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Christopher Choukalas, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Anesthesia
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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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 is Co-PI on a study investigating the role of sleep, activity, and physical therapy in post-operative delirium and cognitive dysfunction, 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, including a book chapter on occupational exposures in anesthesia practice for Miller's Anesthesia, the pre-eminent text in the field.

    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. Verdiner RE, Choukalas CG, Siddiqui S, Stahl DL, Galvagno SM, Jabaley CS, Bartz RR, Lane-Fall M, Goff K, Sreedharan R, Bennett S, Williams GW, Khanna A. COVID Activated Emergency Scaling of Anesthesiology Responsibilities (CAESAR) ICU. Anesth Analg. 2020 May 07. PMID: 32398432.
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    2. Choukalas, CG, Nicholau, D.Miller's Anesthesia, 8th Edition (R. Miller, Ed). Occupational Safety Including Substance Abuse. 2015.
    3. Jeffrey A. Katz, Christopher G. Choukalas. Goal Directed Fluid Resuscitation: A Review of Hemodynamic, Metabolic, and Monitoring Based Goals. Current Anesthesiology Reports. 2013 Jun 1; 3(2):98-104.
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    4. Christopher G Choukalas, Suzanne Kellman, Michelle L Keese, Michelle Loor, Marzanna Vasington, Michael F O’Connor, Dana P Edelson. Intervention- versus physiology-based risk assessment scores for predicting cardiac arrest: a pilot study. F1000Research. 2013 Jan 1; 2:91.
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    5. Katz, JA, Choukalas, CG.Fluid resuscitation: A review of hemodynamic, metabolic, and monitoring-based goals. Current Anesthesiology Reviews. 2013; 1-7.
    6. 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.
    7. Karen Hirsch, Christopher Choukalas, Vineeta Singh. 377. Critical Care Medicine. 2012 Dec 1; 40(12):1-328.
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    8. Stechert, MM. Choukalas, CG.The 5-Minute Anesthesia Consult. N. Singh-Radcliff and A. Gupta (Eds.). The Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome. 2012.
    9. Choukalas, CG.Goal-Directed Fluid Resuscitation: Strategies for the Intensive Care Unit. ICU Director. 2011; 2(5):172-175.
    10. Christopher G. Choukalas. Goal-Directed Fluid Resuscitation. ICU Director. 2011 Sep 1; 2(5):172-175.
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    11. 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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    12. Choukalas, CG, Liu, LL.Clinical Reviews in Anesthesia (F Moya, Ed.). Coagulation Abnormalities Made Easy. 2010.