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    Christopher Choukalas, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentAnesthesia
    Address4150 Clement St
    San Francisco CA 94121
    Phone415-750-2069
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      Northern California Institute for Research and Education2012 - 2014Grant to study a proprietary algorithm for the detection of critical illness
      Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators2014Excellence in Teaching Award

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      Dr. Choukalas is an academic anesthesiologist and intensive care physician. He conducts research on prediction algorithms for the detection of critical illness, consults for medical device marketers, leads process improvement/systems redesign efforts using lean methodologies, and thinks and writes about the larger world of healthcare structure and policy.

      His undergraduate and graduate degrees are in psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College and Iowa State University, respectively, and he graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Chicago, and fellowship training in critical care medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He is board-certified in anesthesiology and critical care medicine, and is an active clinician in both specialties.


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      1. Choukalas, CG, Nicholau, D. . Miller's Anesthesia, 8th Edition (R. Miller, Ed). Occupational Safety Including Substance Abuse. 2015.
      2. Katz, JA, Choukalas, CG. . Fluid resuscitation: A review of hemodynamic, metabolic, and monitoring-based goals. Current Anesthesiology Reviews. 2013; 1-7.
      3. Choukalas CG, Kellman S, Keese ML, Loor, M, Vasington, M, O’Connor, MF, Edelson, DP. . . Intervention- versus physiology-based risk assessment scores for predicting cardiac arrest: a pilot study. F1000Research. 2013.
      4. Stechert, MM. Choukalas, CG. . . The 5-Minute Anesthesia Consult. N. Singh-Radcliff and A. Gupta (Eds.). The Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome. 2012.
      5. Choukalas, CG. . Goal-Directed Fluid Resuscitation: Strategies for the Intensive Care Unit. ICU Director. 2011; 2(5):172-175.
      6. Choukalas CG, Walter J, Glick D, O'Connor MF, Tung A, Dinwiddie SH, Nunnally ME. Mask ventilation, hypocapnia, and seizure duration in electroconvulsive therapy. J Clin Anesth. 2010 Sep; 22(6):415-9. PMID: 20868961.
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      7. Choukalas, CG, Liu, LL. . Clinical Reviews in Anesthesia (F Moya, Ed.). Coagulation Abnormalities Made Easy. 2010.
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