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Pediatric Anesthesiologists join TriStar Centennial Women's & Children's Hospital

March 19, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 19, 2013) TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s hospital in Nashville, Tenn., is pleased to announce the addition of pediatric anesthesiology services.

Ira S. Landsman, M.D., and Silvio Sitarich, M.D., board-certified anesthesiologists specializing in pediatric care, have joined the TriStar Centennial medical staff. They bring nearly 60 years of combined experience to the hospital. The specialists both most recently served at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville.

“Dr. Landsman and Dr. Sitarich bring years of specialized experience to our growing children’s services program,” said Jeffrey Guy, chief medical officer, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s. “Their expertise in the care of critically ill infants and children will be essential to our team, especially as we expand our surgical services in April.”

Landsman received his medical degree from the State University of New York in Buffalo, N.Y. After completing a residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, he went on to serve as chief resident of pediatrics. After next completing fellowships in pediatric critical care and then emergency care with Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston and The Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, respectively, Landsman completed his residency in anesthesiology at St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City in Kansas City, Mo. He then went on to complete a pediatric anesthesiology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh. Landsman also has years of teaching and research experience.

Sitarich received his medical degree from University of Zagreb Medical School in Zagreb, Croatia. After completing a residency in urology and serving as a urology research associate at Clinical Medical Center Osijek in Croatia, Sitarich served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Biochemistry, Meharry Medical College in Nashville. He then went on to serve as a research instructor in pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where he later completed a residency in anesthesiology. Sitarich was then served as an anesthesiologist with Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., before returning to Vanderbilt to complete a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology.

For more information about the hospital’s children’s services, visit TriStarHealth.com and select TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s or call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919.

Celebrating 45 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room located in Spring Hill provides 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.

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