Highland Hospital announces the appointment of Benjamin F. Ricciardi, M.D., FAAOS, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, as Highland’s Chief of Orthopaedics. Dr. Ricciardi, an Orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in total knee replacements and total hip replacements, has been a distinguished member of the faculty at Highland and the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for six years.
A graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Ricciardi received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College. He completed a residency in Orthopaedic surgery and a fellowship in adult reconstruction and joint replacement at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City where he also served as a research fellow in the mineralized tissue laboratory. He also completed a European Fellowship in hip reconstruction with the ME Müller Foundation.
The Hospital for Special Surgery, where Dr. Ricciardi received his training, is the world’s largest academic medical center dedicated to Orthopaedics, rheumatology, and related specialties. Dr. Ricciardi is looking forward to working with Highland’s dedicated team to continue the tradition of excellence in Orthopaedic care provided at Highland.
He succeeds Catherine A. Humphrey, M.D., M.B.A., who stepped down as Highland Hospital’s Chief of Orthopaedics and continues to serve the University as Associate Chief Medical Officer - Value Analysis and Division Chief for Orthopaedic Trauma at URMC.
“Dr. Ricciardi represents the best in the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons,” said Paul Rubery, M.D., Marjorie Strong Wehle Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester.
“He is an excellent surgeon with a reassuring bedside manner, and is also dedicated to research and advancing our field. He will continue the tradition of outstanding orthopaedic care at Highland, which Dr. Humphrey has carefully cultivated over the past decade.”