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      Ettore Vulcano, MD

      Ettore Vulcano, MD

      Ettore Vulcano, MD

      Dr. Vulcano is an internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon specializing in disorders of the foot and ankle as well as deformities of the extremities. He is Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Mount Sinai Medical Center - Columbia University in Miami Beach (the only Ivy League Orthopedic Department in South Florida), as well as Associate Professor of Orthopedics at Columbia University. He previously served as Chief of Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery and Limb Lengthening & Deformity Correction at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside hospitals in New York City. He also served as Associate Professor of Orthopedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Dr. Vulcano received a unique combination of training that allows for a comprehensive clinical evaluation to tailor treatments around each individual patient. Upon completion of a foot and ankle fellowship at the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction (Baltimore, MD), he sought a second fellowship in limb lengthening, limb realignment, and complex reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City).

      Recipient of national and international awards for excellence in clinical research, Dr. Vulcano has a strong research background in orthopedic surgery. He has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and delivered presentations at national and international conferences. 

      Dr. Vulcano pioneered modern minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery in the USA and has performed among the highest number of cases in North America. Dr. Vulcano employs arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to reduce risk of complications, shorten recovery time, and decrease postoperative pain.

      Professional Appointments and Affiliations

      2020 - present

      Chairman, Department of Orthopedics
      Specialist in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Limb Lengthening & Limb Realignment Surgery
      Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL

      2020 - present

      Associate Professor of Orthopedics
      Columbia University, New York City, NY

      2016-2020

      Chief of Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
      Chief of Limb Lengthening & Limb Realignment Surgery
      Department of Orthopedics at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Morningside, New York City, NY

      2016-2020

      Associate Professor of Orthopedics
      Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, NY

      Education & Training

      Healthcare Management
      Cornell University, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, New York, USA

      Fellowship in Limb Lengthening & Complex Reconstruction
      Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA

      Fellowship in Foot & Ankle Surgery
      Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
      Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, USA

      Residency in Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery
      Graduated Summa cum laude
      Università dell’Insubria, Varese, Italy

      Research Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery
      Università dell’Insubria, Varese, Italy

      Medical School
      Graduated Summa cum laude
      Università Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Italy

      Awards

      2020 – present. Foot & Ankle International Electronic Media Editorial Board 
       
      2020. COVID-19 Crisis Orthopaedic Faculty Coordinator, Mount Sinai West – Mount Sinai Morningside, New York, NY 
       
      2019 – 2020. Social Media Ambassador, Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY 
       
      2019. Roger Mann Award Finalist Opioid Consumption and Time to Return to Work After Percutaneous Osteotomy in Foot Surgery, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL 
       
      2019. New York Magazine Rising Stars Top Doctors 
       
      2019 – 2020. Patient Satisfaction Committee, Mount Sinai West, New York, NY  
       
      2018 – 2020, Value analysis and inventory committee for Foot and Ankle Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY 
       
      2017 – 2020. Mentor for the Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep Health Careers Opportunity Program Academy 
       
      2018 – 2020. Orthopaedic Wellness Champion – Burnout Initiative, Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY 
       
      2017 – 2018. Humanitarian Service Committee, American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society 
       
      2017 – 2018. US Delegate, International Consensus Meeting for Musculoskeletal Infections 
       
      2018. New York Magazine Rising Stars Top Doctors 
       
      2017. Top Doctor on Findatopdoc.com 
       
      2015 – current. Leading Physicians of the World 
       
      2017. Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society Best Scientific Paper Assessment of Bone Healing During Antegrade Intramedullary Rod Femur Lengthening Using Radiographic Pixel Density, Subspecialty Session, AAOS 2017  
       
      2016. Top Orthopedic Surgeon in New York, NY 
       
      2016. Blue Ribbon Article Award for “Epidemiology of Total Ankle Arthroplasty: Trends in New York State” 
       
      2015. “Eleonora Cantamessa” Young Researcher Award 
       

      2014. Scholarship from the Italian Society of Trauma and Orthopaedics (SIOT) for clinical research in orthopaedic surgery 
       
      2014. “Eleonora Cantamessa” Young Researcher Honorary Mention 
       
      2013. Finalist “AOFAS Goldner Award” 
      Validation of the FAOS score for ankle arthritis. AOFAS Annual Meeting 2013, Hollywood, Florida  
       
      2013 - 2014. Chief Resident 
       
      2012. Grant from the Dept. of Foot & Ankle – Hospital for Special Surgery, New York. $10,000 for the biomechanical assessment of crossed screws vs. compression locking plate for Lapidus procedure.  
       
      2011. Scholarship from the Italian Society of Trauma and Orthopaedics (SIOT) for clinical research in orthopaedic surgery 
       
      2009. Grant from Public Health Agency (Lombardy Region) 
      Euro 20,000. Mesenchymal Stem Cells in orthopaedic surgery 
       
      2001 – 2007. Medical School Class President 

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