Category: Patient Education

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

Check Out This New Resource Video for Patients with EOS and Their Parents

Posted on November 30, 2018

The Growing Spine Foundation has a new resource video for patients with EOS and their parents. Their mission is "to improve the care of patients with Early Onset Scoliosis and related deformities through research, education and advocacy." Read more about Early Onset ... Read More

Scoliosis in the Young Child Patient Webinar

Posted on September 18, 2018

Dr. Michael was a panelist on Scoliosis in the Young Child Patient Webinar.  It was presented by the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS).   Read More

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

Posted on June 01, 2018

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month and Dr. Michael Vitale was featured in an article Scoliosis: 10 Facts Parents Need to Know.   "Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. It can vary from a slight abnormality to a disfiguring deformity that can ... Read More

Dr. Michael Vitale spoke on SiriusXM Radio

Posted on May 23, 2018

Earlier this week, Michael Vitale MD MPH was on Doctor Radio discussing operative and nonoperative treatments for scoliosis with Dr. Mara Karamitopoulos! Here is a link to their website for more information https://www.siriusxm.com/doctorradio 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

Curvy Girls Livestream with Dr. Vitale

Posted on August 11, 2017

If you didn't get a chance to watch the Curvy Girls Livestream with Dr. Vitale, please check out the below video.  It was a Q & A session with founder of Curvy Girls, Leah Stoltz along with Dr. Michael Vitale. ... Read More

Curvy Girls Livestream with Dr. Vitale

Posted on August 07, 2017

Mark your calendars for the Curvy Girls Livestream with Dr. Vitale.  It will be a LIVE Q&A session on Thursday, August 10th at 7 PM EST.  Curvy Girls is an International Scoliosis Peer Support.  They have support groups that meet ... Read More