Michael Pitt, MD

Michael Pitt, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota where he also serves as an Associate Residency Program Director, Director of Global Health Education, and Associate Chair for Faculty Development. His research focuses on rethinking traditional forms of education and empowering faculty with evidence based tools to expand their teaching toolkits, having published and presented extensively on a game-based learning, bringing chalk talks to the bedside, leveraging technology and social media in education, and employing marketing principles to improve engagement around education and scholarship. He has co-created several widely used curricula in global health education, most notably the Simulation Use for Global Away Rotations (SUGAR) Curriculum and is involved in the leadership of global health groups with the American Academy of Pediatrics, Association of Pediatric Program Directors, and American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Pitt has won multiple teaching awards and is also an award winning magician, having performed all over the wolrld for several Fortune 500 Companies. He has taught over 3,000 pediatricians across the country how use magic and magical thinking at the bedside with patients.

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