Melissa Masaracchia, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, New York Medical College (2011)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Fordham University (NY) (2007)
Internship:
  • Norwalk Hospital/Yale University Program (2012)
Residency:
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Program, Anesthesiology (2015)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Anesthesiology (2017)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Program, Pain Medicine (2016)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Publications

  • Lee A, Masaracchia MM. Sickle Cell Anemia – Perioperative Considerations. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Question of the Week.
  • Lee A, Masaracchia MM. Sickle Cell Anemia. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Question of the Week. 2020.
  • Cha YM, Masaracchia MM. Airway Complications in Epidermolysis Bullosa. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Question of the Week. 2020.
  • Fleming J, Masaracchia MM. Complications of Ilioinguinal Blocks. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Question of the Week. 2020.
  • Webb L, Masaracchia MM. PedsF PBLD 10.2: Opioid Administration in Pediatrics. Anesthesia Toolbox. Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship National Curriculum. 2020.
  • Masaracchia MM, Sites BD, Lee J, Thomas JJ, Fernandez PG. Subanesthetic ketamine infusions for the management of pediatric pain in non-critical care settings: An observational analysis. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2019 Oct;63(9):1225-1230. PubMed PMID: 31313291
  • Dewberry L, Wine T, Prager J, Masaracchia M, Janosy N, Polaner D, DeBoer E, Somme S. Thoracoscopic Posterior Tracheopexy Is a Feasible and Effective Treatment for Tracheomalacia. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2019 Oct;29(10):1228-1231. PubMed PMID: 31219396
  • Sites BD, Harrison J, Herrick MD, Masaracchia MM, Beach ML, Davis MA. Prescription Opioid Use and Satisfaction With Care Among Adults With Musculoskeletal Conditions. Ann Fam Med. 2018 Jan;16(1):6-13. PubMed PMID: 29311169
  • Masaracchia MM, Polaner DM, Prager JD, DeBoer EM, Dewberry LC, Somme S, Wine T, Janosy NR. Pediatric tracheomalacia and the perioperative anesthetic management of thoracoscopic posterior tracheopexy. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 Sep;28(9):768-773. PubMed PMID: 29962064
  • Masaracchia MM, Sites BD, Herrick MD, Liu H, Davis M. Association between sleep apnea and perioperative outcomes among patients undergoing shoulder arthroscopy. Can J Anaesth. 2018 Dec;65(12):1314-1323. PubMed PMID: 30159714
  • Masaracchia MM, Herrick MD, Seiffert EA, Sites BD. Reply to Dr Neal et al. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 Sep Oct;42(5):682. PubMed PMID: 28820807
  • Masaracchia MM, Tsapakos MJ, McNulty NJ, Beach ML. Changing the paradigm for diagnostic MRI in pediatrics: Don't hold your breath. Paediatr Anaesth. 2017 Sep;27(9):880-884. PubMed PMID: 28504359
  • Masaracchia MM, Herrick MD, Seiffert EA, Sites BD. Nerve Blocks Under General Anesthesia: Time to Liberalize Indications?. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 May Jun;42(3):299-301. PubMed PMID: 28257389
  • Sites BD, Masaracchia MM, Davis M. Distinguishing Between Efficacy and Real-World Effectiveness: The Case for Thinking Beyond Classic Randomized Controlled Trial Design. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 Mar Apr;42(2):131-132. PubMed PMID: 28207640
  • Masaracchia MM, Herrick MD, Barrington MJ, Hartmann PR, Sites BD. Adductor canal blocks: changing practice patterns and associated quality profile. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2017 Feb;61(2):224-231. PubMed PMID: 28025820
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, Member
  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, Member
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Member

Practice Locations

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology, Board Certification (2015)
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology, Board Certification (2018)
  • Fellowship in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine, Specialized Training (2016)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, New York Medical College (2011)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Fordham University (NY) (2007)
Internships:
  • Norwalk Hospital/Yale University Program (2012)
Residency Programs:
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Program, Anesthesiology (2015)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatric Anesthesiology (2017)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Program, Pain Medicine (2016)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology
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