Christopher Muratore, MD, FACS, FAAP
Clinical Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Georgetown University
MS, Georgetown University
BS, Syracuse University

Pronouns: he/him/his

Christopher S. Muratore, MD, is Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA. Dr. Muratore is an academic pediatric surgeon who specializes in the full spectrum of pediatric general, thoracic, trauma and critical care surgery. He focuses on fetal surgery, congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and extracorporeal life support—in particular, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He comes to BU/BMC from Stony Brook Children’s Hospital in NY where he served as the Knapp-Swezey professor, chief of pediatric surgery and surgeon-in-chief of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital in RI where he was the program director of the pediatric surgery fellowship at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University. While at Hasbro, he developed a successful interdisciplinary ECMO program for pediatric and adult patients, serving as medical/surgical director. The program is considered among the best in the nation for the management of critically ill individuals who require this lifesaving technology. Additionally, as one of a small number of pediatric surgeons trained and experienced in the highly complex field of fetal surgery, Dr. Muratore played a key role in the establishment and ongoing success of comprehensive interdisciplinary fetal treatment programs at Hasbro and, later, at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. Dr. Muratore also spearheaded and served as co-director of an interdisciplinary vascular anomalies clinic at Hasbro, which provides high-level specialty care previously available only in very large pediatric centers. As chief of pediatric surgery at BMC he aims to optimize care and provide comprehensive leadership and expertise to promote quality and assure equity for children’s surgical services.

Boston Medical Center
Pediatric Surgery

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  1. Biagas KV, Muratore CS. Plasma and Platelet Utilization in Children on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Call for Targeted Anticoagulation. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 03; 21(3):296-297. PMID: 32142031
  2. Biagas KV, Gross ER, Muratore CS. Evaluation of the Pediatric Trauma Patient: Support for Judicious Use of CT Imaging. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 Jun; 20(6):579-580. PMID: 31162355; DOI: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001933;
  3. Abbasi A, Devers C, Muratore CS, Harrington C, Ventetuolo CE. Examining the role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients following suspected or confirmed suicide attempts: A case series. J Crit Care. 2018 04; 44:445-449. PMID: 29203213; PMCID: PMC6404746; DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.10.025;
  4. Wu KQ, Muratore CS, So EY, Sun C, Dubielecka PM, Reginato AM, Liang OD. M1 Macrophage-Induced Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition Promotes Infantile Hemangioma Regression. Am J Pathol. 2017 Sep; 187(9):2102-2111. PMID: 28710904; PMCID: PMC5809337; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2017.05.014;
  5. Hartwich J, Luks FI, Watson-Smith D, Kurkchubasche AG, Muratore CS, Wills HE, Tracy TF. Nonoperative treatment of acute appendicitis in children: A feasibility study. J Pediatr Surg. 2016 Jan; 51(1):111-6. PMID: 26547287; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.10.024;
  6. Ravishankar S, Chapin K, Alexander-Scott N, Wills H, Merritt C, Jacobson M, Kleris R, Alhinai Z, Sediva I, Muratore C, Mermel L, Mangray S. Enterovirus D68 and Panton-Valentine Leukocidin-Positive Staphylococcus aureus Respiratory Coinfection with Fatal Outcome. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2016; 19(1):80-5. PMID: 26367063
  7. Chu DC, Abu-Samra AG, Baird GL, Devers C, Sweeney J, Levy MM, Muratore CS, Ventetuolo CE. Quantitative measurement of heparin in comparison with conventional anticoagulation monitoring and the risk of thrombotic events in adults on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Intensive Care Med. 2015 Feb; 41(2):369-70. PMID: 25465907
  8. Maggio L, Carr SR, Watson-Smith D, O'Brien BM, Lopes V, Muratore CS, Luks FI. Iatrogenic Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes after Fetoscopic Laser Ablative Surgery. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2015; 38(1):29-34. PMID: 25427832; DOI: 10.1159/000369250;
  9. Ventetuolo CE, Muratore CS. Extracorporeal life support in critically ill adults. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep 01; 190(5):497-508. PMID: 25046529
  10. Duron VD, Watson-Smith D, Benzuly SE, Muratore CS, O'Brien BM, Carr SR, Luks FI. Maternal and fetal safety of fluid-restrictive general anesthesia for endoscopic fetal surgery in monochorionic twin gestations. J Clin Anesth. 2014 May; 26(3):184-90. PMID: 24793703; DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2013.10.010;
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2017 Warren Alpert Medical School, Department of Surgery: Dean’s teaching Excellence Award
2015 Warren Alpert Medical School, Department of Surgery: Dean’s teaching Excellence Award
2007 Warren Alpert Medical School, Department of Surgery: Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award
2005 Boston Children’s Hospital: Sidney Farber House Staff Award
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