November 15, 2023

Dr. Vitale Honored with Bent Not Broken Award | TPFF Paige Fraser Gala

The Bent Not Broken Award was presented to Dr. Michael Vitale on Monday, October 23, 2023 at the TPFF Gala. This award celebrates individuals, organizations, or initiatives that have made significant contributions to clinical research in their industry through innovative approaches, advancements, and groundbreaking achievements. Read More >

September 23, 2023

Tolo Days—Michael Vitale, MD, MPH, Keynote Speaker

"Truly honored to be asked to give keynote and spend time with old friends as part of Vern Tolo day, raising money for the amazing research being done at CHLA. Dr. Tolo still has so much to teach—about orthopedics and life—all these years later." Read More >

September 19, 2023

SRS News—Dr. Vitale at the 58th Annual SRS Meeting

In early September, 2023, Dr. Vitale attended and participated in the SRS (Scoliosis Research Society) Annual Meeting. Dr. Vitale moderated a case discussion on Early Onset Scoliosis on Wednesday, 9/6. In Thursday's session, "Complication Avoidance and Post-Op Considerations," Dr. Vitale gave a presentation entitled, "Complication Avoidance." Read More >

August 23, 2023

Save the Date: 10th Annual Symposium On The Pediatric Spine—Non-Operative Treatment

Announcing: The 10th Annual Pediatric Spine: Best in Class Non-Operative Treatment for Scoliosis CME | June 20, 2024. This interactive course is an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art, non-operative treatment of scoliosis across the ages. Read More >

July 18, 2023

Perioperative Orthopedic Quality & Safety Newsletter

Dr. Michael G. Vitale, Vice-Chair, Strategy & Quality, Columbia Orthopedics Quality Team, is pleased to share this quarterly newsletter with you. Happy Summer from the Columbia Orthopedics team! We are excited to continue sharing our perioperative quality updates and reading list for this quarter. Since our last issue, we have welcomed two Quality & Performance Improvement (QPI) fellows, Erin Butrico (2021-2022) and Chinenye E. Ezeh (current: 2022-2023), and a new fellow (Melanie Brown, 2023-2024) who will join the team in July of this year. Read More >

July 17, 2023

Greta’s Heroic Journey Video

“Greta is a straight-A student, plays piano, and loves to dance, but she was born with a condition that caused her spine to curve and stopped her lungs from functioning. Our Och Spine Team and NewYork-Presbyterian performed a series of major surgeries to correct her severe scoliosis. Most recently, we performed a spinal fusion to straighten the curve in her spine, which allows her to live a fuller life.” —Dr. Michael Vitale Read More >

June 20, 2023

Curvy Girls Announces New Book—Features Chapter by Dr. Vitale

June 19, 2023, Dr. Vitale and his team were excited to attend the Curvy Girls biennial conference in Long Island. At the conference, Curvy Girls celebrated the release of their latest book: "Straight Talk Scoliosis: The Journey Continues.” In this new book, Dr. Vitale gives his perspective on scoliosis and its treatment. Read More >

June 14, 2023

Pediatric Spine Study Group (PSSG) Annual Report 2022

2022 was truly a positive, transformational year for the Pediatric Spine Foundation—a fact obvious to anyone who attended the 16th Annual International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis (ICEOS) in Rome this year. For the past five years, we have worked to unite our two legacy study groups, and to make ICEOS the must-attend meeting for all who care for children with complex spine deformities. Read More >

June 13, 2023

Discover More About Scoliosis Awareness Month & Resources

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 >

June 02, 2023

9th Annual Symposium on the Pediatric Spine—Non-Operative Treatment

The Ninth Annual Pediatric Spine: Best in Class Non-Operative Treatment for Scoliosis CME is an opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art, non-operative treatment of scoliosis across the ages. Read More >