University of California, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, USA
Dr. Cheitlin graduated from Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, PA. He immediately joined the Army and did internship, Internal Medicine residency, and Cardiology fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. He moved to Madigan Army Medical Center where he was Chief of cardiology. Thereafter he served as chief of Cardiology at Tripler General Hospital in Honolulu, Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco, and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, at which point he retired in 1974. He then joined UCSF as Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief and later Chief of Cardiology at San Francisco General Hospital. In 1998 he retired a second time, and is presently Emeritus Professor of Medicine at UCSF. He has published over 200 articles, 60 chapters in cardiology textbooks and is the author of one and editor of 2 other cardiology textbooks. He has served as Chair of the Cardiovascular Board and on the Board of Governors of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr Cheitlin was highly active in the American College of Cardiology and served on the ACC Board of Trustees. He served as President of the Society of Geriatric Cardiology. Dr. Cheitlin has served as associate editor of Circulation and as associate editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). At present he is an Associate Editor of the Yearbook of Cardiology. Among several honors he received from the ACC were the Gifted Teacher Award and designation as Master, American College of Cardiology. He was also given the Laureate Award by the Army Chapter of the American College of Physicians .He received the Special Recognition Award from the Laennec Society of the Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association.
Valvular heart disease,Coronary artery anomalies, and cardiovascular involvement in AIDS.