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Dr. John M Pitman III

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John Mathews Pitman, III, M.D. F.A.C.S.

 

Education:

1975-80 B.A. (Biology/Psychology) Northwestern University 

Evanston, Illinois

1981-83 M.A. (Biology) College of William and Mary 

Williamsburg, Virginia

1983-87 M.D. University of Virginia 

Charlottesville, Virginia

 

Postgraduate Training:

1987-88 Internship, General Surgery University of Colorado 

1988-90 Resident, General Surgery University of Colorado 

1990-92 Burn Fellow University of Colorado 

1992-94 Plastic Surgery Resident Northwestern University 

1994-95 Clinical Instructor in Plastic Surgery Northwestern University 

1994-1995 Chief Resident Shriners Hospital Chicago, Illinois

 

Military Service:

1989 United States Army Ready Reserve Medical Corps 

1991 Completion of Basic Officer Course         

1993 Promotion to rank of Major          

2003 Promotion to rank of Lieutenant Colonel                                         

2004 Awarded Army Commendation Medal for Service in Treatment Enduring Freedom.

Denver, Colorado

2006 Awarded Army Commendation Medal for Service in Treatment Enduring Freedom.

Denver, Colorado

2009 Awarded Army Commendation Medal for Service in Treatment

Health Sciences Center 

Denver, Colorado

Chief Resident Plastic Surgery Chicago, Illinois

Rank: Captain                                                       

of Injured Soldiers from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation   

of Injured Soldiers from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation   

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of Haitian Nationals during UN mission to Haiti with multiservice NATO 

group.

2009 Promoted to rank of Colonel

2011 Medical commander for final earthquake relief mission to Haiti.

2015 Awarded Combat Action Badge and Purple Heart for action in Logar 

Province Afghanistan for Operation Resolute Support/Operation Enduring 

Freedom.

Certification:      

1987 Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners

1990 Colorado (License #30466) (Inactive)

1990 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Renewed 2014)

1990 Basic Life Support (Renewed 2015)

1992 Illinois (License #036-083704) 

1992 Indiana (License #01039881) (Inactive)

1995 Virginia (License #0101052484)

1998 Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.

2006 Recertification, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. 

Regional Committee Assignments:

1995-96 Trauma Committee, Williamsburg Community Hospital

1996-98 Surgical Management Committee, Mary Immaculate Hospital

1996-2000 Trauma Management Committee, Riverside Regional Medical 

2001- 2004 Medical Records Committee, Riverside Regional Medical Center

National Committee Assignments:

2003-2005 Emerging Technologies/Computers. Scientific Program 

2003-2008 Grants/Awards Review Committee. Plastic Surgery Educational

Center

Committee. American Society of Plastic Surgeons      

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2005-2009 Reconstructive Surgery. Scientific Program Committee. 

2004-2012 Managed Care/Reimbursement. American Association of 

2008-2012 Standards Committee. American Association of 

Foundation.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Accreditation for Ambulatory Surgical Facilities 

Committee Chair

Accreditation for Ambulatory Surgical Facilities

2009-2012 Electronic Media Committee American Society of Aesthetic Plastic 

Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations: 

Williamsburg Community Hospital Williamsburg, VA 

Riverside Regional Medical Center Newport News, VA   

Mary Immaculate Hospital Newport News, VA 

Sentara Hampton General Hampton, VA 

Walter Reed Army Medical Center Washington, DC 

Kimbrough Ambulatory Surgery Center Fort Meade, MD         

Professional Affiliations:

1987 American Medical Association

1992 American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

1996 Member Kiwanis International

1997 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

1998 Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.

1999 Fellow, American College of Surgeons

2004 Military Officers Association of America

2009                             American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Honors and Awards:

1979 Dean’s List (Northwestern University)

1980 Dean’s List (Northwestern University)

1981 Full Stipend Awarded at the College of William and Mary

1990 Carl A. Moyer Award (for best paper submitted to the 23rd Annual 

Meeting of the American Burn Association)

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1991-92 John Gremlich Traveling Surgical Scholar Award (for the best 

1992 Ben Eisman Surgical Resident Research Award (for the best basic science

National presentation by a resident at the University of Colorado 

Department of Surgery.

Paper published by a resident in the University of Colorado 

Department of Surgery.

2004 Army Commendation Medal

2006 Army Commendation Medal

2008 Army Commendation Medal 

2004-Present Listed in “Guide to America’s Top Physicians.”  Consumer Research

2005-Present Listed in “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons.” Consumer Research

2006-Present Listed in “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons.” Consumer Research

2015 Combat Action Badge 

Council

Council 

Council 

Purple Heart

Academic Appointments

1981 Graduate Teaching Assistant College of William and Mary 

1983 Assistant Investigator Department of Cardiothoracic 

1997 Instructor in Surgery Walter Reed Army Medical Center 

2000 Preceptor in Surgery Eastern Virginia Medical School 

2008 Professor of Surgery Riverside Hospital 

Williamsburg, Virginia

Surgery, Cornell University 

Medical College 

New York, New York

Washington, DC

Department of Surgery 

Norfolk, VA

Department of Surgery 

Newport News, VA

National Presentations:

October 1980 “Cells Derived from the Lizard Anolis Carolinensis Do Not 

Exhibit in Vitro Senescence.”  JM Pitman, SD Simpson PhD.

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Presented at the American Society of Cell Biologists Meeting, 

Anaheim California.

September 1983 “Hypothyroidism in Reproductively Inhibited Prairie Deermice 

(Peromyscus Maniculatus Bairdi).” Masters Thesis Defense, 

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

October 1986 “Exposure to Growth Factors Depresses Prostacyclin Synthesis by 

Human Endothelial Cells.” BB Weksler, MD, DD Moy, MA, 

JM Pitman, MD, K Tack-Goldman, MA. Presented at the 43rd

Annual Meeting of the American Federation for Clinical Research

Washington, DC

November 1987 “Vena Caval Involvement with Renal Tumors: Surgical 

Considerations.” Curtis G. Tribble, MD, Todd M. Gherkin, MD, 

Terry Flanagen, MS, John M. Pitman, III, MD and Irving Kron, MD. 

Presented at the 34th Annal Meeting of the Southern 

Thoracic Surgical Association. Boca Raton, Florida.

April 1989 “Breast Cancer in Patients Under 35.” 1989 Meeting of the 

Colorado Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. 

Colorado Springs, Colorado.

January 1990 “Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis; Conservative Management.” 

Horizons in Surgery. March 1990 Breckenridge, Colorado.

September 1990 “Health Care Should not be Rationed.” Horizons in Surgery. 

March 1990 Breckenridge, Colorado.

February 1991 “Platelet Activating Factor Amplifies Cardiac Beta-Adrenergic 

Stimulation Providing a Mechanism for Hyperdynamic Sepsis.” 

DB Bensard, MD; BO Anderson, MD; DW Nelson, MD; 

JM Pitman III, MD; A Banerjee, PhD; AH Harken, MD. 52ND Annual 

Meeting of the Society of University Surgeons. Galveston, Texas.

April 1991 “WEB2170, a Specific PAF Antagonist, Attenuates Neutrophil 

Priming by Human Serum Following Clinical Burn Injury. 

JM Pitman III, MD; GW Thurman, BS; BO Anderson, MD; 

LL Ketch, MD; CE Hartford, MD; AH Harken, MD; and Dr.

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Ambruso, MD. 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Burn 

Association. Baltimore, Maryland.

October 1991 “Platelet Activating factor may Mediate Neutrophil Priming 

Following Clinical Burn or Blunt Trauma.” JM Pitman III, MD; 

GW Thurman, BS; BO Anderson, MD; RS Pogetti, MD; DW 

Nelson, MD; CE Hartford, MD; VM Peterson, MD; LL Ketch, 

MD; LL Ketch, MD; EE Moore, MD; AH Harken, MD; and 

Dr. Ambruso, MD. 77TH Clinical Congress of the American College of  

Surgeons. Chicago, Illinois.

Selected for Discussion in 2 chapters in “What’s New in Surgery, 

1992.” The Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, January 1992.

November 1991 “Characterization of the Humoral Environment Conferring

Susceptibility to Lung Injury Following Clinical Burn.” JM Pitman III, MD; 

DJ May, MD; DB Bensard, MD; KL Clay, PhD; CE Hartford, MD LL Ketch, 

MD; and Dr. Ambruso MD. 25th Annual Meeting of the Association for 

Academic Surgery. 

Colorado Springs, Colorado.

December 1991 “Breast Cancer in Young Women.” JM Pitman III, Capt. 

USARR; MA Savarese MD; JM Murphy, PhD; CM Abernathy, 

MD and GE Moore, MD PhD.

1. Presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the San Antonio Breast 

Cancer Symposium. San Antonio, Texas

2. Featured in an article in OB/GYN News, March 1, 1992 edition

December 1991 “Plasma from Stored Wole Blood (WB) and Packed Red Blood

 Cells (PRBCs) Primes the Neutrophil Oxidase. C Silliman, 

MD PhD; G Thurman, BS; JM Pitman III, MD and D Ambruso, MD. 

Presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of The American Society of 

Hematology, Denver, Colorado.

February 1992 “Phospholipase A2 Inhibition Decouples Lung Injury from Gut 

Ischemia/Reperfusion.” K Koike, MD; EE Moore, MD; FA Moore, 

MD; RS Pogetti, MD; JM Pitman III, MD; VS Carl, MD;

 A Benerjee, PhD. Presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the

 Society for University Surgeons.

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April 1992 “Platelet Activating Factor is Produced Following Clinical Burn 

And Prolonged Exposure Decreases Neutrophil Superoxide 

Generation in Response to FMLP. JM Pitman III, MD; 

CR Silliman, MD; VM Peterson, MD; LL Ketch, MD; 

CE Hartford, MD; and DR Ambruso, MD. 24th Annual Meeting 

Of The American Burn Association. Salt Lake City, Utah.

May 1992 “Accumulation of Platelet Activating Factor During Free Tissue 

Transfer Primes Neutrophil Superoxide Anion Production.” 

JM Pitman III, MD; DR Ambruso, MD; CK Law, MD; and LL Ketch, MD. 

37TH Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council 

Toronto Canada

October 1992 “Generation of Platelet Activating Factor During Free Tissue 

Transfer Primes Neutrophil Superoxide Anion Production.” 

JM Pitman III, MD; DR Ambruso, MD; CK Law, MD; and LL Ketch, 

MD. 78th Clinical Congress of the American College 

Of Surgeons; New Orleans, Louisiana

April 1993 “Platelet Activating Factor Acetylhydrolase is Decreased During 

Free Tissue Transfer in Humans and may Increase Susceptibility 

To Reperfusion Injury.” JM Pitman III, MD., KL Clay, PhD; DR Ambruso 

MD; MJV Gordon, MD; CK Law, MD; CA Johnson, MD and LL Ketch, 

MD. 38th Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Research Council

Houston, Texas

“PAF Receptor Blockade Increases Skin Flap Survival Subsequent 

To Ischemia Reperfusion.”  GD Urban, MD; JM Pitman III, MD;

And LL Ketch, MD. 38th Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery

Council, Houston, Texas.

Selected for Discussion in “What’s New in Surgery, 1993.”

The Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, January 1993

April 1995 “Outcomes of Nasal Dorsal Grafts; a 25 year Retrospective.” 

JM Pitman III, MD; PW McKinney, MD; G Dayal BS. Presented at 

The 34th Annual Meeting of the Plastic Surgery Senior Residents 

Conference. Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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September 2005         “The Iraqi Experience: The Plastic Surgery Contribution to Modern 

War Injuries.”  WH Merritt MD, V Bingingnavele MD, D Booth RN, 

AC Friedman MD, JM Pitman III, MD LTC. Presented at the 

74th Annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 

Plastic Surgery. Chicago, Illinois.

National Panel Participation:

2007 Congressionally Directed Medical Research Panel, Washington D.C. 

Grant Review and Selection Committee for War Wounded Care.

2008 Congressionally Directed Medical Research Panel, Washington D.C. 

Grant Review and Selection Committee for War Wounded Care.

2008-2010 ASPS/ASPN Patient Safety ad hoc committee on Deep Venous 

Thrombosis/ Pulmonary Embolism.  Results presented at 2010 ASPS 

Annual Meeting

National Courses:

2006-2012 “American Association of Accredited Ambulatory Surgical Facilities 

Inspector Training Course.”  American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual 

Fall Meeting.

2006-2012 “American Association of Accredited Ambulatory Surgical Facilities 

Inspector Training Course.”  American Society of Aesthetic Plastic 

Surgeons Annual Meeting

2008 “OR Safety, The Gold Standard” American Society of Plastic Surgeons 

Annual Fall Meeting.  JM Pitman III MD, M McGuire MD, Gary 

Brownstein, MD.

Grants:

September 1990 “A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo Controlled Trial of Leucomax 

(Human Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor;

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Recombinant E. coli) in Patients with Major Burns.” 

Sandoz Grang CSF 39300 Study #E231 BB-IND 3201. 

Co investigator with DR Ambruso, MD; LL Ketch, MD: VM Peterson, MD

April 1990 “Acquired Defects in Function and Biochemistry of Neutrophils 

From patients with Thermal Injury.” International Association of 

Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Grant #25-33661. Principle 

Investigator John M. Pitman III, MD with DR. Ambruso, MD 

And VM Peterson, MD as co-investigators.

April 1991 International Association of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation Grant 

#25-33661 renewed.

July 1992 “The Role of Platelet Activating Factor in Initiating Free Flap 

Failure” Plastic Surgery Education Foundation Grant funded for 

For 7/29-7/93

July 1993 “Leukocyte Adhesion Molecule Expression by Endothelial Cells 

During Hypoxia.” Plastic Surgery Education Foundation Grant 

Funded for 7/93-7/94.

Book Chapters: 

“Wound Infection and Wound Dehiscence.” JM Pitman MD and 

Ben Eisman, MD. In Surgical Secrets, Charles Abernathy, Brett 

Abernathy, and AH Harken, Eds. 2nd Edition. CV Mosby and Co., 

St. Louis, Missouri. 1991

Published Abstracts:

1.    “Exposure to Growth Factors Depresses Prostacyclin Synthesis by Human 

Endothelial Cells.” Clinical Reasearch: 34 #2,665A (1986). BB Weksler MD,

D. Moy, J. Pitman III, and K-Tack-Goldman.

2.       “Plasma from Stored Whole Blood (WB) and Packed Red Blood Cells(PRBCs)

Primes the Neutropil Oxidase. C. Silliman, MD PhD; G Thurman, BS: JM Pitman 

MD and D Ambruso, MD. Blood. 78(10) Supp. 1. P388a. November 15, 1991.

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3.       “The Neutrophil (PMN) oxidase is Primed by Plasma from Stored Platelets”

      C Silliman MD PhD; G Thurman, BS; J Pitman III, MD and D Ambruso, MD. 

Blood. 78(10) Supp.   1.p435a. November 15, 1991

4.       “Deficient Neutrophil (PMN) NADPH:O2 oxidoreductase in Patients following 

Major Torso Trauma.” JM Pitman III, MD; J Rosenthal, MD; EE Moore, MD;

C Silliman, MD, PhD; E 78(10) Supp.1. p434a. November 15, 1991

PUBLISHED JOURNAL ARTICLES:

1.      Hypothyroidism in Reproductively Inhibited Prairie Deer Mice   (Peromyscus 

       Maniculatus      Bairdi) from Laboratory Populations.” Biology of Reproduction:

31,895-904 (1984), JM Pitman and EL Bradley.

2.     “Vena Caval Involvement with Renal Tumors: Surgical Considerations.”

Annals of Thoracic Surgery ,46#1,36-40; 1988. Curtis G. Tribble, MD, 

Todd M. Gherkin, MD; Terry Flanagen, MS; John M. Pitman III, MD; and 

Irving L. Kron, MD. 

Selected for review in Current Surgery¸ 46#2, 170-1, 1989.

 3.         “Neutrophil Medicated Lung Injury is a Platelet Activating Factor Dependent

Process.” BO Anderson, MD; DB Bensard, MD; JM Pitman III, MD; DT

Nelson MD; AS Banerjee, MD; AH Harken, MD. Journal of Surgical Research. 50 (5), 001-

5 March 1991.

4.     “WEB2170, a Specific PAF Antagonist, Attenuates Neutrophil Priming by Human Serum       

      Following Clinical Burn Injury. JM Pitman III, MD; GW T BS;  BO Anderson,MD; LL Ketch, 

      MD; CE Hartford, MD: AH Harken, MD; and DR Ambruso, MD. Journal of Burn Care and

      Rehabilitation.  12 (5) 411-19.

5.       “Assessment of Induced Cardiac Antioxidant Defenses Against Endogenous And

Exogenous Challenge.” DW Nelson, MD; A Banerjee, MD; JM Brown, MD; DB Bensard, 

MD; BO Anderson, MD; JM Pitman III, MD; CR Lockee- Winter, BS; CB Winter, MD; and 

AH Harken, MD. Journal of molecular and Cellular Cardiology. In Press.

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6.       “Platelet activating Factor may Mediate Neutrophil Priming Following Clinical Burn or

Blunt Trauma.” JM Pitman III, MD; GW Thurman, BS; BO Anderson, MD; RS Pogetti, MD; 

DW Nelson, MD; CE Hartford, MD; VM Peterson, MD; LL Ketch, MD, EE Moore, MD; AH 

Harken MD; and DR. Ambruso, MD. Surgical Forum. 17(1991) pp108-10.

7.      “Generation of Platelet Activating Factor During Free Tissue Transfer for Primes 

Neutrophil Superoxide Anion Production.” JM Pitman III, MD; Dr. Ambruso, MD; CK 

Law, MD; and LL Ketch, MD. Surgical Forum. Vol 18.  pp 110-111

8.        Phospholipase A2 Inhibition Decouples Lung Injury from Gut Ischemia/ Reperfusion.

       Kauro Koike, MD; EE Moore MD; FA Moore, MD; VS Carl, MS; JM Pitman, MD; A

       Banerjee PhD. Surgery in Press.

9.        “Response to CMS Code Changes Affecting Reimbursement.”  Phil Haeck, MD; John M. 

        Pitman III MD FACS: The AAAASF Source. Winter/Spring 2005. Pp 10-11.