Dr. Benjamin I Atwater MD Anesthesiologist

Dr. Benjamin Atwater is an anesthesiologist in San Diego, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Sharp Memorial Hospital and UC San Diego Health System. He received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 11 years. He is one of 121 doctors at Sharp Memorial Hospital and one of 26 at UC San Diego Health System who specialize in Anesthesiology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Anesthesiologist: Pain Medicine

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Diego
Residency, Anesthesiology, 1999 - 2002

Stanford University School of Medicine
Class of 1998

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Anesthesiology
Certified in Anesthesiology

American Board of Anesthesiology
Certified in Pain Medicine

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Effect of dexmedetomidine on cerebral blood flow velocity, cerebral metabolic rate, and carbon dioxide response in normal humans.
Drummond, J.C., Dao, A.V., Roth, D.M., Cheng, C., Atwater, B.I., Minokadeh, A., Pasco, L.C., Patel, P.M.

Pressure on the face while in the prone position: ProneView versus Prone Positioner.
Atwater, B.I., Wahrenbrock, E., Benumof, J.L., Mazzei, W.J.

The risk of bleeding complications after pain procedures in anticoagulated patients.
Atwater, B.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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