Claudia Clavijo, MD
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology

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Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Anesthesiology (2012)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Anesthesiology

Research Interests

My research interests are mainly focused on the development of analytical methods for the quantification of anesthesia related medication and their metabolites and on the development of low volume sampling techniques as dried blood spots to quantify this compounds.

Publications

  • Walker CT, Kim HJ, Park P, Lenke LG, Weller MA, Smith JS, Nemergut EC, Sciubba DM, Wang MY, Shaffrey C, Deviren V, Mummaneni PV, Chang JM, Mummaneni VP, Than KD, Berjano P, Eastlack RK, Mundis GM Jr, Kanter AS, Okonkwo DO, Shin JH, Lewis JM, Koski T, Hoh DJ, Glassman SD, Vinci SB, Daniels AH, Clavijo CF, Turner JD, McLawhorn M, Uribe JS. Neuroanesthesia Guidelines for Optimizing Transcranial Motor Evoked Potential Neuromonitoring During Deformity and Complex Spinal Surgery: A Delphi Consensus Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2020 Jul 1;45(13):911-920. PubMed PMID: 32539292
  • Clavijo CF, Oliva AM, Dingmann C, Kaizer A, Christians U, Burger E, Patel V, Kleck CJ, Vogel SA, Scott BK, Janik DJ, Jameson LC, Ginde AA. Toxicology Screening Testing in Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery: A Prospective Observational Pilot Study. Ther Drug Monit. 2020 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33181620
  • Davari B, Kotecha N, Clavijo CF, Thomas JJ, Rzasa-Lynn R, Galinkin JL, Christians U, Sempio C. A Sensitive LC-MS/MS Assay for the Quantification of Methadone and its Metabolites in Dried Blood Spots: Comparison With Plasma. Ther Drug Monit. 2020 Feb;42(1):118-128. PubMed PMID: 31318842
  • Davari B, Kotecha N, Clavijo CF, Thomas JJ, Rzasa-Lynn R, Galinkin JL, Christians U, Sempio C. A SENSITIVE LC-MS/MS ASSAY FOR THE QUANTIFICATION OF METHADONE AND ITS METABOLITES IN DRIED BLOOD SPOTS: COMPARISON WITH PLASMA. Ther Drug Monit. 2019 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31318842
  • Fernandez-Bustamante A, Bartels K, Clavijo C, Scott BK, Kacmar R, Bullard K, Moss AFD, Henderson W, Juarez-Colunga E, Jameson L. Preoperatively Screened Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is Associated With Worse Postoperative Outcomes Than Previously Diagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Anesth Analg. 2017 Aug;125(2):593-602. PubMed PMID: 28682951

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologist, Member
  • Colorado Society of Anesthesiology, Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology
Clinical Interests
My many clinical interests include anesthesia for neurosurgical patients including surgery for Parkinson's disease. I also enjoy taking care of patient who need spine surgery and abdominal surgery.

Care Philosophy
I am a passionate person. When I am taking care of a patient, I devote all my care, senses, knowledge and compassion and respect to them. I treat my patients as if they were members of my own family.

Personal Interests
I have two little kids, a girl and a boy, most of my time, when I am not working, is dedicated to enjoy them. I also enjoy doing Zumba.

Volunteer Activities
I have had the opportunity of serving under privileged rural communities in my country Colombia. I also joined red cross for a medical mission in Colombia in 1999 after a earthquake devastated a whole State. I became an official Spanish medical interpreter for University of Colorado Hospital to be able to communicate with Spanish speaking only patients in a better way and to break the language barrier when they are approaching the operating room.

General Information

Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Anesthesiology (2012)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Anesthesiology
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