Christopher M. Siracusa M.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Christopher Siracusa, MD graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in 2009. He completed his residency in general pediatrics at Akron Children's Hospital/NEOCOM in 2012, followed by a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital from 2012-2015. Under the mentorship of Dr. Dennis Drotar, PhD, he completed a T32-funded fellowship in 'Enhancing Treatment Adherence and Health Outcomes', while concomitantly pursuing his medical fellowship. His work as a fellow focused on investigating adherence patterns to modulators prescribed to patients with cystic fibrosis, a topic that had yet to be investigated. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, and the Associate Director of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) center. Dr. Siracusa has gained both local and national attention for his interests and work in adherence promotion among patients with cystic fibrosis. In 2014, he joined the 'Success with Therapies Research Consortium' (STRC), a group created and funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, focusing on research in adherence promotion and self-management. Dr. Siracusa is a founding member, under the guidance of Dr. Tom Boat, MD, of CCHMC's CF-WELL (Wellness Education Learning Laboratory - sponsored by the Boomer Esiason Foundation), the program in which instilling wellness in CF care has been studied since 2015. Dr. Siracusa is also the Co-Director of a newly created, comprehensive, multidisciplinary behavioral health program BETTER-CF (Behaviors, Emotions and Thoughts To Enhance Resilience in Cystic Fibrosis), which focuses on stress management, enhancing coping strategies and addressing the mental health concerns of CF patients and families.