Alan Pitt, MD, is a Professor at the Barrow Neurological Institute, one of the country’s premier centers of excellence for neuroscience. He has degrees from Stanford University (BA ’83) and the University Arizona (MD ’88). He did postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, Neurology, Radiology and Neuroradiology.
Over the past two decades Dr. Pitt has worked at the nexus of computers and medicine, looking for better ways to stitch together our fragmented care system. He passionately believes that by putting the patient in front of the right person, fear and anxiety (for the patient, the loved one, the nurse or generalist) can be replaced by reassurance. This avoids needless tests, transfers and worry. He focuses on cloud-based solutions leveraging messaging and collaboration with sustainable business models.
Dr. Pitt was the healthcare representative to the Digital Arizona Council, a group organized by the State of Arizona’s CIO. He is an adjunct at the University of Arizona School of Public Health.
In addition to his clinical responsibilities, in 2014 Dr. Pitt was asked to be CMO for Avizia, a global provider of telehealth services.
In 2011 he was awarded a $100,000 innovation grant from Dignity Health for (Mi)hospital, a novel cloud-based system for patient engagement.
He has been an invited speaker at the state and national levels on issues related to telehealth and patient engagement.
Additional information can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/in/alanpitt