Daniel J. Del Gaizo, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

 

Education
  • BS (summa cum laude): New York Institute of Technology

  • MD (with distinction): George Washington University School of Medicine

  • Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Fellowship:  Rush University Medical Center (adult reconstruction)

Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • Interactive Educational Program (IEP) Total Joint Fellow Award (Finalist).  San Diego, California 02/16/2011

  • Harley and Betty Baxter Resident/Fellow Research Award.  Southern Orthopaedic Association 08/07

  • Alpha Omega Alpha.  George Washington University School of Medicine 06/04

  • Julius S Neviaser Award in Orthopaedic Surgery.  George Washington University School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics 06/04

Clinical Interests
  • Traditional primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty

  • minimally-invasive joint replacement

  • muscle-sparing approaches for hip and knee arthroplasty

  • accelerated postoperative rehabilitation

  • partial knee replacement (medial, lateral, and patellofemoral)

  • hip and knee arthroplasty in younger and/or active individuals

Academic Appointments
2011-present Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, UNC School of Medicine
Selected Publications (see entire list available at PubMed)
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Della Valle CJ. Total Hip Arthroplasty after Prior Hip Preservation Surgery. In: Callaghan JJ, editor. The Adult Hip 3rd Edition. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (in press)
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Kancherla V, Sporer SM, Paprosky WG: Porous Tantalum Augments for Paprosky IIIA Defects Remain Stable at Mid-Term Follow Up , Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (in press)
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Della Valle CJ: Instability after Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Orthopedics (in press)
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Della Valle CJ: Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infections; short editorial US Musculoskeletal Review (in press)
  • Del Gaizo D, Parekh SJ: Journal Scan: Foot and Ankle Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010; 468:296–301
  • Del Gaizo D, Soileau ES, Lachiewicz PF. Value of preoperative templating for primary total knee arthroplasty J Knee Surg 2009; 22, 4, 284-293
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Lachiewicz PF: Patellar Instability After Total Knee Arthroplasty Orthopaedic Knowledge Online 2008;6(12): http://www5.aaos.org/oko/cme/templates/template_2/information.cfm?topic=CME085
  • Spang JT, Del Gaizo DJ, Dahners LE: Reconstruction of lateral trochlear defect with radial head autograft J.Orthop.Trauma 2008; 22, 5, 351-356
  • Singh B, Draeger R, Del Gaizo DJ,  Parekh SG: Changes in length of the first ray with two different first MTP fusion techniques: a cadaveric study Foot Ankle Int. 2008; 29, 7, 722-725
  • Dirschl DR, Del Gaizo DJ: Staged management of tibial plateau fractures Am J Orthop. 2007; Apr ;36 (4 Suppl):12-17
Selected Presentations
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Sporer SM, Paprosky WG: Porous Metal Augments for the Difficult Acetabular Reconstruction; Pelvic Dicontinuities and Type 3A Acetabular Defects, Podium Presentation at the Combined Open Meeting of The Hip Society and The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons 02/19/2011, San Diego CA
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Graff RD, Mathur SM: The Effect of Methylprednisolone Infusion on the Expression of the Neuroprotective Cytokine CNTF in a Rat Acute Spinal Cord Injury Model, Podium Presentation at The Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 02/18/2011, San Diego CA
  • Del Gaizo DJ: Stable Acetabular Component, Pelvic Discontinuity, and Hip Instability, Podium Presentation at the IEP Total Joint Fellow Awards 02/16/2011, San Diego CA Regan CM, Del Gaizo DJ, Lim MR: Sensitivity and Specificity of the Flexion and Extension Hoffmann’s Reflexes in Detecting Cervical Myelopathy, Podium Presentation at The Annual Meeting of The Cervical Spine Research Society 12/02/2010, Charlotte NC
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Srinivassan A, Paprosky WG: Large Femoral Heads in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty, Podium Presentation at the 40th Annual Harvard Medical School Advances in Arthroplasty Course, 09/29/2010 Cambridge MA
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Soileau E, Lachiewicz PF: Preoperative Templating for Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty, Podium Presentation at The Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 03/05/2008, San Francisco CA
  • Singh B, Draeger R, Del Gaizo DD, Parekh SJ: Changes in Length of the First Ray with Two Different First MTP Fusion Techniques: A Cadaveric Study, Poster Presentation at The Annual AOFAS Summer Meeting, 06/25/2008 Denver CO
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Graff RD, Mathur SM: The Effect of Methylprednisolone Infusion on the Expression of the Neuroprotective Cytokine CNTF in a Rat Acute Spinal Cord Injury Model, Podium Presentation at The Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 06/14/08 Hot Springs VA
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Soileau E, Lachiewicz PF: Preoperative Templating for Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty, Podium Presentation at The Combined Southern and Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 08/04/2007 Victoria BC
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Soileau E, Lachiewicz PF: Preoperative Templating for Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty, Podium Presentation at The American Knee Society Annual Meeting, 09/08/2007 Siena, Italy