Benedict F. DiGiovanni, M.D.

Benedict F. DiGiovanni, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 665
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

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Professional Bio

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).

Patient Care Bio

Dr. DiGiovanni sees patients of all ages. 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).

Awards & Honors (National)

Elected To Membership | American Orthopaedic Association | Chicago, Illinois 2011 - Present
2nd Prize, Outstanding Research Poster | Annual Summer Meeting, American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society | Baltimore, Maryland 2010
Guide to America's Top Orthopaedists, 2007 edition | Consumer Research Council of America | Washington, DC 2007
Selected member of Editorial Review Board | Journal: Foot and Ankle International 2005 - Present
Elected Fellow | American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | Chicago, Illinois 2001
Selected member of Editorial Review Board | The American Journal of Orthopaedics 2001 - Present
Finalist, Roger A. Mann, MD Award | American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society | Annual Summer Meeting, Monterey, California 1997
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society | Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine | Cleveland, Ohio 1990

Awards & Honors (Local)

Selected for / Nominated to Advisory Committee | Dean's Teaching Fellowship Program | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Medical Center 2014 - Present
Selected for / Nominated to Medical School Admissions Committee | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry | Rochester, New York 2013 - Present
Recipient of Louis A. and Mildred M. Goldstein Scholarship Award; Research Grant Awarded | Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation | University of Rochester Medical Center 2012 - 2014
Promotion to Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (Teacher-Clinician-Scholar Tract) | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry | Rochester, New York 2011 - Present
2011 Patient and Family Centered Care Award: For achieving the 90th % or above on inpatient satisfaction scores | University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, New York 2010 - 2011
Appointed Director of Musculoskeletal Curriculum, Directorship of Medical Student Years 1-4 | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry | Rochester, New York 2009 - Present
Program Director, Orthopaedic Surgery Foot and Ankle Fellowship | Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation | University of Rochester Medical Center 2008 - 2013
Awarded 2007-2009 Dean's Teaching Fellowship | Dean's Teaching Fellowshiip Program, University of Rochester Sch | Rochester, New York 2007 - 2009
Marshal A. Lichtman Dean's Teaching Fellow | Dean's Teaching Fellowship Program, University of Rochester | Rochester, New York 2007 - 2009
Promotion to Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation (Teacher-Clinician-Scholar Tract) | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry | Rochester, New York 2005
First Prize, Paul H. Curtiss, Jr., MD Musculoskeletal Essay Competition | Department of Orthopaedics, Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland, Ohio 1988
Magna Cum Laude Graduate | University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, Michigan 1986
James B. Angell Scholar, Awarded for consecutive semesters of 4.0 GPA | University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, Michigan 1984 - 1985

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Doctor of Medicine | Medicine | Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine1990
BA | English | University of Michigan1986
Study Abroad Program | University of MichiganAttended 1985 - 1985

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at American Sports Medicine Institute12/01/1996 - 07/31/1997
Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals08/01/1996 - 11/30/1996
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University09/01/1992 - 06/30/1996
Internship in General Surgery at Case Western Reserve University09/01/1990 - 06/30/1991
Fellowship in Allen Fellowship - basic science research at Case Western Reserve University Berdine Southall, Asst. Registrar07/01/1990 - 06/1991