Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) has named John D. Pitt III, MD, an emergency medicine physician who practices at VWCH, as the hospital’s Physician of the Quarter. The recognition is based on nominations from the hospital’s associates and medical staff for an above-and-beyond commitment to patient care.
According to his nomination letter, Pitt is best known for taking extra time with each of his patients to thoroughly explain their care, address their concerns and ensure their comfort. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pitt has reminded his colleagues in the Emergency Department to remain present and courageous amid the uncertainty and increased workload by posting notes of encouragement.
Pitt joined the hospital’s medical staff in 2016 after completing an emergency medicine fellowship at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee. He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica, and completed a family medicine residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Pitt’s interests within the field of emergency medicine include airway management, sepsis and procedures. When he’s not in the Emergency Department, he enjoys hiking Machine Falls with his family, good jazz and traveling the western United States.