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Ernest L. Itkin, MD
Dr. Ernest L. Itkin

Dr. Itkin has been in practice at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA for over twenty five years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and member of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association and the Thoracic Club. He has served as Chief of Surgery, and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Kennestone and other hospitals. He has a special interest in surgery of the esophagus.

Dean Funes College
Degree: B.S., 1952
Cordoba University
Degree: M.D., 1959

Profesional Training
M.D., 1981
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Alpha Omega Alpha

Barnert Memorial Hospital
680 Broadway
Paterson, NJ
January 1, 1960-December 31, 1960

Sinai Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
January 1, 1961-July 1, 1961

New York Medical College
New York, NY
September 1, 1961- June 30, 1964

Brooklyn VA Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
July 1, 1964-June 30, 1966

Thoracic Surgery
Assistant Resident
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
July 1, 1971-June 30, 1972

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Chief Resident
The Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University and North Carolina Baptist Hospital
Winston-Salem, NC
July 1, 1972-June 30, 1973

Board Certification
American Board of Surgery
December, 1968 #15828

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
April, 1978 #3296
Re-Certified 1997-2008

The Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates
October, 1962 #15266

Medical Licensure
Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, #014186

Current Hospital Appointments

Kennestone Hospital
Marietta, GA

Piedmont Hospital
Atlanta, GA

Cobb Hospital
Marietta, GA


American College of Surgeons
Association of Military Surgeons of the United States of America
Clinical Oncology Association of Georgia

Commander, U.S. Naval Reserves (Retired)
Georgia Thoracic Society
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Southern Thoracic

Past Positions:

New York Medical College

Brooklyn VA Hospital

Private Practice
Tampa, FL

Private Practice
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Chief of Thoracic Section
Kennestone Hospital
1983-1984 & 1991-1992

Chief of Thoracic Section
Kennestone at Windy Hill Hospital

Chief of Surgery
HCA Parkway Medical Center