Dr Robert Molinari hails from Valley Stream, New York. He is a Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and the Chief of the Division of Spinal Surgery. Dr. Molinari, a board-certified and fellowship-trained spinal surgeon, came to Rochester in 2003 from Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, where he was as the Director of Spinal Surgery and Orthopaedic Research. He completed the prestigious Washington University Pedaitric and Adult Spinal Surgery Fellowship in St. Louis and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He served for many years as the United States Armed Forces regional expert for the treatment of complex spinal disorders while fulfilling his long military tour of duty obligation. Dr Molinari currently maintains his military teaching appointment at the Armed Forces Medical School in Bethesda, MD.
Dr Molinari is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of complex spinal surgery. His original research contributions to the peer-reviewed spinal literature are numerous. He is the author of 8 book chapters in spinal surgery textbooks as well as over 50 scientific articles in peer-reviewed spine journals. He also currently serves as a medical reviewer for the Journal of Spinal Disorders, Global Spine Journal, and Current Opinion in Orthopaedics. Dr. Molinari has received many commendations for his outstanding patient care. His team, which includes, Mr William Gruhn, RPA -C takes great pride in providing quality spinal care to patients. Recently, "Dr M" was awarded the AO Spine North America Educator of the Year award for his outstanding teaching abilities in the field of spinal surgery.
Dr. Molinari has been practicing medicine successfully for the past 28 years. He specializes in the surgical care of complex spinal disorders in all regions of the spine. His areas of special interest include : herniated disk and spinal stenosis surgery: complex spinal tumors; scoliosis & complex spinal deformity; disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine; spinal trauma, and revision spinal surgery.
|Top Performer Award Patient and Family Centered Care | University of Rochester Medical Center
|Patient and Family Centered Care Award | University of Rocheste Medical Center
||2012 - 2013
|Patient and Family Centered Care Award | University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester
||2011 - 2012
|Patient and Family Centered Care Award | University of Rochester Medical Center
||2010 - 2011
|Outstanding Clinical Research Award | Madigan Army Medical Center, Research Day
|Concerned Patient Care Award Recipient | General Leonard Wood Army Hospital
|Physician of the Year Award Finalist | The Mount Sinai Medical Center
|Clinical Honors: Surgery, Obstetrics, Psychiatry | The Mount Sinai Medical Center
|Distinguished West Point Cadet | US Military Academy
||1981 - 1984