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.
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