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About Christopher R Tainter, MD

Christopher "Kit" Tainter, MD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who specializes in critical care medicine. As a specialist in anesthesiology critical care medicine, Dr. Tainter treats individuals with critical illnesses or injuries, particularly trauma victims and people with multiple organ dysfunction. His professional interests include resuscitation and point-of-care ultrasound.

He completed residency training in emergency medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and a fellowship in anesthesia critical care at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Tainter is board certified in emergency medicine and anesthesiology critical care medicine. He is also a registered diagnostic medical sonographer (RDMS).

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Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Residency

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Fellowship

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Gender

  • Male

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted