Podiatry Staff

Michael Gittleson, DPM maintains the highest levels of accreditation and pursues ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.

Dr. Michael L. Gittleson

Podiatrist in Chevy Chase, MD

Michael L. Gittleson, DPM



Karen Dymond - Office Manager

Karen was born and raised in Pennsylvania. In 1972 she relocated to Florida to pursue a career in the medical field by accepting a position in a Physicians office.

In 1982 she received her certification as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). She was very active in the local chapter creating educational meeting programs.

In 1974 she located to Virginia to accept a medical position in a Dermatology practice. In 1978 she began working for the chief of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery of Fairfax Hospital until his retirement.

In 1991 she began her career with Dr. Gittleson as an Office Administrator & Assistant. Karen is dedicated to the health & well being of all the patients. She is a dedicated professional with an ever inquisitive mind. She loves challenges. Her administrative knowledge and skills are surpassed by none.

Her interests include travel abroad to the Middle East, all of Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, South America, and the South Pacific. She also enjoys reading and live theater. Most important to her is her family with her many nieces, nephews, & great nephews.


Anne Harrell Anne

A native Washingtonian, Anne attended Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School and Marymount Junior College in Arlington. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in nutrition. Anne worked at NIH as a dietitian specializing in Diabetes from 1980-1991. Anne started in Dr. Gittleson's practice in 1998 as a doctor's assistant and loves working with each and every patient.



Alejandra Castillo

Born in Bolivia, Alejandra came to the United States in 1998. She is currently attending Montgomery College and is majoring in medicine.While also working part-time with Dr. Gittleson since 2006, Alejandra interned at a GYN office. She is now working full-time as Dr. Gittleson's assistant.