Dr. Christopher Riordan, MD

Dr. Christopher Riordan, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher Riordan, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Toledo, OH. He specializes in thoracic surgery and cardiac surgery.

ProMedica Physicians Cardiothoracic Surgeons

2109 Hughes Dr Ste 720

Toledo, OH 43606
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Frontpath Health Coalition
  • HAP Insurance

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Top Care Areas

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
more than 89% of peers
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
more than 83% of peers
Lung Surgery
more than 82% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Riordan "Our group's goal is to provide national level care right here in Toledo."

2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

4  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dilation
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Stenosis
  • Vascular Disease
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56  Procedures

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • The John Hopkins University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Hospital Of Saint Raphael
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Louisville Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • National Merit Scholarship Finalist, 1981
  • Winner, Resident's Competition, New England Cancer Society, December 1
  • Elected to AED, National Premedical Honor Society, 1985
Media & Publications
  • An animal model of the univentricular heart and single ventricle physiology, 1996
  • Worse early outcomes in women following CABG: Is it simply a matter of size?, 2004
  • The association of elevated creatine kinase-myocardial banc on mortality after CABG is time and magnitude limited., 2005
  • Inotropes in the hypoplastic left heart syndrome: effects in an animal model, 1996
  • Is Serotonin an Unexpected Cause of Aterial Graft Spasm? Dynamic vs Static Evaluation of Porcine Internal Thoracic Arteries, 1996
  • Radial artery conduits in CABG: Current perspective, 2005
  • Counter-intuitive results from nonrandomized trials may unmask the "Art of Medicine", 2003
  • Effect of Blood Transfusion on Long-Term Survival after Cardiac Surgery, 2002
  • Factors affecting graft patency: the operating room and beyond, 2004
  • Pulomnary Resection in the Elderly: Is Age Still A Risk Factor?, 1998
  • Excess long term mortality in patients with new onset atrial fibrillation following CABG, 2004
  • Intraoperative hematocrit and cardiopulmonary bypass, 2004
  • Sarcoma of the Main Pulmonary Artery: An Unusual Etiology for Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism, 1999
  • Respiratory interventions in an animal model of the univentricular heart: effects on oxygen delivery and means of monitoring outcomes, 1995
  • Microscopic Rate Constants Associated with Dihydropyride Receptor Binding, 1987
  • Operative and late coronary artery bypass grafting outcomes in matched African-American versus Caucasian patients: Evidence of a late survival to Medicaid status association., 2005
  • Monitoring systemic venous oxygen saturations in infants with the hypoplastic left heart syndrome, 1996
  • Early efficacy of CABG care delivery in a low procedure-volume community hospital: Operative and midterm results, 2005
  • Effects of obesity and small body size on operative and long term outcomes of CABG: A propensity matched analysis, 2005
  • Resource Utilization in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Does Surgical Risk Predict Cost?, 2000
  • Radial artery as the second choice conduit: some unresolved problems, 2004
  • Role of hemodilutional anemia and transfusion during cardiopulmonary bypass on renal injury after coronary revascularization: Implications on operative outcome., 2005
  • The effect of ketorolac on survival after coronary artery bypass surgery., 2006
  • What In-Vitro Method Should Cardiothoracic Surgeons Use to Evaluate the Clinical Behavior of Arterial Bypass Conduits, 1997
  • Adverse effects of low hematocrit during adult cardioplumonary bypass: Should current practice be changed?, 2003
  • Effects of Oxygen, Positive End-Expiratory Pressure, and Carbon Dioxide on Oxygen Delievery in an Animal Model of the Univentricular Heart, 1996
  • Evaluations of the Long Term Effectiveness of Extraluminal and Intraluminal Vasodilators in the Prevention of Arterial Graft Spasm in an In-Vitro Perfusion Model, 1996
  • Nutritional Assesment and Support in Essential Otolaryngology, 1994
  • Arterial versus vein graft patency in coronary artery bypass grafting patients with ischemia-directed repeat angiography, 2005
  • Balancing pulmonary and systemic arterial flows in parallel circulations: the value of monitoring systemic venous oxygen saturations, 1996
  • Is hospital procedure volume a reliable marker of quality for CABG surgery? A Comparsion of risk and propensity adjusted operative and midterm outcomes., 2005
  • Obesity and the risk of ne-onset atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery, 2005
  • Improved survival with radial artery versus vein conduits in CABG surgery with left internal thoracic artery to left anterior descending artery grafting, 2004
  • Sex differences in mortality after CABG surgery, 2004
  • Postoperative renal dysfunction after on-pump versus off-pump coronary revascularization: Roled of on-pump hemodilution and transfusions., 2006
  • Variable Effects of Cardiomyoplasty of Left Ventricular Function, 1997
  • Theoretical Optimization of Pulmonary-to Systemic flow ratio after a Bidirectional caropulmonary Anastomosis, 1998
  • The independent effects of cardiopulmonary bypass hemodilutional anemia and transfusions on CABG outcomes., 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Shows concern, great bedside manners. Speaks clear so you can understand
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