Philosophy of Care
I believe that each patient is unique and deserves the highest quality of compassionate care available.
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.
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
American Board of Anesthesiology, 2006
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.