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Gregg T. Nicandri, M.D.

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

Knee Pain & Injury; Shoulder & Elbow, Pain & Injury; Shoulder Replacement; Sports Medicine - Surgical

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 276-4874

Fax: (585) 276-2840

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Faculty Appointments


Dr. Nicandri's medical practice focuses on the care of knee, shoulder, and elbow injuries. He believes strongly in the importance of staying active as we age and has special expertise in treating sports-related injuries that occur in adult athletes. The treatments Dr. Nicandri offers range from arthroscopy to total shoulder and elbow reconstruction.

Dr. Nicandri, a native of Rochester, earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at the University of Washington. Following his residency, Dr. Nicandri completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Duke University and served as Assistant Team Physician for the Blue Devil Football and Basketball Teams. Dr. Nicandri has researched and authored articles on preferred surgical techniques to repair athletic injuries and the safety of injured patients. He is board-eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr Nicandri is an Assistant Professor in URMC Orthopedics' divisions of Sports Medicine and Shoulder and Elbow Services.



  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


BS | Penn State University
Arts & Sciences

MD | Medical College of Virginia

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2008 - 07/31/2009
Fellowship in Ortho/Primary Care Sports Medicine at Duke University Medical 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 at University of Washington Medical Center

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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 Commonweath 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

Pedowitz R, Nicandri G, Tuchschmid S. "Asymmetry in Dominant / Non-Dominant Hand Performance Differentiates Novices from Experts on an Arthroscopy Virtual Reality Serious Game." Studies in health technology and informatics.. 2016 220:289-94.

Koehler R, John T, Lawler J, Moorman C, Nicandri G. "Arthroscopic training resources in orthopedic resident education." The journal of knee surgery.. 2015 Feb 0; 28(1):67-74. Epub 2014 Feb 07.

Keohler, Ryan, Goldblatt, John, Maloney, Michael, Voloshin, Ilya, Nicandri, Gregg. "Assessing Diagnostic Arthroscopy Performance in the Operating Room using the Arthroscopic Surgery Skill Evaluation Tool (ASSET)". Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2015; .

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Patients with Hereditary Abnormalities Involving Connective Tissue in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Book Title: Reconstruction and Basic Science
Author List: Nicandri G, MD; Maloney M, MD
Published By: **2015

Chapter Title: Shoulder & Elbow
Book Title: Oxford American Handbook of Sports Medicine
Author List: Jeffrey Bytomski I Claude Moorman
Published By: Oxford Press2010

Chapter Title: Complications of Knee Dislocations
Book Title: Advanced Reconstruction Knee
Author List: Nicandri GT I Moorman CT III
Edited By: Jay R. Lieberman MD I Daniel J. Berry MD I Frederick M. Azar MD I Editors
Published By: AAOS & The Knee Society2009




Gregg T. Nicandri, MD