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Martha Bishop Pitman, MD

  • Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Subspecialty Head and Director, Cytopathology Laboratory
  • Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School


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Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Cytopathology
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) pathology
Medical Education
  • MD, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric
Provider Gender

Research & Publications

Research Summary
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 ascicle on Tumors of the Pancreas


View my most recent publications at PubMed

  1. Circulating tumor cells found in patients with localized and advanced pancreatic cancer. Kulemann B, Pitman MB, Liss AS, Valsangkar N, Fern?ndez-Del Castillo C, Lillemoe KD, Hoeppner J, Mino-Kenudson M, Warshaw AL, Thayer SP. Pancreas. 2015 May;44(4):547-50
  2. Nodular fasciitis clinically presenting as a sarcoma. Scourtas A, Pitman MB, Chebib I. Diagn Cytopathol. 2015 Jun;43(6):488-9. doi: 10.1002/dc.23214. Epub 2014 Nov 3. No abstract available.
  3. Characterization of epithelial subtypes of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas with endoscopic ultrasound and cyst fluid analysis. Yoon WJ, Daglilar ES, Mino-Kenudson M, Morales-Oyarvide V, Pitman MB, Brugge WR. Endoscopy. 2014 Dec;46(12):1071-7. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1377629. Epub 2014 Sep 10.


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Boston, MA 02114-2696
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