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Dr. Gaitanis received his undergraduate degree from Philadelphia University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. He then attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his Post-Baccalaureate degree in Bio-Medical Sciences followed by his medical degree. He then went on to complete his Internship and Internal Medicine residency. This was followed by an Oncology/Hematology fellowship at the University of Florida. In addition to his clinical training, he spent a year at the University of Tennessee Department of Medicine as an Internal Medicine physician between his residency and fellowship.
Dr. Gaitanis is actively involved in patient care and is committed to providing compassionate, quality care and improving his patient's quality of life. He finds this part of his work is very gratifying. He works hard to provide his patients access to the best care available and empower them through their treatments by providing them with a clear diagnosis and access to the latest technology, treatment options, support, and clinical trials.
Dr. Gaitanis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Hematology
Board certified in Medical Oncology
Malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Bile Duct Cancer
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Carcinoma in Situ
Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Polycythemia Rubra Vera
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
Sickle Cell Disease
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
von Willebrand Disease
Bone Marrow Biopsy
1 Malpractice Claim
Settlement : 12/20/2012
Nature of Complaint: OUT OF STATE CLAIM: CA. Reported by North Carolina Medical Board
INCIDENT LOCATION: SANTA CRUZ, CA ///
PRACTITIONER COMMENTS: alleged failure to properly perform a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, resulting in a hematoma and eventual foot drop several weeks later following a fall in her home while on supratherapeutic levels of full dose blood thinner (Warfarin). I strongly disputed this claim. I retained a well-qualified Hematology/Oncology expert who would have testified that: 1) MD performed the procedure properly and met the standard of care; 2) the patient's hematoma was not the result of any negligence; and 3) a hematoma is a recognized complication that can occur in the hands of the most experienced physician, particularly with obese patients with abundant adipose tissue obscuring all anatomical landmarks. At a mediation of this case, MD agreed to a modest settlement in order to avoid the time and cost of defense.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
Undergraduate School | Graduated
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2003
Abington Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed
Univ of Florida
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
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