Pediatric Anesthesia Team

The UF Health Shands pediatric anesthesia faculty includes 11 board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists with combined teaching experience in this specialty approaching 100 years.

In addition to subspecialty certification and fellowship training, our faculty physicians have additional training and expertise in:

  • advanced pediatric cardiac anesthesia
  • pediatric pain medicine
  • pediatric critical care

Taran Sangari, MDFellowship Director

Taran Sangari, MD, MBA

Dr. Sangari joined the University of Florida in 2016 as Associate Professor and Associate Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia, He came to us from Valley Children’s Healthcare in Madera, California, where he was a Staff Anesthesiologist in the Department of Pediatric Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. He earned his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, from the University of Gulbarga Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College in Karnataka, India, and completed residencies in New Delhi at the Safdarjang Hospital; in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Dr. Sangari completed his fellowship at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in the Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Pediatric Congenial Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. He was an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology there as well as the Director of Pediatric Pain Medicine. In addition to his American Board of Anesthesiology certifications in anesthesiology and pediatric anesthesiology, Dr. Sangari is certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is also certified in Medical Acupuncture for Physicians from Helms Medical Institute in Berkeley, California, and successfully completed his Master of Business Administration from Haslam Business School at the University of Tennessee.

The Team

Hatem Al-Takrouri

Hatem Al-Takrouri MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology
Susana Cruz Beltran

Susana Cruz Beltran MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Laurie K Davies

Laurie K Davies MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Joint Associate Professor Of Surgery; Medical Director, Shands Operating Rooms
Cole Dooley

Cole Dooley MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Christopher Edwards

Christopher Edwards MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Sandra N Gonzalez

Sandra N Gonzalez MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology; Medical Director, UF Health Children's Surgical Center
Timothy W Martin

Timothy W Martin MD, MBA, FASA

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Associate Chair For Education; Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology Division
Sonia D Mehta

Sonia D Mehta MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology
Andrew D Pitkin

Andrew D Pitkin MBBS, MRCP, FRCA

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology
Christoph N Seubert

Christoph N Seubert MD, PhD, DABNM

Professor Of Anesthesiology And Neurosurgery
Kevin J Sullivan

Kevin J Sullivan MD

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Director, Patient Safety And Quality Research, Congenital Heart Center
Mark C Wesley

Mark C Wesley MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology