Michael Pitt, MD

Associate Professor; Director of Global Health Education, and Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Pediatrics

Michael Pitt

Contact Info

mbpitt@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-6678

Fax 612-626-1144

Office Address:
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
6th Floor East Building
M653
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
6th Floor East Building
8952H (Campus Delivery Code)
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Associate Professor; Director of Global Health Education, and Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Pediatrics

Fellowship Program Director and Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine


MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Residency in Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Summary

Dr. Pitt is a graduate from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. With a background in global health education and international project implementation, he is the Co-Director of Global Health Education for the Division of Global Pediatrics and helps lead the pediatric global health track. Dr. Pitt believes that a good pediatrician must be a good educator and enjoys equipping medical students and residents with tools that improve bedside teaching, patient rapport, and parent’s understanding of complex diseases in their children. He is an Associate Program Director for the University of Minnesota Pediatric Residency. An award-winning magician who has performed internationally since the age of 8, Dr. Pitt leads workshops for pediatricians on how to incorporate magic into the physical exam to ease anxiety, build rapport, and increase diagnostic yield.

Awards & Recognition

  • Outstanding Faculty Educator Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2015-16, 2019)
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2019)
  • University of Minnesota Herz Faculty Teaching Development Award (2018)
  • Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctors" (2016-2018)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition" (2015-2017)
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors Global Health Education Group Co-Chair (2015-2017)
  • Emerging Physicians Leadership Program (Cohort 3; 2014-2017)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2016)
  • High Quality Contribution to Education Mission Award, Northwestern University (2011-2012)
  • Resident Educator of the Year Award, Northwestern University (2008, 2010)
  • Matthew J. Quinn Prize for Most Outstanding Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Alumni Scholar (2008)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Inductee (2007)

Research

Publications

Select Peer-Reviewed Publications

Book Chapters

  • Pitt M, Butteris S. Considerations for Global Health Simulation.Neonatal Simulation. Eds. Robin B, Soghier L. American Academy of Pediatics. Elk Grove. (In Press)
  • Karp JM, Pitt MB. Chapter 22: Infectious Diseases. Pediatric Dentistry Handbook 5th Edition. Eds. Nowak A, Casamassimo PS. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. (In Press)

Select Curricula Developed

  • Simulation Use for Global Away Rotations (SUGAR)Co-creator and primary investigator overseeing the implementation and study of a series of simulation cases based on common emotional obstacles health providers encounter when abroad (i.e. frustration at lack of resources, apparent futility, etc.). Piloted at seven pediatric residency programs, and since rolled out nationally with over 80 programs in 6 countries currently using the curriculum. Outcomes from the curriculum have been published in peer-reviewed journals, and have been presented at international meetings. There are currently over a dozen spin-off projects being led across the country. (sugarprep.org)
  • PEARLS (Procedural Education for Adaptation to Resource Limited Settings)
    Co-creator and primary investigator overseeing the development and dissemination of video training modules demonstrating modifications of pediatric procedures for use in resource limited-settings. (sugarprep.org/pearls)

Clinical

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics