|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 49|
Gitlow attended MIT as an undergraduate, Mount Sinai School of Medicine for his medical degree, the University of Pittsburgh for his masters degree in public health, and the University of Rhode Island for his masters degree in business administration. He is a physician specializing in addiction medicine and psychiatry. He has worked in the past for Apple Computer and for America Online, then launched and ran several companies in the computer and online field. He is currently Acting President and Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is an Executive Committee member of the American Medical Association's Council on Science and Public Health.
Gitlow is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He serves as an Adjunct Instructor in Psychiatry at Dartmouth. He has clinical practices in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. Gitlow successfully raised $12.5M to launch the Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease in 2004. The program focuses on studying education of medical students to demonstrate approaches that are effective in raising interest in the treatment of addiction. Gitlow has participated as a Delegate within the American Medical Association's House of Delegates, the Association's policy making group, since 1999.
Gitlow's public service in Rhode Island has been active through his past service as flotilla commander of the Providence unit of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the civilian branch of the USCG. In 2011, he was appointed to the National Staff of the Auxiliary as the Division Chief of Creative Services within the Public Affairs Directorate.
Gitlow ran in District 49 and was defeated in the Democratic primary on September 11 by incumbent Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Michael Morin. Dr. Gitlow is endorsed by the Rhode Island National Organization of Women.
|Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 49 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Lisa Baldelli-Hunt Incumbent||63.8%||727|
Gitlow ran for election to the 49th District Seat in 2010. He was defeated by the incumbent Lisa Baldelli-Hunt in the primary election.
Gitlow and his wife, Heather, have one son.