Lyuba Gitman, M.D., is an assistant professor with the Department of Otolaryngology at Children’s National Hospital and George Washington University. Dr. Gitman obtained her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College (formerly Jefferson Medical College), Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA in 2012. After completing Otolaryngology Residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, she went on to fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s National Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. She is also board certified in Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology.
Dr. Gitman’s clinical interests include complex surgical management of pediatric airway obstruction, obstructive sleep apnea, sinonasal disease, pediatric head and neck masses, and treating patients with genetic disorders involving the head and neck. Dr. Gitman, along with several other pediatric specialists, helped initiate a Turner Syndrome multi-disciplinary clinic at Children’s National Hospital. She is co-director of the Airway Simulation Program, part of the annual Airway Course at Children’s National. She has an interest in the evaluation of swallowing disorders, including functional endoscopic evaluation of swallow (FEES), especially in the neonatal population. Her research endeavors also include novel techniques for the management of post-tonsillectomy hemorrhage anosmia, especially in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, and cellular immune response within tonsillar tissue in the pediatric population.
She sees patients with a wide range of ear, nose and throat (ENT) concerns, including ankyloglossia (tongue tie), hearing loss, recurrent ear infections, ear drum perforations, sleep apnea, sinus disease, nasal congestion, neck masses and systemic diseases involving the head and neck.