Mitchell Gitkind

  • Mitchell Gitkind, MD
    Mitchell Gitkind, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Medicine and Surgery University of Massachusetts Medical School Medical Director, UMass Memorial Weight Center Physician Quality Officer UMass Memorial Medical Center
    Dr. Gitkind received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1985 and completed his internship and residency at Worcester Memorial Hospital in Worcester, MA. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology through Tufts University School of Medicine (Faulkner, Lemuel Shattuck, and St. Elizabeth's Hospitals) in 1990. In 2003 Dr. Gitkind collaborated with a multidisciplinary team in the development of a weight management center based at the University Campus of UMass Memorial Medical Center. The UMass Memorial Weight Center offers comprehensive services including lifestyle-based programs and bariatric surgery. The Weight Center is accredited as a Level Ia bariatric surgery center by the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Gitkind devotes his non-clinical professional time to work in the area of quality and patient safety as a Physician Quality Officer for UMass Memorial Medical Center. His responsibilities include staff education around Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals and work on various clinical quality initiatives.