Education

  • College: Tufts University, Medford, MA
  • Medical School: Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, NY
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Fellowship: Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and Visiting Clinician Observership in Elbow Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Dr. Mark Vitale

Biography

Castle Connolly 2021 Top DoctorsMark Vitale, MD, MPH, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a fellowship-trained specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of hand, wrist and elbow conditions and injuries. He holds a subspecialty certificate of added qualifications in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. Dr. Vitale’s expertise includes treatment of arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow, fractures of the upper extremity, rehabilitation of sports injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow, arthroscopic treatment of wrist and elbow disorders, nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity including carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome, microsurgical reconstruction of nerve injuries, treatment of masses in the hand such as ganglion cysts, and upper extremity tendon repair and reconstruction. In addition, he cares for hand differences and disabilities seen in infancy and adolescence as well as pediatric hand, wrist and elbow fractures. Dr. Vitale has been designated by Endo Pharmaceuticals as an ‘experienced injector’ of Xiaflex® for Dupuytren’s Disease. He is able to treat many patients with Dupuytren’s contractures non-operatively with an injectable enzyme which breaks down the cords that cause fingers to bend into the palm.

Dr. Vitale graduated from Tufts University where he majored in biopsychology. He earned a doctorate in medicine from Columbia University where he also earned a masters in public health to better understand epidemiology and research methodology as it pertains to healthcare and orthopedic surgery specifically. He completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center where he served as chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where he was recognized as the Alice D. Jensen Fellow in Hand Surgery.

Dr. Vitale enjoys publishing and lecturing on hand, wrist and elbow injuries and surgical techniques, and has been a leader in orthopedic and hand surgery research throughout his career, having published more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific papers as well as authoring several book chapters and invited articles. He has presented his work at regional, national and international scientific meetings for the American Society of Surgery of the Hand, the American Association for Hand Surgery, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and other conferences. He serves as a Consultant Reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery, the Journal of Wrist Surgery, HAND, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and the Bone and Joint Journal.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and an active Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. In 2014 Dr. Vitale was honored by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand with the Ronald Linscheid-James Dobyns Excellence in Wrist Surgery Award. In 2016 Dr. Vitale was honored by his peers among all practicing physicians in Fairfield County with the Melvin Magida Award in recognition of excellence and compassion in patient care. He is the only orthopaedic surgeon to have been awarded this honor in its 37 year history. Since 2016, Dr. Vitale has ranked annually among the Top Doctors in Hand Surgery in the Region and in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly. In 2019, Dr. Vitale received the Doctors of Distinction Cutting Edge Award for his contributions to his specialty through research.

Dr. Vitale is committed to the highest quality of medical care and seeks the optimal outcomes for his patients via both surgical and non-surgical techniques.

Affiliations

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • New York Society for Surgery of the Hand (NYSSH)
  • Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • Orthopaedics Overseas (OO)/Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Society (COS)
  • Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Subspecialty Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery and Upper Extremity, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Honors

  • Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctor in Hand Surgery, 2016–2021
  • Greenwich Magazine Top Doctor in Fairfield County, 2018–2021
  • Stamford Magazine Top Doctor in Fairfield County, 2018–2021
  • New Canaan/Darien Top Doctor in Fairfield County, 2018–2021
  • New York Magazine Top Doctor in Fairfield County, 2018. 2020
  • Fairfield County Cutting Edge Doctor of Distinction Award, 2019
  • Melville G. Magida Award, Fairfield County Medical Association–2016
  • Excellence in Medical Research, Doctors of Distinction Award–2015
  • Ronald Linschied–James Dobyns Excellence in Wrist Surgery Award,
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand–2014
  • 40 Under 40 WAG/FFCBJ Award–2014
  • Alice D. Jensen Fellow Award, Mayo Clinic–2012
  • Frank E. Stinchfield Award, New York Orthopaedic Hospital–2011
  • Senior Resident Teacher of the Year Award, New York Orthopaedic Hospital–2011
  • Robert E. Carroll Award, New York Orthopaedic Hospital–2010
  • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center Resident of the Year Award–2008
  • Third Place Resident Research Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Orthopaedics–2008
  • Harold M. Dick Award, New York Orthopaedic Hospital–2008
  • Second Place Resident Research Award, Brooklyn Orthopaedic Society–2008
  • New York Orthopaedic Hospital Award, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons–2006
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons–2005
  • Outstanding Clinical Scientific Paper of the Year, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America–2005
  • Third Place Resident Research Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Orthopaedics–2002
  • Second Place Research Award, International Congress of Spine Surgery–2002
5 Star Review on Google from C.S.Patient

"Dr. Vitale and his entire staff at ONS are excellent and very professional. I was treated multiple times for Dupuytren’s contracture in 2020 using Xiaflex injections. Dr. Vitale is very skilled and experienced in this area and this treatment is a huge improvement over the traditional surgery approach. This is a very specialized hand treatment and I would strongly recommend anyone considering this procedure to speak with Dr. Vitale, his years of experience in this area will pay dividends for you. I had excellent results with him. I would highly recommend him and his staff at ONS. Great work!"

5 Star Google Review from G.G.Patient

"Dr. Vitale is fantastic. I have had pain in a particular spot on my hand for years and have seen several doctors about it, with little guidance as to what was wrong. Dr. Vitale was able to quickly diagnose the issue and treat it accordingly. I am very grateful for the effective treatment and pleasant experience at ONS."

5 Star Review on Google from C.B.Patient

"One week ago this amazing doctor replaced my right elbow. It took away all the horrific pain that I have been experiencing for over three years and one week later I am able to be comfortable at home making a pot of coffee and enjoying myself. He is remarkable and if I could give him 10 stars I would!"

 

Published Research

Risk factors for skin tears following collagenase clostridium histolyticicum to treat Dupuytren contractures

Wei D.H.;  Cantlon, M.B.; Wakefield, D.B; Vitale, M.A.  Risk factors for skin tears following collagenase clostridium histolyticicum to treat Dupuytren contractures.  Journal of Hand Surgery.  45(10):989.e1-e10.  Oct 2020

Ulnar nerve complications after ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction of the elbow: A systematic review

Clain, J.B.; Vitale, M.A.; Ahmad, C.S.; Ruchelsman, D.E. Ulnar nerve complications after ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction of the elbow: A systematic review. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 47(5):1263-1269, April 2019.

Pyrolytic carbon arthroplasty versus suspensionplasty for trapezial-metacarpal arthritis

Vitale, M.A.; Chen, C.-C.; Rizzo, M.; Moran, S.L. Pyrolytic carbon arthroplasty versus suspensionplasty for trapezial-metacarpal arthritis. Journal of Wrist Surgery. 6(2): 134-143; May 2017.

Extensor carpi ulnaris subsheath reconstruction

Ruchelsman, D.E.; Vitale, M.A. Extensor carpi ulnaris subsheath reconstruction. Journal of Hand Surgery. 21(11):e433-439; Nov 2016.

Epidemiology of medial ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction: A 10-year study of New York State

Hodgins, J.L.; Vitale, M.A.; Arons, R.A.; Ahmad, C.S. Epidemiology of medial ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction: A 10-year study of New York State. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 44(3):729-34; Mar 2016.

Extensor pollicis longus rupture after Mini Tightrope suspensionplasty

Seetharamen, M.; Vitale, M.A.; Desai, K.; Crowe, J.F. Extensor pollicis longus rupture after Mini Tightrope suspensionplasty. Journal of Wrist Surgery. 5(2):143-6; May 2016.

Intra-articular fractures of the sigmoid notch of the distal radius: analysis of progression to distal radial ulnar joint arthritis and impact on upper extremity function in surgically treated fractures

Vitale, M.A.; Brogan, D.M.; Shin, A.Y; Berger, R.A. Intra-articular fractures of the sigmoid notch of the distal radius: analysis of progression to distal radial ulnar joint arthritis and impact on upper extremity function in surgically treated fractures. Journal of Wrist Surgery. 5(1):52-8; Mar 2016.

Prosthetic arthroplasty versus arthrodesis for osteoarthritis and post-traumatic arthritis of the index finger proximal interphalangeal joint

Vitale, M.A.; Fruth, K.R.; Rizzo, M.; Moran, S.L.; Kakar, S. Prosthetic arthroplasty versus arthrodesis for osteoarthritis and post-traumatic arthritis of the index finger proximal interphalangeal joint. Journal of Hand Surgery. 40(10):1937-1948;Oct 2015.

Dorsal proximal interphalangeal joint fracture-dislocations: evaluation and treatment.

Adams, J.E.; Calfee, R.P.; Vitale, M.A.; Strauch, R.J.; Barron, O.A. Dorsal proximal interphalangeal joint fracture-dislocations: evaluation and treatment. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Instructional Course Lectures. 64:261-72;2015, Rosemont, IL.

Tenosynovitis of the wrist and thumb and carpal tunnel syndrome caused by Histoplasma capsulatum: case report and review of the literature

Vitale, M.A.; Roden, A.C.; Rizzo, M. Tenosynovitis of the wrist and thumb and carpal tunnel syndrome caused by Histoplasma capsulatum: case report and review of the literature. HAND. 10(1):54-59; Mar 2015.

Safety of open suprapectoral and subpectoral biceps tenodesis: an anatomic assessment of risk for neurologic injury.

Sethi, P.M.; Vadasdi, K.; Greene, R.T.; Vitale, M.A.; Duong, M.; Miller, S.R. Safety of open suprapectoral and subpectoral biceps tenodesis: an anatomic assessment of risk for neurologic injury. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 24(1):138-42; Jan 2015.

Perilunate dislocations

Vitale, M.A.; Seetharamen, M.; Ruchelsman, D. Perilunate dislocations. Journal of Hand Surgery. 40(2):358-362; Nov 2014.

Doc, will this injection make my trigger finger go away?

Vitale, M.A.; Doc, will this injection make my trigger finger go away? Commentary on an article by Robert D. Wojahn, MD et al: “Long-term outcomes following a single corticosteroid injection for trigger finger. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 96-A(22):e191:1-2; Nov 2014.

Acute proximal row carpectomy to treat a transscaphoid, transtriquetral perilunate fracture-dislocation

Huish, EG; Vitale, M.A.; Shin, A.Y. Acute proximal row carpectomy to treat a transscaphoid, transtriquetral perilunate fracture-dislocation: case report and review of the literature. HAND. 8(1):105-109; March 2013.

Avascular necrosis of the scaphoid following a scapholunate screw

Vitale, M.A.; Shin, A.Y. Avascular necrosis of the scaphoid following a scapholunate screw: a case report. HAND. 8(1):110-114; March 2013.

Trapezium prosthetic arthroplasty (silicone, artelon, metal, pyrocarbon)

Vitale, M.A.; Taylor, F.; Ross, M.; Moran, S.L. Trapezium prosthetic arthroplasty (silicone, artelon, metal, pyrocarbon). Hand Clinics. 29(1):37-55;Feb 2013.

Is there an association between chronicity of patellar instability and patellofemoral cartilage lesion: an arthroscopic assessment of chondral injury

Franzone, J.M; Vitale, M.A.; Shubin-Stein, B.E.; Ahmad, C.S. Is there an association between chronicity of patellar instability and patellofemoral cartilage lesion: an arthroscopic assessment of chondral injury. Journal of Knee Surgery. 25(5):411-6;Nov 2012.

A percutaneous technique to treat unstable dorsal fracture-dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal joint

Vitale, M.A.; White, N.J.; Strauch, R.J. A percutaneous technique to treat unstable dorsal fracture-dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal joint. Journal of Hand Surgery. 36A(9):1453-1459; Sept 2011.

A functional outcomes survey of elderly patients who sustained distal radius fractures

Amorosa, L.F.; Vitale, M.A.; Brown, S.; Kaufmann, R.A. A functional outcomes survey of elderly patients who sustained distal radius fractures. Hand. 6(3):260-267; Sept 2011.

Pharmacologic reversal of warfarin-associated coagulopathy in geriatric patients with hip fractures: a retrospective study of thromboembolic events, postoperative complications, and time to surgery

Vitale, M.A.; VanBeek, C.; Spivack, J.H.; Chen, B.; Geller, J.A. Pharmacologic reversal of warfarin-associated coagulopathy in geriatric patients with hip fractures: a retrospective study of thromboembolic events, postoperative complications, and time to surgery. Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitaion. 2(4):128-134; July 2011.

Elbow arthroscopy: beginners to advanced. Set up, portal placement, simple procedures

Vitale, M.A.; Ahmad, C.A. Elbow arthroscopy: beginners to advanced. Set up, portal placement, simple procedures. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Instructional Course Lectures. 60: 171-180; 2011, Rosemont, IL.

Elbow arthroscopy: beginners to advanced

Ahmad, C.A.; Vitale, M.A.; ElAttrache, N.S. Elbow arthroscopy: beginners to advanced. Capitellar osteochondritis dissecans and radiocapitellar plica. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Instructional Course Lectures. 60:181-190;2011, Rosemont, IL.

The rising incidence of acromioplasty

Vitale, M.A.; Arons, R.R.; Hurwitz, S.; Ahmad, C.S.; Levine, W.N. The rising incidence of acromioplasty. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 92(18):1842-50;Aug 2010.

The effects of pediatric knee ligament surgery on short-term academic performance in school-aged athletes.

Trentacosta, N.E.; Vitale, M.A.; Ahmad, C.S. The effects of pediatric knee ligament surgery on short-term academic performance in school-aged athletes. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 37(9):1684-1691; Sept 2009.

The outcome of elbow ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in overhead athletes: a systematic review

Vitale, M.A.; Ahmad, C.S. The outcome of elbow ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in overhead athletes: a systematic review. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 36(6):1193-1205; June 2008.

Training resources in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

Vitale, M.A.; Kleweno, C.P.; Jacir, A.M.; Levine, W.N.; Bigliani L.U.; Ahmad, C.S. Training resources in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 89-A(6):1393-1398; June 2007.

Rotator cuff repair: an analysis of utility scores and cost-effectiveness

Vitale, M.A.; Vitale, M.G.; Zivin, J.G.; Braman, J.P.; Bigliani, L.U.; Flatow, E.L. Rotator cuff repair: an analysis of utility scores and cost-effectiveness. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 16(2):181-187; Mar/Apr 2007.

Towards a national pediatric musculoskeletal trauma outcomes registry

Vitale, M.G.; Vitale, M.A.; Lehmann, C.L.; Hyman, J.E.; Roye, D.P., Jr.; Skaggs, D.L.; Schmitz, M.L.; Sponseller, P.D.; Flynn, J.M. Towards a national pediatric musculoskeletal trauma outcomes registry: the Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Research Group (POTORG) experience. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 26(2):151-6; Mar/Apr 2006.

The effect of limb length discrepancy on health-related quality of life: is the ‘2 cm rule’ appropriate?

Vitale, M.A.; Choe, J.C.; Sesko, A..M.; Hyman, J.E.; Lee, F.Y.; Roye, D.P., Jr.; Vitale, M.G. The effect of limb length discrepancy on health-related quality of life: is the ‘2 cm rule’ appropriate? Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Part B (European Edition). 15(1):1-5; Jan 2006.

Volume of scoliosis surgery between spine and pediatric orthopaedic fellowship-trained surgeons in New York and California

Vitale, M.A.; Heyworth, B.E.; Skaggs, D.L.; Roye, D.P. Jr.; Lipton, C.B.; Vitale, M.G. Volume of scoliosis surgery between spine and pediatric orthopaedic fellowship-trained surgeons in New York and California. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 87-A(12):2687-2692; Dec 2005.

Pediatric orthopaedic injuries: effect of treatment on school attendance

Sesko, A.M.; Choe, J.C.; Vitale, M.A.; Ugwonali, O.; Hyman, J.E. Pediatric orthopaedic injuries: effect of treatment on school attendance. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 25(5):661-65;Sept/Oct 2005.

Patient-based outcomes following clubfoot surgery: a 16-year follow-up study

Vitale, M.G.; Choe, J.C.; Vitale, M.A.; Lee, F.Y.; Hyman, J.E.; Roye, D.P, Jr. Patient-based outcomes following clubfoot surgery: a 16-year follow-up study. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 25(4):533-538;July/Aug 2005.

The contribution of hospital volume, payer status, and other factors on the surgical outcomes of children with scoliosis in the state of California

Vitale, M.A.; Arons, R.R..; Hyman, J.E.; Skaggs, D.L.; Roye, D.P.; Vitale, M.G. The contribution of hospital volume, payer status, and other factors on the surgical outcomes of children with scoliosis in the state of California. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 25(3):393-399;May/June 2005.

The most frequent traumatic orthopaedic injuries from a national pediatric inpatient population

Galano, G.J.; Vitale, M.A.; Kessler, M.W.; Hyman, J.E.; Vitale, M.G. The most frequent traumatic orthopaedic injuries from a national pediatric inpatient population. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 25(1):39-44;Jan/Feb 2004.

Management of closed femoral shaft fractures in children, ages 6-10

Heyworth, B.E.; Galano, G.J.; Vitale, M.A.; Vitale, M.G. Management of closed femoral shaft fractures in children, ages 6-10: national practice patterns and emerging trends. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 24(5):455-459; Sept/Oct 2004.

Chronic access to a sucrose solution enhances the development of conditioned place preferences for fentanyl and amphetamine in male Long-Evans rats

Vitale, M.A.; Chen, D.R.F.; Kanarek, R.B. Chronic access to a sucrose solution enhances the development of conditioned place preferences for fentanyl and amphetamine in male Long-Evans rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. 74(3):529-539;Feb 2003.

Book Chapters

Hemi-hamate arthroplasty for the proximal interphalageal joint fracture dislocation

Wei, D.Vitale, M.A.; Moore, A.M.  Hemi-hamate arthroplasty for the proximal interphalageal joint fracture dislocation.  In: Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. Volume II.  Ed: Chung, K.C., Wolters Kluwer, New York 2020: Chapter 12; 1822-1830

Tendon Injuries and Tendinopathies of the Hand and Wrist

Matullo, K.S.; Sobel, A.D.; Calfee, R.S.; Vitale, M.A.  Tendon injuries and tendinopathies of the hand and wrist.  In: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 13.  Ed: Shin, A.S., American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Il 2020: Chapter 32;411-425.

PIP Joint Fracture Dislocations: A Clinical Casebook

Vitale, M.A.; Strauch, R.J. Proximal interphalangeal joint fracture-dislocations: Closed reduction and internal fixation. In: PIP Joint Fracture Dislocations: A Clinical Casebook. Ed: Adams, J.E., Springer International Publishing, Switzerland 2016: Chapter 4;43-56.

Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine – The Athlete’s Wrist: Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Instability

Vitale, M.A.; Conroy, C.; Ruchelsman, D.A. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine – The Athlete’s Wrist: Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Instability. Ed. Cole, B., Stellar Med Pub. (Anticipated Publication June, 2016)

Fractures and Dislocations of the Hand and Fingers

Vitale, M.A.; Strauch, R.J. Proximal interphalangeal joint fracture/dislocation: acute treatment (excluding dynamic traction). In: Fractures and Dislocations of the Hand and Fingers. Ed: Seitz, W.H. 1st Ed. Chicago, IL: American Association of Surgery of the Hand, 2013.

National Conferences

Podium & Poster Presentations

  • Cantlon, M; Wei, D.H., Wakefield, D.B., Vitale, M.A.  Predicting skin tears following collagenase Clostridium histolyticum for Dupuytren’s disease.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting.  September 2018, Boston, MA (Poster and Abstract).
    Clain, J.B.; Vitale, M.A.; Ruchelsman, DE. Ulnar nerve complications following ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction of the elbow: A systematic review. American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting. January 2017, Waikoloa, HI (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
    O’Donnell, E; Vitale, M.A.; Arons, R.A.; Ahmad, C.S. A national and statewide analysis of elbow arthroscopy.
    American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. March 2016, Orlando, FL (Poster and Abstract).
    Hodgins, J.L.; Vitale, M.A.; O’Donnell, E.; Arons, R.A.; Ahmad, C.S. Epidemiology of medial ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction: A 10-year study of New York State.
    American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting. January 2016, Scottsdale, AZ (Poster and Abstract).
    Vitale, M.A.; Shin, A.Y., Rosenwasser, M.P, Berger, R.A. Boney trauma to the distal radial ulnar joint.
    American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting. September 2015, Seattle, WA (Instructional Course Lecture Podium Presentation).
    Vitale, M.A.; Hsu, C.-C.; Rizzo, M.; Moran, S.L. A comparison of pyrolytic carbon implant hemiarthoplasty versus Thompson suspensionplasty in the treatment of trapezial-metacarpal arthritis.
    American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting. September 2014, Boston, MA (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
    Vitale, M.A.; Brogan, D.M.; Shin, A.Y; Berger, R.A. Intra-articular fractures of the sigmoid notch of the distal radius: analysis of progression to distal radial ulnar joint arthritis and impact on upper extremity function in surgically treated fractures.
    American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting. March 2015, Las Vegas, NV (Podium Presentation and Abstract).
    American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meeting. January 2015, Nassau, Bahamas (Podium Presentation and Abstract).
    American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) 68th Annual Meeting. September 2014, Boston, MA (Podium Presentation and Abstract).
  • Vitale, M.A.; Rizzo, M.; Beckenbaugh, R.D.; Toomey, S.N.; Ross, M. PIP Arthroplasty, Silicone, SRA, or Fusion: What Works.
  • American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting. January 2014, Kauai, HI (Instructional Course Lecture Podium Presentation).
  • Vitale, M.A.; Rizzo, M.; Moran, S.L. A comparison two pyrolytic carbon hemiarthroplasty implants in the treatment of trapezial-metacarpal arthritis.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). March 2013, Chicago, IL (Poster and Abstract).
  • American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS). January 2013, Naples, FL (Poster and Abstract).
  • Vitale, M.A.; Fruth, K.R.; Rizzo, M.; Moran, S.L.; Kakar, S. Arthrodesis versus prosthetic arthroplasty for osteoarthritis or post-traumatic arthritis of the index finger proximal interphalangeal joint. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting. September 2012, Chicago, IL (Poster and Abstract).
  • American Association for Hand Surgery. January 2013, Naples, FL (Podium Presentation and Abstract).
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. March 2013, Chicago, IL (Podium Presentation and Abstract).
  • Vitale, M.A.; White, N.J.; Strauch, R.J. A percutaneous technique to treat unstable dorsal proximal interphalangeal joint fracture-dislocations: report of patient outcomes.
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference. September 2011, Las Vegas, NV (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • Vitale, M.A.; White, N.J.; Strauch, R.J. A novel percutaneous technique to treat unstable dorsal proximal interphalangeal joint fracture-dislocations: surgical technique.
  • New York Society for Surgery of the Hand Residents and Fellows Night. May 2010, Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting. October 2010, Boston, MA (Poster and Abstract)
  • Vitale, M.A.; VanBeek, C; Spivack, J.H.; Chen, B.; Geller, J.A. Pharmacologic reversal of warfarin-associated coagulopathy in patients with operative hip fractures: an analysis of postoperative complications, thromboembolic events and delay to surgery.
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association. Oct 2009, San Diego, CA (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • Vitale, M.A.; Arons, R.R.; Hurwitz, S.; Ahmad, C.S.; Levine, W.N. The rising incidence of acromioplasty: an analysis of cases performed in New York State from 1996 through 2006 and cases reported to the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery from 1999 through 2008.
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine National Meeting. February 2009, Las Vegas, NV (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Mar 2010, March, New Orleans, LA (Poster and Abstract)
  • Vitale, M.A.; Trentacosta, N.E.; Ahmad, C.S.; The effects of pediatric knee ligament surgery on short-term academic performance in school-aged athletes.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Orthopaedics. Oct 2008, Boston, MA (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • Received third place Resident Research Award
  • Vitale, M.A.; Kleweno, C.P.; Jacir, A.M.; Levine, W.N.; Bigliani L.U.; Ahmad, C.S. Training resources in arthroscpoic rotator cuff repair.
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Annual New York Resident Research Symposium. May 2007, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY (Poster and Abstract)
  • Vitale, M.A.; Vitale, M.G.; Heyworth, B.E.; Skaggs, D.L. What is the “best” setting for training in scoliosis surgery?: a comparison of surgical experience of spine versus pediatric orthopaedic fellowship programs in California.
  • 2nd Annual Assistant Professor Pediatric Research Symposium. Dec 2004, Children’s Hospital of New York, New York, NY (Poster and Abstract).
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Orthopaedics. Oct 2003, New Orleans, LA (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • Heyworth, B.E.; Vitale, M.A.; Skaggs, D.L.; Vitale, M.G. Operative treatment of scoliosis in New York State by surgeons with pediatric orthopaedic versus spine surgery fellowship training.
  • 2nd Annual Assistant Professor Pediatric Research Symposium. Dec 2004, Children’s Hospital of New York, New York, NY (Poster and Abstract)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Orthopaedics. Oct 2003, New Orleans, LA (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • Sesko, A.M.; Choe, J.C.; Vitale, M.A.; Ugwonali, O.; Hyman, J.E. Pediatric orthopaedic injuries: effect of treatment on school attendance.
  • 2nd Annual Assistant Professor Pediatric Research Symposium. Dec 2004, Children’s Hospital of New York, New York, NY (Poster and Abstract)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. Feb 2004, San Francisco, CA (Poster and Abstract)
  • Vitale, M.G.; Choe, J.C.; Hyman, J.E.; Vitale, M.A.; Roye, D.P.; Skaggs, D.L.; Schmitz, M.L.; Sponseller, P.D.; Flynn, J.M. Towards a national pediatric musculoskeletal trauma outcomes registry: the Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Research Group experience.
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. Feb 2004, San Francisco, CA (Poster and Abstract)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Orthopaedics. Oct 2003, New Orleans, LA (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • Galano, G.J.; Vitale, M.A.; Kessler, M.W.; Hyman, J.E.; Vitale, M.G. The most frequent traumatic orthopaedic injuries from a national pediatric inpatient population.
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. Feb 2004, San Francisco, CA. (Poster and Abstract)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Orthopaedics. Oct 2003, New Orleans, LA (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • Heyworth, B.E.; Galano, G.J.; Vitale, M.A.; Vitale, M.G. Management of closed femoral shaft fractures in children, ages 6-10: national practice patterns and emerging trends.
    American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. Feb 2004, San Francisco, CA (Poster and Abstract)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (Section on Orthopaedics). Oct 2003, New Orleans, LA (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • Vitale, M.A.; Arons, R.R.; Hyman, J.E.; Skaggs, D.L.; Roye, D.P.; Vitale, M.G. The contribution of hospital volume, payer status, and other factors on the surgical outcomes of children with scoliosis in the state of California.
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons, IHMEC Dean’s Day. May, 2003, New York, New York (Poster and Abstract)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics. Oct 2002, Boston, MA (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • Vitale, M.A.; Choe, J.C.; Sesko, A..M.; Hyman, J.E.; Lee, F.Y.; Roye, D.P.; Vitale, M.G. The effect of limb length discrepancy on health-related quality of life: is the “2 cm rule” appropriate?
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Orthopaedics. Oct 2002, Boston, MA (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • Received third place Resident Research Award
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. Feb 2003, New Orleans, LA (Poster and Abstract)
  • Vitale, M.G.; Choe, J.C.; Vitale, M.A.; Lee, F.Y.; Hyman, J.E.; Roye, D.P. Patient-based outcomes following clubfoot surgery: a 16-year follow-up study.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Orthopaedics. Oct 2005, Washington, D.C. (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedics. Mar 2001, San Francisco, CA (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • Vitale, M.A.; Chen, DRF; Kanarek, RB Chronic access to a sucrose solution enhances a fentanyl-induced conditioned place preference and fentanyl-induced antinociception in male Long-Evans rats. Tufts Undergraduate Research Symposium, Apr 2001, Somerville, MA (Poster and Abstract)
  • Vitale, M.A.; Chen, D.R.F.; D’Anci, K.E.; Kanarek, R.B. Daily access to chocolate enhances morphine antinociception in male and female rats and alters subsequent morphine intake. Conference of the Society for Neuroscience. Nov 2000. New Orleans, LA (Poster and Abstract)
  • Vitale, M.A.; Kanarek, R.B. The effect of beta-FNA alkylation on morphine-induced antinociception in rats with a chronic sucrose diet.
  • New England Undergraduate Research Organization. Apr 2000, Wellesley, MA (Poster and Abstract)

International Conferences

Podium Presentations

  • Vitale, M.A.; Vitale, M.G.; Heyworth, B.E.; Skaggs, D.L. What is the “best” setting for training in scoliosis surgery?: a comparison of surgical experience of spine versus pediatric orthopaedic fellowship programs in California. International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. Sept 2005, Istanbul, Turkey (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. May 2005, Ottowa, Canada (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • Selected as Outstanding Clinical Scientific Paper of the Year, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), June 2005
  • Heyworth, B.E.; Vitale, M.A.; Skaggs, D.L.; Vitale, M.G. Operative treatment of scoliosis in New York State by surgeons with pediatric orthopaedic versus spine surgery fellowship training.
  • International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. Sept 2005, Istanbul, Turkey (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. May 2005, Ottowa, Canada (Podium Presentation and Abstract)
  • Selected as Outstanding Clinical Scientific Paper of the Year, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, June 2005
  • Vitale, M.A.; Arons, R.R.; Hyman, J.E.; Skaggs, D.L.; Roye, D.P.; Vitale, M.G. The contribution of hospital volume, payer status, and other factors on the surgical outcomes of children with scoliosis in the state of California.
  • International Society for Technology Assessment in Heath Care. June 2002, Berlin, Germany (Poster and Abstract)
  • Vitale, M.A.; Arons, R.R.; Hyman, J.E.; Skaggs, D.L.; Roye, D.P.; Vitale, M.G. Current trends and outcomes of spinal fusion surgery: an analysis of 96,342 cases.
  • North American Spine Society. Nov 2002, Montreal, Canada (Poster and Abstract)
  • Feature article describing study: “Rising tide of spinal fusion” Back Letter. 18(4): 39; Apr 2003
  • International Congress of Spine Surgery. Sept 2002, Ankara, Turkey (Poster and Abstract) Received second place Poster Award Published in the transactions of the European Spine Journal Sept 2002

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