Meet Dr. Troy Pittman - Plastic Surgeon


Dr. Troy Pittman is the Director of Reconstructive Breast Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC and Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine.  Dr. Pittman is Board-Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and practices the full spectrum of Plastic Surgery procedures including both plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and body. He has specific interest and expertise in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the breast, including complex breast reconstruction for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Pittman is an advisory board member and collaborator for the Betty Lou Ourisman Breast Health Center at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Pittman is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons and the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Click on the video below to watch Dr. Pittman give a brief introduction to the practice.

Dr. Pittman completed his medical training at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He went on to residencies in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Pittman gained extensive experience in the full spectrum of Plastic Surgery including cosmetic surgery of the face and body, body-contouring surgery after massive weight loss, reconstruction of the face and body following traumatic injuries or major cancer surgery, as well as trauma, burn and wound surgery at the world-renowned Cook County Hospital Trauma Center in Chicago.

Following his Plastic Surgery residency Dr. Pittman completed a fellowship in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC under the direction of one of the finest breast surgeons in the world, Dr. Scott Spear.  During his fellowship, Dr. Pittman focused on advanced techniques in implant-based breast reconstruction, oncoplastic breast reconstruction and perforator-based microvascular reconstruction of the breast.

At the completion of his training, Dr. Pittman joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where his practice focused on breast reconstruction, body-contouring and cosmetic surgery.

Most recently Dr. Pittman created and developed “The P1 Method,” a specific type of pre-pectoral breast reconstruction which leads to better aesthetic outcomes and less post-operative pain. His research goals are to improve techniques and patient satisfaction in breast reconstruction. He is actively investigating extended reconstructive metrics for women undergoing nipple-sparing mastectomy, the role of hyperbaric oxygen in women with previous radiation to the breast and has developed a minimally invasive way to correct post-surgical animation deformity for women with previous latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction.

Dr. Pittman has published multiple book chapters and original articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. He serves as a peer reviewer for the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The Aesthetic Surgery Journal. He has presented at the annual meetings for the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Pittman is involved in teaching medical students and residents in the Georgetown University School of Medicine as well as the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Most importantly, Dr. Pittman is known for his attention to detail and for providing highly individualized care for each patient in his practice.  In 2016, Dr. Pittman was voted Top Doctor in Washingtonian Magazine.   In 2015, Dr. Pittman was named one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumer’s Research Council of America and in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Dr. Pittman received both Compassionate Doctor Recognition and the Patients’ Choice Award. .