Bertram PITT

Bertram Pitt at at 2nd Human and Veterinary Crosstalk Symposium on Aldosterone, Bordeaux 2011
MD, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, University of Michigan, School of Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.  


Bertram Pitt is Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He is diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and of the American Board of Cardiology.

He is a member of several professional societies such as the American College of Cardiology, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Physiological Society – Circulation Group, the American Federation for Clinical Research and the American Heart Association.

 He has received awards like the Forest Dewey Dodrill Award for Excellence in 2001 and the James B. Herrick Award in 2005 (both from the American Heart Association).

Dr. Pitt has published more than 500 papers in the most important peer-reviewed journals dealing with cardiovascular diseases (Circulation, American Heart Journal,Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Hypertension, European Heart Journal, New England Journal of Medicine, and Lancet…).

He was the principal investigator of RALES and EPHESUS, the co-principal investigator of EMPHASIS-HFand he is currently leading the large scale NHLBI TOPCAT trial investigating the clinical benefit of mineralocorticoid receptor blockade in patients with heart failure and a preserved left ventricular ejection fraction.