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Bertram Pitt

Bertram Pitt MD, FACC

Professor of Medicine Emeritus, University of Michigan School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dr. Bertram Pitt is Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Medicine in Ann Arbor. A well-known designer of large clinical trials, Dr. Pitt was the principal investigator of RALES and EPHESUS, the co-principal investigator of EMPHASIS-HF, and one of the leading investigators of the NHLBI TOPCAT trial. He has served as an advisor to the clinical trials branch of the NHLBI and as a member of the FDA cardio–renal advisory board.

Dr. Pitt has been a member of number of medical journal editorial boards, and has published more than 500 papers in the leading peer-reviewed journals. In addition to belonging to a number of medical organizations, he is diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and of the American Board of Cardiology.

Among other honors, Dr. Pitt has been awarded the James B. Herrick Award by the Council of Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association (2005) and has been elected to the Society of Scholars of the Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Pitt was received his medical degree from the University of Basel in Switzerland, and completed residency training at Beth Israel Hospital in New York. He completed a fellowship in cardiology at Johns Hopkins, where he remained on the faculty until his departure to direct the Division of Cardiology at Michigan.