Christopher B. Massa, MD, PHD

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Christopher B. Massa, MD, PHD, is an attending anesthesiolgist with the Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

Internship

Anesthesiology - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Residency

Anesthesiology - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Fellowship

Pediatric Anesthesiology - New York Presbyterian Hospital - Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York, NY

Graduate Degree

PhD in Toxicology - Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
MS in Biomedical Engineering - University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Anesthesiologist

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2020

A Molotkov, N Bhatt, M Doubrovin, J Castrillon, CB Massa, A Gerber, J D’Armiento, M Goldklang, A Mintz. (2020) Multimodality molecular imaging of the alveolar-capillary barrier in lung disease using albumin based optical and PET tracers. Molecular Biomedicine. 1(1):17.

2018

Botelho DJ, Bey L, Massa CB, Sarkar S, Tetley T, Chung KF, Chen S, Ryan M, Porter A, Zhang J, Atochina-Wasserman E, Schwander S, Gow AJ. (2018). Exposure to silver nanospheres leads to altered respiratory mechanics & delayed immune response in an in vivo murine model. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 9 (1). 213.

2017

CB Massa, AM Groves, S Jaggernauth, DL Laskin, AJ. Gow. (2017). Histologic and biochemical alterations predict lung mechanical dysfunction in aging and chronically inflamed mice. PLOS Computational Biology.13:(8) e1005570 .

2016

Sunil VR, Vayas KN, Fang M, Zarbl H, Massa CB, Gow AJ, et al. (2016). World Trade Center (WTC) dust exposure in mice is associated with inflammation, oxidative stress and epigenetic changes in the lung. Experimental and Molecular Pathology.102(1):50-8.

Botelho DJ, Bey L, Massa CB, Sarkar S, Tetley T, Chung KF, Chen S, Ryan M, Porter A, Zhang J, Schwander S, Gow AJ. (2016). Low dose AgNPs reduce lung mechanical function and innate immune defense in the absence of cellular toxicity. Nanotoxicology. 10 (1). 118-127.

2015

L Knudsen, EN Atochina-Vasserman, CB Massa, B Birkelbach, CJ Guo, PA Scott, B Haenni, MF Beers, M Ochs, AJ Gow. The role of inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS2) for interstitial remodeling of alveolar septa in surfactant protein D (SP-D) deficient mice. (2015). The American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. 309 (1) L959-L969.

2014

VR Sunil, KN Vayas, JA Cervelli, R Malaviya, LR Hall, CB Massa, AJ Gow, JD Laskin, DL Laskin. (2014). Pentoxifylline attenuates nitrogen mustard-induced acute lung injury, oxidative stress and inflammation. Experimental and molecular pathology. 97 (1), 89-98.  

CB Massa, P Scott, E Abramova, C Gardner, DL Laskin, AJ Gow. (2014). Acute chlorine gas exposure produces transient inflammation and a progressive alteration in surfactant composition with accompanying mechanical dysfunction. Toxicology and applied pharmacology. 278(1), 53-64.

Posters and Presentations

2018

CB Massa, P Pagano, HT Lee, C Russell. (2018) Difficult Tracheosteomy Complicated by Tension Pneumothorax and Cardiac Arrest Requiring ECMO. The American Society of Anesthesiologists National Meeting.  Medically challenging case - Oct 2018.

Wang A, CB Massa, P Yim. (2018) Hemothorax after laparoscopic bariatric surgery. The American Society of Anesthesiologists National Meeting.  Oct 2018 – formal citation pending