Brian D. Giordano, M.D.

Brian D. Giordano, M.D.

Contact Information

Clinton Crossings
4901 Lac De Ville Blvd, Bldg D
Rochester, NY 14618

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

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Patient Care Bio

Dr. Brian D. Giordano is an Assistant 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, shoulder, and elbow injuries. He performs open and arthroscopic surgery on the hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow for patients of all ages. In addition, his practice utilizes modern biologic treatments (such as platelet rich plasma) to optimize and accelerate healing for various athletic injuries. Dr. Giordano is also the head team physician for the Western NY Flash Professional Women's Soccer team and the Rochester River Dogz, an American Professional Soccer.

Dr. Giordano, a native of Palmyra, NY, 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. He's cared for several sports teams, serving as an Assistant Team Physician for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers and many others professional and collegiate teams. He is currently the head team physician for the Rochester Rhinos mens' professional soccer team as well as Nazareth College and consults regionally with various college and professional athletic 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 nationally in the area 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 presented on a variety of topics at regional, national, and international orthopaedic meetings. He is actively involved in in a number of research projects involving basic science, biomechanics, and clinical outcomes for athletic hip injuries and their associated treatment.

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Awards & Honors (National)

JBJS/OREF Resident Journal Club Grant | JBJS and OREF 2008 - 2009
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leadership Program | American Orthopaedic Association
AOSSM European Traveling Fellowship and Magellan Society

Awards & Honors (Local)

Sports Medicine Fellowhip | Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic | Los Angeles, CA 2009 - 2010
Cum Laude Graduate | University of Buffalo School of Medicine 2004
Dean's Letter of Commendations (eight semesters) | University of Buffalo School of Medicine 2000 - 2004
Magna Cum Laude Graduate | Colgate University 2000
Dean's Award for academic excellence (all eight semesters) | Colgate University 1996 - 2000
Patriot League Scholar Athlete Award ( four seasons) | Colgate Unviersity 1996 - 2006
John L., Wiant and Dr. Donald C. Rankin Scholarship | Colgate University 1996 - 2000
AOA Residency Leadership Program | American Orthopaedic Association
Edward J. Puzas Award for clinical research excellece | URMC Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society
National Biological Honor Society
Gottesman Award foro academic and athletic achievement | Colgate Unversity
Louis B. Goldstein Award

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD) - Primary


Sports Medicine - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


MD | Medicine | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences2004
BA | Molecular Biology | Colgate University2000

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic08/01/2009 - 07/31/2010
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center06/26/2005 - 06/25/2009
Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center06/26/2004 - 06/25/2005