The William R. Pitts Foundation
Established To Make A Difference
Originally published Winter 1999

As founder of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, the late William Reid Pitts, M.D., was a caring physician, respected colleague, and trusted friend. The William R. Pitts Foundation, established in his name by the physicians of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, embodies his pioneering spirit and desire to discover and implement the most effective treatment options for neurosurgery patients. The goal of the foundation is to support research and education in the field of neurosurgery. Current clinical and basic research initiatives focus on the areas of brain tumors, congenital brain disorders, the spine, cerebrovascular diseases and brain injuries. The educational mission of the foundation is to create learning opportunities for students, the public, and physicians in areas related to the neurosciences.

All contributions to the William R. Pitts Foundation will help to directly impact future advancements in the neurosciences, and help insure that the latest neurosurgical treatment options always remain available to patients in this region.

William Reid Pitts, M.D.

A graduate of Duke University and Harvard Medical School, William Reid Pitts, M.D., was founder of Charlotte Neurosurgical Associates, now known as Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates. When he established his office in 1940, Dr. Pitts was one of the first neurosurgeons to practice in North Carolina. He was a skilled and innovative neurosurgeon who was always open to new concepts and encouraged his colleagues in their own development as surgeons. While Dr. Pitts was considered a leader in his field and admired by his peers, his legacy lies in the neurosurgery practice he started, the thousands of lives he touched, and the thousands more who will be affected by the efforts of this foundation.

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