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Benjamin A. Gitterman, MD

The Diana L. and Stephen A. Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health

Departments
General and Community Pediatrics



Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
Foreign LanguagesSpanish, German
National Provider Identifier1467439984
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Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000
Biography

Benjamin Gitterman, MD is associate professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at Children’s National Medical Center and George Washington University. His areas of expertise include children’s environmental health, child advocacy, and community health focused training and program development. Dr. Gitterman is co-director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, one of 10 federally funded pediatric environmental health centers in the Nation. He directs a regularly scheduled clinic at Children’s National Medical Center dedicated to pediatric environmental health issues, and lead exposure/lead poisoning. He has written and spoken nationally and internationally on the topic of children’s environmental health and has been a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Children’s Environmental Health. Dr. Gitterman is the immediate past-president of the D.C. Chapter of the AAP. He is also the medical director of Project Health, DC, a collaboration linking college undergraduates and pediatric mentors with community health programs. He also volunteers annually overseas with Operation Smile.
Education
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education City College of New York New York, NYBachelor of Science BS 1972
Medical School SUNY at Buffalo Doctor of Medicine 1976
National & International Recognitions
AwardInstitutionEventYear
Friends of Children AwardDenver Health & Hospitals1993
Outstanding Teacher AwardDenver Health & Hospitals1993
Garay Way AwardUniversity of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Department of Pediatrics1989
Faculty Teaching AwardUniversity of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Department of Pediatrics1989

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Public Health Association1976 - 2009
MemberAmbulatory Pediatrics Association1979 - 2009
MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics1979 - 2009
MemberPhysicians for Social Responsibility1982 - 2009
MemberNational Association of Community Health Centers1993 - 2009
Publications
Conference Presentation - Poster, Benjamin A. Gitterman, MD (2007), Persistent Organic Phosphates, Poster session presented at the Symposium on Pediatric Environmental Health, Santiago

Conference Presentation - Poster, Benjamin A. Gitterman, MD (2007), Medical Legal Partnerships in Pediatric Care- Models of Systemic Advocacy, Poster session presented at the Pediatric Academic Society Meeting, Toronto

Journal Article, Guidotti T. Gitterman BA. (2007), Global Pediatric Environmental Health, Pediatric Clinics of North America, 54, 335-350.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Benjamin A. Gitterman, MD (2007), Mercury Exposures in Children, Poster session presented at the Pediatric Environmental Health Symposium, Port-Au-Prince

Conference Presentation - Poster, Benjamin A. Gitterman, MD (2006), Is the Drinking Water Safe for Children?, Poster session presented at the Rocky Mountain Pediatric Environmental Health Summit

Conference Presentation - Poster, Benjamin A. Gitterman, MD (2006), Success Stories From the Field, Poster session presented at the National Summit- Pediatric Medical Legal Collaborations, San Francisco, CA

Journal Article, Hallas D. Butz A, Gitterman B (2004), Attitudes and Beliefs Affecting Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Physician Collaboration, Journal of Pediatric Pediatric Health Care, 18, 77-96.

Journal Article, Etzel R, Crain E, Gitterman BA, et al. (2003), Pediatric Environmental Health Competencies for Specialists, Ambulatory Pediatrics, 3, 60-63.

Journal Article, Roberts JR., Gitterman BA (2003), Pediatric Environmental Health Education: A Survey of US Pediatric Residency Programs, Ambulatory Pediatrics, 3, 57-59.

Journal Article, Gitterman, B.A., Bearer CF (2001), A Developmental Approach to Pediatrics Environmental Health, Pediatric Clinics of North America, 48, 1071-1083.


For a more comprehensive list of publications for Benjamin Gitterman, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database
 


   
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