Category: Articles

Dr. Michael Vitale featured on @nyphospital twitter page

Dr. Michael Vitale was featured on the New York Presbyterian Hospital's twitter page @nyphospital.  Check out their tweet about his trip to AAOS annual conference   .@mgv16 is the Chief of Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Service at #NYP Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital ... Read More

Curvy Girl Q&A session with Dr. Vitale

Posted on February 25, 2019

Dr. Vitale has enjoyed working with Curvy Girls throughout the years so he was ecstatic when they reached out with a Q&A session that he would like to share.  Curvy Girls is an International Scoliosis Peer Support for Girls.  They ... Read More

A new study featured in Current Orthopaedic Practice

Posted on September 03, 2018

A new study featured in Current Orthopaedic Practice co-authored by Drs. Benjamin Roye and Michael Vitale MD MPH "Nonoperative treatment of infantile spinal deformity".  This was published in Current Orthopaedic Practice: September/October 2018 - Volume 29 - Issue 5 - p 436–439 The conclusion of this article is ... Read More

Dr. Michael Vitale Chairs the 3rd Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit

On April 20, Columbia hosted the 3rd Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit in New York City to a sold-out audience with keynote speaker General Stanley McChrystal and co-chaired by Columbia Orthopedics Chief Quality Officer and Chief of Pediatric Spine ... Read More

Scoliosis questionnaire featured in the AAOS Headline News

In this week's AAOS Headline News, they featured the Scoliosis questionnaire (EOSQ-24) that is published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics March 2018 Issue.  They state that "the Early-Onset Scoliosis Questionnaire (EOSQ-24) may be a valid tool to evaluate patient-reported ... Read More

Spine Team Develops Best Practice Guidelines for Spinal Deformity

Columbia Orthopedics spine team leaders Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH; Hiroko Matsumoto, PhD; Ronald A. Lehman, Jr., MD; and Lawrence G. Lenke, MD have developed best practice guidelines on wrong level surgery in spinal deformity. The guidelines were published in Spine Deformity based on the consensus ... Read More

Pediatric Orthopedic Team Argues for Use of Sanders Classification for AIS

Columbia Orthopedics providers Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH and Benjamin D. Roye, MD, MPH and Director of Clinical Research Hiroko Matsumoto were published in Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics for their research "High Risk of Mismatch Between Sanders and Risser Staging in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Are We ... Read More

Dr. Michael Vitale speaks at the Global Spine Outreach Symposium

Posted on October 30, 2017

Dr. Michael Vitale spoke at the Global Spine Outreach Symposium in Mexico City.  He spoke on -          Surgical Strategies and Techniques for Treating Early Onset Scoliosis: An Update -          Landing Safely Every Time: Lessons Learned from Aviation -          Early Onset Techniques Please see attached agenda here for ... Read More

Dr. Michael Vitale featured in SOSORT Newsletter

Posted on June 17, 2017

Dr. Michael Vitale was recently featured in the most recent SOSORT Newsletter.  SOSORT is the International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment.  It focuses on the conservative treatment of scoliosis.  June is Scoliosis Awareness Month.  The SOSORT newsletter for this ... Read More

Dr. Vitale Leads Early Onset Scoliosis Research Study

Posted on June 12, 2017

Columbia Orthopedics Chief Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Surgery and Chief Quality Officer Michael Vitale, MD, MPH led a research study along with Dr. David Skaggs, Director of Spine Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Dr. Behrooz Akbarnia, Medical Director ... Read More