Kenneth Vitale MD, FACSM, FAAPMR is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and has subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine.
As an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Vitale instructs medical students, residents and fellows. He is co-director of the Lifestyle & Exercise Medicine course elective at UCSD School of Medicine, and is the Co-Chair of the UCSD Institute for Public Health (IPH) Lifestyle, Wellbeing & Health Behavior Sub-Group Committee. He is course faculty for various classes at UCSD School of Medicine, including the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) course, the Practice of Medicine (POM) course, ultrasound curriculum (SOMT course), and is one of the teaching faculty in the anatomy labs.
Dr. Vitale is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has served on the Medical Education Committee for the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Vitale also holds an at-large position on the board of directors for the American College of Sports Medicine, Southwest Regional Chapter.
He completed his PM&R residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. He received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and graduated summa cum laude in Biology from Rutgers University.