Physician’s Profile

Michael Vitti, MD

Affiliations: 
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
Board Certificates: 
Vascular Surgery
About: 

Dr. Michael J. Vitti, a board-certified vascular surgeon, is an expert in the performance of lower-extremity bypass surgery for limb salvage, repair of aortic aneurysms, carotid endarterectomy for stroke prevention, and dialysis access procedures. He also specializes in minimally invasive treatment of lower-extremity vein disease, from varicose veins to stasis ulcers. 

Since 2005, Dr. Vitti has been the Director of the Eastern Vascular Vein Center which serves as a center of excellence devoted to the performance of office-based, minimally invasive, laser treatments for relief of painful varicose veins, and severe venous stasis disorders including ulcerations of the lower legs. To date, he has performed over 5000 such procedures with excellent clinical success. 

Dr. Vitti completed his undergraduate training at Fordham University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He completed his medical education at New York University School of Medicine in 1986. He then completed his General Surgery Residency at St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital in 1992. During that time he published basic science research regarding the immunologic characteristics of atherosclerosis. Dr. Vitti completed his Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1994 where he also received specialized training in Vascular Ultrasound. 

He has authored textbook chapters and peer review articles centering on the Noninvasive Ultrasound Diagnosis of both Arterial and Venous Disorders. Since 1997, Dr. Vitti has had hospital appointments as a Staff Vascular Surgeon at New York Westchester Square Hospital as well as Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center.

From March 2003 until March 2018, Dr. Vitti served as a Vascular Attending at Montefiore Medical Center, specifically at Albert Einstein Hospital where he also actively participated in the training of Surgical residents He joined Columbia Doctors and has been practicing at Lawrence Hospital since March 2018. His current research focus is on the impact of endovenous procedures on the natural history lower extremity venous disease.