Federico P. Girardi

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.

He has done extensive clinical research involving the areas of 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.


Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery

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


Orthopedic Surgery

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


Team Science Award, Translational Science (ACRT, AFMR, APOR, SCTS) Washington, DC, 2012

Best Resident Research Study, 1993


MD, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Rosario,  Argentina

Hospital de Clinicas "Jose de San Martin" Buenos Aires University, Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Hospital for Special Surgery, Spine & Scoliosis Surgery, New York