Susan C. Pitt

  • Surgery (General)
Susan C. Pitt, MD, MPHS, FACS


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.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

  • UW Health at The American Center - Endocrine Surgery Clinic
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 242-2888
    • Closed now
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  • UW Health at The American Center - Adrenal Disease Clinic
    • 4602 Eastpark Blvd. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 242-2888
    • Closed now
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

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

  • Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Adrenal Adenoma
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy
  • Modified Radical Neck Dissection
  • Substernal Goiter
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal (Endocrine) Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy

Research and publications

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.