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Martha Bishop Pitman, MD

Medical Director, Cytopathology Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Associate Pathologist

  • Phone: 617-726-3185
Departments
Department of Pathology

Specialties

  • Cancer Center
  • Head & Neck Cancers
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Liver Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Breast Evaluation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
Clinical Interests
Cytopathology
Gastrointestinal (GI) pathology
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Medical University of South Carolina
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology
Gender
Female
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Associate Pathologist

Medical Director, Cytopathology Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Email: mpitman@partners.org

Dr. Pitman received her anatomic, clinical and cytopathology training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and also trained in fine needle aspiration biopsy technique at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden with Dr. Torsten Lowhagen. Dr. Pitman is board certified in anatomical, clinical and cytopathology. She received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and her BS degree in chemistry from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Dr. Pitman joined the staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital following her training in 1991 and is currently Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Cytopathology Laboratory of the Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to cytopathology, Dr. Pitman is a member of the Gastrointestinal Surgical Pathology Unit. She has an active consultation practice in cytopathology in general, but in pancreatic cytology in particular, especially pancreatic cyst cytology.

Research

Dr. Pitman's primary research interests are in fine needle aspiration biopsy of the liver and pancreas. Her focus of research is on current methods of pre-operative diagnosis of pancreatic cysts, particularly mucinous cysts of the pancreas. Her contributions to the field have centered on defining, describing and standardizing the role of cytopathology in the preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic cysts culminating in an international reputation as one of the top world experts and leaders in the field of pancreaticobiliary cytology. She is co-author the 4th series AFIP fascicle on Tumors of the Pancreas.

Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-3185
Fax: 617-724-6564

Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-3185
Fax: 617-724-6564

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