“I’ve always loved medicine, particularly the vascular system,” he said. “It’s just always fascinated me, so I pursued a career as a Vascular Surgeon with a special expertise in endovascular surgery. I also have deep experience in Thoracic and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
“Over the years, I’ve met thousands of patients who were suffering from venous insufficiency and reflux associated with leg pain, swelling, bulging varicose veins, as well as ulcerations due to venous disease. So I’m proud to have been performed so many radiofrequency venous ablations (VNUS® Closure) since 2003.
“As an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, I taught endovenous treatments of both venous and arterial disease.”’
About His Background
After completing his Fellowship, at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Gitlitz was recruited to SUNY Stony Brook to join the Faculty of the Department of Surgery. He later co-founded the first University-based Endovascular Aneurysm Center in Long Island, then returned to New York to teach and establish Endovascular Treatment Centers, first for Einstein Hospital and subsequently as Director of Vascular Surgery at Queens Hospital Center.
His hobbies include swimming skiing, practicing Tai Chi, plus a passion for science and technology. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and two sons.