Anastassios G. Pittas, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Fellowship Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Co-Director, Diabetes Center
Friedman Fellow in Diabetes and Metabolism (2000-2002)
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA

Mentor   Dr. Lechan

Recent Work

After completing his fellowship in Endocrinology, Dr. Pittas joined the staff in the Division of Endocrinology at Tufts Medical Center where he has been active in all three areas of academic medicine (clinical care, research and teaching) as they relate to the prevention and management of diabetes mellitus and cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Pittas is currently a Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, an Adjunct Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition, Science and Policy at Tufts University and a Center Scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.

Dr. Pittas is the co-Director of the Dr. Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman New York Foundation for Medical Research Diabetes Self-Education Program at Tufts Medical Center, the Associate Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at Tufts Medical Center and Co-Director of the Endocrine Pathophysiology course at Tufts University School of Medicine

His research has focused on lifestyle-based interventions and prevention and management of type 2 diabetes and cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Pittas is a former recipient of a K23 career development award from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of nutritional interventions for prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus. His research is currently supported by the National Institutes of Health through the prestigious R01 and R21 mechanisms to study the effects of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on cardiometabolic risk. He has co-authored over 50 publications including peer-reviewed journals, books, book chapters and evidence-based reports. Dr. Pittas has served as a reviewer for grant applications to the National Institutes of Health and to international research foundations, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, UK Diabetes, Children’s Medical Research Foundation (Australia), Health Research Council (New Zealand). He has been a peer-reviewer for major medical journals including Annals of Internal Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, Lancet and the Canadian Medical Association Journal. He is a member of various professional societies and has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology.

Dr. Pittas has served as Mentor for other Friedman fellows (Hariharan, Ceglia, Amori, Lubowsky).