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    Alan Pitt, MD


    Alan M. Pitt, MD, is a physician in the Neuroradiology Department at Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Pitt is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.

    Dr. Pitt’s expertise includes spine imaging and therapeutics along with medical informatics. He is a member of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), American Tele-Medicine Association, and the American Society of Neuroradiology, RSNA and ACR. Dr. Pitt was the healthcare representative to the Digital Arizona Council sponsored by the State of Arizona’s CIO.

    Dr. Pitt did his undergraduate work at Stanford University. He received his medical degree and completed his internship at the University of Arizona. He completed a residency in radiology and postgraduate training in neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and completed his fellowship at Barrow Neurological Institute. He did an additional fellowship in molecular biology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Dr. Pitt’s research studies include value-based healthcare as it relates to imaging and policy. He previously won a $100,000 Green Light Award innovation grant from Dignity Health for a novel, cloud-based solution for patient follow up. He has been selected as an Arthur P. Gold fellow for his excellence in patient care as well as educator of the year in neuroradiology.

    For more information please call (602) 406-7783.

    Education & Training
    • Fellowship, Barrow Neurological Institute, Neuroradiology, 1995-1997
    • Residency, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Radiology, 1991-1995
    • Residency, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Neurology, 1989-1991
    • Internship, University of Arizona Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1988-1989
    • MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1988
    • Research Fellowship, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 1985-1986
    • Undergraduate Degree, Stanford University, 1983
    Professional Memberships
    • HIMMS
    • American Tele-Medicine Association (ATA)
    • North American Spine Society (NASS)
    • Senior Member, American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR
    • American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR)
    Honors and Awards
    • Nominated, Physician of the Year, Arizona Business Journal, 2012
    • Green Light Innovation Award, Dignity Health, 2011
    • Educator of the Year, Neuroradiology, Barrow Neurological Institute, 2008
    • Gold Doc Award for Patient Care, 2008
    • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholar, 1986
    • Fellowship, American Heart Association, 1985
    • Medical Student Fellowship, NIH, 1984
    Selected Publications

    1. Pitt A. What do we mean by value? J Am Coll Radiol. Jan 2014;11(1):101.

    2. Pitt B, Zannad F, Gheorghiade M, Martinez F, Love TE, Daniel C, Ahmed A. Transatlantic similarities and differences in major natural history endpoints of heart failure after acute myocardial infarction: a propensity-matched study of the EPHESUS trial. Int J Cardiol. Sep 3 2010;143(3):309-316.

    3. Gore PA, Maan H, Chang S, Pitt AM, Spetzler RF, Nakaji P. Normobaric oxygen therapy strategies in the treatment of postcraniotomy pneumocephalus. J Neurosurg. May 2008;108(5):926-929.

    4. Dean BL, Wallace RC, Zabramski JM, Pitt AM, Bird CR, Spetzler RF. Incidence of superficial sylvian vein compromise and postoperative effects on CT imaging after surgical clipping of middle cerebral artery aneurysmsAJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Sep 2005;26(8):2019-2026.

    5. Aho TR, Wallace RC, Pitt AM, Sivakumar K. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: extensive cranial nerve involvement on CT and MR imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Mar 2004;25(3):494-497.

    6. Ricci PE, Pitt A, Keller PJ, Coons SW, Heiserman JE. Effect of voxel position on single-voxel MR spectroscopy findings. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. Feb 2000;21(2):367-374.

    7. Delgado MR, Riela AR, Mills J, Pitt A, Browne R. Discontinuation of antiepileptic drug treatment after two seizure-free years in children with cerebral palsy. Pediatrics. Feb 1996;97(2):192-197.

    8. Pitt AM, Fleckenstein JL, Greenlee RG, Jr., Burns DK, Bryan WW, Haller R. MRI-guided biopsy in inflammatory myopathy: initial results. Magn Reson Imaging. 1993;11(8):1093-1099.

    9. Uzvolgyi E, Kiss I, Pitt A, Arsenian S, Ingvarsson S, Udvardy A, Hamada M, Klein G, Sumegi J. Drosophila homolog of the murine Int-1 protooncogene. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. May 1988;85(9):3034-3038.

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.