Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon,Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York
Associate Chief, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Office: (212)305-5475 | Appointments: (212)305-4565
Surgical Scheduling & Precertification: (212)305-0622
Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH, specializes in the nonoperative and operative treatment of children with complex spinal problems. He has a special interest in the treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis including use of the Vertical Expandable Titanium Rib Device (VEPTR) and growing rods. Dr. Vitale also performs complex limb reconstruction surgery of the lower extremity for problems such as Blount's disease, leg length differences, and malunions of bones.
As director of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Group, Dr. Vitale leads the clinical research team in their efforts, which is often funded by multi-year grants, and published in leading medical journals, as well as presented at national and international conferences. He has authored numerous original manuscripts and textbook chapters on the treatment of scoliosis. As a member of the Board of the National Chest Wall and Spine Deformity Study Group, he participates in multicenter studies aimed at improving the care of young people with scoliosis
Dr. Vitale believes in improving the quality of life for all children with orthopaedic problems. He has been advocating for children globally through the Institute of Medicine, as well as the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; and recently traveled to Haiti to help young earthquake survivors.