2003-04 Academic Senate Chair
Lawrence H. Pitts is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Pitts received concurrent bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served as a naval officer for two years before attending the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his neurosurgical training at UCSF where he has been on the faculty since 1975. At UCSF he has been Chief of Neurosurgery at the San Francisco General Hospital and of UCSF/Mount Zion Hospital, and Vice-Chair and Acting Chair of the Department at Neurosurgery. Dr. Pitts is a member of the Board of Directors of ParadigmHealth Corporation, a catastrophic illness managed care company. He has served on a variety of Academic Senate committees at the divisional and systemwide levels including the Senate's Shared Governance Task Force, the Task Force on Healthcare, and the drafting task force on UC's Health Corporate Compliance Plan.