Dr. Gitlin received his undergraduate education at The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and his medical degree from the University of California, Davis. He served an internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of California, Davis and then completed a fellowship in joint replacement and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University.

Dr. Gitlin has advanced training and a specific interest in joint replacement. His expertise involves innovative techniques for joint replacement and reconstructive surgery, including minimally invasive techniques (MIS) involving less soft tissue trauma and faster recoveries, as well as complex revision joint replacement. He is and continues to be published in several peer-reviewed publications, has had papers presented at international symposia on total joint replacement, and has authored implant teaching manuals. His primary research interests include the design and refinement of minimally invasive surgical techniques (MIS), implants and instrumentation, as well as the technological advances in imaging and navigation technology to orthopaedic surgery.

Dr. Gitlin has Attending Status, admitting and surgical privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. As former Associate Director, Cedars- Sinai Institute for Joint Replacement, and current staff trauma surgeon, Dr. Gitlin serves as Teaching Faculty at the Medical Center.

Dr. Gitlin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the Paul Lipscomb Society, a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and a Member of the Western Orthopaedic Association.