Dr. Harold “Hackie” Reitman
CEO, Different Brains, Advisor
Dr. Reitman is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and children’s activist. He graduated from the advanced six year medical program at Boston School of Medicine in 1974 and began an internship at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ. He entered the Boston University Orthopedic Residency Program the following year and served rotations at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Shriners Hospital for Children, Boston Medical Center and as Chief Resident at Boston City Hospital. In 1970 Dr. Reitman founded Orthopaedic Associates USA in Plantation Florida. As a specialist in Arthroscopic knee surgery and sports medicine, Reitman served as Senior Surgeon and CEO, expanding the practice throughout South Florida. Dr. Reitman retired from surgery in 2004.
A humanitarian and a talented individual with a high sense of responsibility and social awareness, Dr. Reitman is also a Neurodiversity Advocate, founder of DifferentBrains, and author of the book Aspertools: The Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Neurodiversity.
Dr. Reitman has received the Emerald Society 2000 Humanitarian of the Year Award, the Healthy Mothers-Healthy Babies 2002 Honorary ‘Mr. Mom’ Award and the Florida Medical Association’s 2002 Harold S. Strasser, M.D. Good Samaritan Award. He is Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the International College of Surgeons.