Christopher M Cielo, DO

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 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 (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 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

Tapia IE, Shults J, Cielo CM, Kelly AB, Elden LM, Spergel JM, Bradford RM, Cornaglia MA, Sterni LM, Radcliffe J.: A trial of intranasal corticosteroids to treat the childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Chest 162(4): 899-919, Oct 2022.

Kosyk MS, Carlson AR, Zapatero ZD, Kalmar KL, Liaquat S, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA, Cielo CM, Swanson JW: Multimodal Treatment of Robin Sequence Utilizing Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal Page: doi: 10.1177, 2022 Notes: epub ahead of print.

Kosyk MS, Carlson AR, Zapatero Z, Kalmar CL, Cielo CM, Lioy J, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA, Swanson JW: Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis for Tongue-Based Airway Obstruction without Micrognathia. Annals of Plastic Surgery 88(1): 54-58, 2022.

Xanthopoulos MS, Williamson AA, Burlingame CC, Afolabi-Brown O, Tapia IE, Cielo C, Moore M, Beck SE.: Continuous positive airway pressure care for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea: A long-term quality improvement initiative. Pediatric Pulmonology Page: doi: 10.1002, 2022 Notes: epub ahead of print.

Stefanovski D, Tapia IE, Lioy J, Sengupta S, Mukhopadhyay S, Corcoran A, Cornaglia MA, Cielo CM: Respiratory indices during sleep in healthy infants: A prospective longitudinal study and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine 99(1): 49-57, 2022.

Yendur O, Feld L, Scheunbinger-Miranda M, Xanthopoulos MS, Beck SE, Cielo CM, Escobar EJ, Tapia IE: Clinical utility of repeated positive airway pressure titrations in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 18(4): 1021-1026, 2022.

Cielo CM, Keenan BT, Wiemken A, Tapia IE, Kelly A, Schwab RJ: Neck fat and obstructive sleep apnea in obese adolescents. SLEEP 44(11): zsab158, Nov 2021 Notes: epub.

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 56(5): 1103-1113, May 2021 Notes: in-press.

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): zsaa157, 2021 Notes: epub.

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Last updated: 11/04/2022
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