Dr. Gittinger’s practice consists of patients with diagnostic problems in his sub-specialty of neuro-ophthalmology, who are referred by other physicians or optometrists.
He is a graduate of Oberlin College, Ohio, and Harvard Medical School, Boston. He served a straight medical internship and ophthalmology residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. After fellowships in neuro-muscular diseases and neuro-ophthalmology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, he joined the faculty of the Tufts University School of Medicine as its first full time neuro-ophthalmologist. He then moved to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he served as Chair of its Division and then Department of Ophthalmology.
Since 2000, he has been Program Director of the Boston University Medical Center ophthalmology residency and Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine. He is the author or co-author of two books and many papers, book chapters, and reviews. He has been listed in Best Doctors in America since its inception. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Survey of Ophthalmology. Dr. Gittinger is a diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.