Michael “Tony” Cometa, MD

CometaAssistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Contact information

Department of Anesthesiology
College of Medicine, University of Florida
PO Box 100254
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610

Office Phone:

352-273-6575

Email:

MCometa@anest.ufl.edu


Dr. Cometa comes to us from Bellingham Anesthesia Associates, P.S., in Bellingham, Washington, where he was a Staff Anesthesiologist. Dr. Cometa originally attended University of Florida, where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Food Science and Human Nutrition. He then studied at Loma Linda University School of Medicine to earn his medical degree. He interned in internal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his residency back at UF in Anesthesiology. Dr. Cometa is medically licensed in both Washington and Florida, including being certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is a member in many professional societies such as the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Washington State Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Florida Medical Association.

Education

2011 Residency, Department of Anesthesiology University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL
2008 Internship, Department of Internal Medicine Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC
2007 MD Loma Linda University, School of Medicine Loma Linda, CA
2001 BS w/Honors Food Science and Human Nutrition University of Florida Gainesville, FL

Awards and Honors

2010 Resident of the Month-Department of Anesthesiology University of Florida College of Medicine
2008 Golden Apple Medical Student Teaching Award Nominee Loma Linda University School of Medicine
2006 MacKenzie Scholarship Award Recipient Loma Linda University School of Medicine
2006 Selma Andrews Scholarship Award Recipient: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Selected Publications

  • Cometa MA, Esch AT, Boezaart AP. Did Continuous Femoral and Sciatic Nerve Block Obscure the Diagnosis or Delay the Treatment of Acute Compartment Syndrome? A Case Report Pain Med 2011; 12(5): 823-828