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|Susan Pitt, MD, MPHS|
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Susan Pitt, MD, MPHS, is board-certified Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Endocrine Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In her clinical practice, she cares for patients with thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal diseases. Dr. Pitt is also a health services researcher and investigator in the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research (WiSOR) program. Her research focuses on identifying and addressing factors that underlie the overtreatment of patients with low-risk thyroid cancer using qualitative, survey, epidemiology and behavioral economics methodologies. As a faculty member, she is very involved with the Residency Wellness Committee and chairs the Women in Surgery committee.
Dr. Pitt is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and received her undergraduate degree from Boston College where she was an Academic All-American Lacrosse player. She then received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and her Master’s degree in Population Health Science from Washington University in St. Louis where she finished her general surgery residency. After residency, Dr. Pitt completed a one-year fellowship in Abdominal Organ Transplantation and Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery at Washington University in St. Louis followed by an Endocrine Surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals.
Dr. Pitt is known for initiating the #NYerORCoverChallenge, a worldwide movement on Twitter that brought attention to gender inequities in surgery. This event spurred her active involvement with AWS. In addition to her position as the AWS representative of the Association of Academic Surgery, she is a member of the AWS Communications Committee.