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Franklin Chiao, MD

Franklin Chiao, MD

Director of Acute Pain Management


Pediatric Anesthesiology

Franklin Chiao was born in New York and grew up in Westchester county.  He is board certified in Anesthesiology.  Dr. Chiao has particular expertise in providing acute pain management for all ages, and pediatric anesthesia care.  He teaches internationally as far as East Asia and recently taught at the New York School of Regional Anesthesia(NYSORA) Annual Symposium and Workshops, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, American Society of Anesthesiology, and Boston Children's Hospital-Harvard Medical School.  He has been director of several CME workshops in regional anesthesia, and pediatrics.  

In addition to patient care, Dr. Chiao has experience in clinical research.  He has published broadly and presented over thirty abstracts and oral presentations internationally.   He has received several clinical, patient safety, and research awards, and was given a scholarship from Harvard Medical School to train as a Global Clinical Scholar with a focus on research.   He reviews papers for prestigious journals such as Anesthesia & Analgesia.  He has been interviewed, published online podcasts and written book chapters. 

Lastly, he has an interest in the economics of healthcare for patients and physicians.  This stems from his academic and work experience in economics and finance.  He earned a Masters at the London School of Economics before becoming a physician. During medical school, he was elected National Treasurer of the American Medical Student Association.  He has served on several national committees including the American Society of Anesthesiology Economics Committee and Regional Anesthesia Acute Pain Management Committee.  He enjoys spending time with with his family, gardening and playing tennis.



Undergraduate & Graduate

Brown University, BA: 2001

Medical Education

Stony Brook University School of Medicine, MD: 2008


Brown University - The Warren Alpert Medical School: 2009


Columbia University: 2012


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: 2013

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology


• 5 book chapters in Hadzic's Textbook of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management: Self-Assessment and Review by Admir Hadzic McGraw-Hill, 2019
• American Society of Anesthesiology Manual Professional Liability- Author for 2 chapters, 2017
• Matava, CT et al. Pediatric Airway Management in COVID-19 patients - Consensus Guidelines from the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia's Pediatric Difficult Intubation Collaborative and the Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society. Anesth Analg. 2020 Apr 13.
• Garcia-Marcinkiewicz AG et al, A Retrospective Analysis of Neuromuscular Blocking Drug Use and Ventilation Technique on Complications in the Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry Using Propensity Score Matching. Anesth Analg. 2019 Sep 18.
• Chiao, F. et al. Anesthesia Review: 1000 Questions and Answers to Blast the BASICS and Ace the ADVANCED, 1st ed, Anesthesia & Analgesia: June 2019(128)6,118
• Fernandez PG et al. Predictors of transfusion outcomes in pediatric complex cranial vault reconstruction: a multicentre observational study from the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group. Can J Anaesth. 2019 May;66(5):512-526.
• Goobie SM et al. Predictors of perioperative complications in paediatric cranial vault reconstruction surgery: a multicentre observational study from the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group. Br J Anaesth. 2019 Feb;122(2):215-223.
• Fernandez AM1 et al. Perioperative Outcomes and Surgical Case Volume in Pediatric Complex Cranial Vault Reconstruction: A Multicenter Observational Study From the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group. Anesth Analg. 2019 Oct;129(4):1069-1078.
• Chiao F, Boretsky K. Laparoscopic Surgery in Infants Under Spinal Anesthesia Block: A Case Report of 3 Cases. A A Pract. 2019 Mar 1;12(5):168-170
• Glover CD et al.Perioperative outcomes and management in midface advancement surgery: a multicenter observational descriptive study from the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 Aug;28(8):710-718.
• Park R et al. The efficacy of GlideScope® videolaryngoscopy compared with direct laryngoscopy in children who are difficult to intubate: an analysis from the paediatric difficult intubation registry.Br J Anaesth. 2017 Nov 1;119(5):984-992.
• Thompson DR et al. Endoscopic Versus Open Repair for Craniosynostosis in Infants Using Propensity Score Matching to Compare Outcomes: A Multicenter Study from the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group. Anesth Analg. 2018 Mar;126(3):968-975.
• Burjek NE et al. Videolaryngoscopy versus Fiber-optic Intubation through a Supraglottic Airway in Children with a Difficult Airway: An Analysis from the Multicenter Pediatric Difficult Intubation Registry. Anesthesiology. 2017 Sep;127(3):432-440.
• Chiao, F., ASA Meeting Review, Society Pediatric Anesthesia 2020
• Chiao, F., Updates in Infant Neuraxial Anesthesia: Caudal Catheters, Spinal Without General Anesthesia, and Other Clinical Pearls, Society Pediatric Anesthesia 2019
• Chiao, F., Boretsky, K. Spinal is Back: Infant Spinal Anesthesia Updates and Enhancements for Your Practice. American Society of Regional Anesthesia Newsletter 2018
• Chiao, F., Pestieau, S., Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia, Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine, 2018
• Quadratus Lumborum Block: A More Extensive Spread and Longer-Lasting Alternative to the Tranversus Abdominus Plane Block? Society Pediatric Anesthesia Fall 10/2016
• Pediatric Pain Management for Tonsillectomy Society Pediatric Anesthesia
• Non-pharmacologic Impacts on Neonatal Pain and Assessment (NINPA) Society Pediatric Pain Medicine Winter/2 01/19/2016
• A New Approach to an Old Technique - Caudal Ultrasound Society Pediatric Anesthesia
2017 “Safety of antifibrinolytics in cranial vault reconstructive surgery: a report from the
pediatric craniofacial collaborative group.”
• Goobie et al.
• Paediatr Anaesth. 2017 Mar;27(3):271-281
2017 “Perioperative Outcomes and Management in Pediatric Complex Cranial Vault
Reconstruction: A Multicenter Study from the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group.”
• Stricker et al.
• Anesthesiology. 2017 Feb;126(2):276-287.
2017 “Dexmedetomidine as a Supplement to Spinal Anesthesia Block: A Case Report of Three
• Chiao, F., Boretsky, K.

A & A Case Reports 2017 Apr 28.
• Selected for additional publication in ‘100 Selected Case Reports from Anesthesia & Analgesia’
• Luedi, Phillips, LWW 2018
2017 “Life-saving Esophageal Intubation in Patient with Tracheal Agenesis”
• Sattler, C., Chiao, F., Stein, D., Murphy, D.
• A & A Case Reports 2017 Apr 13
• Selected for additional publication in ‘100 Selected Case Reports from Anesthesia & Analgesia’
• Luedi, Phillips, LWW 2018
2017 “An Examination of Disparities in Pediatric Pain Management Centered on Socioeconomic
Factors and Hospital Characteristics”
• Chiao, F., Wang, A.
• J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 Feb 8
2017 “Beware of Social Media Liability: Challenging Medical Case Studies”
• Chiao, F., Stiegler, M.
• ASA Monitor 02 2017, Vol.81, 24-26.
1/2016 “Yao and Artusio’s Anesthesiology: Problem-Oriented Patient Management” Eight Edition
• Wrote two book chapters for the bleeding tonsil, and laryngeal lesions
1/2013 “Single-cuff forearm tourniquet in intravenous regional anaesthesia results in less pain and
fewer sedation requirements than upper arm tourniquet”
• Chiao, F., Chen, J., Lesser, J., Resta-Flarer, F., Bennett, H

• Br J Anaesth. 2013 Aug;111(2):271-5..
12/2012 “Vein Visualization: Patient Characteristic Factors and the Efficacy of a New Infrared Vein
Finder Technology” + Podcast
• Chiao, F., Resta-Flarer, F., Lesser, J., Ng, J., Ganz, A.,Pino-Luey, D., Bennett, H., Perkins Jr, C., Witek, B.
• Br J Anaesth. 2013 Jun;110(6):966-71.
2008 “De-repression of the p21 promoter in prostate cancer cells by an isothiocyanate via
inhibition of HDACs and c-MYC.”
• Wang, L.G., Liu, X.M., Chiao, F., Feng, K. et al. International Journal of Oncology 2008, 33:375-380
2003 “Effect of Clonidine on Gastrointestinal Side Effects Associated with Ultra-Rapid Opioid