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Gregg T. Nicandri, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 276-4874

Fax: (585) 276-2840

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Hospital Medicine, Orthopaedics & Physical Performance


I am a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder surgery. I have been practicing at the University of Rochester since 2009, and perform both open and arthroscopic surgery in adolescent and adult patients. The most common conditions I treat are shoulder arthritis, instability (dislocations), and rotator cuff disease. I have been lucky to take part in several groundbreaking research initiatives over the years that have contributed new techniques and training methods to the greater orthopedic community.
I also serve as the Chief Medical Information Officer for the health system. I am a champion and leader for implementing, advancing, and optimizing our clinical technology systems so that we can deliver truly personalized care and achieve outstanding outcomes and awesome patient and provider experiences.


My current research focuses on strategically leveraging technology to automate much of our data and insight generation, enabling us to deliver truly personalized healthcare experiences and better outcomes for our patients. My favorite outcome of this work is that it frees providers by getting them away from computers and enables more quality, face to face care time with patients. I am also continuing to conduct research on orthopedic skills education driving the transformation from the “see one, do one, teach one” training model to one of “prepare, perform, and perfect”. This includes developing assessments of surgical skill, surgical simulators, and surgical skills curricula with the goal of ensuring a baseline skill set for all orthopedic surgeons.




    MD | Virginia Commonwealth University-West Hospital (USA)

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    08/01/2008 - 07/31/2009
    Fellowship at Duke University Eye Center

    07/01/2004 - 06/30/2008
    Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Washington Medical Center

    06/25/2003 - 06/30/2004
    Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Washington Medical Center

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    2018 - 2018
    AANA Stephen Snyder Arthroscopy Teaching Award

    Highland Family Medicine Community Teaching Award
    Sponsor: Highland Hospital Family Medicine Residency Education Program
    Location: Highland Hospital, Rochester, New York

    Recipient-Louis A. and Mildred M. Goldstein Scholarship Award; Research Grant Awarded
    Sponsor: Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
    Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

    Medical Student Surgical Teaching Award-Georg H. Whipple Surgical Lectureship
    Sponsor: URMC and Highland Hospital Medical Students
    Location: Rochester, New York

    Duthie Evarts Orthopaedic Resident Teaching Award-R.Plato Schwartz Orthopaedic Lectureship
    Location: URMC Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery I Rochester, New York

    2009 - Present
    Emerging Leaders Program-Elected Member
    Sponsor: American Orthopaedic Association
    Location: Chicago, Illinois

    Edward Lauren Spine Award for Excellence in Spine Research
    Sponsor: University of Washington - Dept of Orthopaedics

    AO North America Resident Trauma Research Grant
    Sponsor: University of Washington - Dept of Orthopaedics

    2003 - Present
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    Sponsor: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

    Drs. Horace Dade and Philip Pope Tialiaferro Scholarship
    Sponsor: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

    Commonwealth Award in Medicine
    Sponsor: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

    Summer Aesculpian Research Scholar
    Sponsor: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

    2000 - 2003
    President Community Health Task Force
    Sponsor: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

    Recipient I Eagle Scout Merit Award
    Sponsor: Boy Scouts of America

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    Journal Articles

    Shaikh HJF, Anderson DE, Chait AR, Ramirez G, Bronstein RD, Goldblatt JP, Giordano BD, Maloney MD, Nicandri GT, Voloshin I, Mannava S. "Use of Area Deprivation Index to Predict Minimal Clinically Important Difference for Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair." The American journal of sports medicine.. 2023 Aug 8; :3635465231187904. Epub 2023 Aug 08.

    Chen RE, Soin SP, El-Shaar R, Nicandri GT, Awad HA, Maloney MD, Voloshin I. "What Regions of the Distal Clavicle Have the Greatest Bone Mineral Density and Cortical Thickness? A Cadaveric Study." Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 2019 Aug 29; Epub 2019 Aug 29.

    Chen RE, Papuga MO, Nicandri GT, Miller RJ, Voloshin I. "Preoperative Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) scores predict postoperative outcome in total shoulder arthroplasty patients." Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery. 2018 Nov 22; Epub 2018 Nov 22.

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Patients with Hereditary Abnormalities Involving Connective Tissue
    Book Title: The Anterior Cruciate Ligament:Reconstruction and Basic Science
    Author List: Nicandri G, MD; Maloney M, MD
    Edited By: Chadwick C Prodromos
    Published By: Elsevier 2018 in Philadelphia, PA

    Chapter Title: Shoulder & Elbow
    Book Title: Oxford American Handbook of Sports Medicine
    Author List: Jeffrey Bytomski I Claude Moorman
    Published By: Oxford Press 2010

    Chapter Title: Elbow and Forearm
    Book Title: Handbook of Sports Medicine
    Author List: Nicandri GT I Moorman CT III
    Published By: Oxford University Press 2009




    Gregg T. Nicandri, MD