Michael Gitman, MD


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Medical Director
North Shore University Hospital


Michael Gitman, MD, FACP, is medical director at North Shore University Hospital. He is the chief physician executive responsible for medical affairs and clinical operations of the 800-bed quaternary care hospital. His responsibilities include day-to-day executive management, medical affairs, quality management and patient safety efforts. North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., the flagship site of Northwell Health, is a quaternary care facility as well as an academic campus for the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Previously, Gitman served as the vice chairman for academic affairs and quality in what was then the North Shore–Long Island Jewish Department of Medicine. During that time, he held multiple committee roles including chair of the LIJ medication safety committee, associate chair of the LIJ performance improvement coordination group and chair of the Department of Medicine performance improvement coordination group.

Gitman holds an appointment as associate professor of medicine at the Zucker School of

Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Over the past decade, he has been extensively involved in physician education. He served as program director for the North Shore University Hospital nephrology fellowship and as the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Long Island Jewish Medical Center Internal Medicine Clerkship Site Director. Among his many accolades, he has been awarded the North Shore University Hospital Full-Time Faculty Teacher of the Year Award and the AECOM Samuel M. Rosen Outstanding Teacher Award. Gitman has multiple publications and presentations in the field of clinical nephrology.

A Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Society of

Nephrology, Gitman received a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine, as well as a fellowship in nephrology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

Gitman later completed the Greater New York Hospital Association Clinical Quality Fellowship as well as the Health Management Academy’s American Physician Leadership Program.