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Dr. Jacqueline Tutiven – Chief of Anesthesiology

Meet Dr. Tutiven

Delray Beach, FL board-certified Chief of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, Dr. Jacqueline Tutiven, is known for the compassion and skill she provides her patients of all ages. As she administers anesthetics (local and general) at Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa, Dr. Tutiven personally makes sure her patients understand the options in anesthesiology regarding their treatment or surgery. This has earned her a reputation as one of the best anesthesiologists available in the Delray Beach and Boca Raton, FL area. 

Holding numerous positions in academia, Dr. Tutiven is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and the Director of Pediatric Anesthesia Elective and Fellowship Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Tutiven is highly educated and trained to provide you with your anesthesia during your cosmetic procedures.

Skills & Specialties

Dr. Tutiven holds active certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. She has licensure through the state of Florida and the American Board of Anesthesiology. Well known as a researcher and academic, Dr. Tutiven has written and presented her research on a variety of topics within the community of anesthesiology.

Education & Training

Dr. Tutiven studied and earned her Medical Degree at the State University of Guayaquil, Ecuador. She held an internship at the Internal Medicine Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Tutiven completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in the Residency Training Program in Anesthesiology. She continues in the realm of education at the University of Miami educating bright minds eager to learn more about anesthesiology.

Professional Memberships

Active Memberships

  • Society of Academic Anesthesia Associations (SAAA)
  • Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologist (SPA)
  • UM Academy of Medical Educators
  • Florida Society of Anesthesiologists (FSA)

Examining Board Memberships:

  • ABA MOCA Minute Pediatric Anesthesiology Content Outline Member (The American Board of Anesthesiology – Raleigh, NC)
  • ABA Pediatric Anesthesiology MOCA Minute Committee Member
  • ABA Pediatric Anesthesia MOCA 2.0 Exam Developer and Editor

Services Committee Memberships

  • JMH Zika Taskforce Committee, Member
  • UM Child Health Practice and Safety Committee, Member
  • UMMSM Dean’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, Anesthesia Champion
  • UMMSM Institutional Self-Study Committee - Curriculum Content, Member
  • UM Anesthesia Clinical Competency Committee, Member
  • UM Anesthesia Fellowship Committee, Member
  • UM Performance Evaluation Committee, Member
  • UM Anesthesia Department QA&I Committee, Member
  • UM/BPEI QA & I Committee, Member


  • First Place Award – Pham, P., R. Janakiraman, R., Tutiven, J.L. (P.I.)
    Honored at the Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Research Resident Conference (GAARRC), Jacksonville, FL


Books and Monographs

Tutiven, J.L., Sundararaman, L.V., Sarah, G. Central and Peripheral Nervous System. Essentials of Pediatric Anesthesiology. Cambridge University Press 95-119, 2014.

Tutiven, J.L., and Vigoda, M.M. Regional Anesthesia for Surgical Management of Ocular Melanoma. Ocular Melanoma Advances in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies, Future Medicine. Ltd. DOI: 10.2217/FMEB2013.13.10, pp. 106-120, 2014.

Tutiven, J.L., and Vigoda, M.M. Anesthetic Considerations for Children with Retinoblastoma, Retinoblastoma Clinical Advances and Emerging Treatment Strategies, Future Medicine. Ltd.doi: 10.2217/EBO.12.180, pp. 51-61, 2013.

Tutiven, J.L. Ophthalmic Anesthesia, In: Pediatric Ophthalmic Surgery. Oxford Handbook of Ophthalmic Anesthesia. Chapter 13, ISBN 13: 970199591398, pp. 197- 221, 2012.

Gayer, S., and Tutiven, J.L. Anesthesia for Pediatric Ocular Surgery. The Ophthalmic Clinics of North America. Elsevier Saunders, Number 19 pp. 269-278, 2006.

Journal Articles

Tutiven, J.L., Pruden, B., Banks, J., Stevenson, M., Birnbach, D.L. Zika Virus: Obstetric and Pediatric Anesthesia Considerations. Anesthesia & Analgesia, MS#: AA-D-16-02442. In Press.  2017.

Stein, A.L., Baumgard, D., Del Rio, I., Tutiven, J.L. Updates in Pediatric Regional Anesthesia and its Role in the Treatment of Acute Pain in the Ambulatory Setting. Current Pain and Headache Report. In Press. 2017.

Tutiven, J.L., Pruden, B., Palte, H.D. Multimodal Anesthesia for Glaucoma Surgery in a Child with Mitochondrial Disease and Malignant Hyperthermia. Journal of Anesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine. 1(3), 2016.

Ryder, S., Tutiven, J.L., Gayer, S., et al. Retinal Detachment Repair in a Patient Jacqueline Tutiven, MD Curriculum Vitae 5 with Active Zika Virus Infection. Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases. Vol. 1(1) 81- 83, January/February 2017.

Cavuoto, K.M., Rodriguez, L.I., Tutiven, J.L., Chang, T.C. General Anesthesia In The Pediatric Population. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 25(5): 411-6, 2014.

Patel, Z., Palte, H.D., Tutiven, J.L. Postoperative Analgesia and Infant Vitreoretinal Surgery. Pediatric Anesthesia. 22(12): 1225-6, 2012.

Vigoda, M.M., Latiff, A., Murray, T.G., Tutiven, J.L., Berrocal, A.M., Gayer, S. Can Children Undergoing Ophthalmologic Examinations Under Anesthesia Be Safely Anesthetized Without Using An IV Line? Clin Ophthalmol. 5:503-8, 2011.

Couvillion, S.S., Wykoff, C.C., Tutiven, J.L., Diffuse Neonatal Hemangiomatosis Presenting As Bilateral Iris Hemangiomas In An Infant. Clin Ophthalmol, 5:503-8, 2011.

Couvillion, S.S., Wyckoff, C.C., Tutiven, J.L., Murray, T.G. Diffuse Neonatal Hemangiomatosis Presenting as Bilateral Iris Hemangiomas In An Infant. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. Vol 3 Issue 3, pp. 272-282, 2009.

Vigoda, M.M., Gayer, S., Tutiven, J.L. Targeting Operating Room Inefficiencies in the Complex Management of Vision-Threatening Diseases in Children. Arch Ophthalmol. 126(9): 1241-3, 2008.

Rich, R.M., Berrocal, A.M., Parel, J., Tutiven, J.L., The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Pediatric OCT System – Our Initial Experience. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. Volume 48 Issue 13, May 2007.

Gayer, S., Tutiven, J.L. Anesthesia for Pediatric Ocular Surgery. Ophthalmol Clin North Am, Jun; 19(2): 269-78, 2006.

Tutiven, J.L. Anaesthetic Consideration for Syndromic Children Undergoing Eye Surgery. Current Anesthesia and Critical Care. 17, 207-213 2006.

Works Accepted for Publication

Tutiven, J.L. Zika in the Operating Room. Florida Society of Anesthesiology Newsletter, 2017.

Presentations & Other Works

Tutiven, J.L., Halliday, N., Schmidt, E., Srinivana, S. "Dexmedetomidine Sedation for Tracheostomy in a Child with McCune-Albright Syndrome." Presented at the Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists Winter Meeting CR23. Florida, 2006.

Tutiven, J.L., and Gayer, S. "An Unusual Case of Bilateral Optic Nerve Compression." Presented at the International Society of Ophthalmology. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Florida, 2006.

Tutiven, J.L., Gayer, S., Fernandez, V., "The Impact of a Lateral Position for Neonates Under General Anesthesia." Presented at the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, San Diego, CA, 2008.

Tutiven, J.L., Fernandez, V., Murray, T.G. "High Output Cardiac Failure in an Infant Presenting for Ambulatory Surgery." Presented at the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. San Francisco, CA 2008.

Lewis, M.C., Pierre, E., Tutiven, J.L., "Behavioral Interviews and the ACGME Core Competencies: A New Tool for Recruitment?" American Society of Anesthesiology. #A1167, 2008.

Sundararaman, L., Tutiven, J.L. "Phospropofol: A New Option for Anesthesia in the Combative Autistic Patient." Refereed at the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. San Diego, CA, 2011.

Tutiven, J.L., Rossi, M. "Anesthetic Management for a Tracheoesophageal Fistula in a Newborn with Tetralogy of Fallot and Adrenal Insufficiency." Refereed at the Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists. Atlanta, GA, 2005.

Tutiven, J.L., Rossi, M. "Rubenstein-Taybi Syndrome: A Collapsed Airway on Induction." Presented at the Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology. Chicago, IL, 2006.

Elf, R., Brunworth, J., Tutiven, J.L. "Pediatric Pheochromocytoma: A Metastatic Presentation. Presented at the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia. San Diego, CA, 2011.

Tutiven, J.L., Sundararaman, L. "Sedating the Autistic Child with Phospropofol." Presented at SAMBA. San Antonio, TX, 2011.

Tutiven, J.L., Gayer, S., Butler, N. "Intraoperative Eye Block with Ropivacaine 0.375% for Post-Operative Analgesia in Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery." Refereed for the Florida Society of Anesthesiology. Palm Beach, FL, 2012.

Abraham R., Tutiven, J.L. "Anesthetic Management of the Fetal MRI." Presented at the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists. Palm Beach, FL, 2012.

Abraham R., Tutiven, J.L. "Anesthetic Management of EXIT Procedure: Medically Challenging Cases – Obstetric Anesthesia." #MC79. Presented to the American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2012.

Tutiven, J.L., Phung, P., Chang, T.C., Grajewski, A. "Effects of Intraocular Pressure in Non-Glaucomatous Children under N20/ 02 vs. Sevoflurane/02." Refereed at the Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Resident Research Conference. Jacksonville, FL 2014.

Tutiven, J.L., Phung, P., Chang, T.C., "Measurement of Intraocular Pressure in Non-Glaucomatous Children Under N20/02/tetracaine vs. Sevoflurane/02/ Tetracaine." Presented at the International Anesthesia Research Society. Canada, 2014.

Pruden, B., and Tutiven, J.L. "Dexmedetomidine as the Primary General Anesthetic Agent in a Child with Mitochondrial Disorder: A Tale of Two Eye Surgeries." Presented at the Society of Pediatric Anesthesiologists. Arizona, 2015.

Sing, R., Stephen, R.R., Tutiven, J.L. "The Pediatric Visual Checklist: An Anesthesia Safety Mat." Refereed at the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia. Arizona, 2015.

Sing, R., Stephen, R.R., Tutiven, J.L. "The Pediatric Visual Checklist: An Anesthesia Safety Mat." Presented to the UMMSM, Academy of Medical Educators. 2015.

Bitrian, E., Tutiven, J.L., Chang, T.C., "Intraocular Pressure in Children Under General Anesthesia: Sevoflurane vs. Nitrous Oxide." Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. 5628-DO211, 2016.


Dr. Tutiven’s global health missions include the participation as a clinical member on the ORBIS flights to help save children's eyesight in underserved areas of Latin America. Her contribution included a full session of pediatric anesthesia lectures to anesthesiologists and residents of Trujillo Peru. Dr. Tutiven also participates with the Pediatric Retinal International Surgical Mission, a group formed early this year which comprised of sub-specialized BPEI physicians, nurses, and key staff to provide a safe assessment of babies possibly presenting visual defects due to ZIKAV in an underserved area of a Caribbean nation. Dr. Tutiven participated in providing a safe anesthetic and preoperative experience to those affected.

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