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Chief, Division of Spine Surgery
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Brown University
Director, Brown University Fellowship in Spine Surgery
Vice President, University Orthopedics Incorporated

Appointment Information:

Patient Appointments, Surgical Scheduling & Administration
Call: 401-457-1595

Mark Palumbo, M.D.

Chief, Division of Spine Surgery
Board-certifed Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialties:

Mark Palumbo MD is a board-certified and fellowship-trained spine surgeon at University Orthopedics. He specializes in reconstructive surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine for the adult patient. These operations function to relieve compression of the neurologic structures and to restore structural integrity to the spinal column. Dr Palumbo has special expertise in disorders of the cervical spine including extensive experience in cervical total disc replacement. His clinical and research interests encompass spinal stenosis, disc herniation, scoliosis and athletic injuries of the spine.

Meet Dr. Palumbo:

Dr Palumbo was born and raised in Rhode Island. He attended Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick and went on to receive his B.A. and Doctorate of Medicine from Boston University.

He completed his orthopedic residency at Brown University followed by fellowship training in spine surgery at Case Western University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr Palumbo serves as Professor and Chief of the Division of Spine Surgery in the Department of Orthopedics at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He serves as a consultant Team Physician for the Brown University Department of Athletics and is on the medical staff of Rhode Island Hospital, the Miriam Hospital and Westerly Hospital.

Dr Palumbo is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the North American Spine Society, the Rhode Island Orthopedic Society and the American Medical Association. He has received numerous teaching awards, published over sixty peer-reviewed articles and serves on multiple committees within the Brown University Department of Orthopedics and the national academic spine societies.

On a personal note, Dr Palumbo resides in West Greenwich with his wife, Anne, and their three children. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, hiking, skiing and fishing.

Offices:

East Greenwich
1405 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI
02818

Butler Drive
100 Butler Drive
Providence, RI
02906

Professional Affiliations:

  • Associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Brown Medical School
  • Board-certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Member of the North American Spine Society
  • Member of the RI Orthopedic Society

Reconstructive and trauma surgery for the adult spine

My Assistant

Kailey E. Lyford, PA-C

Kailey E. Lyford, PA-C is a physician assistant (PA) who specializes in spine disorders and works with Mark A. Palumbo, MD and Alan H. Daniels, MD. She spends her time both in the office seeing patients as well as assisting in the operating room alongside Dr. Palumbo and Dr. Daniels.

Kailey grew up in southern Rhode Island and received her undergraduate degree in Allied Health Science at University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. She then completed her Master in Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2013 at Arcadia University in Christiana, Delaware. Kailey is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) as well as a member of Pi Alpha, the National Honor Society for Physician Assistants. Kailey is also the Clinical Liaison between University Orthopedics and Bryant University’s Physician Assistant program, coordinating rotations for students at our practice and acting as one of their clinical preceptors.

Prior to moving back to Rhode Island and joining University Orthopedics in 2015, Kailey practiced pediatric orthopedics at the Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. While she spent time working in general pediatric orthopedic care, she specialized in cerebral palsy and neuromuscular conditions.


Krista Szatkowski, PA-C

Krista Szatkowski is a physician assistant who specializes in spinal disorders, working with Mark Palumbo, MD and Alan Daniels, MD. Krista is involved in the many facets of care for our spine patients; seeing patients in the office as well as assisting both Dr. Palumbo and Dr. Daniels in the operating room.

Krista grew up in Rhode Island and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Rhode Island in Biological Sciences and went on to earn her Masters of Science degree at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She is nationally certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

Prior to joining University Orthopedics in 2016, Krista began her career in Neurosurgery focusing on spine disorders and pain management.

 

Patient Resources

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Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

  • N Thakur, J Czerwein, J Butera, P Lucas and M Palumbo. Perioperative Management of Chronic Anticoagulation in Orthopaedic Surgery. Accepted for Publication 2009 JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS.
  • M Tompkins, I Panuncialman, P Lucas and M Palumbo. Spinal Epidural Abscess. Accepted for Publication 2009 JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE.
  • J Czerwein, N Thakur, P Lucas, S Migliori and M Palumbo. Complications of Anterior Lumbar Spine Surgery. Accepted for Publication 2009
    JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS.
  • M Valdes, N Thakur, S Namdari, D Ciombor and M Palumbo. Recombinant Bone Morphogenic Protein-2 in Orthopedic Surgery: A Review. ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY.
    Published online (ahead of print) March 12, 2009.
    P Langer, P Fadale and M Palumbo. Catastrophic Neck Injuries in the Collision Sport Athlete. SPORTS MEDICINE AND ARTHROSCOPY REVIEW
    16(1): 7-15, 2008.
  • R Tallarico, I Madom and M Palumbo. Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis in the Athlete. SPORTS MEDICINE AND ARTHROSCOPY REVIEW
    16(1): 32-38, 2008.
  • M Valdes, D Moore, M Palumbo, P Lucas, A Robertson, J Appel, M Ehrlich and H Keeping. rhBMP-6 Stimulated Cells Enhance Posterolateral Spinal Fusion in the New Zealand White Rabbit. SPINE JOURNAL 2007 May-June; 7 (3): 318-325. Epub April 6, 2007.
  • D Spenciner, D Green, J Paiva, M Palumbo and J Crisco.The multi-directional bending properties of the human lumbar intervertebral disc.
    THE SPINE JOURNAL 6(3):248-257, 2006
  • R Tachjian, S Majercek, W Biffle, M Palumbo and W Cioffi. Halo-vest immobilization increases early morbidity and mortality in elderly odontoid fractures.
    JOURNAL OF TRAUMA 60(1):199-203, 2006.
  • D Greene, A Appel, S Reinhart and M Palumbo. Lumbar disc herniation: Evaluation of information on the internet. SPINE 30(7): 826-829, 2005
  • R Banerjee, M Palumbo and P Fadale. Catastrophic Cervical Spine Injuries in the Collision Sport Athlete, Part II – Principles of Emergency Care.
    AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE
    32(7): 1760-1764, 2004.
  • R Banerjee, J Stanley and M Palumbo. Spinal epidural hematoma induced by leukemia: A case report. ORTHOPEDICS 27(8): 864-866, 2004
  • R Banerjee, M Palumbo and P Fadale. Catastrophic Cervical Spine Injuries in the Collision Sport Athlete, Part I – Epidemiology, Functional Anatomy and Diagnosis.
    AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE 32(4): 1077-1087, 2004
  • E Bluman, M Palumbo and P Lucas. Spinal epidural abscess in adults. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS 12(3): 155-163, 2004
  • M Palumbo, M Valdes, S Sheik, and P Lucas. Posterolateral intertransverse lumbar arthrodesis in the New Zealand white rabbit model: I – Surgical anatomy.
    THE SPINE JOURNAL 4(3): 287-292, 2004
  • M Valdes, M Palumbo, A Robertson, and M Ehrlich. Posterolateral intertransverse lumbar arthrodesis in the New Zealand white rabbit model: II - Operativel technique. THE SPINE JOURNAL 4(3): 293-299, 2004
  • M Valdes, H Keeping, J Appel, A Robertson, M Palumbo, P Lucas and M Ehrlich. Improving BMSCS stimulated spine fusions by exposure to a rhBMP-6 cell derived matrix. EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL Volume 12 (supplement 1): s32, August 2003
  • M Valdes, H Keeping, J Appel, A Robertson, M Palumbo, P Lucas and M Ehrlich. Rh-BMP-6 exposed osteo-progenitor cell implantation time: Does it make a difference in achieving spinal fusion? EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL Volume 12 (supplement 1): s8, August 2003
  • W Alford, M Palumbo and M Barnum. Compartment syndrome of the arm : A complication of noninvasive blood pressure monitoring during thrombolytic therapy for myocardial infarction. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MONITORING 17(3): 163-166, 2002
  • A Hilibrand, M Fye, S Emery, M Palumbo and H Bohlman. Increased rate of arthrodesis with strut grafting after multilevel anterior cervical decompression.
    SPINE 27(2): 146-151, 2002
  • A Hilibrand, M Fye, S Emery, M Palumbo and H Bohlman. Impact of smoking on the outcome of anterior cervical arthrodesis with interbody or strut grafting.
    JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY
    83-A (5) : 668-673, 2001
  • M Palumbo, A Hilibrand, R Hart and H Bohlman. Surgical treatment of thoracic spinal stenosis : Two to nine year follow-up. SPINE 26 (5): 558-566, 2001
  • K Riew, A Hilibrand, M Palumbo, N Sethi and H Bohlman : Diagnosing basilar invagination in the rheumatoid patient: The reliability of radiographic criteria.
    JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY
    83-A (2): 194-200, 2001
  • K Riew, A Hilibrand, M Palumbo and H Bohlman : Anterior cervical corpectomy in patients previously managed with a laminectomy: Short-term complications.
    JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY
    81A(7): 950-957, 1999
  • A Hilibrand, G Carlson, M Palumbo and H Bohlman: Radiculopathy and myelopathy due to adjacent segment degeneration following anterior cervical arthrodesis.
    JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY
    81A(4): 519-528, 1999
  • J Gastel, M Palumbo, M Hulstyn, P Fadale, and P Lucas : Emergency removal of football equipment : A cadaveric cervical spine injury model. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE Volume 32 (4): 411-417, 1998.
  • M Palumbo, M Hulstyn, P Fadale, T O’Brien and L Shall : The effect of protective football equipment on alignment of the injured cervical spine - Radiographic analysis in a cadaveric model. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE Volume 24(4) : 446-453 , 1996.
  • M Palumbo and P Fadale : Open repair of the ruptured achilles tendon. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNIQUES 2(1): 41 - 44 , 1994.
  • J Jupiter, M Palumbo, J Nunley, P Aulicino and J Herzenberg : Secondary reconstruction after vascularized fibular transfer. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY
    75A(10): 1442-1450, 1993.
  • J Jupiter, A Kour, M Palumbo and M Yaremchuk : Limb reconstruction by free tissue transfer combined with the Ilizarov method. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY 88(6): 943-951, 1991.
  • I Yablon, M Palumbo, E Spatz, R Mortara, J Reed and J Ordia : Nerve root recovery in complete injuries of the cervical spine. SPINE 16(10): S518-521, 1991.
Books and Chapters
  • R Banerjee, P Fadale and M Palumbo. Cervical Spine Injuries in the Athlete. In Johnson DH and Pedowitz RA (eds.): Practical Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. Lippincott and Wilkins, 2007. pp.53-70.
  • M Palumbo & R Campbell. Thoracic disc disease and stenosis. In Spivak J and Connolly P (eds.): Orthopaedic Knowledge Update – Spine 3. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2006. pp. 271-280
  • P Lucas, M Palumbo, R Campbell and M Valdez. Neck and back pain (Chapter 98). In Leppert PC and Peipert JF (eds.): Primary Care for Women. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2004. pp. 648-652
  • M Palumbo & M Barnum. Operative treatment of cervical spine disorders. In Murphy, DR (ed.): Conservative Management of Cervical Spine Syndromes. Appleton and Lange, 1999. pp. 593-604.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

  • B Plociak, A Lato and M Palumbo: Case study - Fractured ankle. ORTHOPAEDIC NURSING 18(4): 21-26, 1999
  • M Palumbo, P Lucas and E Akelman: Lumbar spinal stenosis - A review. RHODE ISLAND MEDICINE Volume 78(11): 321-323, 1995.
  • J Jupiter and M Palumbo: An evolutionary perspective of elbow function. AO/ASIF DIALOGUE 3(1): 9-12, 1990

Course Faculty

  • 1st Annual Boot Camp for Spine Fellows
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    April 2009
  • 4th Annual Meeting - Surgical Decision Making and Technological Advancements in Spine Surgery.
    Stowe, Vermont
    February 2008
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    2008 Annual Meeting
    Orlando, Florida
    July 2008
  • 3rd Annual Meeting - Surgical Decision Making and Technological Advancements in Spine Surgery.
    Chatham, Massachusetts
    September 2007
  • 1st Annual Complex Spine Pathologies Course
    Musculoskeletal Education & Research Center
    Monterey, California
    November 2006

Journal Editor

  • Guest Editor.
    SPORTS MEDICINE AND ARTHROSCOPY REVIEW
    Issue 16.1 (Athletic Spinal Disorders)
    2008

Abstracts

  • Cervical spine kinematics following total disc replacement mimic intact behavior.
    I Madom, D Paller, J Crisco and M Palumbo.
    Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    February 2009
  • D Spenciner, D Green, J Paiva, M Palumbo and J Crisco.Can the multi-directional bending properties of the lumbar intervertebral disc be predicted from the components of the principal anatomical axes?
    Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society
    March 2004
  • D Spenciner, D Green, J Paiva, M Palumbo and J Crisco.The multi-directional bending properties of the human lumbar intervertebral disc. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society
    San Diego, California
    October 2003
  • D Spenciner, D Green, J Paiva, M Palumbo and J Crisco.An apparatus for determining the multi-directional bending properties of the human lumbar intervertebral disc.
    Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics
    Toledo, Ohio
    September 2003
  • M Valdes, H Keeping, J Appel, A Robertson, M Palumbo, P Lucas and M Ehrlich. Improving BMSCS stimulated spine fusions by exposure to a rhBMP-6 cell derived matrix. European Spine Journal. Volume 12 (supplement 1): s32, August 2003
  • D Riew, M Palumbo, A Hilibrand, G Carlson and H Bohlman: Complications of cervical corpectomy in post- laminectomy patients. Proceedings of 65th Annual Meeting of the AAOS
    March 1998
  • A Hilibrand, M Fye, M Palumbo and H Bohlman :
    Smoking impairs the outcome of anterior cervical interbody grafting. Proceedings of 25th Annual Meeting of CSRS
    December 1997
  • K Riew, A Hilibrand, M Palumbo, S Emery and H Bohlman:Rheumatoid basilar invagination - Are X-ray criteria reliable? Proceedings of 12th Annual Meeting of the NASS
    October 1997
  • A Hilibrand, M Fye, M Palumbo, and H Bohlman:
    Improved arthrodesis after anterior cervical decompression through strut grafting.
    Proceedings of 12th Annual Meeting of the NASS
    October 1997
  • A Hilibrand, M Fye, M Palumbo, and H Bohlman:
    Smoking impairs the outcome of anterior cervical interbody grafting. Proceedings of 12th Annual Meeting of the NASS
    October 1997
  • A Hilibrand, M Fye, M Palumbo and H Bohlman:
    Improved arthrodesis after anterior cervical decompression through strut grafting. Proceedings of 65th Annual Meeting of the AAOS
    March 1998
  • A Hilibrand, G Carlson, M Palumbo and H Bohlman:
    At risk levels for adjacent segment disease of the cervical spine. Proceedings of 64th Annual Meeting of the AAOS
    February 1997
  • K Riew, M Palumbo, A Hilibrand and H Bohlman:
    Diagnosing basilar invagination in the rheumatoid arthritis patient: Are plain radiographic criteria reliable?
    Proceedings of 64th Annual Meeting of the AAOS
    February 1997
  • M Palumbo, A Hilibrand, H Bohlman and J Davis:
    Stenosis of the thoracic spinal canal. Proceedings of 64th Annual Meeting of the AAOS
    February 1997
  • K Riew, M Palumbo, A Hilibrand and H Bohlman:
    Complications of anterior cervical surgery for post-laminectomy kyphosis. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society
    December 1996
  • A Hilibrand, G Carlson, M Palumbo, and H Bohlman:
    Radiculopathy due to degeneration of segments adjacent to anterior cervical fusions. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society
    December 1996
  • A Hilibrand, G Carlson, M Palumbo, and H Bohlman:
    Radiculopathy due to degeneration of segments adjacent to anterior cervical fusions. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society
    October 1996
  • M Palumbo, M Hulstyn, P Fadale, T O’Brien and L Shall: The effect of protective football equipment on alignment of the injured cervical spine - Radiographic analysis in a cadaveric model. Proceedings of the 1995 Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    July 1995
  • M Palumbo, M Hulstyn, P Fadale, T O’Brien and L Shall:
    The effect of protective football equipment on alignment of the
    injured cervical spine - Radiographic analysis in a cadaveric model. Proceedings of 28th American Orthopaedic Assoc. Residents Conference, April 1995
  • J Jupiter, M Palumbo, J Nunley, P Aulicino and J Herzenberg: Secondary reconstruction after vascularized fibular transfer. Proceedings of the 1992 Annual Meeting of the Am. Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
    November 1992
  • M Palumbo, J Jupiter, P Aulicino, and J Nunley:
    Late secondary reconstruction after vascularized fibular transfer. Proceedings of 8th Annual Meeting of Southern Orthopaedic Association, November 1991
  • J Jupiter, M Palumbo, J Nunley, P Aulicino and J Herzenberg: Limb salvage after late complications of vascularized fibular transfer. Proceedings of 44th Annual Meeting of Virginia Orthopaedic Society, April 1991
  • I Yablon, M Palumbo, E Spatz, R Mortara, J Reed and J Ordia: Nerve root recovery in complete injuries of the cervical spine. Proceedings of 18th Annual Meeting of Cervical Spine Research Society, December 1990
  • M Palumbo: An injury reduction program for high school football. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Society of Prospective Medicine, May 1987

Peer Reviewed - Scholarly Work Published in Other Media Videotape Presentation

  • Open repair of the ruptured achilles tendon using a running interlocking suture technique. J Gastel, P Fadale, M Hulstyn, M Palumbo and J Abate. Orthopaedic Surgery Motion Picture Session. Annual Meeting of the American College of Surgeons
    October 1997
  • Open repair of the ruptured achilles tendon.
    J Gastel, P Fadale, M Hulstyn and M Palumbo.
    64th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. San Francisco, California
    February 1997

Poster Exhibits

  • Cervical spine kinematics following total disc replacement mimic intact behavior.
    I Madom, D Paller, J Crisco and M Palumbo.
    55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    February 2009
  • Multi-directional bending stiffness of the human lumbar intervertebral disc.
    D Spenciner, D Greene, J Paiva, M Palumbo and J Crisco
    18th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society
    San Diego, California
    November 2003
  • Posterolateral lumbar arthrodesis in the New Zealand White rabbit model: Surgical technique.
    M Valdes, M Palumbo, A Robertson, P Lucas and M Ehrlich. World Spine II Meeting
    Chicago, Illinois
    August 2003
  • Posterolateral lumbar arthrodesis in the New Zealand White rabbit model: Surgical Anatomy. M Valdes, M Palumbo, A Robertson, P Lucas and M Ehrlich.
    World Spine II Meeting
    Chicago, Illinois
    August 2003
  • Enhancing posterolateral spinal fusion with rhBMP-6 exposed osteoprogenitor cells. Valdes, M; Keeping, H; Robertson, A; Appel, AJ; Moore, DC; Palumbo, M; Lucas, P; Ehrlich, MG. 49th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. New Orleans, Louisiana
    February 2003
  • Vascularization of a DBM carrier mass in the lumbar posterolateral fusion rabbit model.
    Valdes, M; Keeping, H; Robertson, A; Appel, AJ; McGough, R; Moore, D; Palumbo, M; Lucas, P;Ehrlich, M
    49th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    February 2003
  • Enhancing posterolateral spinal fusion with rhBMP-6 exposed osteoprogenitor cells.
    Valdes, M; Keeping, H; Robertson, A; Appel, AJ; Moore, DC; Palumbo, M; Lucas, P; Ehrlich, MG.
    10th Annual Lifespan Research Celebration
    Providence, Rhode Island
    November 2002
  • Posterolateral intertransverse lumbar fusion in the New Zealand White rabbit model. Part I- Surgical Anatomy.
    M Valdes, M Palumbo,A Robertson, P Lucas & M Ehrlich.
    10th Annual Lifespan Research Celebration
    Providence, Rhode Island
    November 2002
  • Posterolateral intertransverse lumbar fusion in the New Zealand White rabbit model. Part II- Surgical Technique.
    M Valdes, M Palumbo,A Robertson, P Lucas & M Ehrlich.
    10th Annual Lifespan Research Celebration
    Providence, Rhode Island
    November 2002
  • Vascularization of a DBM carrier mass in the lumbar posterolateral fusion rabbit model.
    Valdes, M; Keeping, H; Robertson, A; Appel, AJ; McGough, R; Moore, D; Palumbo, M; Lucas, P; Ehrlich, M
    10th Annual Lifespan Research Celebration
    Providence, Rhode Island
    November 2002
  • BMP-6 exposed osteoprogenitor cells promote posterolateral intertransverse spinal fusion in the New Zealand white rabbit. M Valdes, A Robertson, H Keeping, M Palumbo, P Lucas, S McAllister and M Ehrlich.
    48th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society
    Dallas, Texas
    March 2002
  • BMP-6 exposed osteoprogenitor cells promote posterolateral intertransverse spinal fusion in the New Zealand white rabbit. M Valdes, A Robertson, H Keeping, M Palumbo, P Lucas, S McAllister and M Ehrlich
    9th Annual Lifespan Research Celebration
    Providence, Rhode Island
    October 2001
  • Vertebral artery injury during anterior cervical surgery. W Bulczynski, P Lucas and M Palumbo.
    Spine Science and Practice Management Conference
    New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2000
  • Differentiation of rabbit bone marrow stromal cells on a BMP-6 containing osteoinductive extracellular matrix .
    L Babatt, H Keeping, J Kung, J Roybal, M Palumbo and M Ehrlich. 46th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Orlando, Florida
    March 2000
  • Stenosis of the Thoracic Spinal Canal.
    M Palumbo, M Barnum, A Hilibrand, J Davis and H Bohlman. 64th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. San Francisco, California
    February 1997
  • Achievement of arthrodesis after anterior cervical decompression - Corpectomy vs discectomy. A Hilibrand, M Palumbo, M Barnum and H Bohlman.24th Annual Meeting of Cervical Spine Research Society. Palm Beach, Florida
    December 1996
  • Protective football equipment and cervical spine malalignment: A cadaveric injury model. M Hulstyn, J Gastel, M Palumbo, & P Fadale. 63rd Annual Meeting of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
    Atlanta, Georgia. February 1996
  • Secondary reconstruction after vascularized fibular transfer. J Jupiter, M Palumbo, J Nunley, P Aulicino and J Herzenberg. 106th Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association. Coronado, California
    June 1993
  • Secondary reconstruction after vascularized fibular transfer. J Jupiter, M Palumbo, J Nunley, P Aulicino and J Herzenberg. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Montreal, Canada
    November 1992

Non-Peer Reviewed - Scholarly Work Published in Other Media Editor

  • Fracture Lines
    Alumni Newsletter
    Brown University Orthopadic Residency Program
    Volume 1, 1998
    Volume 2, 1999

RADIO and TELEVISION Appearances

  • Spine injuries in the athlete.
    WPRO Sports Medicine Talk Show series
    Providence, Rhode Island
    January 1995
  • Spine injuries in the athlete.
    WPRO Sports Medicine Talk Show series
    Providence, Rhode Island
    May 1997
  • Spine injuries in the athlete.
    WPRO Sports Medicine Talk Show series
    Providence, Rhode Island
    November 1997
  • Spinal cord injuries in football.
    National Radio Network (interview)
    October 1998
  • Low Back Pain
    Channel 6 Television (Providence)
    Blue Cross Patient Education Series
    April 1999
  • Spine Problems in an Aging Population
    WPRO Healthwatch Segment
    February 2001

Invited Presentations

National/Regional

  • Spinal Imaging – Why and When
    1st Annual Boot Camp for Spine Fellows
    April 2009
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Adjacent Segment Disease in the Lumbar Spine
    4th Annual Meeting - Surgical Decision Making and Technological Advancements in Spine Surgery
    February 2009
    Stowe, Vermont
  • Reliable Assessment of Anterior Cervical Fusion
    4th Annual Meeting - Surgical Decision Making and Technological Advancements in Spine Surgery
    February 2009
    Stowe, Vermont
  • Asymptomatic C1-2 Pannus and Subaxial Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Rationale for Conservative Management of the Upper Cervical Spine
    4th Annual Meeting - Surgical Decision Making and Technological Advancements in Spine Surgery
    February 2009
    Stowe, Vermont
  • Surgical Treatment of Discogenic Low Back Pain: Non-anatomic/Psychocial Considerations
    4th Annual Meeting - Surgical Decision Making and Technological Advancements in Spine Surgery
    February 2009
    Stowe, Vermont
  • Catastrophic Neck Injuries in the Collision Sport Athlete- Acute Management Principles
    Instructional Course #306
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    Annual Meeting
    July 2008
    Orlando, Florida
  • Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain –
    Why Surgery Is Not Successful.
    3rd Annual Surgical Decision Making and Technological Advancements in Spine Surgery.
    September 2007
    Chatham, Massachusetts
  • Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease –
    Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with BMP
    3rd Annual Surgical Decision Making and Technological Advancements in Spine Surgery.
    September 2007
    Chatham, Massachusetts
  • Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy with Stable Neurologic Function – The Case for Operative Management
    3rd Annual Surgical Decision Making and Technological Advancements in Spine Surgery.
    September 2007
    Chatham, Massachusetts
  • Cervical Radiculopathy with Two-level HNP –
    Posterior Laminotomy and Foraminotomy
    3rd Annual Surgical Decision Making and Technological Advancements in Spine Surgery.
    September 2007
    Chatham, Massachusetts
  • Surgical Management of the Lumbar Spine –
    Indications and Patient Selection
    First Annual Complex Spine Pathologies Course
    Musculoskeletal Education & Research Center
    Monterey, California
    November 2006
  • Emerging Technologies in Non-Fusion Surgery –
    Is There a Role for Cervical Total Disc Replacement?
    First Annual Complex Spine Pathologies Course
    Musculoskeletal Education & Research Center
    Monterey, California
    November 2006
  • Practice Management – Choosing the Right Practice
    First Annual Complex Spine Pathologies Course
    Musculoskeletal Education & Research Center
    Monterey, California
    November 2006
  • Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty
    Eighth Annual New England Worker’s Compensation Educational Conference.
    Newport, Rhode Island
    November 2005
  • Common Cervical Spine Injuries in the Athlete
    Annual Meeting of the National Athletic Trainers Association
    St. Louis, Missouri
    June 2003
  • Current Concepts in the Management of Low Back Pain
    Cape Cod Orthopaedic Association
    Hyannis, Masachusetts
    May 2003
  • Clinical Symposium : Cadaver Dissection of the Spine
    54th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association
    Boston, Massachusetts
    January 2002
  • Clinical Anatomy of the Adult Spine
    54th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association
    Boston, Massachusetts
    January 2002
  • Stenosis of the Thoracic Spinal Canal.
    64th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    San Francisco, California
    February 1997
  • Revisiting Emergency Care of the Cervical Spine
    49th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association
    Boston, Massachusetts
    January 1997
  • The Effect of Protective Football Equipment on Alignment of the Injured Cervical Spine - Radiographic Analysis in a Cadaveric Model.
    1994 American Orthopaedic Association
    Residents Conference
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    April 1995
  • The Effect of Protective Football Equipment on Alignment of the Injured Cervical Spine - Radiographic Analysis in a Cadaveric Model.
    American College of Surgeons
    1994 Resident Trauma Paper Competition (Regional Finals)
    Boston, Massachusetts
    December 1994
  • Pelvic Ring Trauma.
    3rd Annual New England Fracture Forum
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, Massachusetts
    April 1994
  • Late secondary reconstruction after vascularized fibular transfer. 8th Annual Meeting of the Southern Orthopaedic Association
    Atlanta, Georgia
    November 1991
  • Limb salvage after late complications of vascularized fibular transfer. 4th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    April 1991
  • Nerve root recovery in complete injuries of the cervical spine. 18th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society
    San Antonio, Texas
    November 1990
  • An evolutionary perspective of elbow function.
    2nd Annual Richard J. Smith Memorial Lectureship
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, Massachusetts
    October 1990
  • Surgical management of cervical spine injuries with quadriplegia.
    American College of Surgeons
    1988 Resident Trauma Paper Competition (Regional Finals)
    Burlington, Vermont
    January 1989

Local

  • Spine Radiography
    School of Diagnostic Imaging
    Rhode Island Hospital
    Providence, Rhode Island
    September 2007
  • Physical Examination of the Spine
    Internal Medicine Residency Program Lecture Series
    Department of Medicine
    Brown Medical School
    Providence, Rhode Island
    March 2007
  • Management Strategies for Low back Pain
    Fourth Annual Physical Therapy Conference
    RI Workers Compensation /Beacon Mutual Ins. Co.
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    October 2005
  • Panelist, Morbidity & Mortality Conference
    Topic : Germ Cell Tumor with Cauda Equina Compression
    Department of Medicine
    Brown Medical School
    Providence, Rhode Island
    October 2005
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
    Orthopaedic Basic Science
    Brown Medical School/Rhode Island Hospital
    Providence, Rhode Island
    April 2005
  • Panelist, Morbidity & Mortality Conference
    Topic : Spinal Epidural Abscess
    Department of Medicine
    Brown Medical School
    Providence, Rhode Island
    October 2004
  • Low Back Pain
    Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Group Meeting
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    September 2004
  • Degenerative Disorders of the Cervical Spine – Surgical Treatment Options
    2004 Annual Meeting of the Chiropractic Society of RI
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    May 2004
  • Athletic Injuries to the Cervical Spine
    Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
    Brown Medical School/Rhode Island Hospital
    Providence, Rhode Island
    December 2003
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
    Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
    Brown Medical School/Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island
    April 2001
  • Disorders of the Lumbar Spine
    Internal Medicine Residency Lecture Series
    Miriam Hospital/ Brown Medical School
    Providence, Rhode Island
    March 2001
  • Orthopaedic Medicine for Lawyers
    Continuing Legal Education Seminar
    Rhode Island Bar Association
    Providence, Rhode Island
    September 2000
  • Adult Cervical Spine Trauma
    Continuing Education Lecture Series
    Rhode Island State Nurses Association
    Providence, Rhode Island
    March 2000
  • Compensation Low Back Pain : Can Its Impact On Industry Be Controlled?
    Annual Meeting of the R.I. Safety Association
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    February 2000
  • The Rheumatoid Cervical Spine
    Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
    Brown Medical School/Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island
    March 1999
  • Compensation Low Back Pain : Can Its Impact On Industry Be Controlled? Annual Meeting of R.I. Workers Compensation Association of Employers
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    September 1998
  • The Degenerative Neck: A Surgical Perspective
    R.I. Chiropractic Society Seminar
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    April 1998
  • Cervical Disc Disease
    Workers Compensation Lecture Series
    Beacon Mutual Insurance Company
    Providence, Rhode Island
    September 1997
  • Cervical Spondylosis and Myelopathy
    Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
    Brown Medical School/Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island
    May 1997
  • Radiologic Evaluation of the Spine-Injured Athlete
    Second Annual Sports Medicine Seminar
    Rhode Island Athletic Trainers Association
    Providence, Rhode Island
    April 1997
  • Injuries of the Cervicocranium
    Multidisciplinary Spine Conference
    MetroHealth Medical Center
    Cleveland, Ohio
    September 1995
  • Management Priorities in Pelvic Ring Trauma
    5th Annual Peter D. Smith Memorial Trauma Seminar
    Rhode Island Hospital
    Providence, Rhode Island
    May 1995
  • Head and Cervical Spine Injuries in the Athlete
    Rhode Island Interscholastic Football League Injury Fund
    Sports Medicine Lecture Series
    East Providence, Rhode Island
    November 1994
  • Fractures of the Pelvic Ring
    Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
    Brown Medical School/Rhode Island Hospital
    Providence, Rhode Island
    September 1994
  • Fractures of the Pelvis
    Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
    Brown Medical School /Rhode Island Hospital
    Providence, Rhode Island
    June 1994
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
    Orthopaedic Grand Rounds
    Brown Medical School /Rhode Island Hospital
    Providence, Rhode Island
    December 1992

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SPECIALTY CENTERS
  • Spine
    • The Spine Center are referred back and neck pain patients across the New England Sates.
  • Hand & Wrist
    • The Hand & Wrist center deals with both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions and problems.
  • Joint Replacement
    • The Joint Replacement Center provides the most modern treatment options for knee, hip, and shoulder replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
    • The Pediatric Orthopedic Center consist of three surgeons who specialize in the care of children.
  • Foot & Ankle
    • The Foot & Ankle Center involves clinical teams that specialize in foot and ankle surgery.
  • Shoulder & Elbow
    • The Shoulder & Elbow Center includes orthopedic surgeons and therapists who specialize in shoulder and elbow.
  • Sports Medicine
    • The Sports Medicine Center helps those with sports-related injuries recover quickly to return to activity.
  • Trauma & Fracture
    • The Trauma & Facture center works closesly together with Rhode Island Hospital's trauma specialists to identify injuries.
  • Oncology
    • Our orthopedic oncology center includes the expertise of a specialist in oncology and reconstructive surgery.
  • Cartilage Repair Center
    Cartilage Repair
    • The Cartilage Repair Center offers state-of-the-art treatment of joint cartilage lesions
  • Orthodirect for sprains, fractures, work accidents, sports injuries
    Ortho Direct
    • Ortho Direct treats patients with urgent orthopedic needs from sprains, fractures, work accidents & sports injuries.
Brochures & Journals
  • Back to Life Journal
    • Subscribe to our Back to Life Journal to read information on the latest advances on joint replacement, sports medicine, orthopedic problems and back and neck pain.
Home Remedy Book
  • Home Remedy Book
    • Have back or neck pain? Learn what causes symptoms and the home remedies that relieve pain. University Orthopedics mails out Home Remedy Books to residents throughout the New England area.
About Us

University Orthopedics in Providence, Rhode Island, is a regional referral center for patients with back and neck pain, joint pain, sports medicine problems, shoulder pain, hand problems, hip and knee pain, and foot and ankle injury. University Orthopedics utilizes fellowship-trained, sub-specialized physicians to treat a variety of orthopedic problems.

  • PROVIDENCE 1
    2 Dudley Street, Suite 200
    Providence, RI 02905
    Phone: 401-457-1500

  • PROVIDENCE 2
    100 Butler Drive
    Providence, RI 02906
    401-277-0790

  • MIDDLETOWN
    345 Valley Rd.
    Middletown, RI 02842
    401-457-1500

  • EAST GREENWICH
    1405 South County Trail, Building 5
    East Greenwich, RI 02818
    Phone: 401-884-1177