Federico P Girardi, M.D.

Dr Federico P Girardi | Orthopedic Surgeon Manhattan | New York City (NYC)

Minimally Invasive Surgery In New York City

Dr. Federico P. Girardi specializes in the surgical treatment of different spinal disorders, including but not limited to: degenerative (disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, stenosis), deformity (scoliosis, kyphosis, flat-back), metabolic (osteoporosis), fractures, and tumors of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.

Dr. Girardi has performed extensive clinical research that involves areas that include minimally invasive surgery, clinical outcomes of different surgical procedures, and imaging modalities of the spine.

He is also interested in the basic science aspects of bone, disc and nerve tissue regeneration as well as the investigation of alternatives to spinal fusion for the treatment of degenerative disc disease.

Spanish-Speaking Orthopedic Spine Surgeon


  • Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Professor of Orthopedics, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Associate Scientist, Research Division, Hospital for Special Surgery


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis

Special Expertise

  • Lumbar, Thoracic, and Cervical Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Conditions: Disc herniations, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Deformities (Scoliosis, Kyphosis)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Spine Non-fusion Surgery

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • MD, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina
  • Residency: Hospital de Clinicas "Jose de San Martin" Buenos Aires University, Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, Spine & Scoliosis Surgery, New York


  • Team Science Award, Translational Science (ACRT, AFMR, APOR, SCTS) Washington, DC, 2012
  • Best Resident Research Study, 1993


  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Hospital for Special Surgery Alumni Association 
  • Member, Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Member, New York County Medical Society
  • Member, Scoliosis Association
  • Member, Argentine Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (AAOT)
  • Member Nucleus Arthroplasty Society (SONA)
  • Member, Society for the Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS)
  • Member, North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Member, Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
  • Member, European Spine Society (ESS)
  • Member, International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)
  • Member, Spine Arthroplasty Society (SAS)

Dr. Girardi Speaking About Osteoporosis

Part 1

Part 2

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