Dr. Michael Vitale is a renowned pediatric spine surgeon practicing in New York City. He specializes in non-surgical treatment of complex pediatric spinal disorders and novel treatments of pediatric patients with scoliosis, including the use of vertebral tethers, vertebral stapling, 'growing rods,' and a magnetic spine lengthening device (MAGEC) that removes the need to perform repeated surgeries.
Dr. Vitale graduated from Trinity College before receiving his M.D. from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then went on to complete his residency and fellowship training at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Vitale also leads the Children's Spine Study Group, which carries out international research on improving the treatment of scoliosis in young people.
Becker's Spine Review included Dr. Vitale on their list of the Top 50 Physicians in the USA, and Castle Connolly consistently add him on their Top Doctors list. He has been appointed as the Co-Director of the Division of Pediatric Orthopedics, the Chief Quality Officer within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, as well as the Chief of Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Vitale is a distinguished physician who has expert knowledge of pediatric spine conditions, and patients looking for this specific field of care should contact him.
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