Dr. Michael Vitale Discusses the Advances in Low Dose X-Ray

When EOS Imaging launched its MicroDose feature, or low dose x-ray, for pediatric imaging, Dr. Michael G. Vitale, Ana Lucia Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, was an early adopter and vocal proponent of the new technology. “EOS offers faster imaging, less radiation and a more complete radiographic picture,” Dr. Vitale said.

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Dr. Michael Vitale Named One of the Top Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons

For the fifth year in a row, Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH has been named one of the Top Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons in North America.  Ana Lucia Professor of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Vitale is also the Chief of Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Surgery, co-Director of the Division of Pediatric Orthopedics, and Chief Quality Officer of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at this facility.

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Robotic Assistance Devices Help Pediatric CP Patients

Most people can reach for a cup of coffee that they are not looking at and successfully bring it to their mouths. But for people with cerebral palsy who have hemiplegia, that proprioceptive skill is missing. They may not reach the cup at all, or if they do grasp it with the involved arm, they may end up tipping the cup over. Moreover, the lack of control on the affected side often gets progressively worse as these patients learn to favor the dominant side. To improve that scenario in hemiplegic children with cerebral palsy, clinical investigators are teaming up with engineers to devise robotic assistance devices to “retrain their brains,” with the goal of enhancing function on the involved side of the body.

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Drs. Michael Vitale and David Roye Named Inaugural Samberg Scholars

Drs. David P. Roye, Jr. and Michael G. Vitale, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, were among ten exceptional physicians at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital that were named the inaugural Samberg Scholars in Children’s Health, a newly endowed appointment made possible by the generous donation of $25 million from hospital trustee Arthur Samberg and his wife, Rebecca. The scholars were officially appointed at a ceremony yesterday at the hospital, attended by Mr. and Mrs. Samberg and about 100 colleagues and supporters of the new scholars.

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Drs. David Roye and Joshua Hyman Named Patients Choice Physicians

David P. Roye, MD, chief of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital; and Joshua Hyman, MD, associate attending at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and associate professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons were recently recognized as MDx Patients Choice Physicians.

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Dr. Joshua Hyman Receives Patient Choice Award from American Registry

Joshua Hyman, MD, associate attending at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian and associate professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons was recently presented with an American Registry “Patient Choice Award.” The award reflects the exceptionally high praise that Dr. Hyman received through online feedback from his patients.

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