Practice Locations

Children’s Colorado Outpatient Care at Briargate
Colorado Springs
4125 Briargate Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80920


Christina Papantonakis, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

Board Certified


Practice Locations

Children’s Colorado Outpatient Care at Briargate
Colorado Springs
4125 Briargate Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80920


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

Throughout medical school and pediatric residency, the pediatric pulmonologists always were very happy and really seemed to love their jobs. When I did my first rotation with pediatric pulmonary in my first year of residency, I found that as a pulmonologist, you get to work all over the hospital and have close continuity with your patients throughout their lifetime in the clinic. I also fell in love with doing bronchoscopies during residency and then continued to grow that interest since fellowship.

Care Philosophy

I have been practicing at Children's Hospital Colorado in Colorado Springs since 2017. I have the opportunity to care for children with many different breathing concerns. My patients are from all over Southern Colorado and New Mexico, ages range from newborn to late teens. I am so lucky to be a part of the supportive Colorado Springs community.


  • Pediatric Pulmonology

Conditions & Treatments

  • Lungs and Breathing

    Asthma, Chronic Lung Disease of Prematurity (Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia), Chronic Mechanical Ventilation, Lung Development, Lung Disease, Neonatal Lung Diseases, Pulmonary Disorders, Respiratory Disease, Tracheostomy Dependence

Interests & Activities

Personal Interests

Outside of work, I enjoy the opportunity to explore nature with my family, experiment in the kitchen and curl up with a good book.

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine (2011)

Undergraduate Schools

BS, University of Denver (CO) (2005)

Residency Program

Palmetto Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine Program (2014)


Vanderbilt University/Monroe Carell, Jr Children's Hospital Program (2017)

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society, Member

information for referring providers

Referral Contact Phone


Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

I enjoy caring for the full breadth of pulmonary disease in children, but am especially interested in treating patients with asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and aerodigestive disease.