Clinical Focus

  • Internal Medicine
  • Perioperative medicine/Surgical Co-Management
  • Perioperative Hypnosis for Symptom Management
  • Quality Improvement

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, Venous Thromboembolism Committee - Stanford Healthcare (2016 - Present)
  • Center for Innovation and Global Health (CIGH), Faculty Fellow (2016 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Residency:Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency Training (2016) CA
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2016)
  • Medical Education:Tulane University School of Medicine (2013) LA

Community and International Work

  • Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program, Sukadana, W. Kalimantan, Indonesia


    Internal, family, emergency medicine.

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Alam Sehat Lestari (ASRI)/Health in Harmony

    Populations Served

    Adults and Children



    Ongoing Project


    Opportunities for Student Involvement


Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Hypnosis for perioperative symptom management in elective orthopedic surgery.


All Publications

  • Cardiovascular adverse events in the drug-development program of bupropion for smoking cessation: A systematic retrospective adjudication effort. Clin Cardiol. 2017 Jun 12. Kittle, J., et al 2017

    View details for DOI 10.1002/clc.22744

  • Regenerative Medicine: Potential Mechanisms of Cardiac Recovery in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine Chang, A. Y., Kittle, J. T., Wu, S. M. 2016; 18 (3): 20-?


    Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is an increasingly reported cause of acute chest pain and acute heart failure and is often associated with significant hemodynamic compromise. The illness is remarkable for the reversibility in systolic dysfunction seen in the disease course. While the pathophysiology of takotsubo syndrome is not completely elucidated, research suggests the presence of a cytoprotective process that allows the myocardium to recover following the inciting insult. Here, we summarize molecular and histologic studies exploring the response to injury in takotsubo disease and provide some discussion on how they may contribute to further investigations in cardiac recovery and regeneration.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s11936-016-0443-0

    View details for PubMedID 26874708

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC4957545

  • The Artist of Medicine JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Kittle, J. T. 2011; 306 (22): 2429-2430

    View details for DOI 10.1001/jama.2011.1749

    View details for Web of Science ID 000297983300001

    View details for PubMedID 22166597