Education

  • Medical School: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Residency: The Neurological Institute of New York, Columbia University, New York
  • Fellowship: Spine Surgery, Emory Clinic, Atlanta, Georgia

Biography

Castle Connolly 2021 Top DoctorsAmory J. Fiore, MD is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon, specializing in spine surgery. Dr. Fiore is one of the first surgeons in the region to have embraced the MIS surgical technique.

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Honors

  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors, 2009–2011, 2013–2021
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors, 2015, 2017, 2020
  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctor 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2021
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors 2009–2011, 2018–2020
  • Greenwich Magazine Top Doctors in Fairfield County, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018–2021
  • New Canaan Magazine Top Doctors 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018–2021
  • New York Magazine Top Doctors 2020
  • Stamford Magazine Top Doctors 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018–2021
  • Westport Magazine Top Doctors 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018 – 2021
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Published Research

Posterior cervical fixation using a new polyaxial screw and rod system: technique and surgical results.

Posterior cervical fixation using a new polyaxial screw and rod system: technique and surgical results. Mummaneni PV, Haid RW, Traynelis VC, Sasso RC, Subach BR, Fiore AJ, Rodts GE. Neurosurg Focus. 2002 Jan 15;12(1):E8. PMID: 16212335 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Atlantal lateral mass screws for posterior spinal reconstruction: technical note and case series

Atlantal lateral mass screws for posterior spinal reconstruction: technical note and case series. Fiore AJ, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Subach BR, Mummaneni PV, Riedel CJ, Birch BD. Neurosurg Focus. 2002 Jan 15;12(1):E5. PMID: 16212332 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Fractures, stenosis, and sports: guidance for participation

Fractures, stenosis, and sports: guidance for participation. Subach BR, Haid RW Jr, Rodts GE, Fiore A, Mummaneni P, Petraglia CA. Clin Neurosurg. 2002;49:518-27. No abstract available. PMID: 12506567 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Genetic basis of intramedullary spinal cord tumors and therapeutic implications

Genetic basis of intramedullary spinal cord tumors and therapeutic implications. Parsa AT, Fiore AJ, McCormick PC, Bruce JN. J Neurooncol. 2000 May;47(3):239-51. Review. PMID: 11016741 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Instrumentation and Technique Update: C1 Lateral Mass Fixation

Fiore A, Haid R, Birch B – Instrumentation and Technique Update: C1 Lateral Mass Fixation. In: R Haid, B Subach, G Rodts, editors.Progress in Neurological Surgery: Advances in Spinal Stabilization. Farmington, CT: Karger, 2002

Tips and pearls: C1 lateral mass screws

Fiore A, Haid R – Tips and pearls: C1 lateral mass screws. In: Sasso R, editor. Techniques in Orthopaedics. (In press).

Thoracic Discectomy and Corpectomy via the Anterior Approach

Fiore A, McCormick P – Thoracic Discectomy and Corpectomy via the Anterior Approach. In: H Batjer, C Loftus, editors. Textbook of Neurological Surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 2000

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. In: Textbook of Motor Disorders

Fiore A, Krauss W, McCormick P – Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. In: Textbook of Motor Disorders. D Younger, editor. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999

Serum Elastase and Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Levels in Patients with Ruptured and Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms

Baker C, Fiore A, Connolly E, et al – Serum Elastase and Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Levels in Patients with Ruptured and Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms. Neurosurgery 1995 37:56-61

Elastin Degradation in the Superficial Temporal Arteries of Patients with Intracranial Aneurysms Reflects Changes in Plasma Elastase

Connolly E, Fiore A, Winfree C, et al – Elastin Degradation in the Superficial Temporal Arteries of Patients with Intracranial Aneurysms Reflects Changes in Plasma Elastase. Neurosurgery 1997 40:903-8

Mild Hypothermia Reduces Penumbral Glutamate Levels in the Rat Permanent Focal Cerebral Ischemia Model

Winfree C, Baker C, Fiore A, et al – Mild Hypothermia Reduces Penumbral Glutamate Levels in the Rat Permanent Focal Cerebral Ischemia Model. Neurosurgery 1996 38:1216-22

Intraischemic Hypothermia Diminishes Core Glutamate Release in Permanent Focal Cerebral Infarcts

Baker C, Fiore A, Frazzini V, et al – Intraischemic Hypothermia Diminishes Core Glutamate Release in Permanent Focal Cerebral Infarcts. Neurosurgery 1995 36: 994-1001

Ventilatory and Hematopoietic Responses to Chronic Hypoxia in Two Rat Strains

Ou L, Chen J, Fiore A, et al – Ventilatory and Hematopoietic Responses to Chronic Hypoxia in Two Rat Strains. Journal of Applied Physiology 1992 72: 2354-2363

C1 lateral mass fixation for posterior spinal reconstruction

Fiore A, Haid R, Birch B, et al – C1 lateral mass fixation for posterior spinal reconstruction. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA, 2002

Novel PTEN Mutations in Spinal Cord Ependymomas

Fiore A, Parsa A, Frandina R, et al – Novel PTEN Mutations in Spinal Cord Ependymomas. Presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, LA; 1999

PTEN Expression in Recurrent Intracranial Malignant Glial Tumors After Radiotherapy

Parsa A, Fiore A, Rhiew R, et al – PTEN Expression in Recurrent Intracranial Malignant Glial Tumors After Radiotherapy. Presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, New Orleans, LA; 1999

Predisposing Factors and Natural History of Residual Aneurysmal Necks After Surgical Clipping

Choudhri T, Connolly E, Fiore A, et al – Predisposing Factors and Natural History of Residual Aneurysmal Necks After Surgical Clipping.Presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Denver, CO; 1997

Protease-Antiprotease Balance and the Formation of Cerebral Aneurysms

Baker C, Fiore A, Solomon R – Protease-Antiprotease Balance and the Formation of Cerebral Aneurysms. Presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Orlando, FL; 1995

Intraischemic Hypothermia Diminishes Core Glutamate Release in Permanent Focal Cerebral Infarcts

Baker C, Fiore A, Solomon R – Intraischemic Hypothermia Diminishes Core Glutamate Release in Permanent Focal Cerebral Infarcts. Winner, Galbraith Award of the Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Disease. 43rd Annual Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Chicago, IL, 1994

Core Glutamate Elevation Is Sustained in a Rat Model of Permanent Focal Cerebral Ischemia

Baker C, Frazzini V, Fiore A, et al – Core Glutamate Elevation Is Sustained in a Rat Model of Permanent Focal Cerebral Ischemia.Presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. San Diego, CA, 1994

Late Development of a Depressed Hypoxic Ventilatory Response in Rats with Chronic Mountain Sickness

Ou L, Fiore A, Hill N – Late Development of a Depressed Hypoxic Ventilatory Response in Rats with Chronic Mountain Sickness.Presented at the 31st International Congress of Physiological Sciences. Helsinki, Finland, 1989

Published Interview

Watching Your Back: An Interview with Dr. Amory Fiore

Watching Your Back: An Interview with Dr. Amory Fiore an interview by Betsy Schaper for Fairfield County Look