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Benjamin F. Ricciardi, M.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 341-9763

Fax: (585) 341-9865

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Patient Care Setting

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Ricciardi is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement and hip joint preservation surgery. He received his medical degree at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he received a number of awards and graduated as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Ricciardi's training in orthopedic surgery was completed at the Hospital for Special Surgery where he studied both joint replacement and joint preservation procedures. He received an additional one year of fellowship training in hip and knee replacement where he gained further experience in both complex revision (after joint replacement failure) and minimally invasive primary joint replacement. After his fellowship, he was awarded the prestigious European Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction from the ME Muller Foundation to study both hip preservation and joint replacement from European leaders in the field.

Dr. Ricciardi has experience in all aspects of hip replacement surgery including both minimally invasive anterior and posterior approaches and complex revisions after failure. He has performed both total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and revision knee replacement after failure. He is also actively involved in research and national leadership in joint replacement. He has published over 40 peer reviewed publications and presented over 50 papers at national and international meetings. Additionally, he serves on the editorial board of major journals in orthopedics.

Research

Dr. Ricciardi is actively involved as a clinician-scientist. His research background includes extensive experience in clinical and translational research in topics concerning both joint replacement and joint preservation surgery. Dr. Ricciardi has spent a number of years working in the Mineralized Tissue Laboratory at the Hospital for Special Surgery where he investigated both fracture healing and osseointegration in small animal models. Additionally, he has worked on translation research investigating the cellular and molecular processes that occur during hip replacement failure due to adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR) secondary to metal corrosion. Dr. Ricciardi has also performed research within clinical registries looking at outcomes of hip and knee replacement revision and outcomes after joint preservation surgery such as periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia.

Credentials

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/01/2016 - 02/28/2017
Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction at ME Muller Foundation - North America

08/01/2015 - 08/01/2016
Fellowship in Reconstructive Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery

6/1/2012 - 6/30/2014
Research in Research at Hospital for Special Surgery

6/8/2010 - 6/1/2015
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery

06/8/2009 - 6/8/2010
Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery

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Awards

2018
Presidential poster award: Effect of medical and functional needs on costs of geriatric hip fracture care
Sponsor: American Geriatric Society
Location: Orlando, FL

2017
Blue ribbon article: Provider-initiated patient satisfaction reporting yields improved physician ratings relative to commercial
Sponsor: Orthopedics

2016
European Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction, ME Müller Foundation
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery

2015
Russell F Warren Award for Excellence in Basic/Translational Research
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery

2013
Eduardo A Salvati Resident Research Grant Award
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery

2009
Alpha Omega Alpha
Location: Weill Cornell Medical College

2009
T Campbell Thompson Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery
Location: Weill Cornell Medical College

2009
Robert M Lintz Prize for Efficiency in Rheumatic Disease
Location: Weill Cornell Medical College

2009
Gustave J Noback Memorial Fund for Advanced Study and Teaching in Anatomy
Location: Weill Cornell Medical College

2009
Barbara Schmalzreidt Gast Memorial Fund for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Location: Weill Cornell Medical College

2004
Summa Cum Laude
Location: Colby College

2004
Phi Beta Kappa
Location: Colby College

2004
Berkshire Prize for Top Economics Major
Location: Colby College

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Publications

Journal Articles

10/28/2019
Ricciardi BF, Giori NJ, Fehring TK. "Clinical Faceoff: Should Orthopaedic Surgeons Have Strict BMI Cutoffs for Performing Primary TKA and THA?" Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 2019 Oct 28; Epub 2019 Oct 28.

10/15/2019
Thirukumaran CP, McGarry BE, Glance LG, Ying M, Ricciardi BF, Cai X, Li Y. "Impact of Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Penalties on Hip and Knee Replacement Readmissions: Comparison of Hospitals at Risk of Varying Penalty Amounts." The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2019 Oct 15; Epub 2019 Oct 15.

10/9/2019
Thirukumaran CP, Zaman A, Rubery PT, Calabria C, Li Y, Ricciardi BF, Bakhsh WR, Kautz H. "Natural Language Processing for the Identification of Surgical Site Infections in Orthopaedics." The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2019 Oct 9; Epub 2019 Oct 09.

Books & Chapters

2017
Chapter Title: Knee Anatomy
Book Title: Postoperative Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Author List: Haas SB and Ricciardi BF
Edited By: Andrew Green and Roman Hayda
Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2017 in Philadelphia

2017
Chapter Title: Rehabilitation for Total Knee Arthroplasty
Book Title: Postoperative Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Author List: Haas SB and Ricciardi BF
Edited By: Andrew Green and Roman Hayda
Published By: Lippincott Williams &Wilkins 2017 in Philadelphia

2017
Chapter Title: Combined Pinning and Arthroscopic Osteoplasty for Stable Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Book Title: Pediatric Pelvic and Proximal Femoral Osteotomies: A Clinical Casebook
Author List: Ricciardi BF, Manner H, Leunig M
Edited By: Reggie Hamdy and Neil Saran
Published By: Springer Publishing 2017 in New York

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