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1030 Beaner Hollow Road, Beaver, PA 15009
phone (724) 775-4242 •  fax (724) 775-4960

Dr. Frank N. Grisafi

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Education

  • Medical: Thomas Jefferson University Medical College, Philadelphia PA

Training

  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Bohlman Spine Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Additional Educational Courses

  • Cervical Spine Research Society, 2011, Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2011, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
  • Dr. Tom Lowe Spine Symposium, 2011, The Surgical Management of Spinal Disorders, Beaver Creek, CO
  • AO Spine, 2010, Advanced Techniques for Complex Spinal Resection and Reconstruction; Cadaveric Course, Baltimore, MD
  • North American Spine Society, 2010, Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
  • AO Spine, 2010, Advanced Concepts in the Management of Spinal Disorders, Sun Valley, ID
  • AO Spine, 2008, Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders, Baltimore, MD
  • University of Florida, 2008, Clinical Musculoskeletal Pathology Seminar, Gainesville, FL
  • AO Spine, 2006, Principles in Operative Fracture Management, Davos, SUI

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Board Certified
    Passed step I of licensure exam 92%
    Passed step II Oral Boards

Current Licensure

  • Ohio Medical License
  • Pennsylvania Medical License
  • West Virginia Medical License

Clinical Practice Experience

  • Association of Specialty Physicians, May 2012–Present
  • Tri Rivers Surgical Associates, Inc., July 2011–April 2012
  • Cleveland VA Medical Center, July 2010–June 2011

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Charles H. Herndon Alumni Society
  • Pennsylvania Orthoppaedic Society
  • AO Spine North America
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Allegheny County Medical Society
  • PA Medical Society

Hospital Affiliations

Teaching Appointments

  • Thomas Jefferson University Medical College, 2005, Gross Anatomy Lab Teaching Assistant, Philadelphia, PA

Academic Honors

Thomas Jefferson University Medical College

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Rotation, 2004
  • Student Admissions Coordinator, 2002–2003
  • Hobart Amory Hare Honor Medical Society, 2002
  • Gross Anatomy, Medical Physiology, Microscopic Anatomy and Foundations of Clinical Medicine Courses, 2001–2002

University of Scranton

  • The Kathryn and Bernard Hyland Memorial Award for Excellence in Biology, 2001
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honor Society, 2001
  • Phi Sigma Tau, International Honor Society in Philosophy, 2001
  • Beta, Beta, Beta, National Biological Honor Society, 2001
  • First Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship, 2001
  • Health Professions Organization, Second Vice President, 2000–2001
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta, Premedical Honor Society, 1999
  • Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Program, 1997–2001
  • Loyola Academic Scholarship Recipient, 1997–2001

Publications

  • Grisafi FN, Emery SE. Migration of Laminar Hook Causing Thoracic Myelopathy Eight Years Post Scoliosis Surgery: A Case Report. Spine 2010;35:E228–E230.
  • Shuler D, Grisafi FN . Cast Saw Burns: Evaluation of Skin, Cast and Blade Temperatures Generated During Cast Removal. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2008:90, 2626–2630.
  • Sweeney, T. E., Bagher, P., Bailey, J., Cherra, S. J., Grisafi FN, Pauli, E. M., Riley, K. & Soares, S. (2007). Intravascular Pressure and Diameter Profile of the Utero-ovarian Resistance Artery Network: Estrous Cycle-dependent Modulation of Resistance Artery Tone. American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 293:5, 2937–2944.
  • Restrepo C, Grisafi FN, Rothman, R. (2005). Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients with Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip. Seminars in Arthroplasty, 16:1, 80–85.

Abstracts

  • Furey C, Hart D, Grisafi FN, Emery SE. Surgical Management of Spinal Metastasis and Neurological Deterioration. The Spine, 2011:10, S155.

Presentations

  • Grisafi, M.D., F. N. (2010). Infected Total Knee Arthroscopy. Presentation given at West Virginia University Hospital Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, Morgantown, WV.
  • Grisafi, M.D., F. N. (2009). Distal Radius Malunion. Presentation given at West Virginia University Hospital Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, Morgantown, WV.
  • Grisafi, M.D., F. N. (2008). Thoracolumbar Fractures. Presentation given at West Virginia University Hospital Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, Morgantown, WV.
  • Grisafi, M.D., F. N. (2007). Acute Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis. Presentation given at West Virginia University Hospital Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, Morgantown, WV.
  • Grisafi, M.D., F. N. (2007). Lesser Toe Deformities. Presentation given at West Virginia University Hospital Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, Morgantown, WV.
  • Grisafi, M.D., F. N. (2007). Benign Tumors of the Hand. Presentation given at West Virginia University Hospital Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, Morgantown, WV.
  • Grisafi, M.D., F. N. (2007). Vertebral Osteomyelitis. Presentation given at West Virginia University Hospital Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, Morgantown, WV.
  • Grisafi, M.D., F. N. (2007). Carpal Avascular Necrosis. Presentation given at West Virginia University Hospital Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, Morgantown, WV.
  • Grisafi, M.D., F. N. (2006). Scaphoid Non-union. Presentation given at West Virginia University Hospital Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, Morgantown, WV.
  • Grisafi, M.D., F. N. (2006). Basal Thumb Joint Arthritis. Presentation given at West Virginia University Hospital Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, Morgantown, WV.
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Dr. Frank N. Grisafi

Frank N. Grisafi, MD

Dr. Grisafi specializes in the treatment of adult spine conditions and performs several procedures including:

  • Neck Surgery
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Trauma
  • Fracture Care

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