JOHN PITTS, MD

Denver, Colorado

Dr. John Pitts has been practicing Regenerative Medicine and Interventional Orthopedicsexclusively for 7 years. He works at the Centeno Schultz Clinic in Broomfield Colorado and part of the Regenexx Network of Physicians.
 

Dr. Pitts received his medical education at Vanderbilt School of medicine in Nashville and then completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. After residency, he completed a 1-year fellowship in regenerative medicine and interventional orthopedics at the Centeno Schultz Clinic where he works now. He serves as the fellowship director and helps to train new Regenexx Physicians. He also regularly teaches courses for the Interventional Orthopedics foundations and has given presentations at major conferences for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR), The Orthobiologics Institute (TOBI), American Association of Orthopedic Medicine (AAOM).
 

Dr. Pitts diagnoses and treats patients with a variety of orthopedic and musculoskeletal problems including, spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar, SI joints), TMJ, upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, fingers), LE (hip, knee, ankle, foot, toes) and includes problems relating to peripheral nerves, joints, ligaments, tendons, bones, and muscle. He regularly uses orthobiologics such as prolotherapy, neuroprolotherapy, PRP, platelet lysate, bone marrow concentrate, micronized adipose tissue graft, and amniotic membrane. Additionally, he works in the Grand Cayman Islands several times per year, where he is able to treat patients with cultured expanded bone marrow MSCs.

Dr. Pitts takes a holistic approach to care and is very interested in nutrition and exercise. He has authored a nutrition pamphlet called Nutrition 2.0 and has written the rehabilitation protocols for the Regenexx Network. In addition is in the process of co-editing an interventional orthopedic textbook and atlas. Dr. Pitts looks forward to providing consulting services to physicians interested in learning more about this growing and exciting field of interventional orthopedics.

EDUCATION

POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION 

  • July 2013 – June 2014: Centeno-Schultz Clinic, Interventional Orthopedics Fellowship Program Broomfield, Colorado

  • July 2010-June 2013: Emory University School of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program, Atlanta, Georgia

  • July 2009-June 2010: Emory University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Transitional Year Program, Atlanta, Georgia

DOCTORATE OF MEDICINE

  • May 2009: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

  • May 2004: Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia | Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Economics

ACADEMIC AWARDS

ACADEMIC AWARDS

GRADUATE LEVEL

  • Vanderbilt School of Medicine Williams Scholarship, Nashville, TN | 2005 – 2009

    • Awarded full-tuition scholarship and an annual stipend

  • Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar: Chicago Chapter | 2000 – 2004

    • Received $6,000 yearly and attended yearly personal and professional networking conferences in New York City

 

  • Centeno, CJ; Pitts, J; Al-Sayegh, H; Freeman, MD. Efficacy of Autologous Bone Marrow Concentrate for Knee Osteoarthritis with and without Adipose Graft. BioMed Research International Volume 2014, Article ID 370621. September 2014
     

  • Centeno, CJ; Pitts, J; Al-Sayegh, H; Freeman, MD. Efficacy and Safety of Bone Marrow Concentrate for Osteoarthritis of the Hip; Treatment Registry Results for 196 Patients. Stem Cell Research and Therapy 2014, 4:10
     

  • Centeno, CJ; Pitts, J; Al-Sayegh, H; Freeman, MD. Anterior cruciate ligament tears treated with percutaneous injection of autologous bone marrow nucleated cells: a case series. Journal of Pain Research. July 31, 2015

  • Contributing Writer- D Burke, et al.“Rehab in Review.” Emory University, Atlanta, GA. 06/10 – 05/11

  • Wrote monthly journal article reviews for publication in a newsletter distributed to Physiatrists worldwide. 

PUBLICATIONS

SPEECHES / PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter - The Superhuman Summit 2017 | Healing You With Your Stem Cells are the Future of Orthopedic Care!

    • Vancouver, BC, Canada | Oct 21, 2017 

 

  • Presenter - The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly | Orthobiologic Treatment for Spine Pain

    • New Orleans, LA - Oct 19, 2016

  • Presenter - The Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI): 6th Annual PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium with Cadaver Lab | Treating Knee ACL Injuries with Advanced BMC                   

    • Las Vegas, NV - June 13, 2015

  • Instructor- Interventional Orthopedic Foundation | Series I workshop: Basic Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Ankle, and Foot 

    • Core injection skills, Cadaver Lab. - Dec 8, 2018

  • Instructor - Interventional Orthopedic Foundation | Series III workshop: Advanced Hip and Knee

    • Sept 15, 2018 - Core injection skills, Cadaver Lab

  • Instructor - Interventional Orthopedic Foundation | Series III workshop: Advanced Spine

    • Core injection skills, Cadaver Lab - April 14, 2018 & July 21, 2018

  • Instructor - Interventional Orthopedic Foundation | Series I workshop: Basic shoulder

    • March 31, 2018 - Core injection skills, Cadaver Lab

  • Instructor - American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly |

    • Regenerative skills workshop - Oct 11&13th, 2017

  • Instructor - Interventional Orthopedic Foundation | Series III Workshop: Advanced shoulder

    • Broomfield, CO | Core Injection Skills, Cadaver Lab - June 17, 2017

 

  • Instructor - Interventional Orthopedic Foundation | Series I Workshop: Ankle and foot

    • Broomfield, CO | Core Injection Skills, Cadaver Lab - April 7-8, 2017

  • Instructor - Interventional Orthopedic Foundation | Series I Workshop: Bone Marrow Aspiration

    • Broomfield, CO | Core Injection Skills, Cadaver Lab - February 18, 2017

  • Instructor - Interventional Orthopedic Foundation | Series I Workshop: Basic Hip, Knee and Shoulder Orthobiologic

    • Broomfield, CO | Core Injection Skills, Cadaver Lab - July 15, 2016

  • Instructor - Interventional Orthopedic Foundation: 1st Annual Conference | Hands-on Image-Guided Bone Marrow & Mini-Lipo Aspirate, Cadaver Lab

    • Broomfield, CO - March 5, 2016

 

  • Instructor - Interventional Orthopedic Foundation | Hands-on Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound-Guided Bone Marrow Aspirate

    • Broomfield, CO - Oct 24, 2015