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Professional Statement

  • Carmen Chitu is a friendly, patient-oriented internist specializing in geriatric care in New York City. Dr. Chitu is bilingual, speaking both English and Romanian. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine to practice both internal medicine and geriatric medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians.
  • Dr. Chitu received her medical education in her native Romania at the Grigore Tudor Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy. She relocated to the United States after working as a research assistant at the Sf. Maria University Hospital. She began working as a surgical assistant for Robert Ghalili until she enrolled to begin her internal medicine residency at the Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Queens. After completing her residency, Dr. Chitu began studying at the New York University Medical Center as a geriatric medical fellow.
  • Dr. Chitu applies her work ethic and compassionate nature to caring for her patients. Her illness consultations and senior visits are completed within an hour and carried out with consideration and respect.


  • Medical School - Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Grigore T. Popa
  • New York University Medical Center, Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine
  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Awards and Publications

  • Lugassy DM, Chitu C, Nelson LS, Hoffman RS, Howland MA – “Acute Strychnine-Belladonna Toxicity After Ingestion of Antique Pills Obtained from the Internet” – Poster for Abstract Competition at the 2010 International Congress of the European Associations of Poisons Centre s and Clinical Toxicologists, Bordeaux, France, May 11, 2010
  • C. Chitu, T. Toronjadze, G. Sonpal, K. Beekman, N. Niazi – “Propylthiouracil Induced Vasculitis” – Poster for Abstract Competition at the New York Chapter ACP Upstate Scientific Meeting, Rochester, New York, November 13, 2008
  • D. Nasanelis, C. Chitu, K. Beekman – “Sudden facial paralysis in a 33 year old male” Poster for Abstract Competition at the New York Chapter ACP Upstate Scientific Meeting, Rochester, New York, November 13, 2008
  • C. Mihai-Chitu, C.R. Duda, G. Zanoschi, and C. Vartolomei – “Medical and Psychosocial Variables Involved in the Life Quality of Institutionalized Elderly” – published by the Department of Public Health and Medical Management, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania, September 1996

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians

Language Spoken

  • English