Christian Seefelder, MD

Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia

Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-7737
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Medical Services


  • Anesthesia
  • Transplant Anesthesia


  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine


  • Division of Perioperative Anesthesia
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Experience and Education



Ludwig-Maximilians-University, 1983

Anesthesia Residency

University of Ulm, 1985-1989

Anesthesia Residency

Free University of Berlin, 1984-1985

Cardic Anesthesia Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic Hospital, 1989-1990

Cleveland, OH

Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 1990-1991

Boston, MA


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  1. Seefelder C. Modification of the swivel adapter for intraoperative use of pediatric fiberoptic bronchoscopes. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Jun; 26(6):670-1.
  2. Zgleszewski SE, Graham DA, Hickey PR, Brustowicz RM, Odegard KC, Koka R, Seefelder C, Navedo AT, Randolph AG. Anesthesiologist- and System-Related Risk Factors for Risk-Adjusted Pediatric Anesthesia-Related Cardiac Arrest. Anesth Analg. 2016 Feb; 122(2):482-9.
  3. Borucki A, Kovatsis P, Seefelder C. Risks of fixed-angle supraglottic airways in infants. Paediatr Anaesth. 2015 Apr; 25(4):432-3.
  4. Fullington NM, Cauley RP, Potanos KM, O'Melia L, Zurakowski D, Bae Kim H, Seefelder C, Vakili K. Immediate extubation after pediatric liver transplantation: a single-center experience. Liver Transpl. 2015 Jan; 21(1):57-62.
  5. Seefelder C. Double-lumen tube defect: hard to detect during typical use. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Dec; 28(6):e55-6.
  6. Seefelder C. Clinical landmarks for intervertebral spaces in children. Paediatr Anaesth. 2014 Oct; 24(10):1113-4.
  7. Seefelder C. Urinary retention and truncal blocks. Paediatr Anaesth. 2014 Sep; 24(9):1012-4.
  8. Seefelder C. Use of the 26-French double-lumen tube for lung isolation in children. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Jun; 28(3):e19-21.
  9. Seefelder C. Use of bronchial blockers for single-lung ventilation in infants and children. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2013 Aug; 23(4):331.
  10. Kim E, Seefelder C. Pajunk(®) Tsui StimuLong epidural catheter malfunction. Paediatr Anaesth. 2012 Jun; 22(6):583-4.
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  12. Seefelder C. The 'curare cleft' is not the first sign of respiratory effort. Paediatr Anaesth. 2012 Apr; 22(4):415-6.
  13. Tassone RF, Seefelder C, Sethna NF. Unilateral hemiparesis with thoracic epidural in an adolescent. Case Rep Anesthesiol. 2012; 2012:732584.
  14. Choi E, Landrigan-Ossar M, Fishman SJ, Seefelder C. Exsanguination by intent: controlled phlebotomy during resection of a giant vascular malformation in a 22-month-old child. Paediatr Anaesth. 2011 Nov; 21(11):1159-62.
  15. Abolkhair A, Seefelder C. Malignant hyperthermia resolving with discontinuation of sevoflurane alone. Saudi J Anaesth. 2011 Apr; 5(2):229-32.
  16. Stephenson L, Tkachenko I, Shamberger R, Seefelder C. Anesthesia for patients undergoing transsternal thymectomy for juvenile myasthenia gravis. Saudi J Anaesth. 2011 Jan; 5(1):25-30.
  17. Ellinas H, Seefelder C. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair in neonates: is thoracoscopy feasible? Paediatr Anaesth. 2010 Oct; 20(10):967-9.
  18. Kinottenbelt G, Skinner A, Seefelder C. Tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) and oesophageal atresia (OA). Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2010 Sep; 24(3):387-401.
  19. Stephenson LL, Seefelder C. Routine extraluminal use of the 5F Arndt Endobronchial Blocker for one-lung ventilation in children up to 24 months of age. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2011 Aug; 25(4):683-6.
  20. Stephenson LL, Gordon N, Seefelder C. Regional skin necrosis from radial artery cannulation in infants. J Clin Anesth. 2010 May; 22(3):230-1.
  21. Pappas L, Shamberger RC, Seefelder C. Giant, dopamine secreting thoracoabdominal neuroblastoma in a 2-year-old: rapid preoperative blockade with labetalol. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010 Mar; 32(2):163-6.
  22. Marino M, Jennings RW, Seefelder C. Cephalad migration of a thoracic epidural catheter in a 15-month old. J Clin Anesth. 2009 Nov; 21(7):538-9.
  23. Pappas L, Seefelder C. Anesthetic consideration for radiofrequency ablation of a suspected paraganglioma metastasis in a child. Paediatr Anaesth. 2009 Sep; 19(9):913-4.
  24. Stephenson LL, Webb NA, Smithers CJ, Sager SL, Seefelder C. Lateral femoral cutaneous neuropathy following lateral positioning on a bean bag. J Clin Anesth. 2009 Aug; 21(5):383-4.
  25. Hernandez MR, Shamberger RC, Seefelder C. Catecholamine-secreting neuroblastoma in a 4-month-old infant: perioperative management. J Clin Anesth. 2009 Feb; 21(1):54-6.
  26. Bong CL, Seefelder C. Peripheral neuropathy following colonoscopy is not uncommon. Anesth Analg. 2009 Jan; 108(1):384-5.
  27. Bong CL, Hilliard J, Seefelder C. Severe methemoglobinemia from topical benzocaine 7.5% (baby orajel) use for teething pain in a toddler. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Mar; 48(2):209-11.
  28. Yuki K, Shamberger RC, McGowan FX, Seefelder C. The perioperative management of a patient with Fontan physiology for pheochromocytoma resection. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2008 Oct; 22(5):748-50.
  29. Sparks JW, Seefelder C. Neonatal T-wave elevation from a positive epidural test dose. Paediatr Anaesth. 2005 Aug; 15(8):706-7.
  30. Seefelder C, Sparks JW, Chirnomas D, Diller L, Shamberger RC. Perioperative management of a child with severe hypertension from a catecholamine secreting neuroblastoma. Paediatr Anaesth. 2005 Jul; 15(7):606-10.
  31. Sparks JW, Seefelder C, Shamberger RC, McGowan FX. The perioperative management of a patient with complex single ventricle physiology and pheochromocytoma. Anesth Analg. 2005 Apr; 100(4):972-5.
  32. Seefelder C, Hill DR, Shamberger RC, Holzman RS. Awake caudal anesthesia for inguinal surgery in one conjoined twin. Anesth Analg. 2003 Feb; 96(2):412-3, table of contents.
  33. Ng E, Kim HB, Lillehei CW, Seefelder C. Life threatening tension pneumoperitoneum from intestinal perforation during air reduction of intussusception. Paediatr Anaesth. 2002 Nov; 12(9):798-800.
  34. Seefelder C, Leeder JS. Cytochrome P450 pharmacogenetics and anaesthesia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2002 Nov; 12(9):810-1.
  35. Valairucha S, Seefelder C, Houck CS. Thoracic epidural catheters placed by the caudal route in infants: the importance of radiographic confirmation. Paediatr Anaesth. 2002 Jun; 12(5):424-8.
  36. Seefelder C. The caudal catheter in neonates: where are the restrictions? Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2002 Jun; 15(3):343-8.
  37. Seefelder C, Tucker MS, Lillehei CW. Subtle hyperkalemia detected through monitor "artifact". Anesthesiology. 2002 Mar; 96(3):779.
  38. Seefelder C, Lillehei CW. Epidural analgesia for patients undergoing hepatic portoenterostomy (Kasai procedure). Paediatr Anaesth. 2002 Feb; 12(2):193-5.
  39. Devavaram P, Seefelder C, Lillehei CW. Anaesthetic management of Cat Eye Syndrome. Paediatr Anaesth. 2001 Nov; 11(6):746-8.
  40. Seefelder C, Elango S, Rosbe KW, Jennings RW. Oesophageal perforation presenting as oesophageal atresia in a premature neonate following difficult intubation. Paediatr Anaesth. 2001 Jan; 11(1):112-8.
  41. Seefelder C, Kenna MA. Don't rely on the surgical airway: a case of impossible tracheostomy. Paediatr Anaesth. 2000; 10(2):224-5.
  42. Seefelder C, Ko JH, Padwa BL. Fibreoptic intubation for massive gingival hyperplasia in juvenile hyaline fibromatosis. Paediatr Anaesth. 2000; 10(6):682-4.
  43. Hähnel J, Mutschler D, Huhn W, Haak T, Lindner KH, Lass M, Seefelder C, Schricker T, Georgieff M. [Perioperative endothelin, ACTH and cortisol plasma concentrations in coronary bypass patients]. Anaesthesist. 1994 Oct; 43(10):635-41.
  44. Goertz AW, Hübner C, Seefelder C, Seeling W, Lindner KH, Rockemann MG, Georgieff M. The effect of ephedrine bolus administration on left ventricular loading and systolic performance during high thoracic epidural anesthesia combined with general anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 1994 Jan; 78(1):101-5.
  45. Goertz AW, Schmidt M, Lindner KH, Seefelder C, Georgieff M. Effect of phenylephrine bolus administration on left ventricular function during postural hypotension in anesthetized patients. J Clin Anesth. 1993 Sep-Oct; 5(5):408-13.
  46. Goertz AW, Schmidt M, Seefelder C, Lindner KH, Georgieff M. The effect of phenylephrine bolus administration on left ventricular function during isoflurane-induced hypotension. Anesth Analg. 1993 Aug; 77(2):227-31.
  47. Goertz AW, Lindner KH, Seefelder C, Schirmer U, Beyer M, Georgieff M. Effect of phenylephrine bolus administration on global left ventricular function in patients with coronary artery disease and patients with valvular aortic stenosis. Anesthesiology. 1993 May; 78(5):834-41.
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