Dr Piatt is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After an undergraduate education at Swarthmore College, he earned his medical degree in 1979 at the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical training followed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University Medical Center, and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. After a brief tour on active duty in the United States Army at Ft Lewis, Washington, in 1989 Dr Piatt joined the faculty of the Department of Neurosurgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, and served as the pediatric neurosurgeon to Doernbecher Children's Hospital and the Portland Shriners' Hospital for Children. In 2000 he relocated to Philadelphia to become Chief of the Section of Neurosurgery at St Christopher's Hospital for Children, and in 2010 he took his current position in the Division of Neurosurgery at the A I duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. He holds an appointment as Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr Piatt's current research focuses on the epidemiology of various pediatric neurosurgical conditions and the measurement of outcomes and quality of care. He is pursuing an online Masters in Applied Statistics from Penn State.
Pediatric Neurosurgery - The Hospital for Sick Children, 1987
Surgery - Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, 1980
American Board of Neurological Surgery
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