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DR. CARL P. GIORDANO'S Curriculum Vitae

Work

131 Madison Avenue, Suite 110
Morristown, NJ 07960
Tel: (973) 971-3500
Fax: (973) 683-0016
New Jersey State Medical License # issued 8/28/94
New York State Medical License # issued 5/22/88

Education

  • Rutgers Medical School (Piscataway, New Jersey) | 9/1982 – 6/1986 M.D.
  • Villanova University | 9/1978 – 6/1982 B.S.

Postdoctoral Training

  • Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York | 7/1986 – 6/1987 General Surgery
  • Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute, New York, New York | 7/1987 – 6/1988 Clinical Orthopedic Fellowship
  • New York University Medical Center/Bellvue Hospital, New York, New York | 7/1988 – 6/1989 General Surgery
  • Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute, New York, New York | 7/1989 – 6/1993 Resident: Orthopedic Surgery
  • Harborview Medical Center Seattle, Washington | 10/1991 – 2/1992 Orthopedic Trauma
  • Harborview Medical Center Seattle, Washington | 2/1993 – 4/1993 Elective: Spine Trauma

Fellowship

  • Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute New York, New York | 7/93 – 6/94 Spinal Reconstructive Surgery

Professional Appointments

  • Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, New Jersey | 9/1994 Spine Surgery Attending Staff Physician
  • Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey | 9/1994 – 5/2010
  • Northwest Covenant Medical Center, Denville and Dover, New Jersey | 11/1994 – 7/2002
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center Physician, Livingston, New Jersey | 6/1998 Spine Surgery Attending Staff
  • Spine Tech Company | 9/1998 Medical Advisory Board
  • American Board of Spine Surgery | 9/1999 – 2001 Examination Committee
  • Amercian Board of Spine Surgery | 1999-2001 Education/Core Curriculum Committee
  • Amercian Board of Spine Surgery | 1999-2001 Public Relations Committee
  • American Board of Spine Surgery | 9/1999 – 2001 Ethics Committee
  • Atlantic Health Hospital System | 2000 – 2001 Chairman – Orthopedic Spine Sub-Committee
  • Health South Physical Therapy Center | 2000 – 2001 Medical Director
  • Stryker Howmedica Osteonics | 2002 Board of Directors
  • Stryker Howmedica Osteonics | 2002 Medical Advisory Committee
  • Stryker Howmedica Osteonics | 2002 – 2009 Medical Director – Tissue Bank
  • Atlantic Neuroscience Institute | Co-Chairman – Spine Section
  • Corvel Consultant | 2004 – 2009 Expert Orthopedic
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital | 2004 Chief of Spine Surgery
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital | 2004 – 2013 Vice Chairman Orthopedic Department
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital | 2005 – 2009 Chief of Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Atlantic Neuroscience Institute | Co-Chairman Spine Section
  • Corvel Consultant | 2004-2009 Expert Orthopedic
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital | 2004 Chief of Spine Surgery
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital | 2005-2013 Vice Chairman Orthopedic Department
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital | 2005- 2009 Chief of Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Atlantic Health Systems | 2019 Chair for Spine Tech Committee

Awards and Honors

  • Cum Laude, Villanova University 1982
  • Marian Frauenthal Sloane Award for Outstanding Orthopedic Clinical Research 1993
  • Resident Teaching Award, 1990, Hospital for Joint Diseases-Orthopedic Institute
  • Master Care Physician Recognition Award 1999
  • Kingston National Registry “Who’s Who” 2002 Life Member #192632
  • Consumer Research Counsel of America 2002-2003 – Top Surgeons
  • Better Living Magazine 2002-2003 “Best Doctors”
  • Healing Hands Award, Atlantic Health Systems May 5, 2003 GS
  • Healing Hands Award, Atlantic Health Systems June 26, 2006 ESG
  • Healing Hands Award, Atlantic Health Systems April 27, 2009 FL
  • Healing Hands Award, Atlantic Health Systems April 30, 2009 SG
  • Healing Hands Award, Atlantic Health Systems February 15, 2010 VS
  • A.C. E. Award, Atlantic Health Systems April 27, 2011
  • New Jersey “Top Docs” November 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Who’s Who for Professionals 2016
  • Healthy Living Top New Jersey Doctor 2018

Editorial Board

  • The Orthopedic Resident Journal – Resident Advisor (1993)
  • Spine Focus Newsletter – Editor (1998-Current)
  • Failed Back Syndrome – 1999
  • Alternatives to Anterior Spinal Surgery – Summer 2000
  • Pain Management Topics – Winter  2000
  • Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis – 2001
  • Total Disc Replacement Surgery – 2005
  • Cervical Disc/Herniations/Stenosis – 2007
  • Cervical Disc Replacement – 2008
  • New Technologies – 2015

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (July 1996)
  • American Board of Spine Surgery (1998)

Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (1994)
  • North American Spine Society (May 1994)
  • Morris County Orthopedic Society (June 1995)
  • Morris County Medical Society (1998)
  • Medical Society of New Jersey (1999)

Grants

  • McGaw, Inc. – Principal Investigator in the field of Nutrition after Spinal Surgery (April 1993)
  • Acromed/Isola Inc. – Principal Investigator, Anterior Cervical Fusion, Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (January 2000)

Scientific Presentations

  • “One and Two Stage Combined Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion” Presented by Dr. Spivak at the Alumni Conference, Hospital for Joint Diseases – Orthopedic Institute, New York, New York – October 1991.
  • “One and Two Stage Combined Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion” Presented by Dr. Spivak at the AOA Annual Residents Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan – March 1992.
  • “The Perioperative Course of Combined Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion” Presented by Dr. Spivak at the North American Spine Society, 1992.
  • “The Perioperative Course of Combined Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion” Presented by Dr. Spivak at The New York Academy of Medicine, 1992.
  • “The Histology and Clinical Significance of Fracture Blisters” Orthopedic Trauma Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1992.
  • “The History of Fracture Blisters” Annual Conference, Hospital for Joint Diseases – Orthopedic Institute, New York, October 1992
  • “Traction Injuries to the Thoracic Spine in Association with Lumbar Seat Belt Type Injuries”: Alumni Conference, Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute, New York, October 1992.
  • “Pes Anserinus Bursitis After Total Knee Arthroplasty”: Alumni Conference, Hospital for Joint Diseases – Orthopedic Institute, New York, New York, October 1992.
  • “The Histology of Fracture Blisters”: 60th Annual AAOS, San Francisco, California, February 1993.
  • “Traction Injuries to the Thoracic Spine in Association with Lumbar Seat Belt Type Injuries” 26th Annual AOA Residents Conference, Seattle, Washington, March 1993
  • “A Prospective Randomized Trial of Supplemental Peripheral Nutrition After One Stage Anterior and Posterior Spinal Reconstructive Surgery”: Alumni Conference, Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute, New York, October 1993

Medical Education Course Faculty

  • EBI Spine Surgeons Forum, January 27, 1995, Parsippany, New Jersey, “The Use of Instrumentation for Adult Lumbar Fusions”.
  • EBI Spine Surgeons Forum, June 23, 1995, Parsippany, New Jersey. “The Use of Instrumentation for Adult Lumbar Fusions.”
  • EBI Spine Surgeons Forum, June 21, 1996, Parsippany, New Jersey. “The Use of Instrumentation for Adult Lumbar Fusions”.
  • EBI Spine Surgeons Forum, January 31, 1997, Parsippany, New Jersey. “The Use of Instrumentation for Adult Lumbar Fusions”.
  • SPINETECH BAK Surgeon Education Program, May 31, 1997 New York, New York.” Patient selection, indications, contraindications – anterior approach.”
  • SPINETECH BAK Surgeon Education Program, July 31st, 1997 New York, New York. “Anterior surgical approach – exposure, pertinent anatomy and instrumentation.”
  • EBI Spinal Surgery Forum, June 19-21, 1997, Puerto Rico, “Future directions and advancement in spinal surgery”.
  • SPINETECH BAK Surgeon Education Program, January 18, 1998, Hackensack, Hew Jersey. “Anterior Surgical Approach – Exposure, pertinent anatomy and instrumentation”.
  • EBI Spine Surgeons Forum, February 20, 1998, Parsippany, New Jersey. “The Use of Instrumentation for Adult Lumbar Fusions”.
  • IARP Conference, May 10, 2001, Atlantic City, New Jersey. “Failed Back Syndrome”.
  • Atlantic Neuroscience Institue, 2002 Annual Symposium, Management of Spine, “Current Concepts and Future Trends” Co-Director
  • SYNTHESES Cervical Total Disc Replacement course and cadaver lab on September 21, 2008, Chicago, Illinois
  • SYNTHESES Cervical Total Disc Replacement course and cadaver lab on November 22, 2008, New York City, New York
  • Post-Op care for spine patients, Morristown Memorial Hospital, October 29, 2008, Morristown, New Jersey
  • IARP Conference, May, 2019, Atlantic City, New Jersey. “Mult-disciplinary approach”.

Scientific Posters and Exhibits

  •  “The Histology and Clinical Significance of Fracture Blisters” Giordano, C.P., Ben-Yishay, A., Koval, K.J., Desai, P., Zuckerman, J.D.
    • Annual Meeting of Orthopedic Trauma Association, Seattle, Washington – November, 1991
    • AAOS Annual Meeting , Washington, D.C. – February, 1992.
  •   “The Use of a Distally Locked Femoral Prosthesis in Complex Revision Hip Surgery” Giordano, C.P., Jaffe, F., Kummer, F.
    • AAOS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California – February, 1993
  •  “A Prospective Randomized Trial of Supplemental Peripheral Nutrition for One Stage Anterior and Posterior Spinal Reconstructive Surgery” Giordano, C.P., Spivak, J., Neuwirth, M.
    • The North American Spine Society Meeting, San Diego, California 1993
  •   “Pes Anserinus Bursitis After Total Knee Arthroplasty” Giordano, C.P., Stuchinis, S., Kenne, P.
    • Eastern Orthopedic Association Meeting, Florida, 1993
  •  “A Biomechanical Investigation of Fracture Blister Formation” Giordano, C.P., Scott, D., Koval, K.J., Kummer, F., Alexander, H.
    • AAOS, New Orleans, 1994

Lectures

  • “Low Back Pain in the Adult” | Medical Grand Rounds, Morristown Memorial Hospital, August 16, 1995
  • “Pediatric Cervical Spine” | Pediatric Department, Morristown Memorial Hospital, August 16, 1995
  • “Cervical Spine Trauma” | Emergency Medical Department, Morristown Memorial Hospital, May 1995
  • “Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma” | Emergency Medical Department, Morristown Memorial Hospital, June 1995
  • “Emergency Management of Spine Injuries” | Emergency Medical Department, Morristown Memorial Hospital, August 16, 1995
  • “Advances in Treatment for Lower Back Pain” | Morristown Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Institute, September 22, 2000
  • “Guidelines to Spinal Surgery” 1999
  • “Cervical Spine Surgery” 1999
  • “Cervical Spine Surgery” 2000
  • “Low Back Pain in the Adult” 2000
  • “Guidelines to Spinal Surgery” 2000
  • “Advances in Treatment for Low Back Pain” 10/2000
  • “Low Back Pain” 12/19/00
  • “Avoidance of Anterior Spinal Surgery” 1/2000
  • “Failed Back Syndrome” 5/22/01
  • “Low Back Pain” 6/5/01
  • “Low Back Pain” 5/2002
  • “New Technologies in Spine Surgery” 5/2013
  • “New Technologies in Spine Surgery” 5/2014
  • “New Technologies in Spine Surgery” 5/2015
  • “New Technologies in Spine Surgery” Zurich North America 1/2016
  • “New Technologies in Spine Surgery” Travelers 2/2016
  • “Gallagher Bassett” 04/2016
  • Chubb | 6/2016
  • “Permanency and Causality”, Liberty Mutual | 1/2018
  • Medical Grand Rounds, Hospital for Joint Diseases | 4/2018
  • “Injuries, Obligations, Trends and Outcomes in the Workers’ Compensation Patient” New Jersey Manufacturers | 9/2018
  • “Injuries, Obligations, Trends and Outcomes in the Workers’ Compensation Patient” PMA Insurance | 10/2018
  • Mitsui Insurance | 10/2018
  • “Orthopedics as A Career” Rutgers Medical School | 10/2018
  • “The Eighth Literature in Medicine” Morristown Medical Center | 01/2019
  • “Injuries, Obligations, Trends and Outcomes in the Workers’ Compensation Patient” Zurich Insurance | 01/2019

Convocation Address

  •  Rutgers Medical School | 5/14/2018

Preceptor-ships

  • Morristown Memorial Hospital Occupational Health Students (2000)
  • North Jersey Physical Therapy (2000)
  • Morristown Memorial Rehabilitation Therapist (2000)
  • Merck Pharmaceutical Company (2001)

Media Spotlights

  • NBC Channel 4, May 14 and 16, 1997. “Usage of Anterior Cages for Spinal Fusions – An Improvement of an Old Technique”.
  • NJ Channel 12, May 23, 1997. “Usage of Anterior Cages for Spinal Fusions – An Improvement of an Old Technique”.
  • WPLQ Radio, June 10, 1997. “Usage of Anterior Cages for Spinal Fusions – An Improvement of an Old Technique”.
  • ABC Channel 4, April 6, 1999. The Rosie O’Donnel Show – “Failed Neck Surgery”.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medicine, Fall, 2018, “Carl P. Giordano, MD: Giving Up Was Never an Option,” p43-50..

Abstracts

  • Spivak, J.M., Neuwirth, M.G., Giordano, C.P.: The Perioperative Course of Combined Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion: Orthopedic Transactions, JBJS 16: 313, 1992
  • Giordano, C.P., Koval, K.J., Desai, P., Zuckerman, J.D.,: The Histology of Fracture Blisters:  Orthopedic Transactions, JBJS in Press
  • Giordano, C.P., Koval, K.J., ., Desai, P., Zuckerman, J.D.,: The Histology and Clinical Significance of Fracture Blisters:  Orthopedic Transactions, JBJS in Press.
  • Giordano, C.P., Scott, D., Koval, K.J., Kummer, F., Alexander, H.: A Biomechanical Investigation of Fracture Blister Formation: Orthopedic Transactions, JBJS in Press.

Publications

  • Halbrecht, J., Giordano, C.P., Jaffe, W.L.,: Metal – Backed Patellar Component Failure and Metallic Synovitis in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report. Bull Hospital Joint Diseases 49: 48-54. 1989
  • Shaffer, B.S., Giordano, C.P., Zuckerman, J.D.,: Revision of a Loose Glenoid Component Facilitated by a Modular Humeral Component.  Journal Arthroplasty 5:579-581. 1990
  • Spivak, J.M., Neuwirth, M.G., Giordano, C.P.,: The Perioperative Course of Combined Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion: Spine. Spine 9:520-526. 1994
  • Giordano, C.P., Stuchin, S., Kenney, P.,: Pes Anserinus Bursitis After Total Knee Arthroplasty: The American Journal of Knee Surgery Vol 7:31-36. 1994
  • Jarolomen, K.M., Lehman, W., Giordano, C.P.,: Use Of An Alignment Guide In Treatment Of Infantile Tibia Vara. Orthopaedic Review 23:74-77.  1994
  • Giordano, C.P., Scott, D., Koval, K.J., Kummer, F., Alexander, H., Desai, P., : Fracture Blister Formation: A Laboratory Study: Journal of Trauma 38(6):907-909. 1995
  • Giordano, C.P., Anderson, P., Zelouf, D., Chapman, Y.,: Traction Injuries To The Thoracic Spine In Association With Lumbar Seat Belt Type Injuries. Submitted to Spine
  • Giordano, C.P., Koval, K.,: Treatment Of Fracture Blisters: A Prospective Study Of 53 Cases. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 9(2):171-176. 1995
  • Giordano, C.P., Koval, K.J., Desai, P., Zuckerman, J.D.: The Histology of Fracture Blisters:  Clin Ortho Rel Research 307:214-221. 1994
  • Giordano, C.P., Jaffe, F., Jummer, F.,: The Use Of A Distally Locked Femoral Prosthesis In Complex Revision Hip Surgery. Submitted to Journal of Arthroplasty.
  • Giordano, C.P., Spivak, J., Neuwirth, M.A.,: A Prospective Randomized Trial Of Supplemental Peripheral Nutrition For One State Anterior Spinal Reconstructive surgery. Submitted to Spine.
  • Giordano, C.P., Spivak, J.,: Cervical Kyphosis.  To be submitted to Orthopaedic Review.
  • Giordano, C.P.,: Iliac Hematoma: A Case Report.  To be submitted to Orthopaedic Review.
  • Giordano, C.P.,: Combined Posterior Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery. To be submitted to Spine.

Book Chapters

  • Zuckerman, J.D., Giordano, C.P., Rosen, H.,:Non-Unions of the Humeral Shaft Fractures. in Bigliani, L. (ed) : Complications of Shoulder Surgery: Lippincott, New York, 1993.
  • Papa, J., Giordano, C.P.,: Principles and Techniques of Fixation, in Jahss, M.D.(ed): Disorders of the Foot and Ankle, 2nd Edition, Saunders, Philadelphia, 1991.
  • Giordano, C.P., Neuwirth, M.G.: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital (TSRH) Instrumentation for Adult Lumbar Fusions. In Bridwell, K.H and DeWald, R.L.(ed) : The Textbook of Spinal Surgery, 2nd Edition, Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1997.
  • Giordano, C.P., Neuwirth, M.G., Margulies, J: The Use of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital (TSRH) in Spondylopelvic Fixation. In Margulies JY, Flowman Y, Farcy J-PC, Neuwirth MG(ed) : Lumbosacral and Spondylopelvic Arthrodesis, JP Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1997.
  • Spivak, J., Giordano, C.P.,: Cervical Kyphosis. In Bridwell, K.H., and DeWald, R.L.(ed) : The textbook of Spinal Surgery, 2nd Edition, Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. 1997

Books

  • “Shoot the Moon: The True Story of a Look Behind the Curtain of Medical
    School and Residency…and Surviving the Worst in Life” November 2017

Device Development

  • Band Clamp Connector for Acromed/Isola Inc. Principal developer
  • United States Patent No.: 9,913,666 B2 | 2017 | Spinal Pars Fixation Device 
  • United States Patent No.: 9,615,860 | 2017 | Spinal Pars Fixation Device
  • United States Patent No.: 9,737,345 B2 | 2017 | Spinal Pars Fixation Device
  • United States Patent No.: 9,770,270 B2 | 2018 | Spinal Pars Fixation Device
  • US Patent Pending PCT/US2017/015286 | 2018
  • Altus Instrumentation device development | 2018

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Dr. Nachwalter is participating in United Healthcare/Oxford

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AS OF DECEMBER 1

Both Dr. Giordano and Dr. Nachwalter will be participating in Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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