Kurt A Gitter, MD, FACS, Emeritus
Dr. Kurt Gitter earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and his medical degree from State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He continued his training with a Mixed Medical Internship at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, followed by a Residency in Ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Gitter also completed an extensive graduate course in Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Specializing in vitreoretinal medicine and surgery, Dr. Gitter was Director of the Foundation for Retinal Research from 1977 through 2013 and a past President of the Macula Society. He has served as Editor of both Ophthalmology Times and The Retina Journal. Dr. Gitter held academic appointments as well, as a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Louisiana State University and as Director of Ophthalmic Research at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans.
A former M.D. Captain who served in the United States Air Force in Japan, Dr. Gitter is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Macula Society, and Vitreous Society. He has received numerous honors and accolades through the years, including the Best Doctors in America Award and a Senior Honors Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. A Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Gitter has been a guest lecturer and visiting professor at prestigious universities around the country and all over the world, in such locales as Tokyo, London, Jerusalem and Oslo.
Dr. Gitter is the author of scores of peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters. He has also written several textbooks himself on various ophthalmic subjects. Dr. Gitter has been an active researcher as well, working on many clinical protocols and studies in order to help advance the field of ophthalmology.