Dr. Julia Vitali grew up in New Hartford, CT. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Honors Sociology and Pre-Professional Studies from the University of Notre Dame. While at Notre Dame, she spent a summer in Albuquerque living in a shelter and volunteering at Health Care for the Homeless. Though she always wanted to be a physician, it was in Albuquerque where she became sure that medicine was her calling. Dr. Vitali received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. As a medical student, she volunteered at the local free clinic, and was able for the first time to develop her own relationships with patients, which is a privilege she values highly in family medicine. During her third year medical school rotations at ECHN, she was introduced to functional medicine. She found functional medicine to be in line with her personal beliefs that health providers should treat people with patient-centered, holistic health care. Dr. Vitali then completed her medical training at Eastern Connecticut Family Medicine Residency Program, where she was a chief resident during her final year. While in residency, her exposure to integrative medicine continued through lectures and rotations with local practitioners. She also cultivated her love for osteopathic manipulation and its ability to heal through manual treatment. In her practice of medicine, Dr Vitali endorses the osteopathic tenet of the human body as a unit of body, mind, and spirit. She is board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.
Dr. Vitali is blessed with the love and support of her husband, and the close proximity of both of their families, who also reside in Connecticut. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, as well as family and friends. Her interests outside of medicine include all things Notre Dame, traveling, and volunteering in the community. She also likes a variety of sports, including college football, basketball, and soccer.