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Sharpening Your Scalpel: What Science and Sociology Tells us About How We Operate

Michael Vitale, MD, MPH

April 20, 2022, at 6:30 am

Hybrid Conference

Ana Lucia Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center
Chief, Pediatric Spine & Scoliosis Surgery
Director, Division of Pediatric Orthopedics
Vice Chair for Quality & Strategy
Attending Physician, New York-Presbyterian Hospital


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Speaker Biography

Dr. Michael G. Vitale is a world-renowned specialist in the non-operative and operative treatment of complex pediatric scoliosis and spinal disorders. His surgical practice leverages innovative treatments for younger children with scoliosis, and he has a special interest in the conservative management of scoliosis. He leads a unique team of multidisciplinary spine specialists focused non-operative care and prevention of curve progression.
In addition to his clinical practice Dr. Vitale is a prolific researcher, has authored almost 200 peer-reviewed publications, and lectures around the world on topics related to pediatric spine surgery and patient safety. As a leader in the national orthopedics community, Dr. Vitale has Chaired the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Society, led multiple committees in the Scoliosis Research Society, and currently serves as president of the Children’s Spine Study Group. In 2020, Dr. Vitale will assume the role of President of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.
Dr. Vitale is consistently recognized as one America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly, and has been the named among the top 50 physicians providing scoliosis care in the United States by Becker’s Spine Review.

Zoom Details

Meeting ID: 994 1734 7691

Passcode: 121212

In-Person Location

Marsico Hall 2004

Accreditation Statement
The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement
The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only those hours of credit actually spent in the educational activity.

Other health professionals will receive a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1™ activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC Boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and respiratory therapists. Other health care providers may also be able to use these certificates, depending on their particular license requirements. (License requirements are subject to change. Participants should check with their licensing boards for specific questions. UNC and its partners are not responsible for changes in license requirements.)

Disclosure statement
This activity has been planned and implemented under the sole supervision of the course director and planning committee, in association with the UNC Office of Continuing Professional Development (UNC CPD). The course director, planning committee, presenters, and CPD staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.

Credit Limitation
Credit is only available to employees of UNC or its affiliates. To claim credit please contact the Grand Rounds Coordinator.

Grand Rounds Coordinator

Chanelle Arsenault