Bernard Gitler, MD

Bernard Gitler

Title: Cardiologist, Critical Care Specialist
Company: Westchester Heart Specialists affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center
Location: Mamaroneck, New York, United States

Bernard Gitler, Cardiologist and Critical Care Specialist at the Westchester Heart Specialists, which is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, and has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, atrial fibrillation, sports cardiology and echocardiography.

Dr. Gitler is distinguished for more than four decades of medical services. Stemming from a desire to help others at an early age, Dr. Gitler first set on his path at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At this institution, he received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and in life sciences in 1972. He continued his medical training at Weill-Cornell University, earning an MD in 1976. Following this, Dr. Gitler spent the next three years as a resident in internal medicine at the Jacobi Medical Center with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. From 1979 to 1981, he then served as a cardiology fellow of Montefiore Medical Center, which the last year of this position as chief fellow. Dr. Gitler is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, as well as a diplomate in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, critical care medicine, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology with the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is certified in adult echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography and in nuclear cardiology by the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.

Since 1981, Dr. Gitler has worked in his private practice and as partner of the Westchester Heart Specialists. In 2012, the center became affiliated with the Montefiore Medical Center. He has served as the chief of the cardiology division at the New Rochelle location since 2013. He is also an attending cardiologist at the White Plains Hospital Center and a clinical associate professor of medicine with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Gitler has previously taught at Columbia University and the New York Medical College. Earlier in his career, he worked in several capacities at the Sound Shore Medical Center and the Columbia-New York Presbyterian Medical Center. In recognition of his hard work and complete medical care, Dr. Gitler has received several accolades. These include the Attending of the Year Award in 1985 from the Montefiore Hospital Medical House Staff and the Teacher of the Year Award from the New Rochelle Hospital and Medical Center in 1986. In 1996, he received the William C. Schraft Junior Memorial Teaching Award and in 2006, Dr. Gitler earned the Robert D. Brandstetter Memorial Teaching Award from the Sound Shore Medical Center. He has been among the AMA PRA since 1979 and has been recognized with commendation since 2004 with the organization. In addition, Dr. Gitler has been a fellow with the FACP, FACC, FCCM, FCCP, FASNC, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Society of Echocardiography and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

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