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Gregory J. Bittle, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery


29 S. Greene St., Suite 504, Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone (Primary):




Education and Training

University of Pennsylvania – BSE, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (2009)

University of Maryland School of Medicine – MD (2013)

University of Maryland Medical Center – Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery (2021)


Dr. Gregory Bittle is a thoracic surgeon who specializes in benign and malignant diseases of the lung, pleura, esophagus, mediastinum, and chest wall, with a particular interest in lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and complex mediastinal and chest wall resections. He has expertise in the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to support patients with severe cardiac or pulmonary dysfunction, allowing successful management of life-threatening medical (ARDS, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism) or surgical conditions (airway obstruction or injury, mediastinal tumors, ischemic or structural heart disease). As a member of the University of Maryland Lung Transplant Program, Dr. Bittle also performs lung transplantation in patients with advanced lung disease.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Thoracic surgery; thoracic oncology; lung cancer; esophageal cancer; mediastinal mass; chest wall; tracheal stenosis; airway reconstruction; hiatal hernia; paraesophageal hernia; lung transplantation; ECMO; extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Hospital Affiliations

  • UM St. Joseph Medical Center

  • UM Upper Chesapeake Health

  • UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.