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Christine Elizabeth Whitten, MD

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My specialty:
Pediatric Anesthesiology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English, Spanish

My gender: Female

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About me

Hello, and thank you for visiting! I’m pleased to offer this Web page as a way for you to learn more about me. I went to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. I joined Kaiser Permanente after serving 10 years in the United States Navy Medical Corps, finishing as a Commander. I have been practicing anesthesia for more than 36 years.

Biography

I grew up on Long Island, New York. I love to teach and have written a textbook on intubation and managing the airway. I volunteer with teams that provide free surgery for underprivileged patients in Mexico, Vietnam, Honduras, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Colombia, Kenya, and Thailand. For me, it is one of the hardest and most rewarding activities I can imagine.

About my practice

I love being an anesthesiologist. The Kaiser Permanente health care model appeals to me because it allows the health care team to provide member-centered care. I spent 10 years as chief of anesthesia and as the perioperative director at the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center. I also served as a Kaiser Permanente leader, assisting in the national implementation of multidisciplinary chronic pain programs.

How I thrive

My husband and I try to exercise our bodies, minds, and spirits daily. We first met while volunteering to help a museum document a Native American rock art site in the Mojave Desert. We did a great deal of hiking and camping while there and still love to do so. We enjoy drawing, reading, writing, photography, filmmaking, and digital animation. And we both love to cuddle with our cats while watching old Star Trek episodes.

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
  • Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost
Anesthesiology Department
4647 Zion Ave, San Diego, CA 92120

Contact information

  • Admitting
  • 619-528-0140
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • Operator/information
  • 619-528-5000
  • Pharmacy information/refills by phone
  • 1-866-370-1958 (toll free)

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore , MD

Board certification

Anesthesiology

American Board of Anesthesiology

Medical training

Internship

Rotating

Naval Medical Center
Portsmouth , VA

Residency

Anesthesiology

Naval Medical Center
Portsmouth , VA

Fellowship

Regional Anesthesia/Pain

Naval Medical Center
San Diego , CA

Fellowship

Intensive Care

Naval Medical Center
Portsmouth , VA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

1987

Active license information

License number

G52866

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1255489126
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This page was last updated on:

11/17/2018