James H. Zeitlin is the current President of the Medical Staff at Maine Medical Center, Maine’s leading tertiary care, academic and research-based hospital. Dr. Zeitlin is a specialist in Internal Medicine and was named President-Elect by his colleagues in 2009, and President in the fall of 2012.
As President-Elect, Dr. Zeitlin served as the Chair of the Credentials Committee and was a member of the hospital’s Finance Committee and the Medical Executive Committee. As President of the Medical Staff, he is involved in credentialing and privileging, regulatory compliance, Bylaws and policy development, and represents the Medical Staff to the Board of Trustees. He is also responsible for program development for orientation of new medical staff members, professional ethics, and promoting the MMC Medical Staff professional conduct policy and the compact between MMC and its Medical Staff. A major focus of his position is to assist the Medical Center in achieving its mission and vision. His role as President also includes serving as Chair of the Medical Executive Committee, and serving on the Board of Trustees of the Medical Center.
Dr. Zeitlin is active in clinical teaching and patient care at the Medical Center; he is boardcertified in Internal Medicine and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Zeitlin also serves on the Board of Directors at InterMed, PA, where he practices Internal Medicine and conducts clinical research. Dr. Zeitlin has also served our community as an elected official on the Board of Directors of Ingraham (now known as Opportunity Alliance).
Dr. Zeitlin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He earned his Medical Degree and Master’s in Public Health concurrently from Tufts University School of Medicine. His post-graduate residency training was completed at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado; he later served as Chair of the Department of Medicine at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Upon completing his military service in 1996, Dr. Zeitlin moved to Portland, Maine, with his family.
Leadership Team at Maine Medical Center