Dr. Pitt is the son of David Arthur Pitt of Warwick and has considered Bermuda his home. He has travelled back to the island consistently since before starting medical school.  He has continued to provide throughout the years spine consultative services often times at no cost for family, friends, and many Bermudians who are in need of help related to their spine condition.

He placed his spine practice in Bermuda on hold from 2010 through 2012 to build a non-profit organization who’s mission is to provide critical humanitarian spine surgery support to the under served poor populations of the Caribbean. International Surgical Foundation  is currently looking to expand to other poor countries in the region and Central America.  Please visit  us on the web at www.SurgicalCharity.org.

Board Certified In Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Pitt is a Board Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, who’s spine practice has focused on prevention, conservative medical management, and all surgical techniques available for the spine. Dr. Pitt also worked as the Spine Service Medical Director for Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn, Shea, and Thompson Peak hospitals from 2006 – 2011. He was and continues to be active in the process of improving spine patient care system-wide by influencing and suggesting policy changes which directly impact quality control parameters/matrices for the operating room, ancillary services, diagnostic services, and other spine patient related care areas.

He has remained active in ongoing quality control and optimizing the diagnosis, management, and treatment of disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.  He is an active spine lecturer for various organizations, and continues to teach other Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons and Neurosurgeons on state of the art surgical techniques in the United States.

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Humanitarian Efforts

International Surgical Foundation is a non-profit charity founded out of a need to provide to the impoverished populations of the Caribbean and Central America, the very best in surgical treatment of all spine disorders.  ISF was founded by Dr. Pitt and is the collaboration of many dedicated professionals, who witness first hand the extreme poverty resulting in profound neglect of many spine related problems. This has left many suffering from major neurologic disorders which could have been prevented with proper clinical and or surgical management. In Sept 2010, Dr. Pitt and 6 members of his surgical team from Scottsdale Health Care was invited as the first spine team to support the Surgical Humanitarian Mission co-sponsored by Fundación HOMS Santiago, Dominican Republic. Dominican Republic shares the same land mass with Haiti. There are many countries all over the world who’s poverty dictates access to medical care, leaving in its wake many of their citizens profoundly disabled, and unable to provide for themselves or their families. Dr. Pitt and ISF’s long term goal is to expand its operation to other countries within the Caribbean and Central America. Please visit us on the Web at www.SurgicalCharity.org

Education

Duane D.H. Pitt started his professional education at the University of California at Riverside where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Biology in 1989. This was followed by Medical School at the University of California at Irvine School of Medicine finishing with a MD Degree in 1994. His general surgery internship followed by an orthopedic surgery residency focused on scoliosis, trauma, deformity, cancer, pediatric and adult spine disorders, at Loma Linda University Medical Center in southern California. He later accepted and completed a post doctorate Spine Fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 2000, where the focus was in spine deformity reconstruction, minimally invasive spinal surgery, and professional athlete sports related spinal injuries.

Professional Sports Teams Consultant

Dr Pitt currently consults on sports related spine injuries for:

  • Phoenix Suns
  • Arizona State University Athletics Dept
  • San Francisco Giants
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Chicago Cubs

Military Activity

Dr. Duane D. H. Pitt is an Aerospace Medicine trained Flight Surgeon in the Air National Guard. He currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was the Commander of the 129th Medical Group which supports the combat search and rescue operations of the 129 Rescue Wing.