News

May 08, 2018

Improving Value of Scoliosis Care: Real Life Lessons from the Field Webinar

June 12, 2018 7:00 PM CDT Webinar for Professionals: Improving Value of Scoliosis Care: Real Life Lessons from the Field.  Dr. Vitale is moderating this webinar which will include the following presenters: Jim Sanders, MD, Matt Oetgen, MD, Suken Shah, MD, Rajiv ... Read More >

April 20, 2018

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 >

March 20, 2018

Pediatric Spine Deformity Course

Dr. Michael Vitale is an Event Chairman of an upcoming Pediatric Spine Deformity Course in Miami, Florida. Highlights include: Assess the application of Stryker’s deformity implants and how they can impact decision making and outcomes Evaluate new techniques for treatment utilizing ... Read More >

March 16, 2018

Current Techniques in Pediatric Deformity Correction

Dr. Vitale hosted Current Techniques in Pediatric Deformity Correction at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian on 3/16/18.  The program was for surgeons who focus on the treatment of medical conditions affecting the Pediatric Spine.  The program included a live ... Read More >

February 16, 2018

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 >

February 14, 2018

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 >

January 22, 2018

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 >

December 14, 2017

Dr. Michael Vitale participates in a Risk and Safety of Spine Surgery Webinar

Dr. Michael Vitale participated in a Risk and Safety of Spine Surgery Webinar which was hosted by Hospital of Special Surgery.  He spoke about Making a Safer Environment.  He also was on a panel discussion for case presentations.  It was ... Read More >

October 30, 2017

Dr. Michael Vitale speaks at the Global Spine Outreach Symposium

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 >

October 12, 2017

Dr. Michael Vitale – Visiting Professor at Stanford

Columbia Orthopedics Co-Director, Division of Pediatric Orthopedics and Chief, Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Service Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH was a Bleck Visiting Professor at Stanford on October 11. He discussed “Making Spine Surgery Better with Lessons Learned from Aviation,” where he ... Read More >