Dr. George K Gittes MD Surgeon

Dr. George Gittes is a surgeon in Oakland, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and has been in practice for 27 years. Dr. Gittes accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 18 doctors at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and one of 44 at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC who specialize in Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: General Surgery, Pediatric

Education & Medical Training

University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1987 - 1994

Children's Mercy Hospital
Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery, 1994 - 1996

Harvard Medical School
Class of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 21 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 8 years in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

NJ State Medical License
Active through 2015

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

NY State Medical License
Active through 2016

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Elected Member, The American Society for Clinical Investigation

Publications & Presentations

M2 macrophages promote beta-cell proliferation by up-regulation of SMAD7.
Xiao, X.,Gaffar, I.,Guo, P.,Wiersch, J.,Fischbach, S.,Peirish, L.,Song, Z.,El-Gohary, Y.,Prasadan, K.,Shiota, C.,Gittes, G. K.

Pancreatic duct cells as a source of VEGF in mice.
Xiao, X.,Prasadan, K.,Guo, P.,El-Gohary, Y.,Fischbach, S.,Wiersch, J.,Gaffar, I.,Shiota, C.,Gittes, G. K.

Specific transduction and labeling of pancreatic ducts by targeted recombinant viral infusion into mouse pancreatic ducts.
Guo, P.,Xiao, X.,El-Gohary, Y.,Criscimanna, A.,Prasadan, K.,Rymer, C.,Shiota, C.,Wiersch, J.,Gaffar, I.,Esni, F.,Gittes, G. K.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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