Franklin Chiao, M.D.

Franklin Chiao

Franklin Chiao was born in New York and grew up in Westchester County.  He is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pediatric Anesthesiology.  He earned his B.A. with Honors in Economics at Brown University and his M.D. at Stony Brook University, during which he was elected National Treasurer of the American Medical Student Association. After completing his residency and regional training at St. Luke’s Roosevelt-Columbia University, he completed his fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia-University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Chiao is heading up the pediatric regional and pediatric pain management initiatives in the hospital.  He teaches internationally and recently taught at the New York School of Regional Anesthesia Annual Symposium and Boutique Workshops.  He also has an interest in sedation and is able to perform magnetic resonance imaging scans without the use of anesthesia gases.

In addition to patient care, Dr. Chiao is actively involved in clinical research.  He has published recently about infrared vein finding technology and regional anesthesia.  He has also presented over thirty abstracts and oral presentations internationally.   He has received several clinical, patient safety, and research awards, and was given a scholarship from Harvard Medical School to train as a Global Clinical Scholar with a focus on research.   He reviews papers for prestigious journals such as Pediatrics.  He has been interviewed, published online podcasts and has book chapters in press.  

Lastly, he has an interest in the economics of healthcare for patients and physicians.  This stems from his academic and work experience in economics and finance.  He earned a Masters at the London School of Economics and worked in business before becoming a physician.



Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Essential
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Priority Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup [CHP]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Health Republic
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oscar
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Community Plan]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [Medicare]
  • VNSNY CHOICE Medicare [HMO]


Chiao FB, Chen J, Lesser JB, Resta-Flarer F, Bennett H. Single-cuff forearm tourniquet in intravenous regional anaesthesia results in less pain and fewer sedation requirements than upper arm tourniquet. Br J Anaesth. 2013 Aug;111(2):271-5.

Chiao FB, Resta-Flarer F, Lesser J, Ng J, Ganz A, Pino-Luey D, Bennett H, Perkins C Jr, Witek B. Vein visualization: patient characteristic factors and efficacy of a new infrared vein finder technology. Br J Anaesth. 2013 Jun;110(6):966-71.

Wang LG, Liu XM, Fang Y, Dai W, Chiao FB, Puccio GM, Feng J, Liu D, Chiao JW. De-repression of the p21 promoter in prostate cancer cells by an isothiocyanate via inhibition of HDACs and c-Myc. Int J Oncol. 2008 Aug;33(2):375-80.

Ma H, Tang J, White PF, Wender RH, Leverone T, Quon R, Pearce S, Chiao F, Erice S. The effect of clonidine on gastrointestinal side effects associated with ultra-rapid opioid detoxification. Anesth Analg. 2003 May;96(5):1409-12.

“Dexmedetomidine in the magnetic resonance imaging suite: Cases of safety problems with administration of intravenous contrast”

• Chiao, F., Kuang, LR., Murphy, D.

• Poster Presentation  American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) 2014 

“Ketamine Without an Intravenous Catheter During Pediatric MRI to Avoid Triggers of Malignant 

Hyperthermia:A Potential Technique for Developing Nations”

• Chiao, F., Piracha, M.

• Case Presentation  ASA 2014 

“Intranasal Dexmedetomidineas the Sole Agent for Emergence Delirium and Pain Management

in a 1-Year Old Patient” 

• Chiao, F., Chavoustie, E.

• Case Presentation  ASA 2014 

 “Dexmedetomidine for Ambulatory Center Breast Procedures in the Obese Patient” 

• Chiao, F.

• Case Presentation  ASA 2014 

“Trocar Insufflation of the Bladder in a Trocar Insufflation of the Bladder in a 50-year-old Patient    

 Having Laparoscopic Surgery”

• Fardelmann, K., Chiao, F. 

• Case Presentation  ASA 2014 

 “Safety Concerns During Intra-Arterial Chemotherapy Injections: Allergic Reactions Anaphylaxis” 

• Panchamia, R., Chiao, F.

• Poster Presentation  ASA 2014  

 “Post-operative ICU Handoff Initiative – Simulation, Efficiency, and Quality”

• Presentation ASA Practice Management 2013 conference

“Severe Glottic Stenosis in a 7 month old Infant Presenting for Cardiac Surgery”  

• Chiao, F., Cripe, C.

• Medically challenging case Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology 2013 Annual Meeting

 “Ultrasound Guided Tracheal Intubation: A Novel Intubation Technique”  

• Chiao,F,.Fiadjoe, J., Stricker, P.,

• Case series abstract Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology 2013 Annual Meeting

“Reversal of Paradoxical EEG Pattern After Endovascular Treatment of Vein of Galen Malformation”

• Starecki, L., Chiao, F., Resta-Flarer, F.,  Lesser, J.

• Poster Presentation ASA 2012 

 “Infant with Face and Neck Lymphangioma, Tracheostomy Presenting for Excision of Lymphangioma”

• Chiao, F., Resta-Flarer, F., Lesser, J.

• Medically challenging case presentation ASA 2012

 “Neonate With Giant Lymphatic Malformation of the Face, Neck and Upper Body”

• Chiao, F., Resta-Flarer, F., Lesser, J.

• Medically challenging case presentation ASA 2012 

 “The Difficult Airway in Patients with Vascular Anomalies of the Head and Neck: A Case Series of 238    

Video Laryngoscopies”  

• Chiao, F., Bolash, R. Lesser, J., Resta-Flarer F., Waner, M.

• Oral Presentation at the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies Annual Conference 2012

 “Management of a Super Obese Jehovah’s Witness Pregnant Patient with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and 

 Diabetes for Delivery”

• Chiao, F., Bates, T., Stein, D.

• Case report submitted for publication

 “Hereditary angioedema, local anesthetic allergy and allergy testing in pregnancy”  

• Bate, T., Chiao, F., Stein, D. 

• Society for Obstetric Anesthesia & Perinatology 2012 case presentation

 “Post Dural Puncture Headache (PDPH) – Surely prophylactic treatment after inadvertent dural 

       puncture (IDP) should be available by now!”

• Bate, T., Chiao, F., Stein, D., Germond, L., Saloum, M., Marenco, J., Kassapidis, D.

• Society for Obstetric Anesthesia & Perinatology 2012 abstract poster presentation

 “Awake Craniotomy With Cortical Evoked Potential Monitoring In A Super Obese Patient Utilizing 

Dexmedetomidine And Remifentanil”

• Chiao, F., Kamer, D.

• International Anesthesia Research Society 2012 challenging case presentation

 “Airway Vascular Malformation and Dyspnea in an Exceptionally Rare Case of Blue Rubber Bleb 

Nevus Syndrome Presenting for Endovascular Sclerotherapy”

• Medically challenging case report ASA 2011 

 “Vocal Cord Lymphatic Malformation Surgery in a 2 year old with Cystic Hygroma”

• Chiao, F., Hrdlicka, V.

• Medically challenging case presentation ASA 2011 

“Anesthesia for Emergency Stenting in a Case of a Mediastinal Mass”

• Chiao, F., Resta-Flarer, F.

• Medically challenging case report ASA 2010

• Medically challenging case report PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology 2010

 “Anesthesia for a Tetanus Patient: an effective perioperative approach”

• Chiao, F., Castello, D. 

• Medically challenging case report ASA 2010

• Medically challenging case report PostGraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology 2010

 “A new diagnostic and therapeutic use of video laryngoscopy via the Glidescope to assess a child with 

 lymphatic malformation, cystic hygroma, and potentially difficult airway/decannulation”

• Johannson, N., Resta-Flarer, F...Chiao, F. 

• ASA medically challenging case & anesthesia research project- Creating a decannulation index score

 “Endocarditis from Strep Vestibularis, the fourth case” 

• American College of Physicians(ACP) Poster Presentation, 2009

• Selected to present a case vignette at the Rhode Island ACP Annual Meeting

 “Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in the hospital setting”                        

• NIH, Doris Duke Foundation, AMSA Research Poster Session, 2008                                    

“HIV Outreach to Teenagers”                                      

• Charles Wang Community Health Center Grant, 2006       

• NIH, National Health Service Corps, AMSA Community Service Poster Session

“Anatomy Through the Eyes of a Cadaver”

• Chiao, F., The Stony Brook Statesman 2003, Volume XLVIII, Issue 12: 11


Honors and Awards

Harvard Medical School Scholarship Recipient for Research Training, 2014

Resident Research Contest, Second Place, Post-Graduate Assembly in Anesthesiology (PGA), 2011.

Resident Research Contest, Fourth Place, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, 2011

Ajou University International Health Grant, 2007

CAMS Scholarship, 2007