Native of Moldova, Dr. Zhitar is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine as well as Internal Medicine, and completed his training at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA in 2000. After completing his residency, Dr. Zhitar made the move from Pittsburgh to Salem VA to work with the Hospitalists Service Team at Lewis-Gale Medical Center from 2000-2002.
Responding to the better opportunity, Dr. Zhitar moved to Virginia Beach in 2003, and has had the honor to work with some of the area’s largest and most advanced hospitals through the Sentara Medical Group and the Bayview Physicians Group.
In 2009, Dr. Zhitar became a member of The American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery as well as The International Aesthetic Laser Association and a co-owner of the business where he currently serves as a Medical Director. Through there he supervises various laser based treatments and personally delivers laser based therapy for nail fungus. In partnership with Atlantic Laser Tattoo Removal arm of the business the Virginia Gang Removal Initiation Program (G.R.I.P.) was founded. This program helps ex-gang members remove their tattoos with laser treatments to gain employment and better their lives.
In 2013, Dr. Zhitar founded Right Path Treatment Centers (RPTC) and serves as its Medical Director. His vision is to make the RPTC a Practice where people who suffer from Substance Abuse get compassionate, effective and affordable care, a preferred place to work for staff and providers as well as a national Benchmark in Addiction Treatment.
Dr. Zhitar is Board certified in Internal and Addiction Medicine and recently was nominated “The Top Doc” in Hampton Roads.
When not working, Sergey spends most of his free time socializing with his growing family near the ocean in Virginia Beach or working on his newly acquired addiction in kiteboarding. Away from the water, Dr. Zhitar enjoys exploring this great country traveling and taking motorcycle trips with his son.