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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.



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


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

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.

Bakhsh W, Nicandri G. "Anatomy and Physical Examination of the Shoulder." Sports medicine and arthroscopy review.. 2018 Sep; 26(3):e10-e22.

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: 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 Society 2009




Gregg T. Nicandri, MD