Gary Nitti, MD, Anesthesiology, Tarzana, CA, Providence Tarzana Medical Center


Anesthesiology Tarzana, CA

Ambulatory Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine

Director, Cardiac Anesthesia Services; Providence Cedars Sinai Tarzana Medical Center

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  • Office

    Providence Cedars Sinai Tarzana Medical Center
    18321 Clark Street
    Tarzana, CA 91356
    Phone(818) 708-5285
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  • I have been in the private practice of Anesthesiology since completion of my Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship at UCLA in 1985. Initially, I spent one year in Reno, NV, performing all types of anesthesia and in 1987 was offered a position at Encino Hospital in Los Angeles doing primarily Cardiac Anesthesia. Since then, cardiac related work has composed 50% of my practice. I have performed anesthetics for all types of open heart surgery on over 2500 patients, as well as other interventions such as heart caths, PTCA's, EP studies, defibrillators/pacemakers and ICU work. My staff position also involves delivering anesthesia for all types of surgical procedures, pediatric through adult. As an administrator my experience includes being Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia at Encino Hospital and Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center (later Providence Tarzana Medical Center) from 2000 - 2008 as well as Director of Cardiac Anesthesia Services from 1990 to the present. I served as a Clinical Instructor at UCLA from 1985-87 in the Department of Anesthesiology. My other pursuits include evaluation and review of medical malpractice cases since 1990, including significant trials such as the John Ritter wrongful death case. My publications/ research include a chapter on Anesthesia Complications in Clinical Anesthesiology as well as articles on PTCA Complications and Exercise Physiology. Cutting back to 1/4 time, relocated permanently to Incline Village, NV; have active licenses in CA, NV, FL to do occasional locums work.

    Specialties: Adult Cardiac Anesthesia
    Trans Esophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
    Exercise Physiology
    Medical Expert - Medical Malpractice Reviews

Education & Training

  • UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA Medical CenterFellowship, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, 1984 - 1985
  • Stanford University
    Stanford UniversityResidency, Anesthesiology, 1982 - 1984
  • University of California San Diego
    University of California San DiegoInternship, Internal Medicine, 1981 - 1982
  • University of California San Diego School of Medicine
    University of California San Diego School of MedicineClass of 1980, MD
  • University of California, Los AngelesB.A., Biology, Cum Laude, 1976

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2020 - 2022
  • NV State Medical License
    NV State Medical License 1985 - 2023
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1983 - 2022
  • American Board of Anesthesiology Anesthesiology
  • American College of AnesthesiologistsFellow

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Multiple Individual & Team Honors - Regional/National Competition, 3rd Pace National 5km Road Race Championships, 45-49 year old age group, 1999. Santa Monica Track Club, 1976
  • 4 year Varsity Letterman UCLA Track & Cross Country, 1972
  • Fellow American College of Anesthesiologists, 1987
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Risk Factors for Mortality After Failed Angioplasty: An Anesthesia Perspective  
    Nitti, Joseph T., Nitti, Gary J., Mazzei, William J., Holbrook, Troy L, Journal of Cardiovascular Anesthesia, 1/1/1993
  • The Comprehensive Preoperative Note in Anesthesia  
    Nitti, Gary J, Risk Management Sourcebook: The Doctor’s Company, 1/1/1990
  • The Effects of Sufentanil on the Hemodynamic and Respiratory Response to Exercise  
    Ward, Denham S. and Nitti, Gary J, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 1/1/1988
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Surgical Morbidity and Mortality After Failed PTCA: A Community Hospital Experience
    Nitti, Joseph T., Nitti, Gary J, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Abstracts; National Meeting - Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, 1/1/1990
  • Effects of Sufentanil in Exercise Hyperpnea in Athletes
    Ward, Denham S., Nitti, Gary J, Fed Proc; National Meeting - American Physiologic Society, St. Louis, MO, 1/1/1986
  • The Effects of Sufentanil on the Catecholamine Response to Metabolic Rate, Hypercapnia & Hypoxia
    Nitti, Gary J., Ward, Denham S., Cintron, Linda A, Anesthesiology; National Meeting - American Society of Anesthesiology, 1/1/1985

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