M. Anthony Cometa

M. Anthony Cometa, MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology

Business Phone: (352) 273-7094
Business Email: mcometa@anest.ufl.edu

About M. Anthony Cometa

Dr. Cometa is an Assistant Professor in the divisions of Multispecialty Anesthesia, Perioperative Medicine, and Obstetric Anesthesia. He came to us from Bellingham Anesthesia Associates, P.S., in Bellingham, Washington, where he was a Staff Anesthesiologist.

Dr. Cometa originally attended the 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, and is 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.

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    American Board of Anesthesiology


Sphenopalatine ganglion block: do not give up on it just yet!
British journal of anaesthesia. [DOI] 10.1016/j.bja.2021.02.020. [PMID] 33795136.
Does the Technique for Assessing Loss of Resistance Alter the Magnitude of Epidural Needle Tip Overshoot?
Simulation in healthcare : journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. 15(3):154-159 [DOI] 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000419. [PMID] 32168291.
Percutaneous sphenopalatine ganglion block: an alternative to the transnasal approach
International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia.
Postpartum Headache-Unmasking the Zebra Among the Horses: A Case Report.
A&A practice. 14(13) [DOI] 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001340. [PMID] 33185404.
Pterygopalatine Ganglion Block as a Rescue Technique for Failed Epidural Blood Patch
Pterygopalatine Ganglion Block as a Rescue Technique for Failed Epidural Blood Patch.
Turkish journal of anaesthesiology and reanimation. 48(6):502-504 [DOI] 10.5152/TJAR.2020.06887. [PMID] 33313591.
Concurrent intraoperative uterine rupture and placenta accreta. Do preoperative chronic hypertension, preterm premature rupture of membranes, chorioamnionitis, and placental abruption provide warning to this rare occurrence?
Romanian journal of anaesthesia and intensive care. 25(1):83-85 [DOI] 10.21454/rjaic.7518.251.acc. [PMID] 29756067.
Did continuous femoral and sciatic nerve block obscure the diagnosis or delay the treatment of acute lower leg compartment syndrome? A case report.
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 12(5):823-8 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2011.01109.x. [PMID] 21564511.


Residency, Anesthesiology
2011 · University of Florida
Internship, Internal Medicine
2008 · Medical University of South Carolina
2007 · Loma Linda University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDC7700 Req Anes Crit Care

Contact Details

(352) 273-7094