Henry A. Pitt, MD joined Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, as Chief of Oncologic Quality in August 2020. Dr. Pitt provides leadership and oversight for the planning and execution of initiatives in the areas of quality improvement, performance excellence, patient safety, patient satisfaction, infection control, and outcomes reporting for the Oncology Service Line. He is also responsible for the implementation of quality improvement in operational and clinical performance improvement initiatives enhancing cancer efficiencies and lowering costs. Dr. Pitt oversees the appropriate utilization of clinical resources (clinical effectiveness) and coordinate efforts to improve clinical core measures, as well as develop and maintain a data repository and implementation of patient safety initiatives for the Oncology Service Line.
Dr. Pitt was most recently the Chief Quality Officer for Temple University Health System and Associate Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Temple, Dr. Pitt served as Chief Quality Officer at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis.
Dr. Pitt earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and subsequently completed his residency training in general surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, MD, also serving as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy. His clinical background is in hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery. Dr. Pitt previously held appointments at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and The Johns Hopkins University and Hospital and was Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has held many leadership positions in several national and international professional societies and is on the editorial boards of numerous professional journals. His research has been published extensively in major peer-review journals.