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Joseph M. Bellapianta, MD, FAAOS

Dr. Bellapianta is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and open treatment of the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries, as well as joint replacement surgery, fracture care, and general orthopaedics. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Bellapianta has published many scientific articles in peer review journals and has presented this research at both national and international meetings.

 

He completed a sports medicine fellowship at The Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida. As a fellow, Dr. Bellapianta worked side-by-side with world-renowned orthopaedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews. This voluntary year of additional training provided him with intensive exposure to all aspects of non-operative and operative musculoskeletal patient care. His team physician experience included coverage of Auburn University football and athletics, West Florida College athletics, and Flomaton, AL High School Athletics. He worked closely with high-level college and professional athletes during this time developing the surgical and non-surgical skills needed to treat these patients. During his fellowship he supported Dr. Andrews in the treatment of professional athletes from organizations such as the New York Yankees, Mets, Giants, Rangers and many other organizations across the country. 

 

Dr. Bellapianta performed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Albany Medical Center mastering skills in trauma and joint reconstruction. At this high volume regional medical center, he treated both routine and rare orthopaedic injuries, only present in this type of setting. He received his medical degree at a Albany Medical College where he graduated Cum Laude and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He was the recipient of the Victor & Ethel Cermak Tompkins Alumni Scholarship at Albany Medical College for academic excellence. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Franklin & Marshall College and his Masters of Science degree in biology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

 

In his free time, Dr. Bellapianta enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, golfing, cycling, gardening, hiking, and fishing.

August Price, PsyD

Dr. Price is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in sports-related concussion and behavioral health across the lifespan. He completed his sports neuropsychology fellowship at Children’s Health Andrews Institute in Plano, TX. During his fellowship, Dr. Price was responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of pediatric and adult concussions. He was trained under a clinical model that focused on early identification of injury with an emphasis on neurorehabilitation, gradual return to activity and physical exertion, and behavioral health management. Dr. Price also provided sideline concussion coverage for local high school and college football teams and has experience consulting at every level of play, including collegiate and professional athletes. Additionally, his training included the provision of behavioral health counseling for individuals struggling with anxiety and stress, particularly in the context of returning to sport/work. While on fellowship, Dr. Price published numerous scientific articles in peer reviewed journals on topics such as neurorehabilitation, prognostic indicators, and recovery trajectories for sports-related concussion. He has presented this award-winning research at several national conferences.

 

Dr. Price received his doctorate in clinical psychology from William James College in Newton, MA, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and completed a specialty track in neuropsychology. His published dissertation received numerous academic awards and was selected for a spotlight interview and article in the New England Psychologist. Dr. Price completed an APA-accredited neuropsychology internship at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in Lancaster, PA. He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Keene State College in Keene, NH, where he graduated with Cum Laude honors. Dr. Price is a contributing member to several professional organizations including the Sports Neuropsychology Society (SNS), the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), and the American Psychological Association (APA).

 

Dr. Price was born and raised in western Massachusetts and his wife in New York City. After several years of training across the country, they are delighted to be returning to their roots in the northeast. Together they enjoy traveling, golfing, skiing, and hiking with their dog, DJ.

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Published Medical Papers

RANDOMIZED PROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF INJECTION TECHNIQUES FOR THE TREATMENT OF LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS
BILATERAL OS SUBTIBIALE AND TALOCALCANEAL COALITIONS IN A COLLEGE SOCCER PLAYER: A CASE REPORT
TARSAL COALITION RESECTION WITH PES PLANOVALGUS HINDFOOT RECONSTRUCTION
THREADED SCREW HEAD INSERTS IMPROVE LOCKING PLATE BIOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES
NECROTIZING FASCIITIS
USE OF THE REAMER IRRIGATOR ASPIRATOR FOR THE TREATMENT OF A 20-YEAR RECURRENT OSTEOMYELITIS OF A HEALED FEMUR

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