [PMID] 37799222.
Generalizability of results to nonimmediate postoperative patients.
Paediatric anaesthesia. 33(1) [DOI] 10.1111/pan.14586. [PMID] 36343618.
Imbalance in Clinically Meaningful Variables.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 137(2):e13-e14 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000006559. [PMID] 37450913.
Optimizing Pediatric Mask Induction Fresh Gas Flow.
Cureus. 15(3) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.36207. [PMID] 37069874.
The Effect of Computer Tablets on the Need for Medical Anxiolysis in Children in an Ambulatory Surgical Center.
Cureus. 15(7) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.42553. [PMID] 37637603.
Genetically Confirmed Malignant Hyperthermia in a Six-Week-Old Infant: A Case Report.
Cureus. 14(7) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.27010. [PMID] 35989752.
Safety of antifibrinolytics in 6583 pediatric patients having craniosynostosis surgery: A decade of data reported from the multicenter Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group.
Paediatric anaesthesia. 32(12):1339-1346 [DOI] 10.1111/pan.14540. [PMID] 35925835.


Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship
2017-2018 · Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Anesthesiology Residency
2013-2017 · University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Contact Details

(352) 273-7094
Business Mailing:
1345 SW Center Drive
Business Street:
1345 SW Center Drive, PO Box 100254
Gainesville FL 32610