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Rudolph F. Taddonio, MD

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Rudolph F. Taddonio, MD

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Dr. Rudolph F. Taddonio specializes in orthopedic spine conditions including pediatric and adult scoliosis, degenerative conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine and those requiring computer navigated spine surgery. He has been in practice since 1976 and has provided surgical care for over 6,000 patients. Although no longer performing surgery, he is still involved with improving the quality of life for his patients and their families by office consultations and treatments.

Dr. Taddonio completed his education at New York Medical College, NY. After completing his orthopaedic surgery residency at New York Medical College, he completed his fellowship training in scoliosis and spine surgery at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children and the University of Illinois.

He has served as Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the Section of Scoliosis and Spinal Surgery at New York Medical College and as the Director of the Section and the Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at HSS/Stamford Hospital. He has served as Vice President and President of the Stamford Hospital Medical Staff as well as on numerous hospital committees.

He is a long standing member of several national and international Spine societies including the Scoliosis Research Society.

Dr. Taddonio has engaged in numerous academic presentations as well as journal and abstract publications. His knowledge is pursued worldwide. He has received awards from Best of White Plains Award in the Physician Category, Top Doctors in New York and Connecticut, Alumni Medal of Honor, Physician Recognition, and Most Distinguished Doctors.

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Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon (non-operative), Hospital for Special Surgery



2012 Best of White Plains Award in the Physician category-US Commerce Assoc.
2012 named one of the Top Doctors by Westchester Wag
2011 Alumni Medal of Honor – The Alumni Association of New YorkMedical College
2010 Physician Recognition Award – The Stamford Hospital
2009-2010 named one of the Most Distinguished Doctors by Westchester Wag
2004, 2008 named one of the Top Doctors by Westchester Magazine
2004 Castle Connoly Top Doctors of New York Metro Area



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Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of December 03, 2019, Dr. Taddonio reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.


University of Bologna Medical School, Bologna, Italy
New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY


New York Medical College and Metropolitan Hospital


Orthopedic Surgery, New York Medical College and Metropolitan Hospital


Scoliosis and Spine Surgery, Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure