Susan Pitt, MD, MPHS
Susan Pitt, MD, MPHS, is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and her Master of Population Health Science at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (WUSM). Her general surgery residency also was completed at WUSM where she served as an administrative chief resident. Her fellowship training in endocrine surgery was completed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She also completed an endocrine surgery research fellowship with Dr. Herb Chen in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Pitt’s research utilizes both quantitative and qualitative techniques to investigate areas of treatment uncertainty in endocrine surgery, such as indeterminate thyroid nodules or papillary microcarcinomas. She is interested in developing methods to facilitate shared decision-making and informed consent communication between patients and surgeons. In addition, she conducts comparative effectiveness research analyzing various treatment strategies and national trends in surgical management of endocrine disorders, which include thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal diseases.