Chris R Giordano

Chris R Giordano, MD

Associate 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

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 serves as the director of general surgery, which helps lead care on hepato-pancreatic-biliary cases that frequently include complex vascular, esophageal, and bariatric procedures. In addition, Dr. Giordano works with the Division of Multispecialty Anesthesiology and is 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 teaching and dedicates his time to education. The ability to teach was one of the main reasons 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, Dr. Giordano 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 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.

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology

Publications

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: 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.
2021
Trapped by a first hypothesis: How rudeness leads to anchoring.
The Journal of applied psychology. [DOI] 10.1037/apl0000914. [PMID] 34110850.
2020
Added Value of Intraoperative Data for Predicting Postoperative Complications: The MySurgeryRisk PostOp Extension.
The 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.
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2016
Hypertensive Crisis From the Aquamantys Bipolar Sealing System.
A & A case reports. 7(12):270-271 [PMID] 27984210.
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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.
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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 ACTIVE
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

Teaching Profile

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

Contact Details

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(352) 273-8954
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