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 General Surgery

Education & Training

  • Children's Mercy Hospital
  • UCSF Medical CenterUCSF Medical Center
  • Harvard Medical SchoolHarvard Medical School

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
  • American Board of SurgeryPediatric Surgery

    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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