Education: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (Newark, NJ)
Residency: Brown University School of Medicine – Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (Pawtucket, RI) – Family Medicine
Fellowship: Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) – Primary Care Sports Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Family Practice; Certification of qualifications in Sports Medicine
Dr. Getzin has practiced sports and exercise medicine in Ithaca and been the head Team Physician at Ithaca College since 1999. He is an international expert in shortness of breath in the athlete and is the director of Cayuga Medical Center’s shortness in the athlete clinic where they are one of a few facilities in the world that performs continuous laryngoscopy with exercise to diagnose exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction. Dr. Getzin is certified in musculoskeletal ultrasound and is director of the AMSSM/Ithaca College/Cayuga Medicine Ultrasound diagnosis and injection course. He is head team physician of USA triathlon and previous All-American Triathlete and Hawaii Ironman qualifier and competitor. In 2018, he designed and directed the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine’s first Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing conference. He is married to Dr. Karen LaFace, a family physician and previous Olympic springboard diver who represented the United States in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. They have three children.