Jordan Karlitz, MD Jordan Karlitz, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Director, GI Hereditary Cancer and Genetics Program


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 in 2000. 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/Montefiore Medical Center in 2006.

Dr. Karlitz joined the faculty at the Tulane University School of Medicine in the division of Gastroenterology in 2008 as assistant professor of medicine. His clinical interests and research centers on familial colon cancer syndromes, including hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).  

He recently started a hereditary GI cancer clinic at the Tulane Cancer center, the first of its kind in Louisiana. He also has an interest in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and completed a preceptorship in IBD sponsored by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently the associate program director of the gastroenterology fellowship program at Tulane.

Selected Publications

Karlitz JJ, Li ST, Holman RP, Rice MC. EBV-associated colitis mimicking IBD in an immunocompetent patient. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2011 Jan;8(1):50-54.

Gupta MK, Karlitz JJ, Raines DL, Florman SS, Lopez FA. Heterotopic Pancreas. J La State Med Soc. 2010 Nov-Dec;162(6);310-3.

Feuerstadt P, Bunim A, Garcia H, Karlitz JJ, Massoumi H, Thosani A, Pellecchia A, Wolkoff AW, Gaglio P, Reinus JR. Effectiveness of Hepatitis C treatment with Pegylated Interferon and Ribavarin in Urban Minority Patients. Hepatology. 2010 Apr;51(4):1137-43

Karlitz JJ. The effectiveness of colonoscopy in reducing mortality from colorectal cancer, letter to the editor. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Jun 2;150(11):816; author reply 819-20.

Karlitz JJ, Tepler IA, Tanaka KE. Endometriosis with Colonic Wall Invasion. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Mar;5(3):A30

Keller CE, Gamboa ET, Hays AP, Karlitz JJ, Lowe G, Green PH, Bhagat G. Fatal CNS vasculopathy in a patient with refractory celiac disease and lymph node cavitation.Virchows Arch. 2006 Feb;448(2):209-13

Karlitz JJ. Summaries of topics in virtual colonoscopy and novel endoscopic techniques from DDW 2006. Published on the website of the World Organisation of Digestive Endoscopy (OMED)


Lindsay Ford, Alice Williamson, Martin Moehlen, Jordan Karlitz. An unusual source of gastrointestinal bleeding: Dieulafoy’s lesion in a duodenal diverticulum. ACG meeting 2011, Washington D.C.

Brett Hymel, Geoff Kitzman, David Victor III, Jordan Karlitz. Thromboembolic complications in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. ACG meeting 2009, San Diego

Ari L. Bunim, Jordan Karlitz, Hatef Massoumi, Eddie Garcia, Amar J. Thosani, Andrew Pellecchia, Paul J. Gaglio, John F. Reinus. Effectiveness of hepatitis C treatment with Pegylated Interferon and Ribavarin in an urban patient population. AASLD 2008, San Francisco



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