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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Pitt is a board certified, fellowship trained endocrine surgeon. She specializes in treating benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid, parathyroids and adrenal glands. She employs multiple operative techniques, including minimally-invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic and retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy, and intraoperative parathyroid hormone testing. She is particularly interested in patients with indeterminate thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer and adrenal lesions (incidentalomas, functioning tumors, and adrenocortical cancer). She is a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and the Association of Academic Surgery.


Surgery (General)

Surgical Oncology

Adrenal Adenoma

Cancer Surgeons

Endocrine Cancer

Endocrine Surgery - Specialists

Fine Needle Aspiration

Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy


Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

Modified Radical Neck Dissection

Substernal Goiter

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid Nodule

Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal (Endocrine) Surgery



UW Health at The American Center
(608) 242-2888 | (844) 607-4800 | Map
UW Health at The American Center
(608) 242-2888 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
UW Carbone Cancer Center
(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery

Endocrine Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Abdominal Organ Transplant and Hepatopancreatobiliary, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO 

Residency Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
Medical School Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.

Dr. Pitt's research is health services- and surgical outcomes-based. She has a special interest in the doctor-patient relationship involving surgical decision making - also called shared decision making - and ensuring that patients understand their disease, treatment, outcomes and expectations.