Cristina Wood, MD
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2007)
Graduate School :
  • MS, University of Denver (1998)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Denver (CO) (1997)
Internship:
  • Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program (2008)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Anesthesiology (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Anesthesiology (2012)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor
  • Medical Director Obstetric Anesthesia Maternal Fetal Care Unit
  • Obstetric and Fetal Anesthesiologist

Recognition & Awards

  • Annual Excellence in Quality and Patient Safety Award, Children's Hospital Colorado (2014)
  • Resident of the Year, University of Colorado (2011)
  • Katie Wood Memorial Award, University of Colorado (2010)
    Awarded to the top second year anesthesia resident

Publications

  • Nodine PM, Collins MR, Wood CL, Anderson JL, Orlando BS, McNair BK, Mayer DC, Stein DJ. Nitrous Oxide Use During Labor: Satisfaction, Adverse Effects, and Predictors of Conversion to Neuraxial Analgesia. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2020 May;65(3):335-341. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.13124. Epub 2020 May 26. PMID: 32452155.
  • Wood C et al. Multi-center study evaluating nitrous oxide use for labor analgesia at high and low altitude institutions.  (2020). Submitted to Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Wood C et al. Anesthesia for Maternal-Fetal Interventions: A Survey of Fetal Therapy Centers in the North American Fetal Therapy Network" has been received by the journal editorial office. Your submission has been assigned the following manuscript number: AA-D-20-02057

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • Society of Obstetrics and Perinatology, Member
  • Colorado Medical Society (CMS), Member

Practice Locations

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

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

Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Fetal Care Center
13123 E 16th Ave, B735
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-4463

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

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology, Board Certification
  • ACLS, Certificate (2016)
  • NRP, Certificate (2016)
  • Fetal Anesthesiology, Specialized Training (2013)
  • High Risk Obstetric Anesthesiology Fellowship, Specialized Training (2012)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Maternal and Fetal Health
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Prenatal Care
Clinical Interests
I am a fellowship trained high-risk obstetric anesthesiologist who specializes in both high-risk parturients and fetal anomalies. My research focuses on maternal hemodynamics, fetal hemodynamics and fetal cardiac function during obstetric and fetal surgery. In addition, I am responsible for all of the quality and patient safety on both our maternal units at Children's Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Hospital.

Care Philosophy
My specialty is anesthesiology with focus on high risk pregnancies. My goal is to make my patients comfortable by providing complete anesthesia care. Open communication and collaboration are very important to me and I believe that listening first to all questions and concerns creates a better patient doctor relationship. I have always been passionate about keeping patients comfortable and creating a warm safe environment for patients to heal.

Personal Interests
I am passionate about scuba diving with my family all around the world.

Public Speaking
Yes
I enjoy speaking about obstetric and fetal anesthesiology.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2007)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of Denver (1998)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Denver (CO) (1997)
Internships:
  • Exempla St Joseph Hospital Program (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Anesthesiology (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Anesthesiology (2012)
Languages: English
Department: Anesthesiology
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