Category: Research

Pediatric Spine Study Group (PSSG) Annual Report 2023

Posted on February 21, 2024

In 2023, we truly took the Pediatric Spine Foundation to the next level. With a very successful merger accomplished, we made strategic changes to strengthen our team effort to care for children with complex spine deformities. One of the key moves was to create a single moment each year where all those who are passionate about improving the lives of these children can gather to advance the field. Read More

Michael Vitale, MD Presents at IPOS 2023

At IPOS 2023, Michael Vitale, MD, MPH spoke on the following topic: "SMA Spine: From EOS to PSF to Intrathecal Access," on Wednesday, Dec. 6th. He also participated in the Q&A/Case Discussion following the session. On Thursday, Dec. 7th, Dr. Vitale presented, "Scoliosis in AMC and Bruck Syndrome: How to Navigate the Challenges." He also participated in this session's discussion with a panel of other professionals. Later that day, Dr. Vitale contributed to Case Presentations and Discussions. He also presented, "Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (Small Group-Based Discussion): Neuromonitoring Challenges." Read More

Dr. Vitale Presents at ICEOS 2023, Charleston, SC

Posted on November 30, 2023

Program chair A. Noelle Larson, MD welcomed attendees to Charleston, South Carolina for the 17th International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis and the Growing Spine (ICEOS), the world’s leading conference addressing complex scoliosis in the growing child. Read More

Discover More About Scoliosis Awareness Month & Resources

Posted on June 13, 2023

June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month. Its purpose is to highlight the need for public education, early detection, and awareness about scoliosis and its prevalence within the community. The National Scoliosis Awareness Month campaign also brings together scoliosis patients, families, ... Read More

Advances in Pediatric Orthopedics: Assessing Shoulder Following Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering

Posted on March 24, 2023

Achieving shoulder balance has been described as an important indicator of clinical success following surgery for idiopathic scoliosis, one that drives patients’ satisfaction with their appearance after surgery. Consequently, shoulder balance is a critical component in surgical planning and when evaluating results. This subject was recently the focus of research undertaken by pediatric orthopedic surgeons Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH and Benjamin D. Roye, MD. Read More

Pediatric Spine Study Group (PSSG) Annual Report 2020

Posted on February 26, 2021

Dr. Michael Vitale and Other Major Members of Pediatric Spine Study Group—2020 Significant Contributions Update from Pediatric Spine Study Group; Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian Since 2002, the Pediatric Spine Foundation has worked with hospitals around the country to accomplish ... Read More

Pediatric Spine Study Group (PSSG) Annual Report 2019

Posted on September 01, 2020

Pediatric Spine Study Group Annual Report: President's Statement and Download "For nearly two decades, we worked as two separate entities to improve the lives of young children with spine deformity.  In 2019, the Children's Spine Study group and the Growing Spine ... Read More

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

Dr. Michael Vitale Co-Chairs 12th Annual ICEOS Meeting

Posted on November 19, 2018

Dr. Michael Vitale Co-Chairs the 12th Annual ICEOS (International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis) meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.  He also spoke on a myriad of topics including The Debates: SAI/Pelvic Screws (Paul Sponseller) vs S Hooks (Michael Vitale) Paper # ... Read More

Columbia University Pediatric Orthopedics Hosts their Annual Spine Research Retreat

Posted on October 26, 2018

The Division of Pediatric Orthopedics at Columbia University hosts an annual Spine Research Retreat.  The retreat allows the opportunity for many collaborators involved in research to come together and discuss operative research, non operative research and quality and safety projects. Read More