Jordan Karlitz, MD

Denver Health Medical Center and University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Jordan Karlitz graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in molecular biology and genetics. He subsequently attended the McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal where he received his medical degree. He received his internal medicine training at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/New York Presbyterian Hospital and completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

Dr. Karlitz is currently the GI Division Chief at Denver Health Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Karlitz was formerly at the Tulane University School of Medicine where he founded the Hereditary GI Cancer and Genetics Program at the Tulane Cancer Center, the first clinical program of its kind in Louisiana, of which he was director.

Dr. Karlitz’s clinical interests and research centers on early-onset colorectal cancer epidemiology and familial colon cancer syndromes, including Lynch Syndrome. Dr. Karlitz has presented his research in plenary format at the American Gastroenterological Association’s (AGA) Digestive Disease Week meeting. He is also a recipient of an AGA research Poster of Distinction award.  He also presented his population-based Lynch Syndrome screening research at the Colorectal Cancer Prevention Plenary at the Annual American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) meeting and was awarded the prestigious ACG Governors Award for Excellence in Clinical Research. Dr. Karlitz is the recipient of two ACG Presidential Poster Awards for his work in colorectal cancer.

Dr. Karlitz is involved in multiple state and national initiatives regarding colorectal cancer and GI issues in general. He is the former Public Relations Chairperson for the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and former Digital Communications and Publications Chairperson for the ACG.