Christopher G. Ward, MD

Christopher G. Ward, MD, is an attending anesthesiologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Advanced airway modalities for difficult pediatric airways, Anesthesia for pediatric neurosurgery, Examining anesthesia induced neuroapoptosis in the developing brain using rodent models
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA


    Transitional Year Internship - Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA


    Anesthesiology - University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


    Pediatric Anesthesiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Anesthesiologist

    Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications


    Abstract: Christopher Ward, M.D., Elizabeth Hughes, B.S., Bernadin Joseph, B.S., Rylon Hofacer, B.S., Yung Suk Choe, M.D., Steve Danzer, Ph.D., Andreas Loepke, M.D., Ph.D, FAAP: Vulnerability to Anesthetic-Induced Neuroapoptosis is Determined by the Maturational Age of the Cell and not the Age of the Animal. YIA-1 (1st Place Oral presentation during Awards Presentation at the SPA/AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology, Tampa, 2012).



    George Isstaphanous M.D., Christopher Ward M.D., Elizabeth Hughes B.S., John McCann B.S., John McAuliffe, M.D., Steve Danzer PhD., Andreas Loepke, M.D., PhD.: Characterization and Quantification of Isoflurane-Induced Developmental Apoptotic Cell Death In Mouse Cerebral Cortex. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2013; 116(4):845-54.


    Ward CG, Loepke AW. Anesthetics and sedatives: Toxic or protective for the developing brain? Pharmacol Res. 2012; 65(3):271-4.


    Christopher Ward, M.D., Huafeng Wei, M.D.: Multiples of Minimal Alveolar Concentrations of Volatile Agents are Not Necessarily Equipotent [Letter to the Editor] Anesthesiology 2011; 114(1) 221-22.

    Posters and Presentations

    Invited lectures


    “Anesthesia Induced Neuroapoptosis and the Developing Brain.” Visiting Professor Grand Rounds, Fuwai Hospital, Beijing, China, September 24th, 2013.

    “Anesthesia and the Developing Brain.” Visiting Professor Lecture, The Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China, September 23rd, 2013

    “The Effect of Neuronal Maturation on Anesthesia Induced Neuroapoptosis.” Chinese Society of Anesthesiology. Tianjin, China. September 21st, 2013

    “Does Anesthesia Make Kids Dumber?” Visiting Professor Behavioral Neuroscience Lecture, University of Delaware, September 16th, 2013


    “Anesthesia for Airway.” First Annual Midwest Airway Course, Hosted by the ENT Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, May 18th-19th, 2012.


    “Anesthetic Mediated Effects on the Developing Brain.” Visiting Professor Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, April 7th, 2011.