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Associate Professor of Surgery; Site Director, General Surgery Residency; Director, Advanced GI MIS Fellowship; Director, Robotic Surgery
University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Saint Francis Hospital
Dr. Bittner is an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery and Site Director of the General Surgery Residency at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Quinnipiac University Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. He also serves as Director of Robotic Surgery and Director of the Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship within the Department of Surgery, Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT, USA. His practice incorporates robotic and minimally invasive foregut surgery (primary and recurrent paraesophageal hernia, primary and recurrent hiatus hernia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal dysmotility disorders, achalasia), primary and recurrent complex hernia, and bariatric surgery.
Dr. Bittner graduated magna cum laude from Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania with a bachelor of arts in both Molecular Biology and English. While at Washington and Jefferson College, he was the recipient of the Howard J. Burnett Presidential Scholarship and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant.
Dr. Bittner went on to complete medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio where he was awarded the Gross Anatomy Silver Scalpel and a Mary S. Stern Foundation Research Grant. Following this, he completed a residency in General Surgery and a Surgical Education Research Fellowship at Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia where he was awarded the Chairman's Research Award for projects related to minimally invasive surgery. Next, Dr. Bittner trained at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri where he specialized in minimally invasive surgery, bariatric surgery, and complex abdominal wall reconstruction (hernia repair).
- Career Development
SAGES 2022 Presidential Address: Surgical Revolutions and Revelations
SAGES 2022 Karl Storz Lecture: FutureProof: Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation
SAGES Resident Webinar: Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) - May 3, 2022
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