Timothy Tautz, M.D.

Timothy John Tautz, M.D.




  • Clinical Professor
  • Director, Malignant Hyperthermia Biopsy Testing Center


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Patient Support Services Building

4150 V St., Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Department Fax: 916-734-7980

Clinical Interests

Timothy J. Tautz's clinical interests include: General/Regional anesthesia.  

He is the leader of the Orthopedic Anesthesia Team and is a member of Acute Pain Services, OB Anesthesia and Ambulatory Anesthesia. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Tautz's research interests include Malignant Hyperthermia, Regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine.


General Anesthesiology


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

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

Internship: Internal Medicine, St. Mary�s Hospital, San Francisco CA 1994-1995


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

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology - Diplomate, 1999

Professional Memberships

American Society of Anesthesiologists

California Society of Anesthesiologists

Honors and Awards

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

Select Recent Publications

Tautz TJ, Urwyler A, Antognini JF. Case scenario: Increased end-tidal carbon dioxide: a diagnostic dilemma. Anesthesiology. 2010;112(2): 440-6.

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;101(4):824-30.

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