Christopher M. Orabella, M.D.

“I enjoy the personal and emotional interactions with patients and families. Because the majority of patients with lung problems require in-depth care, I often assume the role of primary care physician. I find working in the ICU very rewarding, it is an exciting, high stress environment that has many challenges. Usually medical interventions in the ICU provide quick, dramatic turnaround in patients’ medical condition. It is very gratifying to me to see these interventions rapidly impact patients’ health.

I have a special interest in the use of technology in the intensive care unit. Technology has allowed the expertise of the critical care physician to be expanded into areas with limited medical resources. The electronic intensive care unit (EICU) allows critical care services to be provided to hospital ICU’s without having a critical care doctor on site. This technology allows me to provide expertise to patients that otherwise would not have access to high levels of care.”

Special Focus: Pulmonary Medicine, Interventional Pulmonology and Critical Care.

EDUCATION

MD: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
Residency: Internal Medicine, Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Internship: Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Fellowship: Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
Affiliations: Medical Director, Critical Care Connections (EICU), The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

MEMBERSHIPS

American College of Chest Physicians

CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified: The American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners

Dr. Orabella enjoys hiking, bike riding and skiing with his family. He touts himself as a handyman, doing repairs around the house and on their rental properties. He is an Ohio State sports fan. Cincinnati Magazine has repeatedly named Dr. Orabella one of Cincinnati’s top pulmonologists. Dr. Orabella has received many scholarly awards. His research has been published in professional medical journals. He is the medical director for the EICU at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.