As an undergraduate student, Dr. Itingen attended Long Island University, where he was on the deanâ€™s list and had graduated with honors. He then went on to study medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine at Old Westbury, NY. Dr. Itingen was one of the top students in his class and was admitted to the prestigious Psi Sigma Alpha society for his scholastic excellence.
Dr. Itingen completed his orthopedic residency training at Peninsula Hospital, a part of North Shore/ Long Island Jewish consortium, and his fellowship in foot and ankle reconstruction in Pittsburghâ€™s Allegheny General Hospital. During his fellowship, Dr. Itingen had a chance to participate in the care and treatment of local professional athletes and prominent ballet/modern dancers. Some of his clinical research projects include studies on Achilles tendon disorders and bunion deformities.
Dr. Itingenâ€™s areas of special interest lie in sports injuries of the foot and ankle, arthroscopic ankle surgery, bunion correction and forefoot reconstruction, Achilles tendon disorders, and ankle replacements.
Dr. Itingen maintains a very active lifestyle. He enjoys fishing, hiking, and gardening. He recommends wearing proper-fitting, comfortable shoes at work and while exercising for preserving healthy foot alignment.