Howard Pitluk, MD, MPH, FACS
Vice President for Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer
As 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 evidenced-based quality improvement 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 35 years of experience in healthcare. From 1979 through 1998, he practiced general and vascular surgery in Cleveland, Ohio, 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. Upon completion of his Master’s Degree in Public Health in 2001, he led the formation of the Institute for Consumer Empowerment, a consortium of healthcare professionals dedicated to the education and self-activation of patients and providers in a holistic approach to wellness and disease prevention. 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-centered care leading to his present position.