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Howard Pitluk


Health Services Advisory Group

Dr. Howard Pitluk, MD, MPH, FACS is HSAG’s Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Pitluk works closely with healthcare providers and stakeholders to furnish information and guidance on the public reporting of clinical data, development of quality improvement plans, and incorporation of evidence-based clinical measures into all aspects of patient care. His special interest in health information technology is focused on the use of electronic health records (EHRs) to advance patient care, enhance quality measurement and outcomes, and facilitate transitions of care between clinical settings. Dr. Pitluk has more than 40 years of experience in healthcare. Upon completion of his surgical residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, he practiced general and vascular surgery in Cleveland, Ohio and Tucson, Arizona from 1979 through 1998, and was an Associate clinical Professor of Surgery at Case-Western Reserve University College of Medicine. He has held Board Certification from the American Board of Surgery and remains a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Pitluk joined Health Services Advisory Group in 2001 as a Physician Advisor and has been continuously engaged in the promotion of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.