Surgery Critical Care
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Dr. Lovitt was raised in Pasadena, California. He graduated with distinction from Stanford University in 1982. He proceeded to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, and earned his MD in 1986. While at Vanderbilt, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Lovitt did his residency in General Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas. He served as Chief Resident and received the Chief Resident Teaching Award. He received his board certification from the American Board of Surgery in 1993 and also holds certification in Advanced Trauma Life Support. In 2002, he was given an award by the residents he instructs in recognition of his exemplary commitment to operative training.
Dr. Lovitt served as a Major in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps. His service as Attending Surgeon, Chief-Surgical Services Sheppard AFB, and Chief-General Surgery England AFB was rewarded with the prestigious Meritorious Service Award for Meritorious Service and the Commendation Award for Meritorious Service. He was appointed to the Operating Room Utilization Task Force - serving at the direction of the Surgeon General of the Air Force in helping to remake and improve the delivery of surgical services in the United States Air Force.
Dr. Lovitt is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Southwestern Surgical Society and a member of the Dallas County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, American Society of General Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, National Board of Medical Examiners (Diplomate), and the Society of Baylor Surgeons. Dr. Lovitt has been named by his peers to the Texas Monthly Super Doctors® list.
He also has special expertise in complicated spine exposures, rib fracture repairs, complex hernia repairs and abdominal wall reconstruction.