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Associate Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics

Division Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedics

Director of Orthopaedics – UNC Children’s Hospital

Medical Degree

Cornell University, New York, NY


Orthopedic Surgery and Research Fellowship, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA


Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

Hip Preservation, Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, Switzerland

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Division Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics
Director of Orthopaedics – UNC Children’s Hospital
  • Hip dysplasia surgery: closed or open hip reductions and pelvic osteotomies (Salter, Pemberton, Dega, Tönnis, Periacetabular, and Staheli shelf osteotomies)
  • Neuromuscular hip and lower extremity procedures
  • Limb deficiency surgery, including limb reconstruction or conversion amputations
  • Lower limb realignment with growth modulation or osteotomies
  • Ponseti clubfoot techniques, including casting and surgical procedures

UNC Orthopaedics (Ambulatory Care Center)
102 Mason Farm Road
Second Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

UNC Hospitals Children’s Specialty Services at Raleigh
2801 Blue Ridge Road
First and Second Floor
Raleigh, NC 27607

  • Limb deficiencies
  • Pediatric fracture management
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Quality of life outcomes
  • Stem cell therapies

(see entire list available at PubMed)

Keil LG, Sullivan MH, Daddo S, Stillwagon MR, Vergun AD. 2021. How much opioid do kids actually need? A prospective study of analgesic prescribing and post discharge opioid use among pediatric patients with operative fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 41(10):e871-e876. Doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001965. 

 Barnes RH, Harter D, Esther RJ, Kamath, Vergun AD. 2021. Recurrent Hemarthrosis following resections of benign bone tumors: a case report of two pediatric cases. Case Rep Orthop. 2021 Aug 3;2021:5533636. doi: 10.1155/2021/5533636. eCollection 2021. 

 Louer CR Jr, Scott-Wyard P, Hernandez R, Vergun AD. 2021. Principles of amputation surgery, prosthetics, and rehabilitation in children. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 15;29(14):e702-e713. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-20-01283. 

 Stillwagon MR, Feinstein S, Andrews PN, MS, Nichols EB, Vergun AD. 2020. Pain Control and Medication Use in Children Following Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinning of Supracondylar Humerus Fractures: Are We Still Overprescribing Opioids? J Pediar Orthop. 40(10):543-548. 

 Clement RC, Carpenter DP, Cuomo AV. 2018. Spontaneous healing of a bucket-handle posterior labral detachment after hip dislocation in a five-year-old child: a case report. JBJS Case Connect. 8(2): e28. 

 Fedorak GT, Cuomo AV, Watts HG, Scaduto AA. 2017.  Management of terminal osseous overgrowth of the humerus with simple resection and osteocartilaginous grafts. J Pediatr Orthop. 37(3): e216-e221. 

 Cuomo AV, Fedorak GT, Moseley CF. 2015. A practical approach to determining the center of the femoral head in subluxated and dislocated hips. J Pediatr Orthop. 35(6): 556-60.  

 Fedorak GT, Watts HGCuomo AV, Ballesteros JP, Grant HJ, Bowen RE, Scaduto AA. 2015. Osteocartilaginous transfer of the proximal part of the fibula for osseous overgrowth in children with congenital or acquired tibial amputation: surgical technique and results. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 97(7): 574-81.  

 Boutis K, Howard A, Constantine E, Cuomo A, Narayanan U. 2014. Evidence into practice: emergency physician management of common pediatric fractures. Pediatr Emerg Care. 30(7): 462-8.  

 Fedorak GT, Cuomo AV, Otsuka NY. 2015. Does pediatric body mass index affect surgical outcomes of lower-extremity external fixation? J Pediatr Orthop. 35(4): 391-4.  

 Boutis K, Howard A, Constantine E, Cuomo A, Somji Z, Narayanan UG. 2015. Evidence into practice: emergency physician management of common pediatric fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 35(1): 18-23.  

 Cuomo A. 2013. CORR Insights®: Variations in the use of diagnostic criteria for developmental dysplasia of the hip. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 471(6):1955-6.  

 Cuomo AV, Howard A, Hsueh S, Boutis K. 2012. Gartland type I supracondylar humerus fractures in children: is splint immobilization enough? Pediatr Emerg Care. 28(11): 1150-3.  

 Bernthal NM, Gamradt SC, Kay RM, Wren TA, Cuomo AV, Reid J, Bales J, Otsuka NY. 2010. Static and dynamic gait parameters before and after multilevel soft tissue surgery in ambulating children with cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 30(2): 174-9.  

 Cuomo AV, Virk M, Petrigliano F, Morgan EF, Lieberman JR. 2009. Mesenchymal stem cell concentration and bone repair: potential pitfalls from bench to bedside. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 91(5): 1073-83.  

 Virk MS, Conduah A, Park SH, Liu N, Sugiyama O, Cuomo A, Kang C, Lieberman JR. 2008. Influence of short-term adenoviral vector and prolonged lentiviral vector mediated bone morphogenetic protein-2 expression on the quality of bone repair in a rat femoral defect model. Bone. 42(5): 921-31.  

 Cuomo AV, Gamradt SC, Kim CO, Pirpiris M, Gates PE, McCarthy JJ, Otsuka NY. 2007. Health-related quality of life outcomes improve after multilevel surgery in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 27(6): 653-7. 

 Cuomo AV, Pirpiris M, Otsuka NY. 2006. Case report: biceps tenosynovial rice bodies. J Pediatr Orthop B. 15(6):423-5. 

2020 UNC Learning Environment Committee Acknowledgement  

2018 Palestine Children’s Relief Fund Humanitarian Award 

2009 Shriners Hospitals for Children – Los Angeles Research Award  

2008 Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, Jacqueline Perry Research Award   

2003 HSS Orthopedic Surgery Research Award   

1995 Phi Beta Kappa  

1995 First Group Scholar  

1993 Sigma Xi  

1992-1995 Dean’s List  

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