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 (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

Cielo CM and Tapia IE: What's new in pediatric OSA? Sleep Medicine Clinics 18(2): 173-181, June 2023.

26. Oskarsdottir S, Boot E, Crowley TB, Loo JCY, Arganbright JM, Armando M, Baylis AL, Breetvelt EJ, Castelein RM, Chadehumbe M, Cielo CM…Mcdonald-McGinn DM: Updated clinical practice recommendations for managing children with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Genetics in Medicine 25(3): 100338, March 2023.

Cielo CM, Shults J, and Tapia IE: In response to ‘A Trial of Intranasal Corticosteroids to Treat Childhood OSA Syndrome: Is it ineffective? CHEST 163(3): e149-150, March 2023.

Resnick CM, Rottgers SA, Wright JM, Vyas RM, Goldstein JA. Swanson JW, Padula MA, Cognill CH, Ahmad I, Molter DW, Menezes MD, Naing KW, Cielo CM: Surgical outcomes and treatment trends in 1289 infants with micrognathia: a multicenter cohort. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2023 Notes: doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000010639.

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 2023 Notes: doi: 10.5664/jcsm.10610.

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.

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 57(11): 2629-2637, 2022.

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.

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