Christopher M Cielo, DO

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary Medicine) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Sleep Core Director, Center for Human Phenomic Science, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Pulmonary Medicine
9NW50 Main Building
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-5842
Fax: 267-426-9234
BS (Biology)
University of Richmond, 2002.
UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine, 2006.
MTR (Translational Research)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2016.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Sleep disorders in children, pulmonary conditions in children

Description of Research Expertise

Clinical and translational research related to the evaluation, mechanisms, management, and effects of obstructive sleep apnea in children, with a specific focus on:
1) infant populations
2) children with craniofacial differences and other high-risk conditions
3) the use of MRI and other imaging modalities to understand structural contributors to OSA in children
4) Novel diagnostic modalities for sleep testing

Selected Publications

Ignacio E. Tapia, Christopher M. Cielo, Liat Tikotzky (editors): Assessment and Treatment of Infant Sleep: Medical and Behavioral Sleep Disorders from Birth to 24 Months. N/A. Elsevier (eds.). April 2024.

Ariel A Williamson, Eberechukwu A Uwah, Jungwon Min, Xuemei Zhang, Heather Griffis, Christopher M Cielo, Ignacio E Tapia, Alexander G Fiks, Jodi A Mindell: Diagnosis of sleep disorders in child healthcare settings. Sleep Medicine 119: 80-87, April 2024.

32. Tang, S.H., Min, J., Zhang, X., Uwah, E., Griffis, H.M., Cielo, C.M., Fiks, A.G., Mindell, J.A., Tapia, I.E., Williamson, A.A. : Incidence of pediatric narcolepsy diagnosis and management: Evidence from claims data. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine Page: doi: 10.5664, Mar 2024.

Padula MA, Naing K, Wenger TL, Ahmad I, Coghill CH, Wild KT, Rottgers SA, Resnick CM, Goldstein J, Ehsan Z, Watkins D, Deptula N, Lai KC, Lioy J, Gogcu S, Cielo CM: Spectrum of disease in hospitalized newborns with congenital micrognathia: a cohort of 3236 infants at North American tertiary-care intensive care units. Journal of Pediatrics 265(1): 113799, Feb 2024.

Seyni Gueye-Ndiaye, Meg Tully, Po-Yang Tsou, Raouf Amin, Cristina M Baldassari, Ronald D Chervin, Christopher M Cielo, Alisha George, Fauziya Hassan, Sally Ibrahim, Stacey L Ishman, Erin M Kirkham, Ron B Mitchell, Kamal Naqvi, Moshe Prero, Michael Rueschman, Ignacio E Tapia, Carlos Sendon, Rui Wang, Susan Redline, Kristie Ross: The effect of adenotonsillectomy on asthma symptoms in the Pediatric Adenotonsillectomy Trial for Snoring (PATS). Pediatric Pulmonology 2024 Notes: doi: 10.1002/ppul.27022.

Tapia IE and Cielo CM: Point: Is watchful waiting an appropriate treatment for obstructive sleep apnea in children? PRO. CHEST 2024 Notes: in press.

Canella R, Feld L, Balmer D, Franklin M, Cielo C, Xanthopoulos M. : Using a longitudinal qualitative approach to understand the lived experiences of caregivers of infants with obstructive sleep apnea who require chronic non-invasive respiratory support. Pediatric Pulmonology 2024 Notes: in press.

Kosyk MS, Salinero LK, Zimmerman CE, Shakir S, Cielo CM, Scott M, Nah HD, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA, Swanson JW: Comprehensive Long-Term Outcomes Following Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis. Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal Page: doi: 10.1177, Oct 2023 Notes: epub.

28. Cielo CM, Kelly A, Xanthopoulos M, Pipan M, Arputhan A, Walega R, Ward M, Falvo J Roman Y, Xiao R, Tapia IE: Feasibility and performance of home sleep apnea testing in youth with Down syndrome. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 19(9): 1605-1613, Sep 2023.

Min J, Zhang X, Griffis HM, Cielo CM, Tapia IE, Williamson AA: Sociodemographic disparities and healthcare utilization in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea management. Sleep Medicine 109(1): 211-218, Sep 2023.

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Last updated: 06/13/2024
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