Timothy John Tautz, M.D.

Clinical Professor

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4150 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I strive to provide whole person care to my patients here at UC Davis. I want to gain their trust, answer their questions, allay their fears, while safely guiding them through the process of surgery and recovery.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tautz is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist providing care to patients over a broad spectrum of surgical procedures. He has special clinical interest and expertise in Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia, Obstetrical Anethesia and Analgesia, Outpatient and Orthopedic Surgery.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Tautz serves as a Board examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology, and is an active consultant on the Malignant Hyperthermia Hotline for the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the US.


General Anesthesiology

Undergraduate School

B.A., Pacific Union College, Angwin CA 1989

Medical School

M.D., Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda CA 1994


Internal Medicine, St. Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco CA 1994-1995


Anesthesiology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1995-1998

Chief Resident, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, 1997

Resident of the Year, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, 1997

Tautz TJ, Urwyler A, Antognini JF, Riou B. Case scenario: Increased end-tidal carbon dioxide: a diagnostic dilemma. Anesthesiology. 2010 Feb;112(2):440-6. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e3181ca7c38. PMID:20068452.

Sei Y, Sambuughin NN, Davis EJ, Sachs D, Cuenca PB, Brandom BW, Tautz T, Rosenberg H, Nelson TE, Muldoon SM. Malignant hyperthermia in North America: genetic screening of the three hot spots in the type I ryanodine receptor gene. Anesthesiology. 2004 Oct;101(4):824-30. doi:10.1097/00000542-200410000-00005. PMID:15448513.

Gronert GA, Pessah IN, Muldoon SM, Tautz TJ. Malignant Hyperthermia. Miller R, (ed), Miller's Anesthesia, Vol. 1, Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. 2004:1169-1190.

Martin JT, Tautz TJ, Antognini JF. Safety of regional anesthesia in Eisenmenger's syndrome. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2002;27(5):509-13.

Antognini JF, Tautz T. Human Stress Syndrome. Schulte J, Esch AM, et. al., (ed), Malignant Hyperthermia, Pabst Science Publishers, Lengerich, Berlin, Riga, Rom, Wien, Zagreb. 2000;346-353.