Andrew D Pitkin

Andrew D Pitkin, MBBS, MRCP, FRCA

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology

Department: MD-ANESTHESIOLOGY-GENERAL
Business Phone: (352) 273-9646
Business Email: apitkin@anest.ufl.edu

About Andrew D Pitkin

Hi my name is Dr. Andrew Pitkin and I work with the Congenital Heart Center here at UF Health. I earned my Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of London. I completed many residency programs in the United Kingdom including Internal Medicine and Critical Care at London Chest Hospital and Cardiology, Pulmonology, and Internal Medicine at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. I also completed an Anesthesiology residency at Southampton General Hospital.

I spend most of my time on clinical assignments focused on my area of subspecialty training as a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist with a special emphasis on caring for newborns and children with cardiac anomalies. As a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist my patients are often less than three pounds and have life threatening hemodynamic and pulmonary derangements. I am honored to work in anesthesiology and contribute to the University of Florida’s Children’s Heart Center as it is among the top 30 in the nation with its surgery program receiving referrals from all over the nation. I am also a member of the echocardiography and pacemaker certified faculty.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2013-2016
MDT7700 Elect Top/Anesthesiol
2014-2015
MDC7700 Life Support Skills
2009,2011-2014
BCC7100 Life Support Skills
2010-2013
MEL7946 Elect Top/Anesthesiol
2011
MEL7960 Elective Topics

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pediatric Cardiology

Publications

2023
A Single-Institutional Experience with 36 Children Smaller Than 5 Kilograms Supported with the Berlin Heart Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) over 12 Years: Comparison of Patients with Biventricular versus Functionally Univentricular Circulation.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 14(2):117-124 [DOI] 10.1177/21501351221146150. [PMID] 36798022.
2023
Analysis of 82 Children Supported With Pulsatile Paracorporeal Ventricular Assist Device: Comparison of Patients With Biventricular Versus Univentricular Circulation.
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 35(2):367-376 [DOI] 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2022.05.002. [PMID] 35584776.
2023
Effect of drysuit seals on intraocular pressure in non-immersed scuba divers.
Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. 50(3):307-312 [PMID] 37708064.
2023
Outcomes of Children Supported With Pulsatile Paracorporeal Ventricular Assist Device: Congenital Versus Acquired Heart Disease.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 14(6):708-715 [DOI] 10.1177/21501351231181105. [PMID] 37609822.
2023
Support with Single Ventricle-Ventricular Assist Device (sVAD) in Patients with Functionally Univentricular Circulation Prior to Fontan Operation.
Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual. 26:26-39 [DOI] 10.1053/j.pcsu.2022.12.002. [PMID] 36842796.
2022
A Comprehensive Approach to the Management of Patients With HLHS and Related Malformations: An Analysis of 83 Patients (2015-2021).
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 13(5):664-675 [DOI] 10.1177/21501351221088030. [PMID] 35511494.
2022
Is more complex safer in the case of bail-out rebreathers for extended range cave diving?
Diving and hyperbaric medicine. 52(1):49-53 [DOI] 10.28920/dhm52.1.49-53. [PMID] 35313373.
2022
Quantifying drysuit seal pressures in non-immersed scuba divers.
Diving and hyperbaric medicine. 52(2):103-107 [DOI] 10.28920/dhm52.2.103-107. [PMID] 35732282.
2022
Ventricular assist device support in neonates and infants with a failing functionally univentricular circulation.
JTCVS techniques. 13:194-204 [DOI] 10.1016/j.xjtc.2021.09.056. [PMID] 35711213.
2020
Left Atrial Appendage Aneurysm Characterized by Multimodal Imaging.
World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery. 11(4):NP161-NP163 [DOI] 10.1177/2150135118769327. [PMID] 29888627.
2020
Underwater Anesthesia Machines? Well, Almost. Closed-Circuit Rebreathers and The Leap Forward for Advanced Diving, Exploration, and Discovery.
Romanian journal of anaesthesia and intensive care. 27(1):1-3 [DOI] 10.2478/rjaic-2020-0010. [PMID] 34056116.
2018
Underwater nasal decongestant use: a novel approach to middle ear equalization.
Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. 45(6):679-682 [PMID] 31158935.
2017
Post Mitral Valve Replacement: Paravalvular Leak or Unroofed Coronary Sinus?
CASE (Philadelphia, Pa.). 1(6):227-229 [DOI] 10.1016/j.case.2017.07.009. [PMID] 30062287.
2013
Editorial comment: icodextrin causing glucose meter error and severe hypoglycemia after deceased donor renal transplant in a patient receiving continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
A & A case reports. 1(6) [DOI] 10.1097/ACC.0b013e3182a51172. [PMID] 25612187.
2013
Perioperative management of a patient with failed fontan physiology.
Seminars in cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 17(1):61-5 [DOI] 10.1177/1089253213476556. [PMID] 23361312.
2012
Whole blood: more than the sum of the parts.
Anesthesiology. 117(4):915-6; author reply 916 [PMID] 22990188.
2011
Hyperglycemia and surgical site infection: not ready for prime time.
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 146(3):369-70; author reply 370 [DOI] 10.1001/archsurg.2011.18. [PMID] 21422374.
2011
Point of care devices should not be relied upon for perioperative glucose measurement.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 112(1):247-8; author reply 248 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181f98bc9. [PMID] 21173211.
2010
Case 4–2010. Successful use of transesophageal echocardiography after esophagogastrectomy.
Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 24(4):700-5 [DOI] 10.1053/j.jvca.2010.03.022. [PMID] 20561797.
2010
Review article: glucose measurement in the operating room: more complicated than it seems.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 110(4):1056-65 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181cc07de. [PMID] 20142354.
2010
Who says bedside glucose measurement is simple (or always accurate)?
Critical care medicine. 38(3) [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181cc4609. [PMID] 20168175.
2009
All glucose measurements are not equal.
Anesthesiology. 111(5):1160; author reply 1160-1 [DOI] 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3181ba3a35. [PMID] 19858882.
2009
Challenges to glycemic measurement in the perioperative and critically ill patient: a review.
Journal of diabetes science and technology. 3(6):1270-81 [PMID] 20144380.

Education

Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
2008 · University of Florida
Residency, Anesthesiology
2007 · University of Southampton
Residency, Cardiology, Pulmonary, and Internal Medicine
1996 · Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine and Critical Care
1992 · London Chest Hospital
MBBS
1990 · University of London

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