Andrew D. Pitkin, MBBS, MRCP, FRCA

Andrew PitkinAssociate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine

Contact Information

University of Florida
College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
1600 SW Archer Road
PO Box 100254
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0254

Office Phone:

(352) 273-6575

Email:

apitkin@anest.ufl.edu


Dr. Pitkin joined us from the University of London where he earned a Bachelor of Medicine and  Bachelor of Surgery degree. He completed many residency programs in various locations in the United Kingdom such as: Internal Medicine and Critical Care at London Chest Hospital; Cardiology, Pulmonology, and Internal Medicine at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.  He also completed an Anesthesiology residency at Southampton General Hospital.

Dr. Pitkin joined the Department of Anesthesiology in 2008 as a fellow in Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology. His assignment is overwhelmingly clinical and focused on his area of subspecialty training as a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist with a special emphasis on caring for newborns and children with cardiac anomalies. The pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist is considered the elite of the elite as patients are often less than three pounds and have life threatening hemodynamic and pulmonary derangements. Dr. Pitkin is a seasoned anesthesiology expert and an important reason why the University of Florida’s Children’s Heart Center is among the top 30 in the nation with its surgery program receiving referrals from all over the nation, and is and a neonatal hypoplastic left heart patient referral center.

His clinical expertise and authority are recognized by his appointment as Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology Division. He is also one of the few echocardiography, and more recently also pacemaker certified faculty, which further broadens his clinical expertise. His nomination to and selection for “Best Doctors in America” is in keeping with that assessment. He has nicely married his clinical interests to his clinical leadership (Division Director, Surgical Safety Leadership Team, Iatrogenic Pneumothorax Improvement Team and Department of Anesthesiology Process Improvement Committee).

Education

2008 Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL
2007 Residency, Anesthesiology University of Southampton Southampton, UK
1996 Residency, Cardiology, Pulmonology, and Internal Medicine Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Exeter, UK
1992 Residency, Internal Medicine and Critical Care Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford; St Thomas Hospital, Middlesex Hospital; and London Chest Hospital London, UK
1990 MBBS University of London London, UK

 

Clinical/Research Interests

Pediatric and adult cardiovascular anesthesia, transesophageal echocardiography, medical education

 

Awards and Honors

2000 Deputy Medical Director, Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, Royal Naval Hospital Haslar, Gosport, UK
1990 Distinction in Final MBBS Examination (Pathology), St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London
1990 Seymour Graves Toller Prize (Internal Medicine), St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London, UK
1990 Mead Medal and Perkins Prize (Internal Medicine), St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London
1989 Lord Riddell Prize (Surgery), St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London
1989 Hadden Prize (Microbiology), St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London
1989 Beaney Scholarship (Surgical Pathology), St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London
1989 Sir Charles Symonds Prize (Neurology), St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London
1988 Charles Box Prize (Internal Medicine), St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London
1985 Entrance Scholarship, St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, University of London
1980 Open Exhibitioner (Scholar), King’s School, Canterbury

 

Selected Publications

  • Ezzell Z, Fishwick PA, Lok B, Pitkin A, Lampotang S: An ontology-enabled user interface for simulation model construction and visualization. J Simulation 5:147-156, 2011.
  • Rice MJ, Pitkin AD, Coursin DB: Glucose measurement in the operating room: more complicated than it seems. Anesth Analg. 110(4):1056-1065, 2010.
  • Pitkin AD, Blas M, Klodell CT. Successful use of transesophageal echocardiography following esophagogastrectomy. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 4:700-705, 2010.
  • Pitkin AD, Rice MJ: Challenges to glycemic measurement in the perioperative and critically ill patient: A review. J Diabetes Sci Technol.3(6):1270-1281, 2009.
  • Ezzell Z, Fishwick PA, Lok B, Pitkin A, Lampotang S: An ontology-enabled user interface for simulation model construction and visualization. J Simulation 5:147-156, 2011.
  • Rice MJ, Pitkin AD, Coursin DB: Glucose measurement in the operating room: more complicated than it seems. Anesth Analg. 110(4):1056-1065, 2010.
  • Pitkin AD, Blas M, Klodell CT. Successful use of transesophageal echocardiography following esophagogastrectomy. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 4:700-705, 2010.
  • Pitkin AD, Rice MJ: Challenges to glycemic measurement in the perioperative and critically ill patient: A review. J Diabetes Sci Technol.3(6):1270-1281, 2009.
  • Pitkin AD. Caving expeditions, in Warrell D, Anderson S (eds): Expedition Medicine, ed 2. London, Royal Geographical Society, 2002, pp 317-324.
  • Pitkin AD. Underwater expeditions, in Warrell D, Anderson S (eds): Expedition Medicine, ed 2. London, Royal Geographical Society, 2002, pp 301-316.

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