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Michael G. Vitale, MD

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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.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Primary Specialties
Pediatric Orthopedics
Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
Education And Training
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Clinical Expertise
Spine Surgery
Stenosis of Lumbosacral Spine
Trauma Reconstruction
Trauma Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedics
Traumatic Spine Stabilization
Minimally Invasive Pediatric Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
Orthognathic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Trauma
Orthopedic Spine
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatric Spine Deformities
Pediatric Trauma
Spine Care
Spine Deformity
Spine Disorder
Spine Injury
Spine Instrumentation Surgery
Spine Pain
Spine Problems
Spine Rehabilitation
Club Foot
Neck and Lumbar Spine Problems
Limb Lengthening
Pediatric Spine Surgery
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
CIGNA [Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
Health Republic - Freelancers (Exchange)
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]
United Healthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Medicare]
VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]


This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 305-4565
Primary Office
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
Suite 800
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-4565
Fax: (212) 305-8271
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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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