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Henry A. Pitt, M.D. trained in surgery at Johns Hopkins and has been at the forefront of developing Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery over the past three decades. His career has taken him to UCLA (1979), back to Johns Hopkins (1985) in Wisconsin (1997) and Indiana (2004), (2013) to Temple University Health System (TUHS) and now to Rutgers Cancer Center. He has served as president of the AOA Chapter in medical school , the Society of Clinical Surgery, the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. He had funding for research in gallstone pathogenesis for 30 years. He has overseen surgical training programs at Johns Hopkins, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and at Indiana University (IU). His focus in recent years has been in quality, both at the hospital and the national level. His accomplishments have been honored by the Surgical Research Society of South Africa, the Surgical Research Society of Australia, the Tongi Medical College of Wuhan, China, the Second Military Medical College in Shanghai, China, and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Scotland. We really delve deep with him on his initiatives to improve the quality of hpb surgery in the US, north America, and around the world. You can find him on twitter: https://twitter.com/HenryPittMD Links: 1. Dr. Pitt’s first paper! On gentamicin levels in the biliary tree: https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/127/3/299/2189262 2. ACS-NSQIP has the potential to create an HPB-NSQIP option. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2742610/. Variation in Drain Management After Pancreatoduodenectomy: Early Versus Delayed Removal. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29064899/ 3. IHPBA: the first 25 years. https://www.ihpba.org/includes/moxiemanager/data/files/article.pdf

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