Mark Gittleman, MD

Mark Gittleman, MD

General Surgery Allentown, PA

Breast Care Specialists

Office Address

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  • 250 Cetronia Road
    Suite 302
    Allentown, PA 18104
    Phone: (610) 366-7333
    Fax: (610) 366-7334

Dr. Gittleman's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • General Surgery: General Surgery, Breast
  • Clinical Interests: Breast Diseases; Segmental Mastectomy; Brachytherapy; Treatment Outcome; Registries; Breast Ductal Carcinoma; Prospective Studies; Biopsy; Breast Neoplasms

Dr. Gittleman's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Clinical Assistant ProfessorCollege of Medicine of The Pennsylvania State University
  • Attending SurgeonLehigh Valley Hospital
    Allentown, PA
    Associate Chief, General Surgery (1983-1996); Co-Chairman, Tumor Board (1984-1986); Director, Comprehensive Breast Services (1989-1996); Director, Comprehensive Community Cancer Center (1988-1992); Chairman, Cancer Center Task Force (1990-1992);
  • Attending SurgeonSacred Heart Hospital
    Allentown, PA
  • Attending SurgeonSt. Luke's Hospital
    Allentown, PA
  • Medical DirectorAdvanced Breast Care Imaging
    Allentown, PA
  • Medical DirectorCoordinated Health Network
  • AuditorAmerican College of Surgeons Oncology Group
  • Medical DirectorJames and Alice Lanshe Breast Center, Sacred Heart Hospital
    Allentown, PA
  • AuditorSenologic International Society
  • Co-DirectorEthicon-Endo Surgery Institute
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Adjunct Assistant ProfessorHahnemann School of Medicine
  • Board of DirectorsAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons
    1996-2001; President (1999-2001); Secretary/Treasurer (1999-2000); Governor, American College of Surgeons (2001-2007)
  • Medical DirectorFairgrounds Surgical Center
    Chairman, Credentials Committee (1994-1999)
  • Unit DirectorJohn & Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center
    1996-1999; Faculty (1994-2001); Director, Breast Disease Education Program of the Department of OB/GYN Residency (1992-1996)
  • Cancer Liaison PhysicianAmerican College of Surgeons to the Lehigh Valley Hospital
    Allentown, PA
  • Staff SurgeonUSAF Hospital
    Weisbaden, Germany
  • Staff SurgeonMalcolm-Grow USAF Medical Center
    Andrews AFB, WA
  • ChiefUSAF Hospital
    Udorn, Thailand

Dr. Gittleman's Education & Medical Training

  • PinnacleHealth System - PolyclinicPinnacleHealth System - PolyclinicResidency, General Surgery
  • University of Pennsylvania Health SystemUniversity of Pennsylvania Health SystemResidency, General Surgery
  • U Penn Med SchoolPerelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaMedical School
  • Franklin & Marshall CollegeFranklin & Marshall CollegeOther Training, A.B.

Dr. Gittleman's Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1970 - 2014
  • American Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgerySurgery, 1975

Dr. Gittleman's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Hospital Center and the Allentown HospitalTeacher of the Year in SurgeryHospital Center and the Allentown Hospital, 1987
  • AMAPhysicians Recognition AwardAMA, 1981-2004
  • Air Force Commendation Award1976
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Dr. Gittleman's Clinical Trials

Dr. Gittleman's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Five-year analysis of treatment efficacy and cosmesis by the American Society of Breast Surgeons Mammosite breast brachytherapy registry trial in patients treated with accelerated partial breast irradiationVicini F, Beitsch P, Quiet C, Gittleman M., Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 5/1/2010
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons Mammosite radiation therapy system registry trial: ductal carcinoma-in-situ subset analysis – 4-year data in 194 treated lesionsKeisch M, Vicini F, Beitsch P, Quiet C, Keleher A, Garcia D, Snider H, Gittleman M, Am. J. Surg., 10/1/2009
  • Four-year clinical update from the American Society of Breast Surgeons Mammosite brachytherapy trialNelson J, Beitsch P, Vicini F, Quiet C, Garcia D, Snider H, Gittleman M, Am. J. Surg., 7/1/2009
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Ultrasound In Surgical PracticeChapter: Breast Ultrasound
    Gittleman MA
    Editors: .Wiley P Publishers


  • Cosmesis and radiation toxicity following balloon brachytherapy in early breast cancer: Preliminary 5-year resultsSchochet E, Gittleman M, Eid S, et. al., Society of Surgical Oncology, Chicago, IL, 3/1/2008
  • Assessment of intraoperative margin status using a novel device measuring surface cellular electromagnetic propertiesFeldman E, Woodward J, Gittleman M, et. al., Society of Surgical Oncology, Chicago, IL, 3/1/2008
  • Two year analysis of treatment efficacy and cosmesis by the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) MammoSite Breast Brachytherapy Registry Trial in patients treated with accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI)Vicini, F., Beitsch, P., Quiet, C., Keleher, A., Garcia, D., Snider, H., Gittleman, M., Zannis, V., Kuerer, H., Whitacre, E, Journal of Clinical Oncology, ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings Part I, 1/1/2006
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  • Molecular Profiling in Breast CancerMultiple Locations, 2012, 2013 - 9/27/2013
  • Risk AssessmentMexico City - 9/27/2013
  • Intraoperative Margin Assessment with the MarginProbe SystemsNational Harbor, MD - 3/8/2013
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  • Breast Ultrasound for the Surgeon. A CME Category I approved educational CD-ROMGittleman MA

Dr. Gittleman's Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital BC Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
  • Capital Blue Cross PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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