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Benedict F DiGiovanni

TitleProfessor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentOrthopaedics
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 665
Rochester NY 14642
 
 Awards And Honors
1984 - 1985James B. Angell Scholar, Awarded for consecutive semesters of 4.0 GPA  | University of Michigan
1986     Magna Cum Laude Graduate  | University of Michigan
1988     First Prize, Paul H. Curtiss, Jr., MD Musculoskeletal Essay Competition  | Department of Orthopaedics, Case Western Reserve University
1990     Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society  | Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
1997     Finalist, Roger A. Mann, MD Award  | American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
2001     Elected Fellow  | American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
2001     Selected member of Editorial Review Board  | The American Journal of Orthopaedics
2005     Selected member of Editorial Review Board  | Journal: Foot and Ankle International
2005     Promotion to Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (Teacher-Clinician-Scholar Tract)  | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
2007     Guide to America's Top Orthopaedists, 2007 edition  | Consumer Research Council of America
2007 - 2009Awarded 2007-2009 Dean's Teaching Fellowship  | Dean's Teaching Fellowshiip Program, University of Rochester Sch
2007 - 2009Marshal A. Lichtman Dean's Teaching Fellow  | Dean's Teaching Fellowship Program, University of Rochester
2008 - 2013Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Foot and Ankle Fellowship  | Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
2009     Appointed Director of Musculoskeletal Curriculum, Directorship of Medical Student Years 1-4  | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
2010     2nd Prize, Outstanding Research Poster  | Annual Summer Meeting, American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
2010 - 20112011 Patient and Family Centered Care Award: For achieving the 90th % or above on inpatient satisfaction scores  | University of Rochester Medical Center
2011     Elected To Membership  | American Orthopaedic Association
2011     Promotion to Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (Teacher-Clinician-Scholar Tract)  | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
2012 - 2014Recipient of Louis A. and Mildred M. Goldstein Scholarship Award; Research Grant Awarded  | Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
2013     Selected for / Nominated to Medical School Admissions Committee  | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
2014     Selected for / Nominated to Advisory Committee  | Dean's Teaching Fellowship Program
 
 Overview
Dr. DiGiovanni sees adolescent and adult patients. His special expertise includes ankle arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction, arthritic conditions, sports medicine injuries, and fractures and dislocations of the foot and ankle. He is an active researcher, with a particular interests in plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis/tendonopathy, and chronic ankle pain in the athlete.

Dr. DiGiovanni earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery and research. Then, he completed Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle fellowships at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to being an active clinician, he is a researcher and medical educator. He has authored numerous medical journal articles and orthopaedic surgery textbook chapters. Dr. DiGiovanni is Director of the Foot and Ankle Fellowship program at URMC Orthopaedics and Director of Musculoskeletal Curriculum at University of Rochester School of Medicine. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and Professor of Orthopaedics. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2001 Fellow class), and the American Orthopaedic Association (2011 class).

 
 Selected Publications
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  1. Barske HL, Digiovanni BF, Douglass M, Nawoczenski DA. Authors' response: current concepts review: isolated gastrocnemius contracture and gastrocnemius recession. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Feb; 34(2):309.
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  2. Martin EA, Barske HL, Digiovanni BF. Open surgical treatment of an acute, unstable bony mallet injury of the hallux. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Feb; 34(2):295-8.
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  3. Barske HL, DiGiovanni BF, Douglass M, Nawoczenski DA. Current concepts review: isolated gastrocnemius contracture and gastrocnemius recession. Foot Ankle Int. 2012 Oct; 33(10):915-21.
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  4. DiGiovanni BF, Chu JY, Mooney CJ, Lambert DR. Maturation of medical student musculoskeletal medicine knowledge and clinical confidence. Med Educ Online. 2012; 17.
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  5. DiGiovanni BF, Moore AM, Zlotnicki JP, Pinney SJ. Preferred management of recalcitrant plantar fasciitis among orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons. Foot Ankle Int. 2012 Jun; 33(6):507-12.
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  6. DiGiovanni BF, Ward DS, O'Donnell SM, Fong CT, Gross RA, Grady-Weliky T, Lambert DR. Process of discovery: a fourth-year translational science course. Med Educ Online. 2011; 16.
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  7. Flanigan RM, DiGiovanni BF. Peripheral nerve entrapments of the lower leg, ankle, and foot. Foot Ankle Clin. 2011 Jun; 16(2):255-74.
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  8. Young BH, Flanigan RM, DiGiovanni BF. Complications of ankle arthroscopy utilizing a contemporary noninvasive distraction technique. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 May 18; 93(10):963-8.
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  9. Bukata SV, Digiovanni BF, Friedman SM, Hoyen H, Kates A, Kates SL, Mears SC, Mendelson DA, Serna FH, Sieber FE, Tyler WK. A guide to improving the care of patients with fragility fractures. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2011 Jan; 2(1):5-37.
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  10. Patel A, DiGiovanni B. Association between plantar fasciitis and isolated contracture of the gastrocnemius. Foot Ankle Int. 2011 Jan; 32(1):5-8.
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  11. Patel A, Rao S, Nawoczenski D, Flemister AS, DiGiovanni B, Baumhauer JF. Midfoot arthritis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2010 Jul; 18(7):417-25.
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  12. Panchbhavi VK, Aronow MS, Digiovanni BF, Giza E, Grimes JS, Harris TG, Roberts MM, Straus B. Foot and ankle experience in orthopedic residency: an update. Foot Ankle Int. 2010 Jan; 31(1):10-3.
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  13. Flanigan RM, Nawoczenski DA, Chen L, Wu H, DiGiovanni BF. The influence of foot position on stretching of the plantar fascia. Foot Ankle Int. 2007 Jul; 28(7):815-22.
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  14. Giordano BD, Ryder S, Baumhauer JF, DiGiovanni BF. Exposure to direct and scatter radiation with use of mini-c-arm fluoroscopy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 May; 89(5):948-52.
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  15. Morse KR, Flemister AS, Baumhauer JF, DiGiovanni BF. Distraction arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Clin. 2007 Mar; 12(1):29-39.
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  16. Baumhauer JF, Nawoczenski DA, DiGiovanni BF, Wilding GE. Reliability and validity of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Clinical Rating Scale: a pilot study for the hallux and lesser toes. Foot Ankle Int. 2006 Dec; 27(12):1014-9.
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  17. DiGiovanni BF, Gillespie BT, Flemister AS, Baumhauer JF. Using resident input to identify and integrate essential components of a foot and ankle rotation. Foot Ankle Int. 2006 Sep; 27(9):728-33.
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  18. Digiovanni BF, Nawoczenski DA, Malay DP, Graci PA, Williams TT, Wilding GE, Baumhauer JF. Plantar fascia-specific stretching exercise improves outcomes in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis. A prospective clinical trial with two-year follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Aug; 88(8):1775-81.
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  19. Roehrig GJ, Baumhauer J, DiGiovanni BF, Flemister AS. The role of extracorporeal shock wave on plantar fasciitis. Foot Ankle Clin. 2005 Dec; 10(4):699-712, ix.
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  20. Baumhauer JF, Nawoczenski DA, DiGiovanni BF, Flemister AS. Ankle pain and peroneal tendon pathology. Clin Sports Med. 2004 Jan; 23(1):21-34.
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  21. DiGiovanni BF, Partal G, Baumhauer JF. Acute ankle injury and chronic lateral instability in the athlete. Clin Sports Med. 2004 Jan; 23(1):1-19, v.
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  22. DiGiovanni BF, Nawoczenski DA, Lintal ME, Moore EA, Murray JC, Wilding GE, Baumhauer JF. Tissue-specific plantar fascia-stretching exercise enhances outcomes in patients with chronic heel pain. A prospective, randomized study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2003 Jul; 85-A(7):1270-7.
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  23. Pinzur MS, Mikolyzk D, Aronow MS, DiGiovanni BF, Mizel MS, Pinney SJ, Saltzman CL, Temple HT. Foot and ankle experience in orthopaedic residency. Foot Ankle Int. 2003 Jul; 24(7):567-9.
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  24. Baumhauer JF, DiGiovanni BF. Salvage of first metatarsophalangeal joint arthroplasty complications. Foot Ankle Clin. 2003 Mar; 8(1):37-48, viii.
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  25. Baumhauer JF, Lu AP, DiGiovanni BF. Arthodesis of the infected ankle and subtalar joint. Foot Ankle Clin. 2002 Mar; 7(1):175-90.
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  26. Baumhauer JF, DiGiovanni BF. Osteotomies of the fifth metatarsal. Foot Ankle Clin. 2001 Sep; 6(3):491-8.
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  27. DIGiovanni BF, Fraga CJ, Cohen BE, Shereff MJ. Associated injuries found in chronic lateral ankle instability. Foot Ankle Int. 2000 Oct; 21(10):809-15.
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  28. Johnson JE, Cohen BE, DiGiovanni BF, Lamdan R. Subtalar arthrodesis with flexor digitorum longus transfer and spring ligament repair for treatment of posterior tibial tendon insufficiency. Foot Ankle Int. 2000 Sep; 21(9):722-9.
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  29. DiGiovanni B, Shaffer J. Treatment of perilunate and transscaphoid perilunate dislocations of the wrist. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 1995 Nov; 24(11):818-26.
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  30. Woods GL, DiGiovanni B, Levison M, Pitsakis P, LaTemple D. Evaluation of MicroScan rapid panels for detection of high-level aminoglycoside resistance in enterococci. J Clin Microbiol. 1993 Oct; 31(10):2786-7.
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  31. Scoles PV, Latimer BM, DigIovanni BF, Vargo E, Bauza S, Jellema LM. Vertebral alterations in Scheuermann's kyphosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1991 May; 16(5):509-15.
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  32. Digiovanni BF, Scoles PV, Latimer BM. Anterior extension of the thoracic vertebral bodies in Scheuermann's kyphosis. An anatomic study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1989 Jul; 14(7):712-6.
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  33. Scoles PV, Linton AE, Latimer B, Levy ME, Digiovanni BF. Vertebral body and posterior element morphology: the normal spine in middle life. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1988 Oct; 13(10):1082-6.
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