Michael Pitt, MD

Associate Professor; Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Pediatrics

Michael Pitt

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-6678

Fax 612-626-1144

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

Administrative Assistant Name
Cathy Centola

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Administrative Fax Number

Associate Professor; Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Pediatrics

Fellowship Program Director and Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Associate Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Pediatrics

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

Residency in Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL


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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr. MD Award for the Advancement of Pediatric Resident Education (2022)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctors" (2021, 2022)
  • Outstanding Faculty Educator Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2015-16, 2019)
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2019)
  • University of Minnesota Herz Faculty Teaching Development Award (2018)
  • Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctors" (2016-2018, 2021, 2022)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul "Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition" (2015-2017)
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors Global Health Education Group Co-Chair (2015-2017)
  • Emerging Physicians Leadership Program (Cohort 3; 2014-2017)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2016)
  • High Quality Contribution to Education Mission Award, Northwestern University (2011-2012)
  • Resident Educator of the Year Award, Northwestern University (2008, 2010)
  • Matthew J. Quinn Prize for Most Outstanding Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Alumni Scholar (2008)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Inductee (2007)


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics



View Dr. Pitt's talk on When Actions Speak Louder. . . Learning to Communicate from Patients Who are Non-Verbal