Christopher M Cielo, DO

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The 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 (Bachelor of Science, Biology)
University of Richmond, 2002.
DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)
UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine, 2006.
(Certificate in Clinical Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2014.
MTR (Translational Research)
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 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 mechanisms, management, and effects of obstructive sleep apnea in children, with a specific focus on:
1) infant populations
2) children with craniofacial 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

Cielo CM, Hernandez P, Ciampaglia AM, Xanthopoulos MS, Beck SE, Tapia IE: Positive airway pressure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in infants. CHEST 159(2): 810-817, 2021.

Tsou PY, Cielo CM, Xanthopoulos MS, Wang YH, Kuo PL, Tapia IE: The burden of obstructive sleep apnea in pediatric sickle cell disease: a KIDS inpatient database study. SLEEP 44(2), 2021.

Tsou PY, Cielo CM, Xanthopoulos MS, Wang YH, Kuo PL, Tapia IE: Impact of obstructive sleep apnea on assisted ventilation in children with asthma exacerbation. Pediatric Pulmonology 2021 Notes: in-press.

16. Cielo CM, Cornaglia MA, Lioy J, Mukhopadhyay S, Taylor JA, Tapia IE, Schwab RJ.: Changes in polysomnographic values in healthy infants during the first months of life: a prospective cohort study. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 201: A2710, 2020.

Ishizuka M and Cielo CM: Applied Pulmonary Physiology. Pediatric Pulmonology, 2nd edition. Light, MJ (eds.). American Academy of Pediatrics, 2020 Notes: chapter in-press.

Yang R, Swanson JW, and Cielo CM: Craniofacial syndromes. Pediatric Sleep Medicine. Gozal D and Kheirandish-Gozal L (eds.). 2020 Notes: chapter in-press.

Khaytin I, Tapia IE, Xanthopoulos MS, Cielo C, Kim JY, Smith J, Matthews E, Beck S: AutoCPAP for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in children. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 16(6): 871-878, 2020.

Cohen JL, Cielo C, Kupa JM, Duffy KA, Hathaway E, Taylor JA, and Kalish JM: The utility of early tongue reduction surgery for macroglossia in Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 145(4): 803-813, 2020.

17. Beck SE, Moore M, Tapia I, Matthews E, Smith J, Brown C, DiSalvio W, Ewig J, Cielo CM, Afolabi-Brown O, Xanthopoulos MS: PAP adherence, follow-up, and quality improvement in a pediatric sleep center. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 201: A1155, 2020.

19. Brockmann PE, Cielo CM, Tapia IE: Impact of adenotonsillectomy on sleep spindle activity in children. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 201: A2708, 2020.

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Last updated: 02/26/2021
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