Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons in New York
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Orthopeadic Care

Orthopaedic Curiculam Vitae

Dr. Robert L. Cristofaro, MD

ADDRESS: 3010 Westchester Ave, Suite 104
Purchase, NY 10577

OFFICE:

FAX:

 

1.914.967.8708

1.914.967.5834

EDUCATION:

Cardinal Hayes High School Bronx, New York 1959-1963
  Manhattan College
Major: Biology
Degree: BS
1963-1967
  State University of New York Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, New York 1967-1971
INTERNSHIP: Medicine & Surgery
Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center
Bronx, New York
1971-1972
RESIDENCY: Surgical Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center 1972-1973
  Orthopaedic Surgery Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center 1973-1976
FELLOWSHIP: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Rancho Los Amigos Hospital Downey, California 1976-1977
STATES OF LICENSURE: NEW YORK
CONNECTICUT
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HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS:

NY UNITED HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
Port Chester, New York
Rank: Attending 1977-2005

HOSPITAL FOR JOINT DISEASES
ORTHOPAEDIC INSTITUTE
New York, New York
Rank: Assistant Attending 1977-1987

MONTEFIORE HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER
Bronx, New York
Rank: Assistant Attending 1977-1981

WESTCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER
Valhalla, New York
Rank: Attending Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery 1981-PRESENT

ST. VINCENT'S HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER
New York, New York
1982-2005

GREENWICH HOSPITAL
Greenwich, Connecticut
Rank: Pediatric Orthopaedic Consultant 1988-1993
Visiting Attending Staff 2004-Present

ST. AGNES HOSPITAL
White Plains, New York
Rank: Associate Attending 1989-2003

SOUND SHORE MEDICAL CENTER
New Rochelle, New York
Rank: Associate Attending 1994-PRESENT

STAMFORD HOSPITAL
Stamford, Connecticut
Rank: Courtesy Staff 2011-

DIRECTORSHIPS:

Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Westchester Medical Center
Maria Fareri Childrens Hosptial
New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York
1985-PRESENT

Medical Director, Spina Bifida Program
Westchester Medical Center
New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York
1988-2006

Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
New York United Hospital Medical Center
Port Chester, New York
1999-2005

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

Clinical Associate Professor Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York

OFFICES HELD:

Secretary Medical Staff NY United Hospital 2000-2002

Vice President Medical Staff NY United Hospital 2003-2005

SOCIETIES:

Associate Member: Sigma XI, Manhattan College Chapter

Fellowship: American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 12/15/77-PRESENT

Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 1978

Fellow: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: 1981
American College of Surgeons 1982-2000

Member: Medical and Scientific Advisory Board
The Multiple Hereditary Exostosis Coaliton
2003-PRESENT

Active Member: Pediatric Orthopaedic Club of New York
1982-PRESENT
President
1992-1994

Active Member: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
1984-PRESENT

Societe Internationale De Chirurgie Orthopaedique Et De Traumatologic (SICOT) 1988-2003

Full Member: American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society 1982-PRESENT

COMMITTEES:

Member
Regional Membership
Committee #2
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1988-1994

Chairman
Regional Membership
Committee
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1990-1991

Chairman
Campaign for The Future of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation 1990-1993

Member
By-Laws Committee
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 1998-1999

Chairman
By-Laws Committee
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 1999-2000

ABSTRACTS:

  1. Cristofaro, Robert L.,Quinn, C. Edward: A Loss of Antigenicity During Pupation of Tenebrio Molitor. American Zoologist. 6:4, 1966.
  2. Cristofaro, Robert L.: Attitudes Toward Sterilization of the Puerto Rican Female in New York City. New York Times p.16, August 30, 1970.
  3. Cristofaro, Robert L.: Koffman, Martin: Woodward, Randall; and Baxter, Sheryl: Treatment of the Totally Involved Cerebral Palsy “Problem Sitter”. Orthopaedic Transactions. 2:58, 1978.
  4. Melkonian, G., Cristofaro, Robert L., Perry, J. and Hsu, J.: Use of Dynamic Gait Electromyography in Neuromuscular Disease Patients. Orthopaedic Transactions. 3:46, 1979.
  5. Goldstein, EJC., Sierra, M.D.: Ahonkahi, VI, and Cristofaro, RL.: Source of Pseudomonas in Osteomyelitis of the Heel. Clinical Research. 28:44A, 1980
  6. Cristofaro, Robert L., and Spiro, Alfred J.: Analysis of Muscle in the Congenital Clubfoot. Foot and Ankle. 1:57, 1980
  7. Cristofaro, RL., Lehman, W., Norman, A., Steiner, G., and Silver, L.: Macrodactyly of the Foot. Orthopaedic Transactions. 7, 1984.
  8. Cristofaro, RL., Gelb, R., Taddonio, RF.: The Effect of Correction of Spinal Deformity and Pelvic Obliquity on Hip Stability in Neuromuscular Disease. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Vol.27, 1985.
  9. Cristofaro, RL., Donovan, R., and Cristofaro, J.: Orthopaedic Abnormalities in an Adult Population with Down's Syndrome. Orthopaedic Transactions, 10:150, 1986.
  10. Cristofaro, RL., Williams, CL., Appel, MH., and Gelb, RI. Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Lyme Disease in Children. Orthopaedic Transactions, 10:442-443, 1986.
  11. Cristofaro, RL., The Semimembranosus: Anatomic Variations Affecting Its Lengthening In The Cerebral Palsy Patient. 1997


PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Haberman, Edward T. and Cristofaro, Robert L. Avascular Necrosis of Bone as a Complication of Renal Transplantation. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 6:189-206. 1976
  2. Cristofaro, Robert L., Hoek, Kenneth J., Bonnett, Charles. Spine Deformity in Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 139:40-48, 1979.
  3. Cristofaro, R., and Brink, J.: Hypercalcemia of Immobilization in Neurologically Injured Children: A Prospective Study. Orthopaedics. 2:485-491, 1979.
  4. Melkonian, G., Cristofaro, R., Perry, J., and Hsu, J.: Dynamic Gait Electromyography Study in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Patients. Foot and Ankle 1:78-83, 1980.
  5. Goldstein, E., Ahonkhai, V., Cristofaro, R., Pringle, G., and Sierra, M.: Source of Pseudomonas in Osteomyelitis of Heels. J. Clinical Microbiology. Nov. 1980: 711-713.
  6. Cristofaro, R., and Heskiaoff, D.: Bilateral Habitual Hip Dislocation In a Child with Down’s Syndrome. Clinical Orthopaedics. 155:41-42, 1981.
  7. Cristofaro, RL: Dislocation of the Radial Head in Children. Mediguide to Orthopaedics. Vol. 4, Issue 5, 1985.
  8. Cristofaro, RL., and Williams, CL.: Motorskeletal Manifestations of Lyme Disease in Children. The New York Medical Quarterly. Vol, 1085.
  9. Cristofaro, Robert L., Williams, Christine L; Appel, Marc H., and Gelb, Robert I.: Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Lyme Disease in Children. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. Vol. 7, No. 5: 527-530, 1987.
  10. Cristofaro, Robert L.: The Congenital Clubfoot Controversies. Bulletin of The New York Academy of Medicine. Vol. 63, No. 9, pp. 839-843. November 1987.
  11. Cristofaro, Robert L., and Maher, James O.: Digital Lipoma of the Foot in a Child. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Jan 1988: 128-130.
  12. Cristofaro, Robert L.: Orthopaedic Abnormalities Associated with Myelodysplasia. The New York Medical Quarterly. Vol. 8, No. 4, 1988: 118-120.
  13. Williams, CL., Strobino, R., Lee, Al, Curran, AS., Cristofaro,R.L., Lyme Disease in Childhood: Clinical and Epidemiologic Features of Ninety Cases. J. Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 9:10-14, 1990.
  14. Cristofaro, Robert L: Common Pediatric Orthopaedic Injuries of the Shoulder. Emergency Pediatrics. Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 100-102. October, 1991.

MEETINGS, SYMPOSIUMS AND WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS:

  1. New York Academy of Medicine-Orthopaedic Section: May 1976 Avascular Necrosis as a Complication of Renal Transplantation: Report of 10 Cases and a Review of the Literature. Cristofaro, Robert L.
  2. American College of Surgery-Bronx Chapter Meeting, May 1976. Avascular Necrosis as a Complication of Renal Transplantation. Cristofaro, Robert L.
  3. American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine: Sept, 1977. Treatment of the Totally Involved Cerebral Palsy “Problem Sitter.” Cristofaro, RL, Koffman, M: Woodward, R., and Baxter, S.
  4. The Scoliosis Research Society: Annual Meeting, October, 1977, Hong Kong. Operative Treatment of Spine Deformity in Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Cristofaro, R., Hoek, K.: Bonnett, C., and Brown, J.
  5. Hospital for Joint Diseases: Annual Alumni Meeting: November, 1978. Hypercalcemia of Immobilization in Neurologically Injured Children: A Prospective Study. Cristofaro, R., Hoffer, M., and Brink, J.
  6. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society: Annual Meeting-Feb, 1979. Use of Dynamic Gait Electromyography in Neuromuscular Disease Patients. Melkonian, G., Cristofaro, R.; Perry, J., and Hsu, J.
  7. Hospital for Joint Diseases, The Orthopaedic Institute: Annual Alumni Meeting, November, 1979. Analysis of Muscle in the Congenital Clubfoot. Cristofaro, R., Spiro, A.
  8. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society: Annual Meeting, Feb, 1980. Analysis of Muscle in the Congenital Clubfoot. Cristofaro, R., Spiro, A.
  9. Hospital for Joint Diseases, The Orthopaedic Institute: Annual Alumni Meeting, November, 1980. Pseudomonas Osteomyelitis of the Foot in Children. Authors: Cristofaro, R., and Goldstein, E.
  10. American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine: October, 1981. Analysis of Muscle in the Congenital Clubfoot An Update. Cristofaro, RL., Spiro, A.
  11. Hospital for Joint Disease, The Orthopaedic Institute: Annual Alumni Meeting, November, 1982. Congenital Predisposition to Isolated Traumatic Posterior Dislocation of the Radial Head in Children. Cristofaro, RL.
  12. American Orthopaedic Foot Society: March 1983. Macrodactyly of the Foot. Authors: Cristofaro, RL., Lehman, W., Norman, A., Steiner, G., Silver, L.
  13. Pediatric Society of New York Medical College: A Teaching Day in Surgical Emergencies in Children. January, 1984. Workshop Presentation: Pediatric Orthopaedic Emergencies.
  14. Westchester County Department of Health-Lyme Disease Symposium, October, 1984. Symposium Presentation: Motorskeletal Manifestations of Lyme Disease in Children.
  15. American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, October, 1984. The Effect of Correction of Spinal Deformity and Pelvic Obliquity on Hip Stability in Neuromuscular Disease. Cristofaro, RL, Gelb, RI., Taddonio, RF.

MEETINGS, SYMPOSIUMS, ETC., CONTINUED

  1. American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, October, 1985. Orthopaedic Abnormalities in an Adult Population with Down’s Syndrome. Cristofaro, Robert L., Donovan, Ruth L., Appel, Marc H., Gelb, Robert I.
  2. New York Academy of Medicine-Pediatric Orthopaedic Club of New York Combined Meeting: March, 1986. Clubfoot Controversies. Cristofaro, RL.
  3. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America-Annual Meeting, May, 1986. The Natural History of Orthopaedic Abnormalities in Down’s Syndrome. Cristofaro, RL., Donovan, RL., Cristofaro, J.
  4. American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association-National Assembly. November, 1986. Dynamic AFO for the Treatment of Congenital and Spastic Equinovarus Foot Deformity. Meyers, Andrew, H., Cristofaro, Robert L., Handelsman, John, E., Perlman, Neil.
  5. New York Medical College-Spina Bifida Program. Symposium on “Myelodysplasia, Hydrocephalus and Tethered Cord.” April, 1987. Symposium presentation: Orthopaedic Abnormalities Associated with Myelodysplasia.
  6. Westchester County Medical Center-Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Symposium. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: Coordinator, Nov 1987.
  7. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-Annual Meeting. Feb, 1988. Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Lyme Disease in Children.
  8. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Annual Meeting-May 1988. Proximal Femoral Resection Interposition Arthroplasty for Spastic Hip Dislocation. Cristofaro, Robert L., Blanco, John S., Nelson, John M.
  9. American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine. Annual Meeting-October, 1988. Hip Reconstruction vs. Proximal Femoral Resection Interposition Arthroplasty in the Treatment of Spastic Hip Dislocation.

MEETINGS, SYMPOSIUMS, ETC., CONTINUED

  1. Westchester County Medical Center-Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Symposium, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: Director/ Coordinator-November, 1988.
  2. New York Academy of Medicine-Pediatric Orthopaedic Club of New York Combined Meeting, March 1990. “Lyme Disease In Children.”.
  3. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Annual Meeting, May, 1990. “Lyme Disease in Childhood: A Five Year Follow-Up of Ninety Cases”. Cristofaro, Robert L., Williams, Christine L., Lee, A.
  4. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society-Review Course Workshop on “Surgery of the Foot and Ankle”. November 2-3, 1991. Presentation: Pediatric Orthopaedics.
  5. New York Academy of Medicine-The Pediatric Orthopaedic Club of New York Combined Meeting, March, 1992. Presentation: Arthroscopies in Children.
  6. Pediatric Sports Symposium-Workshops. Course Chairman United Hospital Medical Center, Port Chester, New York “The Mind and Body of the Young Athlete”. March 28, 1992. Workshop: The Physiology of the Young Athlete: Orthopaedic Guidelines for Participation.
  7. New York Academy of Medicine-The Pediatric Orthopaedic Club of New York Combined Meeting-March, 1993. Changing Trends in Treatment of Fractures in Children. Program Moderator.
  8. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America-Annual Meeting, May, 1993. A Radiographic Analysis of the Congenital Clubfoot: A Comparative Study of Three Reconstructive Procedures, DelBello, D., Cristofaro, RL, Nelson, JM, Wexler, L.
  9. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America-Annual Meeting, May, 1994. Complications of Intramedullary Rodding of Femoral Fractures in the Adolescent. Cristofaro, RL., Nelson, JM., Lehman, Macy, N., Schlesinger, I., Spiro, C., Strongwater, A., Tucci, J.

MEETINGS, SYMPOSIUMS, ETC., CONTINUED

  1. Symposium: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery in the Managed Care Environment. Westchester County Medical Center, November, 1995. Coordinator.
  2. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Annual Meeting May, 1997. The Semimembranosus: Anatomic Variations Affecting Its Lengthening In The Cerebral Palsy Patient. Cristofaro, RL.
  3. Symposium: Pediatric Fractures-An Update.Continuing Medical Education Course, New York Medical College, December, 1999. Course Chairman.
  4. Annual Pediatric Orthopaedic Visiting Professor Program. North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health Center
  5. “Unusual Elbow Fractures in Children”. Presenter: Cristofaro, RL. November 16, 2007

EXHIBITS

  1. Use of Compression Screw System for Osteotomies of the Hip in Children. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-Annual Meeting, March, 1983. Exhibitors: Cristofaro, Robert L., Nelson, John M., Beghal, I.
  2. Pseudomonas Osteomyelitis of the Foot in Children American Orthopaedic Foot Society-Annual Meeting, February, 1984. Exhibitors: Cristofaro, RL., Goldstein, EJC.
  3. Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Lyme Disease in Children. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-Annual Meeting, February, 1986. Exhibitors: Cristofaro, RL, Williams, CL., Appel, MH., Gelb, RI.
  4. Adjustable Shoe Orthosis for the Treatment of Metatarsus Adductus American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-Annual Meeting, February, 1988. Exhibitors: Cristofaro, RL., Troiano, CJ., Myers, AH.
  5. Radical One Stage Release for Reconstruction of the Vertical Talus American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-Annual Meeting, February, 1992. Exhibitors: Cristofaro, RL., Bazzini, RM., Nelson, JM.

EXHIBITS CONTINUED

  1. A Radiographic Analysis of the Congenital Clubfoot-A Comparative Study of Three Reconstructive Procedures. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-Annual Meeting, February 1993. Exhibitors: Cristofaro, RL., DelBello, DA., Nelson, JM., Wexler, L.
  2. A Radiographic Analysis of the Congenital Clubfoot-A Comparative Study of Three Reconstructive Procedures. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America-Annual Meeting, May, 1993. Exhibitors: Cristofaro, RL., DelBello, DA., Nelson, JM., Wexler, L.
  3. The Semimembranosus: Anatomic Variations Affecting Its Lengthening. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-Annual Meeting, February, 1997. Exhibitor: Cristofaro, RL.
  4. Operative Treatment of Shoulder Instability In Children. American
  5. Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-Annual Meeting, March, 2000 Exhibitors: Hazrati, Y., Cristofaro, RL.

PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITIES:

1990-1997 Mayfair-United Hospital Medical Center, Port Chester, New York Board Member-Active Participation

1993-2002 Childrens Dream Foundation Board Member-Active Participation