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Bernard Gitler

Bernard Gitler, American cardiologist, critical care specialist. Achievements include completion of ten marathons. Recipient Attending of the Year award Montefiore Hospital Medical House Staff, 1985, Teacher of the Year award New Rochelle Hospital and Medical Center, 1986, William C. Schraft Junior Memorial Teaching award New Rochelle Hospital, 1996, Robert D. Brandstetter Memorial Teaching award Sound Shore Medical Center Westchester, 2006.


  • Gitler, Bernard was born on August 14, 1950 in Munich, Germany. Arrived in the United States, 1953, naturalized, 1957. Son of Abe and Lola (Greenberg) Gitler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972. Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972. Doctor of Medicine, Cornell University, 1976.


    • Resident in internal medicine Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College Medicine, Bronx, New York, 1976—1979. Cardiology fellow Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College Medicine, 1979—1981, chief fellow, 1980—1981. Clinical instructor Albert Einstein College Medicine, 1981—1984, assistant clinical professor medicine, 1984—1992, associate clinical professor medicine, since 1992.

      Attending cardiologist Sound Shore Med Center Westchester, New Rochelle, since 1981. Chief division cardiology Sound Shore Medical Center Westchester, since 2002, director Chest Pain Center, since 2005, director cardiology fellowship program, since 2005. Associate attending cardiologist Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, since 1981.

      Private practice cardiology Westchester Heart Specialists, New Rochelle, since 1981. Assistant attending cardiologist Columbia-New New York Presbyterian Medical Center, New York City, since 1992. Assistant professor clinical medicine Columbia University, since 1992.

      Attending cardiologist Westchester Medical Center, since 2002. Adjunct associate professor medicine New York Medical College, since 2006. Physician consultant Island Peer Review Organization, New York, 1985-1988.

      Faculty senator Albert Einstein College Medicine, 1987-1989, co-director cardiology curriculum New Rochelle Hospital Medical Housestaff, 1985-1992. Attending cardiologist department electrocardiography Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, since 1983. President medical staff Sound Shore Medical Center Westchester, 1996-1999, board governors, 1993-1999, clinical cardiology researcher, since 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include completion of ten marathons.


    • Referee American Heart Journal, 1983-1995, Journal American College Cardiology, 1987-1989, New York State Journal of Medicine, 1990-1991, Chest, since 1998. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Judaism


    Fellow: American College of Physicians (Outstanding Teaching Preceptorship award 1996, Community Based Excellence Teaching award 2004), American Society Nuclear Cardiol., New York Cardiol. Society, American Heart Association (president westchester division 2008-2011), American College Cardiology, American Society Echocardiography, American College Chest Physicians. Member: American Medical Association, New York Academy of Sciences, American College Sports Medicine, New York State Medical Society, Society Chest Pain Centers, American Association Medical Research, American Medical Athletic Association, Society Critical Care Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Mensa, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Lamba Upsilon.



    Okinowan Goju-ryu karate (black belt), marathon running.


    • Married Ellen Spielman, August 4, 1974. Children: Stefanie, Cynthia, Bryan.
    • father: Abe Gitler
    • mother: Lola (Greenberg) Gitler
    • spouse: Ellen Spielman
    • children: Stefanie Gitler
    • Cynthia Gitler
    • Bryan Gitler
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    Born August 14, 1950
    (age 67)