Michael Pitt

Associate Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Fellowship Program Director, Associate Residency Program Director, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics


Dr. Pitt is a graduate from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Northwestern University's Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Pitt believes that a good pediatrician must be a good educator and enjoys equipping medical students and residents with tools that improve bedside teaching, patient rapport, and parent's understanding of complex diseases in their children. He is an Associate Program Director for the University of Minnesota Pediatric Residency. An award-winning magician who has performed internationally since the age of 8, Dr. Pitt leads workshops for pediatricians on how to incorporate magic into the physical exam to ease anxiety, build rapport, and increase diagnostic yield.


MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Medical Education Paper of the Year (Associate or Full Professor), Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2023)
Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctors", Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition", Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
University of Minnesota Herz Faculty Teaching Development Award
Outstanding Mentor Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Outstanding Faculty Educator Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctors", Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr. MD Award for the Advancement of Pediatric Resident Education



Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-301
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Contact

Cathy Centola
Administrative Phone: 612-625-6678
Administrative Email: kreme002@umn.edu
Administrative Fax Number: 612-626-1144