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Susan Pitt, MD, MPHS


Associate Professor

Dr. Susan Pitt is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan and Director of Endocrine Surgery Research. Dr. Pitt’s clinical practice focuses on surgical treatment of thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal diseases. Dr. Pitt’s research lab aims to reduce overtreatment of low-risk cancer and understand unwarranted variation in treatment of thyroid disease. This work is funded by the NCI and Society of University Surgeons. Dr. Pitt received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and her Master’s degree in Population Health Science from Washington University in St. Louis. She also completed her general surgery residency at Washington University in St. Louis and an Endocrine Surgery fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. 


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Clinical Outcomes | Implementation | Thyroid cancer


  • Principal investigator of: Pilot Study of an Intervention to Decrease Overtreatment of Patients with Low-risk Thyroid Cancer
  • Principal investigator of: Impact of Emotions on Treatment Decisions About Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer
  • Principal investigator of: Reducing Overtreatment of Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer with a Patient-Directed Intervention: A Pilot-Feasibility Study
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