Chris R Giordano

Chris R Giordano, MD

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Division Chief, Liver Transplantation; Director, Anesthesiology/Critical Care Clerkship

Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL
Business Phone: (352) 273-8954
Business Email: cgiordano@anest.ufl.edu

About Chris R Giordano

My name is Christopher Giordano, MD, and I joined the Department of Anesthesiology as an assistant professor in 2009. I received my medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, and completed an internship in internal medicine at Orlando Regional Medical Center. I completed my anesthesiology residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and liver transplantation fellowship here at the University of Florida.

I’m now a professor of anesthesiology, the chief of the Division of Liver & Transplant Anesthesiology, and the director of the Anesthesiology/Critical Care Clerkship. I work closely with the transplant committee to direct safe, high-quality care for all liver transplant candidates. As a liver transplant specialist, I’ve also specialized in sub-specialties of transfusion medicine, trauma, and echocardiography.

I love teaching, and the ability to focus much of my time on education is one of the main reasons I came to UF. As director of the Anesthesiology/Critical Care Clerkship, I’ve expanded its scope and developed a classroom model which emphasizes hands-on simulations rather than lectures. This course has twice received the College of Medicine’s Golden Apple Award for best-rated medical school clerkship.

I’ve received a number of other awards for my educational contributes, including the College of Medicine’s Exemplary Teacher Award every year from 2013-2021 and the 2019 Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists. In 2019, I was also proud to become the first member of the Department of Anesthesiology to receive the Hippocratic Award for Excellence from the UF College of Medicine for my work as a physician and educator.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2014-2018
MDT7700 Elect Top/Anesthesiol
2015-2018
MDC7700 Req Anes Crit Care
2009
BCC7100 Life Support Skills

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-6582-6055

Publications

2024
Intraoperative hypotension and postoperative acute kidney injury: A systematic review.
American journal of surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2024.02.001. [PMID] 38383166.
2024
Use of hydroxocobalamin to treat intraoperative vasoplegic syndrome refractory to vasopressors and methylene blue during liver transplantation.
Clinical transplantation. 38(3) [DOI] 10.1111/ctr.15271. [PMID] 38485687.
2022
Performance of a Machine Learning Algorithm Using Electronic Health Record Data to Predict Postoperative Complications and Report on a Mobile Platform.
JAMA network open. 5(5) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.11973. [PMID] 35576007.
2022
Trapped by a first hypothesis: How rudeness leads to anchoring.
The Journal of applied psychology. 107(3):481-502 [DOI] 10.1037/apl0000914. [PMID] 34110850.
2021
Accessing Artificial Intelligence for Clinical Decision-Making.
Frontiers in digital health. 3 [DOI] 10.3389/fdgth.2021.645232. [PMID] 34713115.
2021
Administering RiaSTAP for Congenital Afibrinogenemia During Liver Transplant.
Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 19(3):269-272 [DOI] 10.6002/ect.2017.0316. [PMID] 29766777.
2021
Commentary on “Fatal air embolism in a breath-hold diver” and the implied dangers of technical freediving.
Diving and hyperbaric medicine. 51(1) [DOI] 10.28920/dhm51.1.124. [PMID] 33761555.
2021
End-tidal carbon dioxide and ventilation during CPR in relation to the 2020 American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 75 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2021.110553. [PMID] 34656884.
2021
Letter & Response: Consideration of the numerous etiologies of carbon monoxide exposures: Letter.
Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. 48(4) [PMID] 34847310.
2021
Letter: Impact of anesthetic drugs on venous filtration of intravascular gas.
Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. 48(2) [DOI] 10.22462/03.04.2021.12. [PMID] 33975412.
2021
Multiobjective optimization challenges in perioperative anesthesia: A review.
Surgery. 170(1):320-324 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2020.11.005. [PMID] 33334583.
2020
Added Value of Intraoperative Data for Predicting Postoperative Complications: The MySurgeryRisk PostOp Extension
Journal of Surgical Research. 254:350-363 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2020.05.007. [PMID] 32531520.
2019
Emergency Department Airway Management Responsibilities in the United States.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 128(2):296-301 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000003851. [PMID] 30300176.
2019
Feasibility and Rationale for Incorporating Frailty and Cognitive Screening Protocols in a Preoperative Anesthesia Clinic.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 129(3):830-838 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004190. [PMID] 31425227.
2019
Nontechnical Skills in a Technical World.
International anesthesiology clinics. 57(1):81-94 [DOI] 10.1097/AIA.0000000000000215. [PMID] 30520750.
2019
Ventilation Is an Important Confounding Variable When End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Is Used to Help Guide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 129(5):1436-1438 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004409. [PMID] 31490249.
2019
Vitamin B12 for the treatment of vasoplegia in cardiac surgery and liver transplantation: a narrative review of cases and potential biochemical mechanisms.
Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie. 66(12):1501-1513 [DOI] 10.1007/s12630-019-01449-x. [PMID] 31346957.
2018
Break Scrub to Take That Phone Call?
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 226(6):1117-1121 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.03.002. [PMID] 29524662.
2018
Should Percussion Pacing Have a Role in Perioperative Advanced Cardiac Life Support?: A Case Report.
A&A practice. 10(9):226-228 [DOI] 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000670. [PMID] 29708915.
2017
Hyperkalemic Arrest: Developing Team Cognition.
MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources. 13 [DOI] 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10614. [PMID] 30800816.
2017
Managing the Complex Issues of Pediatric Nonaccidental Trauma: A Simulation-Based Case of a Critically Injured Child.
MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources. 13 [DOI] 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10599. [PMID] 30800801.
2017
Operating Room Management and the Business of Anesthesia: Innovative Solutions to Bridge the Educational Gap in Residency Training Programs.
A & A case reports. 8(9) [DOI] 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000475. [PMID] 28181945.
2017
Resident Physicians Improve Nontechnical Skills When on Operating Room Management and Leadership Rotation.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 124(1):300-307 [PMID] 27918336.
2016
Hypertensive Crisis From the Aquamantys Bipolar Sealing System.
A & A case reports. 7(12):270-271 [PMID] 27984210.
2016
Locating the optimal internal jugular target site for central venous line placement.
Journal of clinical anesthesia. 33:198-202 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jclinane.2016.03.070. [PMID] 27555164.
2015
Editorial: pharmacological considerations in anesthesiology- from organ failure to transplantation.
Current clinical pharmacology. 10(1):1-2 [PMID] 25985819.
2013
Differentiating inspiratory and expiratory valve malfunctions.
Anesthesiology. 119(2) [DOI] 10.1097/ALN.0b013e318299f3fd. [PMID] 23880994.
2010
What is the preferred central venous pressure zero reference for hepatic resection?
Anesthesia and analgesia. 111(3):660-4 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181c76d3e. [PMID] 19955507.

Grants

Aug 2017 – May 2023
PRECEDE: PREsurgical Cognitive Evaluation via Digital clockfacEdrawing
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Oct 2015 – Sep 2017
PRE-SURGERY COGNITIVE SCREENING WITH THE DIGITAL CLOCKDRAWING TOOL
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: HEERMANN ANESTHESIA FOU, I

Education

Fellowship, Liver Transplantation
2009 · University of Florida
Residency, Anesthesiology
2008 · University of Alabama
Internship, Internal Medicine
2005 · Orlando Medical Center
MD
2004 · University of South Florida

Contact Details

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