Adam Gitkin

Director of Clinical Research


Adam Gitkin graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Sciences. He later earned a Master of Science Degree (MS) in Physiological Sciences with a major in Cardiovascular Sciences from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. He also earned an Associate Degree in Clinical Research from Pima Community College.

Adam Gitkin joined CVAM in 1999 and has worked in several roles including Cardiovascular Technician, Medical Assistant, Clinical Trainer, and Clinical Research Coordinator. Adam worked at Banner Baywood Medical Center in the telemetry unit as Cardiac Monitor Technician and 12-lead EKG Technician. Before this, he worked in the ICU department of Gilbert Hospital and served as a staff EKG instructor.

Adam Gitkin holds several board certifications from the American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine (ABCM) including EKG instructor, 12-Lead EKG Interpretation, and Cardiac Arrhythmia Interpretation. Additional certifications include Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association. He also designed and taught the basic and 12-lead EKG Technician program at Arizona Medical Training Institute (AMTI).

His clinical research areas include cardiac rhythm disorders, cardiac devices, heart failure, coronary artery disease, and valvular diseases. He helped obtain FDA approval for a ground-breaking heart failure treatment device called the Optimizer. His professional memberships include the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA).

His awards/recognitions includes #1 ranking in the United Sates for the ARTESIA clinical trial subject enrollments (2021), Culture Award Winner from Cardiovascular Associates of Mesa (2019), Dr. Richard C. Forney Award For Academic Excellence from Arrhythmia Technologies Institute (2015), and Presenter's Award Winner from Arrhythmia Technologies Institute (2015).

Adam enjoys reading John Grisham novels, spending time with his family, and traveling with his wife in his free time.