Marc Gittelman, MD, is a board-certified urologist at Optimal Health Miami who draws on decades of experience in the field of sexual health to diagnose and treat patients in Aventura, Florida. A nationally recognized speaker on the subject of sexual health, he has lectured before audiences at universities and medical conferences around the country.
Before opening Optimal Health Miami, Dr. Gittelman founded South Florida Medical Research, a renowned research center. While there, he directed more than 350 clinical trials in medical advances in urology. He played a role in the research and development of leading sexual health medications, including VIAGRA®, Levitra®, and Cialis®. Dr. Gittelman also made significant contributions to clinical trials submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for virtually every medical treatment for prostate enlargement, urinary incontinence, and sexual health.
Dr. Gittelman completed his doctorate and training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, New York. His academic success earned him multiple honors, including essay prizes, honors in all clinical rotations, and induction into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Gittelman served as chief resident at Mount Sinai. After relocating to Florida, Dr. Gittelman served for six years as a clinical assistant professor in the department of medicine at the University of Miami.
Today, Dr. Gittelman uses his specialized training to benefit patients’ health. He and the team at Optimal Health Miami treat a range of problems related to sexual health and aging in men and women. Dr. Gittelman diagnoses and treats prostate enlargement and prostate cancer and offers innovative therapies for erectile dysfunction, low sex drive, and inhibited orgasm.
Age Management Medicine:
Dr. Gittelman has special training in the field of age management medicine designed to evaluate and treat the entire patient in a preventive fashion. Dr. Gittelman and the Team at Optimal Health Miami have special staff and equipment to address the hormone, mineral, and nutrient balance. Dr. Gittelman and the team will help to design hormone programs, fitness programs, vitality programs, and weight loss programs. The goal is to prevent disease and optimize current wellness.
Dr. Gittelman’s Philosophy:
“I am going to be your partner in health, I am going to be your teacher. I attend numerous conferences and continue to train and learn the latest and greatest from other experts around the country. I then bring this information back to you to be your advocate and be the knowledge leader with you. What my goal is to be your teacher. I am going to provide you with information to empower you with knowledge to encourage you to help you best understand and participate in what evaluation and treatments are best for you.”
Dr. Gittelman completed his doctorate degree and training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City where he received numerous honors in clinical rotations. He was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and completed his Chief Residency at Mount Sinai in New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University with Summa Cum Laude honors and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Dr. Gittelman served as Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Medicine at the University of Miami for 6 years teaching and training medical students at the University. He is frequently invited to lecture physicians around the country at a variety of Universities and Medical Conferences and also in many community settings. Dr. Gittelman is the direct and founder of South Florida Medical Research and Optimal Health Miami. He is also a director and co-founder of Uro-medix, his clinic for the practice of General Urology.
Dr. Gittelman founded and developed South Florida Medical Research, an internationally well-known research center where he has directed over 350 clinical trials in an effort to further research and develop new medications in the field of Urology. Prior research has included involvement in pivotal clinical trials submitted to the FDA with virtually every medicine for prostate enlargement, urinary incontinence, and sexual health. Some of the products he has contributed to the research and development include; Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, MUSE etc. Dr. Gittelman consults with numerous biotech companies in ongoing efforts to develop new and better medications in the fields of Prostate Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, and in the fields of Men’s and Women’s Sexual Health.
Dr. Gittelman is proud to have served as a columnist for the Miami Herald for 4 years during which time he wrote a column on general urological topics as well as sexual health. Dr. Gittelman founded the Miami Center for Sexual Health, one of the first institutions in the country to provide a fully integrated approach for patients' sexual health problems.