Chris R Giordano MD
Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Division Chief, Liver Transplantation; Director, Anesthesiology/Critical Care Clerkship
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.