Christopher Ciarallo, MD
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School (2002)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Johns Hopkins University (MD) (1998)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2003)
Residency:
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program, Anesthesiology (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Anesthesiology (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology

Professional Titles

  • Director of Pediatric Anesthesia - Denver Health Medical Center

Recognition & Awards

  • Top Doctor - Pediatric Anesthesiology, 5280 Magazine (2018)
  • Outstanding Clinician Award, Denver Health Medical Staff (2016)
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year - Denver Health, University of Colorado Department of Anesthesiology (2016)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2008)
    School of Medicine, Anesthesiology
  • Associate Professor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Anesthesiology

Publications

  • Barbero GE, de Miguel M, Sierra P, Merritt G, Bora P, Borah N, Ciarallo C, Ing R, Bosenberg A, de Nadal M. Clonidine as an Adjuvant to Bupivacaine for Suprazygomatic Maxillary Nerve Blocks in Cleft lip and Palate Repair: A Randomized, Prospective, Double-Blind Study. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2020 Oct 12;:1055665620964141. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33043691
  • Ciarallo C. "Opioids." Anesthesia Secrets, 6th ed., edited by Brian Keech and Ryan Laterza, Elsevier, 2020.
  • Ciarallo C. "Overview of Pediatric Anesthesiology." Manual of Clinical Anesthesiology, 2nd ed., edited by Larry F. Chu, Andrea J. Traynor and Viji Kurup, Wolters Kluwer, 2020.
  • Leasia K, Ciarallo C, Prins JTH, Preslaski C, Perkins-Pride E, Hardin K, Cralley A, Cothren Burlew C, Coleman J, Cohen M, Lawless R, Platnick KB, Moore EE, Pieracci FM. "A randomized clinical trial of single dose liposomal bupivacaine versus indwelling analgesic catheter in patients undergoing surgical stabilization of rib fractures." Abstract. Western Trauma Association Meeting. Accepted November 2020.
  • Echaniz G, De Miguel M, Merritt G, Sierra P, Bora P, Borah N, Ciarallo C, de Nadal M, Ing RJ, Bosenberg A. Bilateral suprazygomatic maxillary nerve blocks vs. infraorbital and palatine nerve blocks in cleft lip and palate repair: A double-blind, randomised study. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2019 Jan;36(1):40-47. PubMed PMID: 30308523
  • Carry PM, Nguyen AK, Merritt GR, Ciarallo C, Chatterjee D, Park J, Miller NH, Scott FA. Prevalence of Persistent Median Arteries in the Pediatric Population on Ultrasonography. J Ultrasound Med. 2018 Sep;37(9):2235-2242. PubMed PMID: 29480530
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, Member
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Applied Examiner

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology, Board Certification (2007, 2018)
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology, Board Certification (2013)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School (2002)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Johns Hopkins University (MD) (1998)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2003)
Residency Programs:
  • University of California (San Francisco) School of Medicine Program, Anesthesiology (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Anesthesiology (2008)
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Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology
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