David Reitman

Medstar-Georgetown University Hospital

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. David Reitman is a board certified sub-specialist in adolescent medicine. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and an attending adolescent medicine physician at Medstar-Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. Dr. Reitman also serves as the Medical Director of American University’s Student Health Center. Prior to joining American University in 2013, Dr. Reitman was the Chairman of Pediatrics and the Medical Directer of the Pediatric Emergency Center at Suburban Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Reitman lectures nationally and internationally on topics pertaining to the health of adolescents and young adults. He is a widely respected expert on the unique physical and mental health issues that impact the LGBTQ community. Dr. Reitman has been concerned about teen Internet safety for over a decade, and in 2010 published “Promoting Safe Use of Electronic Media” in Consultant for Pediatricians - one of the earlier articles to address this issue. Most recently, he is sharing his professional expertise and personal experience as a dad in a new format: Their Own Devices- a weekly podcast that tackles the diverse challenges MTV-generation parents face raising YouTube kids.

Dr. Reitman graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University, and received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He first trained as a pediatrician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and then he completed a sub-specialty fellowship in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children's National Medical Center in 2005. In addition, Dr. Reitman holds an MBA in healthcare administration from Regis University, and has taken extensive continuing medical education courses in the areas of addiction medicine and treating mental health issues.