Mark R. Bitner, MD
Dr. Mark R. Bitner, a Tanner Clinic obstetrician and gynecologist, has been recognized by the community and his medical colleagues for his excellence as a physician and surgeon.
In 2012, Dr. Bitner received the “Dr. Robert Bitner Award,” which is presented to a physician on the staff of Davis Hospital & Medical Center who best exemplifies the characteristics of a kind, thoughtful and compassionate physician who truly cares about patients and staff members.
The board-certified physician comes from a family with a long medical history at Tanner Clinic. His father, Dr. Robert Bitner, was one of early supporters of Tanner Clinic. And his son, Dr. John Bitner, is a plastic surgeon at Tanner Clinic.
A graduate of Weber State University in Ogden, Dr. Bitner went on to earn his M.D. from the Autonomous University of Juarez, Mexico. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
Dr. Bitner, who has delivered more than 4,000 babies, chose this specialty because, he said, “I’ve always liked the happy part of medicine, and that’s what OB is. You’re delivering babies, so it’s satisfying not only emotionally but spiritually.”
Today, he is a specialized and experienced vaginal surgeon performing minimally invasive hysterectomies and other procedures. He has written about and repaired countless cases of pelvic organ prolapse. He also specializes in bladder and pelvic surgery, infertility and high-risk pregnancies.
Dr. Bitner and his wife Lois are the parents of six children and grandparents of 20-plus. In his spare time, you’ll find him golfing, exercising or riding horses.