George Gittes, MD

George Gittes, MD

General Surgery Oakland, PA

Chief of Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittburgh


Office Address

  • 3705 5th Ave
    Children's Hospital, Suite 4a485
    Oakland, PA 15213
    Phone: (412) 692-7291

George Gittes, MD

General Surgery Oakland, PA

Chief of Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittburgh

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • General Surgery: General Surgery, Pediatric

Education & Medical Training

  • Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Harvard Medical SchoolHarvard Medical School
  • University of California San Francisco Medical CenterUniversity of California San Francisco Medical Center

Certifications & Licensure

  • WV State Medical LicenseWV State Medical License2008 - 2016
  • OH State Medical LicenseOH State Medical License2008 - 2015
  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License2005 - 2016
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery, 1995
  • American Board of SurgeryPediatric Surgery, 1998

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
  • Pittsburgh MagazineCastle Connolly, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • Elected MemberThe American Society for Clinical Investigation, 2006

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Lectures

  • Long-term Immunologically Unrecognized Reprogrammed Beta Cells as a Promising Cure for Autoimmune Diabetes Pittsburgh, PA - 6/15/2014
  • Exposure to Exendin-4 In Utero Results in Diabetes Pittsburgh, PA - 6/15/2014
  • Exendin-4 Enhances Endocrine Differentiation and Redirects Acinar Progenitors to an Endocrine Fate Pittsburgh, PA - 6/15/2014

Grant Support

  • SMAD Regulation Of Pancreatic Islet FormationNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    2009 - 2011
  • Activin VS BMP Signaling In Pancreatic Lineage SelectionNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    2005 - 2008
  • Activin VS BMP Signaling In Pancreatic Lineage SelectionNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    2004 - 2004
  • Tfg-Beta Isoform Signaling In Pancreatic DevelopmentNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    2002 - 2004
  • Selection And Ex Vivo Culture Of Islet Stem CellsNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    2001 - 2002
  • Beta-Cell Differentiation: Role Of The SMAD NetworkNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    2001 - 2002
  • Mesenchymal Inducers Of Beta Cell DifferentiationNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    1999 - 2000
  • Mesenchymal Inducers Of Beta Cell DifferentiationNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    1999 - 1999

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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