Congenital Heart Institute of Miami Children's Hospital and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Dr. Tirotta has been an active member of Miami Children's Hospital medical staff since 1991, practicing with the Department of Anesthesiology; he presently serves as the Director of Cardiac Anesthesia. He also has a clinical appointment with the Department of Anesthesiology at The University of Miami School of Medicine.
Dr. Tirotta received his BA from Cornell University in 1982 and his MD from New York University School of Medicine in 1986. He also received an MBA degree from Columbia University in 1999. Dr. Tirotta completed his internship in Internal Medicine at SUNY at Stony Brook in 1987. He completed his residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1990; he sub-specialized in pediatric and cardiovascular anesthesia during his CA-4 year. He also served as Team Chief for three months, acting as a supervisor of residents and nurse anesthetists in the main operating room at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
In 1994, Dr. Tirotta created and produced the widely acclaimed pre-operative educational video titled, “A Hospital Trip With Dr. Bip”. This program, narrated by the endearing animated character Dr. Bip, explains to young children what to expect when they go to the hospital for surgery. It also includes coloring books and stickers. This program was exhibited at numerous national medical conventions and has sold thousands of copies all over the English-speaking world.
Dr. Tirotta is a member of numerous professional societies and has served on a number of hospital committees; he was most recently the Co-Chair of the Miami Children’s Hospital Physician Hospital Organization. He is also responsible for giving numerous medical lectures and is actively engaged in clinical research. He has been the Principal Investigator on a numbr of clinical drug/device trials.
Dr. Tirotta was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 1982, was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma in 1999, graduated Cum Laude from Cornell University and was the recipient of the Robert D. Dripps Memorial Award for the outstanding graduate resident in anesthesiology in 1990. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Florida.