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Michael G. Vitale, MD

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Biography

Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH, specializes in the nonoperative and operative treatment of children with complex spinal problems. He has a special interest in the treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis including use of the Vertical Expandable Titanium Rib Device (VEPTR) and growing rods. Dr. Vitale also performs complex limb reconstruction surgery of the lower extremity for problems such as Blount's disease, leg length differences, and malunions of bones.

As director of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Group, Dr. Vitale leads the clinical research team in their efforts, which is often funded by multi-year grants, and published in leading medical journals, as well as presented at national and international conferences. He has authored numerous original manuscripts and textbook chapters on the treatment of scoliosis. As a member of the Board of the National Chest Wall and Spine Deformity Study Group, he participates in multicenter studies aimed at improving the care of young people with scoliosis

Dr. Vitale believes in improving the quality of life for all children with orthopaedic problems. He has been advocating for children globally through the Institute of Medicine, as well as the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; and recently traveled to Haiti to help young earthquake survivors.

Affiliation
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
Board Certification
Orthopedic Surgery
Education And Training
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Areas of Expertise
Stenosis of Lumbosacral Spine
Pediatric Orthopedics
Traumatic Spine Stabilization
Pediatric Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
Spine Instrumentation Surgery
Orthopedic Spine
Orthopedics
Orthopedic Trauma
Trauma
Pediatric Trauma
Spine Deformity
Spine Rehabilitation
Spine Surgery
Pediatric Spine Deformities
Spine Problems
Trauma Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery
Trauma Reconstruction
Spine Care
Spine Pain
Orthognathic Surgery
Spine Disorder
Spine Injury
Pediatric Spine Surgery
Limb Lengthening
Club Foot
Scoliosis
Neck and Lumbar Spine Problems
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Affinity [Medicare]
Amerigroup [Medicare]
CIGNA [Columbia University Employee Plan, HMO, Medicare, POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), PPO]
Health First [HMO, Medicaid]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [HMO]
Local 1199 [Union]
Medicare [Medicare]
Neighborhood Health Providers [Medicaid]
Oxford Health Plans [Community Medicare]
United Healthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan]
Gender
Male

OFFICE INFORMATION

This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 305-4565
Primary Office
3959 Broadway
Suite 800
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 305-4565
Fax: (212) 305-8271
Secondary Office
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
Suite 370
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 305-4565
Fax: (212) 305-8271
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
155 White Plains Road, Suite 105
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone: (212) 305-4565
Fax: (212) 305-8271
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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