Chris Behrens, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Chris Behrens

Contact Info

Office Address:
B522 Mayo Building

Administrative Assistant Name
Nancy Gauthier

Administrative Email

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Creighton University School of Medicine, 2013

Residency in Anesthesiology, University of Utah, 2017

Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota, 2018

BS, Biology/Biophysics, Creighton University, 2008


Professional Associations

  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Society of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiologists
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists



  • Research under the direction of Dr. Michael Beck, University of Utah Department of Anesthesiology. Preparedness of sideline personnel for emergencies in American football. 2014-Ongoing
  • Wiesner L, Skoglund D, Takimoto S, Veatch J, Hill P, Pudwill B, Klocker E, Muth A, Behrens C, Weaver C, Chiu M, Fernandez C, M.D. Fit for Life’s Healthy Habits Month!: A Healthy Habits Curriculum for Kids. 2012 Children’s Omaha 10th Annual Pediatric Research Forum, May 2012. Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Research under the direction of Dr. Leslie Hellbusch, Midwest Neuroscience. Cheatle, J. T., A. N. Bowder, S. K. Agrawal, M. D. Sather, and L. C. Hellbusch. "Flow Characteristics of Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Tubing Laboratory Investigation." Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 9.2 (2012): 191-97.
  • Research under the direction of Dr. Ricardo Jorge, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Behavioral and neurophysiology effects of sertraline after traumatic brain injury in mice, 10/2008—8/2009


  • Cochran, Amalia. Introduction to the Operating Room Environment, Introduction to the Anesthesiologist. McGraw-Hill, 2017


  • Volume Challenges After Lung Transplant In A Patient With Primary Graft Dysfunction And Right Ventricular Hypertrophy. Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
  • Malignant Hyperthermia: Equipment, Medications, and Crisis Management. American Society of Anesthesia Technologists & Technicians


Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology