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Brian D. Giordano, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 242-1327

Fax: (585) 262-9144

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Dr. Brian D. Giordano is an Associate Professor in the URMC Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. He is the Co-Director of the Hip Preservation Program and is a specialist in sports medicine, athletic hip injuries, and non-arthritic hip disease. His practice focuses on hip preservation surgery, as well as the care of knee, and sports medicine injuries. He performs open and arthroscopic surgery on the hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow. In addition, his practice utilizes modern biologic treatments (such as platelet rich plasma and stem cell therapy) to optimize and accelerate healing for various athletic injuries. Dr. Giordano is the head team physician for the Rochester Rhinos mens' professional soccer organization and Nazareth College Athletics. Dr. Giordano also consults regionally and nationally with various college and professional athletic teams.

A native of Palmyra, NY, Dr. Giordano attended Colgate University as an undergraduate where he played varsity soccer for 4 years. Later, he earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Following his residency, Dr. Giordano completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA where he served as an Assistant Team Physician for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers and many others professional and collegiate teams.

Dr. Giordano is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy, Eastern Orthopaedic Society, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Medical Association. He teaches and lectures nationally and internationally in the field of hip preservation and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Giordano has authored many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in general orthopaedics, sports medicine, and hip preservation surgery. He has lectured extensively on a variety of topics at regional, national, and international orthopaedic meetings. He is actively involved in a number of research projects involving basic science, biomechanics, and clinical outcomes for athletic hip injuries and their associated treatment. To learn more about UR Medicine's Hip Preservation Program visit



  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


MD | SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2009 - 07/31/2010
Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

06/26/2005 - 06/25/2009
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/26/2004 - 06/25/2005
Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

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2009 - 2010
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Sponsor: Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Location: Los Angeles, CA

2008 - 2009
JBJS/OREF Resident Journal Club Grant
Sponsor: JBJS and OREF

Cum Laude Graduate
Sponsor: University of Buffalo School of Medicine

2000 - 2004
Dean's Letter of Commendations (eight semesters)
Sponsor: University of Buffalo School of Medicine

Magna Cum Laude Graduate
Sponsor: Colgate University

1996 - 2006
Patriot League Scholar Athlete Award (four seasons)
Sponsor: Colgate University

1996 - 2000
Dean's Award for academic excellence (all eight semesters)
Sponsor: Colgate University

1996 - 2000
John L., Wiant and Dr. Donald C. Rankin Scholarship
Sponsor: Colgate University

American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leadership Program
Sponsor: American Orthopaedic Association

AOA Residency Leadership Program
Sponsor: American Orthopaedic Association

Edward J. Puzas Award for clinical research excellence
Sponsor: URMC Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society

National Biological Honor Society

Gottesman Award foro academic and athletic achievement
Sponsor: Colgate University

Louis B. Goldstein Award

AOSSM European Traveling Fellowship and Magellan Society

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Journal Articles

Domb BG, Stake CE, Finley ZJ, Chen T, Giordano BD. "Influence of capsular repair versus unrepaired capsulotomy on 2-year clinical outcomes after arthroscopic hip preservation surgery." Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association.. 2015 Apr 0; 31(4):643-50. Epub 2014 Dec 16.

Lafrance R, Giordano BD, Mohr K, Snibbe J. "The effect of platelet enriched plasma on clinical outcomes in patients with femoroacetabular impingement following arthroscopic labral repair and femoral neck osteoplasty". Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery Manuscript hnv023 I Manuscript # JHPS-2014-034.R2. 2015; .

Giordano, B. "Effect of Subspine Decompression on Rectus Femoris Integrity and Iliopsoas Excursion: A Cadaveric Study". The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2015; .

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Treatment of FAI and Advances in Arthroscopic/Endoscopic Surgeries.
Book Title: The Hip and Pelvis in Sports Medicine and Primary Care
Author List: Brian Giordano MD (chapter #15)
Edited By: Peter H. Sidenberg I Jimmy D. Bowen
Published By: Springer 2015

Chapter Title: Common Injuries and Conditions in Cross-Fit Participation
Book Title: Endurance Sports Medicine: Evaluation and Treatment of the Endurance Athlete
Author List: Brian Giordano MD (chapter author)
Edited By: Timothy L. Miller
Published By: Springer 2015

Chapter Title: Angular deformity of the lesser toes
Book Title: Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery
Author List: Giordano BD, Flemister, AS
Published By: Wiesel S (Ed.) Lipincott, Williams, and Wilkins 2014 in Philadelphia




Brian D. Giordano, MD