- Primary Hospital Affiliation:
- Hasbro Children's Hospital
- Also Associated With:
- Rhode Island Hospital
- Pediatric Surgery
- Medical School: Georgetown University Medical School
- Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Boston, MA
- Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
- Areas of Expertise:
- Ecmo (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Neonatal intensive care
- Pediatric thoracic surgery
Christopher Muratore, MD is a pediatric surgeon and director of the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children’s Hospital. He attended medical school at Georgetown University and completed general surgical residency training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and pediatric surgery residency at Children’s Hospital Boston. During general surgery training, he spent an additional year of study at Children’s Hospital as the ICU/ECMO fellow, followed by two additional years of training in the pediatric surgical research laboratories investigating the treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).
Muratore maintains an active interest in the outcomes of patients with CDH, pulmonary hypertension and adults with acute respiratory distress syndrome who require ECMO. ECMO is a form of long-term cardiopulmonary bypass used to treat infants, children and adults with reversible respiratory and/or cardiac failure. ECMO is a high-risk endeavor requiring sophisticated interdisciplinary coordination.
Recently, the ECMO program has developed a simulation curriculum to improve interdisciplinary team performance and protect patient outcomes. These novel ECMO simulation scenarios, which complement individual and team ECMO training, combine the current life-like medical simulation models with the ultra-specialized circumstances of extracorporeal life support. This project demonstrates ECMO simulation’s potential to improve team performance and patient outcomes.
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