The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Department of Anesthesiology
The Department of Anesthesiology

Faculty Biography

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Anita L. Giezentanner, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Director, Obstetrics

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Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • M.D., The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Research Fellow, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Pediatrics Internship, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Anesthesiology Residency, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas

Professional Experience

  • Director of Obstetrics, Department of Anesthesiology, Memorial Hermann Hospital, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas,  1/2009 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas,  1/2009 – Present
  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, 1/2009 –  Present
  • Interim Director of Obstetrical Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, LBJ Hospital, Houston, Texas,  11/1995 – 2/2000
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas,  9/1995 – 2/2000
  • Attending Anesthesiologist, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, 9/1995 – 2/2000
  • Interim Director of Obstetrical Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas,  10/1994 – 4/1995
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, 5/1991 – 2/2000

Certification

  • American Board of Anesthesiology Certified

Awards

  • Cum Laude, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1981

Selected Publications

  1. Katz J, Giezentanner A:  Obstetrical Anesthesia.  In:  Anesthesia: A Comprehensive Study Guide.  McGraw Hill, 1996.
  2. Abouleish E, Giezentanner A:  Heart rate changes with high spinal anesthesia.  Anesth Analg 74:773-83, 1992.
  3. Gonik B, Giezentanner A, Daily W, Allen SJ:  Intracranial hemorrhage in pregnancy.  In:  Critical Care Obstetrics.  Clark, Phelan, Cotton, eds.  Medical Economic Books:  Oradell, NJ, 1990.
  4. Giezentanner A, Allen S, Cronau LH, Bull J:   Effect of whole body hyperthermis (41.5C) on cerebral blood flow during general anesthesia.  Fed Proc 45:415, 1986.
  5. Allen SJ, Giezentanner A, Cronau LH, Bull JM, Laine GA:  Whole body hyperthermia increases cerebral blood flow and impairs cerebral autoregulation.  Anesthesiology 65:A321, 1986.

Faculty Biography

Anita L. Giezentanner, M.D.
  • Anita L. Giezentanner, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Director, Obstetrics
  • The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
    6431 Fannin Street, MSB 5.020
    Houston, Texas 77030
  • e-mail: Anita.L.Giezentanner@uth.tmc.edu