Christopher Edwards

Christopher Edwards, MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology

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

Dr. Christopher Edwards joined us in 2018 as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology. He came to us from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he completed his fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology. Previously, he earned his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dr. Edwards is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, with additional board certification in Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Dr. Edwards’ interests within anesthesiology include malignant hyperthermia (MH), perioperative blood management (especially in the contexts of trauma and craniofacial surgery), and resident education.

He has served as an MH Hotline Consultant for the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States since 2019 (assisting callers throughout North America with MH management), particularly enjoys speaking to medical audiences regarding optimal management of intraoperative MH crises, and has authored a number of chapters and publications on this topic.

Dr. Edwards developed UF’s pediatric massive transfusion protocol and is the pediatric anesthesiology representative for the UF Health Pediatric Trauma Program. Additionally, he is 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.

He was awarded Exemplary Teacher by UF College of Medicine in 2020 and 2023. In addition to working with anesthesiology residents and fellows, he has 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