Brian Pitts, M.D., M.S.

Brian Pitts, M.D., M.S.




  • Associate Clinical Professor


Brian Pitts is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Patient Support Services Building

4150 V St., Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

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Additional Phone Numbers

Department Fax: 916-734-7980

Philosophy of Care

I believe that each patient is unique and deserves the highest quality of compassionate care available.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Pitts provides anesthesia to all types of adult patients and specializes in regional anesthesia. He is actively involved in resident education and pursues innovative and effective approaches in teaching the next generation of anesthesiologists.


General Anesthesiology


M.D., Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda CA 2001

M.S.Ed., Master of Education in the Health Professions, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD 2016

M.S., Microbiology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA 1994

M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA 1996

B.S., UC Irvine, Irvine CA 1992

Internship: Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda CA 2001-2002


Anesthesiology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2002-2005

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology, 2006

Professional Memberships

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Society of Regional Anesthesia

California Society of Anesthesiologists

Society for Education in Anesthesia

Honors and Awards

Graduate of the Teaching Scholars Program, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2009

Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, 2008

Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, 2007

Select Recent Publications

Park C., Pitts B., Tagaloa L., Fleming N. Can We Quantify a Good Intubation? A New Evaluation System. Western Anesthesia Residents Conference, Sacramento, CA, 2014;May 4-6.

Chu, L, NgaiL, Kurup V, Paulose T, Pitts B, Levine A, Epstein J, Harrison K. START Program (Successful Transition to Residency Training): A multi-center study about the educational benefits of an online program to prepare anesthesia interns for residency, Abstract Presentation Number: A1329. American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 2012;October 13-16, A1329.

Wyckaert C, Pitts B. Rare complication of microdiscectomy elucidated by transesophageal echocardiogram. Western Anesthesia Residents Conference, Sacramento, CA, 2007;May 4-6, 197-8.

Pitts B, HeartSounds--An Interactive Auscultation Tutorial, Bickley LS, (ed), Bates' Guide to Physical Exam (CD ROM), (8th edition), 2003.