C. Christopher Pittman, M.D.
Medical Director and Founder of Vein911
Dr. Chris Pittman is triple board-certified in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and Diagnostic Radiology.
Dr. Pittman has more than 20 years of experience as a non-surgical vein treatment specialist and can treat vein problems anywhere in the body, such as leg veins, hand veins and pelvic veins. He has more than 20 years of experience performing minimally invasive, image guided surgery — Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He is a fellowship-trained Vascular and Interventional Radiologist and formally educated venous disease expert and vein treatment specialist dedicated to world-class total body diagnosis and treatment of medical and cosmetic vein disorders, such as spider veins and varicose veins, using minimally invasive, image guided endovascular techniques.
As a Diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, Dr. Pittman is uniquely qualified to perform your vein treatment procedure using the latest vein treatment technology and techniques. Venous and Lymphatic Medicine is the AMA designated specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of vein disorders. Only a few hundred Board-certified Venous and Lymphatic Medicine physicians practice in the U.S.A.
As a board-certified Vascular and Interventional Radiologist or minimally invasive endovascular surgeon, he is again uniquely qualified to treat your vein problems quickly — with little or no discomfort — using no scalpels, incisions or stitches. Many vein care practitioners claim minimally invasive surgery expertise with little or no training. If your vein specialist doctor does not offer ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy, in many cases, your vein problem will not be treated properly or completely.
As a board-certified Diagnostic Radiologist, Dr. Pittman is further uniquely qualified to perform and interpret your ultrasound exam, which is the gold standard for diagnosing vein diseases and also the roadmap for creating your individual and customized vein treatment plan. A poorly performed or interpreted ultrasound exam will lead to less than optimal treatment outcomes.
Dr. Pittman is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Florida and was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, scoring 99th percentile on the national medical board exam. He was permitted to waive a first year internship and immediately began a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at St. Louis University Medical Center followed by consecutive fellowships in Interventional Radiology and Vascular Radiology at the University of California – San Diego Medical Center.
Dr. Pittman is an Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and founded the Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship training program at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in 1996. He has served as principal investigator for a Vascular and Interventional Radiology clinical research trial and has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles including a book chapter on how to prevent complications during minimally invasive, image guided procedures in Complications in Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Third Edition.
Dr. Pittman is a proud member of the American College of Phlebology and at the national level he represents the American College of Phlebology as Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association. The American College of Phlebology is the premiere association for physicians working in the field of phlebology in the United States. Dr. Pittman also serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the American College of Phlebology Foundation. Dr. Pittman is a contributing author to Healthy Veins…Healthy Legs: A Patient’s Guide to Phlebology, a publication of the American College of Phlebology. He was an invited speaker and presenter at the 2012 American College of Phlebology 26th Annual Congress and an invited discussant at the 2013 XVII International Union of Phlebology World Meeting.
In our local community, Dr. Pittman is Past President of the Hillsborough County Medical Association.
At the state level, Dr. Pittman is Immediate Past President of the Florida Medical Association Political Action Committee (FMA PAC). He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Florida Medical Association, serves on the FMA Council on Medical Services and Health Care Delivery Innovation, and he is Chair, Advisory Group on Health Information Technology.
He is also a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, American College of Radiology, Florida Radiological Society and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Dr. Chris Pittman grew up in Clearwater, Florida and is a 20 year cancer survivor. An accomplished outdoor roller skater, he was a public and patient relations representative on skates sponsored by Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis while a resident physician. When not practicing medicine and advocating for patients and physicians on a local, state and national level, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Karen, and their four children.