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Thomas S. Muzzonigro, M.D.

Education
  • Union College

    Schenectady, NY

    - B.A. Modern Languages/Biology

    1984-1988
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    Bronx, NY

    - Doctor of Medicine with Distinction in Orthopaedic Research

    1991-1995
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    Pittsburgh, PA

    - Internship:General Surgery

    1995-1996
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    Pittsburgh, PA

    - Residency:Orthopedic Surgery

    1996-2000
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    Pittsburgh, PA

    - Clinical Instructor in Orthopedics

    2000-2001

    Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 2003
  • Maintenance of Certification 2011

    Professional Positions
  • Tri Rivers Surgical Associates, Inc.
    2001-present

    Hospital Affiliations
  • UPMC Passavant/Passavant Cranberry Hospital
    Active
  • Butler Memorial Hospital
    Active

    Current Licensure
  • Pennsylvania Medical License
  • Texas Medical License
  • Connecticut Medical License
  • Mississippi Medical License
  • West Virginia Medical License

    Professional Appointments
  • Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society
      Second Vice President 2012-2013
      Program Co-Chair, Spring Meeting April 2013
      Program Co-Chair, Fall Resident Meeting October 2012
      Program Chair, Fall Meeting October 2011
      Teasurer 2010-2012
      Board of Directors 2007-2012
      Chair, Residency Committee 2000-2001
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      University Orthopedic Resident Council 1999-2001
      University Orthopedic Resident Education Committee 1998-2001
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
      University Orthopedic Resident Council 1999-2001
      University Orthopedic Resident Education Committee 1998-2001
  • Butler Memorial Hospital
      Director, Orthopedic Services 2010-2012
      Chairman, Credentialing Committee 2011-2012
      Medical Staff President 2009-2010
      Board Treasurer 2009-2010
      Secretary/Treasurer 2007-2008
      Chairman, Department of Surgery 2005-2007
      Chairman, Operating Room Committee 2005-2007
  • Pine-Richland School District Athletic Department
      Team Physician 2001-2012

    Memberships
  • Allegheny County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
  • Operation Walk Pittsburgh

    Teaching Appointments
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Clinical Instructor
    2000-2001

    Abstract Presentations
  • Muzzonigro TS, Griffin RJ, Higgins LD, Irrgang JJ, Francis K, and Harner CD. "Combined Proximal and Distal Realignment for Patellofemoral Instability in Athletes." American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, 68th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 3, 2001.
  • Martinek V, Muzzonigro TS, Armstrong K, Pelinkovic D, and Fu FH. "Failure of PLLA Screw Incorporation as a Mode of ACL Hamstring Autograft Failure." 19th Annual Meeting of Arthroscopy Association of North American, Miami, FL, April 15, 2000.
  • Muzzonigro TS, Griffin RJ, Higgins LD, Irrgang JJ, Francis K, and Harner CD. "Combined Proximal and Distal Realignment for Patellofemoral Instability in Athletes." Sports Medicine 2000, Orlando, FL, April 5-8, 2000.
  • Cha CW, Diebel C, Muzzonigro TS, and Kang JD. Allogenic Transfusion "Requirements after Autologous Donations Posterior Lumbar." North American Spine Society 14th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 20, 1999.
  • Muzzonigro TS, Kang R, Tomaino MM, and Herndon JH. "Preliminary Results from the Clinical Trial of Gene Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis." 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Boston, MA, September 2, 1999.

    Published Chapters
    Muzzonigro TS, Chivizzani SC, Hendron JH: Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinical Studies in Gene Therapy In Inflammatory Diseases. MJ Parnham (Ed.), Birkhauer Verlag AG, Basel, Switzerland, (in press).

    Ghivizzani SC and Muzzonigro TS: "Novel Animal Models Using Gene Therapy in Inflammatory Diseases." MJ Parnham (Ed.), Birkhauser, Verlag AG, Basle, Switzerland, (in press).

    Ghivizzani SC, Muzzonigro TS, Kang R, Evans CH, and Robbins PD: "Clinical Gene Therapy for Arthritis in Innovative Therapies for Arthritis." M. Skinner, (Ed.), Prous Science Publishers, Barcelona, Spain, (in press).


    Publications
    Kang R, Ghivizzani S, Muzzonigro TS, Hendon JH, Robbins PD and Evans CH. "Orthopaedic Applications of Gene Therapy: From Concept to Clinic." Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. No. 375: 324-337, 2000.

    Muzzonigro TS, Ghivizzani SC, Robbins PD, and Evans CH. "The Role of Gene Therapy, Fact or Fiction? Clinics in Sports Medicine Vol. 18, No. 1:223-239, 1999.

    Baltzer AW, Whalen JD, Muzzonigro TS, Georgescu HI, Robbins PD, and Evans CH. "In Vitro Transduktion Humaneer Osteoblastarer Zellpopulationen mit Retroviralen Vektoren." Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie Band. 58, Heft 2:88-94m 1999.


    Peris MD, Muzzonigro TS, and Donaldson WF. Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery." Current Opinions in Orthopedics. Vol.9, No. 11:12-15, 1998.

    Peris MD, Donaldson WF WF 3rd, Towers J, Blanc R, Muzzonigro TS. "Helmet and Shoulder Pad Removal in Suspected Cervical Spine Injury: Human Control Model." Spine. 27(9):995-8; discussion 998-9, 2002 May 1.

    Evans CH, Ghivizzani SC, Kang R, Muzzonigro TS, Wasko MC, Herndon JH, Eobbins PD. "Gene Therapy for Rheumatic Diseases." Arthritis & Rheumatism. 42(1):1-16, 1999 Jan.

    Moon SH, Gilbertson LG, Nishida K, Knaub M, Muzzonigro TS, Robbins RD, Evans CH, Kang JD. "Human Intervertebral Disc Cells are Genetically Modifiable by Adenovirus-mediated Gene Transfer: Implications for the Clinical Management of Intervertebral Disc Disorders." Spine. 25(20):2573-9, 2000 Oct 15.


    Awards/Honors
  • Wyeth-Ayerst 7th Annual Orthopedic Resident Reporter
    Orlando, FL
    March 2000
  • Outstanding Paper Award, North American Spine Society Annual Meeting
    Chicago, IL
    October 1999
  • Invited Judge, Smith and Nephew Orthopedic Resident’s Conference
    Memphis, TN
    August 1998
  • Marshall Urist Young Investigator Award Paper
    New Orleans, LA
    April 1998
  • New Investigator Recognition Award Finalist
    Annual Orthopedic Research Society
    New Orleans, LA
    March 1998
  • First Place, Smith and Nephew Orthopedic Residents’ Conference
    Memphis, TN
    August 1997
  • Best Clinical Research Paper
    5th Annual Orthopedic Residents’ Research Day
    Pittsburgh,PA
    April 1997


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