Dr. Richard Gitter MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Richard Gitter is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Metairie, Louisiana. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 22 years.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Baylor University Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1992 - 1997

University of Virginia
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1997 - 1999

Tulane University School of Medicine
Class of 1992

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

IN State Medical License
Active through 2013

ME State Medical License
Active through 2013

ND State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Clevidipine effectively and rapidly controls blood pressure preoperatively in cardiac surgery patients: the results of the randomized, placebo-controlled efficacy study of clevidipine assessing its preoperative antihypertensive effect in cardiac surgery-1
Levy, J. H., Mancao, M. Y., Gitter, R., Kereiakes, D. J., Grigore, A. M., Aronson, S., Newman, M. F.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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