News Release

October 12, 2005

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-4523

Neurosurgeon Michael J. Giordano Joins UConn Health Center

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Michael J. Giordano, M.D., F.A.C.S., a neurosurgeon with expertise in complex surgeries of the spine and brain, has joined the University of Connecticut Health Center. Dr. Giordano sees patients in the new Medical Arts and Research Building on the Health Center’s main campus in Farmington.

A Connecticut native, Dr. Giordano recently moved back to his hometown of Clinton after 16 years in the Midwest where he completed his training and was in private practice.

At UConn, Dr. Giordano offers patients today’s most advanced, image-guided, surgical technologies in surgeries of the spine, cervical spine, brain tumors and other complex injuries.

In addition, Dr. Giordano offers kyphoplasty, a technique to repair painful spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis. It is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a “bone balloon” to rebuild the collapsed portion of the bone.

Dr. Giordano is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine and completed an internship at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics as well as an internship and residency at Washington University School of Medicine. He also served as a U.S. Navy Undersea Medical Officer at the U.S. Navy Diving School.

In addition, Dr. Giordano completed training in pediatric neurosurgery and is currently working on an MBA for healthcare professionals at Yale University.

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