Dr. Justin Karlitz-Grodin recently completed three years of training in the University of Vermont Family Medicine Residency Program at Fletcher Allen Health Care. During his residency, Karlitz-Grodin participated in several activities to promote healthier living activities with elementary school students, including Helmets on Heads, instructing children about helmet safety, Tar Wars, about the dangers of smoking, and Cooking for Life. He also worked in a free clinic for migrant farm workers in Vermont, and was the sideline physician for the Milton High School Football team.
During his residency, in addition to his community activities Dr. Karlitz-Grodin held the title of Clinical Assistant Professor at the UVM College of Medicine and was presented with the Resident Teaching Award at graduation. Dr. Karlitz-Grodin is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
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He attended Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Health and Society.
Karlitz-Grodin was originally from Brooklyn, New York but his family moved upstate to Saratoga Springs when he was seven years old. He went back to his hometown of Brooklyn to attend medical school at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. “I loved living in the city,” remarked Karlitz-Grodin, “but I knew I wanted to practice family medicine in more of a rural environment, and I really like the lifestyle here in Vermont.”
In his spare time, one of Dr. Karlitz-Grodin’s interests is “plane spotting”, in which he combines his interest in airplanes with his enjoyment of photography.
He is also an avid hiker. When he was 16 years old he hiked all 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks. More recently, Dr. Karlitz-Grodin completed the Long Trail in Vermont.