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The Wound Specialist: Marcus Gitterle, MD, ABWM, FACCWS

Updated: Feb 4

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Marcus Gitterle, MD is the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of WoundCentrics, LLC, where he leads a team of more than 65 Wound Care, Hyperbaric, Surgical, and Vascular Medicine specialists, providing care in more than 100 healthcare facilities in 12 states, with more than 180,000 patient encounters annually.


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Dr. Gitterle is the Regional Medical Director for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital System, in San Antonio, Texas, and the founder of the Christus Leg Savers program, a comprehensive limb salvage team, serving the region. He served as a hospital Chief of Staff for the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital System from 2020-2022. He is a current member of the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital System Medical Board.

Dr. Gitterle is a co-founder and faculty member of Wound Care University, an accredited post-graduate medical education institution, where he teaches physicians and Advanced Practice Professionals in the areas of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. In this capacity, he has trained physicians from Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, and the Middle East.

Dr. Gitterle is a champion of sensible, patient-centered healthcare policy, and Evidence-Based Medicine. He has been a Principal Investigator with the US Army Institute for Surgical Research, and presently serves as Chief Scientist for Advanced Clinical Management, developer of broad spectrum topical antibiotic therapies, and Chief Science Advisor for Revealix, LLC, an Austin, Texas company focused on advanced technologies for early identification of peripheral vascular disease.

Dr. Gitterle has served as a consultant for the 3M Wound Care division and has advised various organizations in the area of drug and device development, and clinical trial management. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Epien Pharmaceuticals. He was awarded US patent US 9682150 B1 for an anti-aging supplement for animals, in 2017, commercialized as RevitamalTM. He is the author of Growing Young, A Doctor’s Guide to the New Anti-Aging, a guide to evidence-based strategies for disease prevention, and health extension.

Doctor Gitterle attended Texas State University, where he was Summa Cum Laud and was granted early admission to the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, where he was awarded the Doctor of Medicine degree. He has held past Board Certification in Emergency Medicine, and is currently certified by the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM).

Dr. Gitterle’s Prescription for Success: Number 1: Lead a relentlessly examined life.

Number 2: Coaching has helped to jettison personal limitations.

Number 3: Try to make work-life balance happen.

Number 4: Vision a life for yourself that embodies the balance that you seek.

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Notable quotes from Dr. Gitterle’s interview:

There’s nothing like seeing TB tumors in a patient.
I was surrounded by smart people, and I’m kind of an autodidact.
Emergency medicine is not kind to those who get past 50.
I try to eschew assumptions that the most common path is the best one.

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