Elias Pitaras , MD


Phone: 270.251.4141
Fax: 270.251.4522
Dr. Elias Pitaras is a nephrologist practicing at Jackson Purchase Nephrology in Mayfield, Kentucky. He specializes in the diagnosis and management of kidney diseases including acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. He is also trained in critical care medicine for management of ICU patients and is a board-certified vascular surgeon. Dr. Pitaras graduated from the University of Debrecen Medical and Science Health Center in Hungary. He completed his pre-med requirements at the University of Calgary in Canada and completed a critical care fellowship as well as an internal medicine fellowship at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
MD - University of Debrecen, Medical and Science Health Center, Hungary (1994-2002)
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada (1992-1994)


  • Nephrology
  • Critical care fellowship at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York (2005-2006)
  • Internal medicine fellowship at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York (2002-2005)
  • Elias Pitaras, MD, Yizhak Kupfer, MD, & Sidney Tessler, MD. Factors associated with severe hyperglycaemia in critically ill patients.
  • Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care - Assessment of sleep apnea in patients with congestive heart failure. Looking at risk factors and clinical probability of sleep apnea in Maimonides Medical Center population currently enrolled in CHF program. The goal is to improve congestive heart failure by identifying sleep apnea and treating it. Co-investigator with Dr. Kupfer Yishar (2004-2006)
  • Department of Surgery/University of Debrecen - New prospects in the treatment of advanced esophageal cancer using poliflex self expanding stents. Co-investigator with Kr.Istvan Kovacs (2001-2002)