Andrew D Pitkin

Andrew D Pitkin, MBBS, MRCP, FRCA

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology

Business Phone: (352) 273-9646
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About Andrew D Pitkin

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 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. He also completed an Anesthesiology residency at Southampton General Hospital.

Dr. Pitkin spends most of his time on clinical assignments 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. Dr. Pitkin is also one of the few echocardiography and pacemaker certified faculty.


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.
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.
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.
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Post Mitral Valve Replacement: Paravalvular Leak or Unroofed Coronary Sinus?
CASE (Philadelphia, Pa.). 1(6):227-229 [DOI] 10.1016/ [PMID] 30062287.
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.
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.
Whole blood: more than the sum of the parts.
Anesthesiology. 117(4):915-6; author reply 916 [PMID] 22990188.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Who says bedside glucose measurement is simple (or always accurate)?
Critical care medicine. 38(3) [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181cc4609. [PMID] 20168175.
All glucose measurements are not equal.
Anesthesiology. 111(5):1160; author reply 1160-1 [DOI] 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3181ba3a35. [PMID] 19858882.
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.
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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
1990 · University of London

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDT7700 Elect Top/Anesthesiol
MDC7700 Life Support Skills
BCC7100 Life Support Skills
MEL7946 Elect Top/Anesthesiol
MEL7960 Elective Topics

Contact Details

(352) 273-9646