Dr. Giles Scuderi of the North Shore-LIJ Health System was named one of the Top 22 North American Knee Surgeons by Orthopedics This Week for the second year in a row, the health-care system announced last week.
“It’s a great honor,” Scuderi said in an interview with Blank Slate Media.
Orthopedics This Week is a weekly magazine covering news and updates in orthopedic medicine.
Scuderi, a resident of Garden City, has been with the health-care system since 2006 and is now their vice president of the orthopedic service line at the health-care system.
After graduating from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Scuderi said, he knew he wanted to be a surgeon, but it wasn’t until his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital that he became interested in knee surgery.
“I enjoyed the type of procedures,” Scuderi said. “I found the knee to be a very interesting joint. I found the need to do a joint with multiple needs.”
Scuderi also completed a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery where his interest in knee surgery was strengthened, he said.
Throughout his career Scuderi has treated both young, athletic patients as well as elderly patients, he said.
When asked if he had ever operated on any famous athletes, Scuderi said “there have been some. I won’t name them.”
“I pride myself on treating everybody the same way,” Scuderi said.
Scuderi said he also served as president of the Knee Society, a group of knee surgeons in the country, in 2012 and has since been a part of the group’s executive board.
In 2011, Scuderi and other members of the Knee Society came together to create the 2011 Knee Society Scoring System, he said.
The Scoring System, Scuderi said, measures the success a knee surgery following a procedure.
“The last scoring system was created in 1989,” Scuderi said. “We needed to revisit that as our patient population was changing.”
The scoring system, Scuderi said, looks at results of outpatient procedures following knee surgery.
“We have to report on our outcome measures,” he said. “So we need to see how they do following the surgery.”
Scuderi is also a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and American College of Surgeons, according to a release by the healthcare system.
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