Speciality: Orthopaedics , Arthritis, Elbow, Hip, Knee, Physical Therapy, Total Shoulder Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Rotator Cuff Tear, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Elbow Disorders, Shoulder Disorders, Reverse Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Sports Related Injuries, Upper Extremity Injuries, Tendonitis, Shoulder

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Board Certified, Fellowship-Trained

 

Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgeon

 

Dr. Nathan Formaini, D.O. is a board certified, fellowship-trained Shoulder and Elbow orthopedic surgeon with advanced training in shoulder replacement and arthroscopic shoulder and elbow surgery. He treats many Shoulder and Elbow disorders including arthritis, rotator cuff tears, tendonitis, sports-related injuries and fractures. Dr. Formaini also cares for many additional orthopedic issues and fractures throughout the body.

 

 

Biography

 

Dr. Formaini joined Armstrong Orthopedic Associates in August of 2015. Born and raised in the Kittanning area, he graduated from Ford City High School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with honors. He attended the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine before completing a five-year orthopedic residency through Ohio University at Doctors Hospital and Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He concluded his surgical training with a one-year shoulder and elbow fellowship under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Levy at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

Dr. Formaini has a special interest in shoulder and elbow surgery, having completed a surgical fellowship focusing solely on complex shoulder and elbow problems. His diagnostic skills and surgical expertise in this particular area include reverse shoulder replacement, total shoulder replacement, total elbow replacement, arthroscopic shoulder and elbow procedures, and upper extremity fracture management. He also brings a superior level of care in the fields of general orthopedics, advanced fracture care, hip replacement surgery, and knee replacement surgery to Armstrong County and the surrounding region.

 

Dr. Formaini has been very active in orthopedic research and authored multiple journal publications as well as textbook chapters on various orthopedic topics. He lectures at state, regional, and national meetings and also serves as a reviewer for research-based orthopedic journals.

 

Education

 

  • Holy Cross Hospital (8/1/2014 – 7/31/2015)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • ASES Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Fellowship Director: Jonathan C. Levy, MD
  • Ohio University – Doctors Hospital (7/1/2009 – 6/30/2014)
  • Columbus, OH
  • Residency – Orthopedic Surgery
  • Graduation 6/2014
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (8/2005 – 5/2009)
  • Erie, PA
  • Degree: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
  • Graduation: 6/2009 with honors
  • University of Pittsburgh (8/2000 – 5/2004)
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science – Biological Sciences
  • Minor: Italian Language and Literature
  • Graduation: 5/2004 with honors
  • CAPA, Florence Center at Palazzo Galli-Tassi (5/2003 – 8/2003)
  • Florence, Italy
  • Italian Language, Literature and Art – Study abroad program

 

Publications and Book Chapters

 

"Cannulated System for Sequential Intramedullary Cement Extraction from Humerus During Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty"

Berglund DD, Kurowicki J, Rosas S, Triplet JJ, Horn B, Formaini NT, Levy JC.

  • Published in Techniques in Orthopedics, January 2018

Short Term Projection of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Utilization in Proximal Humerus Fractures within the Humana National Private Payer Database

Law TY, Rosas S, Levy JC, George F, Kurowicki J, Formaini NT.

  • Published in American Journal of Orthopedics, January 2017

Outcomes and Radiographic Findings after Radial Head Arthroplasty Using the Acumed® Anatomic Radial Head System

Levy JC, Kurowicki J, Formaini NT.

  • Published in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, May 2016

“Trends in Surgical Management of Proximal Humerus Fractures in the Medicare Population: A nationwide study of records from 2009 to 2012”

Rosas S, Law TY, Kurowicki J, Formaini NT, Kalandiak SP, Levy JC.

  • Published in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, April 2016

“Factors Predicting Postoperative Range of Motion for Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty”

Levy JC, Formaini NT, Akushem MT.

  • Published in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, January 2016

“The Effect of Glenoid Bone Loss on Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Baseplate Fixation”

Formaini NT, Everding NG, Levy JC, Santoni BG, Nayak AN, Wilson C, Cabezas AF.

  • Published in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, July 2015

“Baseplate Fixation Using Hybrid Configurations of Locked and Unlocked Peripheral Screws”

Formaini NT, Everding NG, Levy JC, Santoni BG, Nayak AN, Wilson C.

  • Published in Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, January 2017

“ORIF of Proximal Humerus Fractures in Patients over 70”

Formaini NT, Blum S, Levy JC, Ashukem M.

  • Accepted for publication in International Journal of Shoulder Surgery, April 2015

“Tuberosity Healing Following Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Acute Proximal Humerus Fractures: the Black and Tan Technique”

Formaini NT, Everding NG, Levy JC, Rosas S.

  • Published in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, July 2015

“Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Patients Older Than 80 Years”

Triplet J, Everding NG, Levy JC, Formaini NT, O’Donnell KP, Moor MA, Villarroel LD.

  • Published in Orthopedics October 2015

“Observation of Radiolucent Lines on Initial Post-Operative Radiographs Using Modern Pegged Glenoid”

Everding NG, Levy JC, Formaini NT, Blum S, Gill C, Verde K.

  • Published in International Journal of Shoulder Surgery, April 2016

“Superior Versus Anteroinferior Plating of Midshaft Clavicle Fractures: A Comparison of Clinical and Patient Outcomes”

Formaini NT, Taylor BC, Backes J, Bramwell TJ.

  • Published in Orthopedics, July 2013

“Evaluating the Use of Preoperative Antibiotics in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery”

Formaini NT, Jacob P, Willis L, Kean JR.

  • Published in Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, October 2012

“Necessity for Fibular Fixation Associated with Distal Tibia Fractures”

Taylor BC, Hartley BR, Formaini NT, Bramwell TJ.

  • Published in Injury, December 2015

“Gas Gangrene as a Result of Femoral Traction Pin Placement: A Case Report”

Taylor BC, Bramwell TJ, Formaini NT.

  • Published in Case Reports in Orthopedics, January 2012


Book Chapters


“Minimally Invasive Treatment of Medial Epicondylitis”

Formaini NT, Levy JC.

  • Published in Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopedics, Second Edition ©2016. Editors: Scuderi, Giles R., Tria, Alfred J. (Eds.)

“Outcomes of Clavicle Injuries”

Formaini NT, Levy JC.

  • Published in Clavicle Injures: A Case-based Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment, ©2017. Editors: Groh, Gordon I. (Ed.)

 

Presentations

 

“Prosthetic Shoulder Joint Infections: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention”, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Annual Meeting, Invited Speaker, April 12th, 2019, Orlando, FL

Case Presentation: Cuff Tears from Large to Small: So Many Ways to Treat, So Many Unanswered Questions!”, Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society, Invited Panel Member, April 11th, 2019, Orlando, FL

Holy Cross Hospital/Mass General Hospital 4th Annual Winter Symposium, Invited Shoulder Faculty, January 24-26, 2019, Fort Lauderdale FL

“Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Fracture”, Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting, Invited Speaker, October 25th, 2018, Hershey, PA

Acromion Fractures After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty”, Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting, Invited Speaker, October 25th, 2018, Hershey, PA

American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Annual Meeting, Moderator - Shoulder and Elbow Session, October 18-20th, 2018, Atlanta, GA

Advances in Shoulder Arthroplasty Design”, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Annual Meeting, Speaker, October 18-20th, 2018, Atlanta, GA

Holy Cross Hospital/Mass General Hospital 3rd Annual Winter Symposium, Invited Shoulder Faculty, January 19-20, 2018, Fort Lauderdale FL

Tenex Physicians Symposium, Guest speaker, technique demonstration, October 26, 2017, Renaissance Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA

Anatomic and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty in Patients Over 80” Nathan Formaini, D.O., Nathan Everding, M.D., Jonathan Levy, M.D., Jacob Triplet, B.S. Podium presentation at Florida Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting on June 7, 2015, St. Petersburg, FL

Superior Versus Anteroinferior Plating of Midshaft Clavicle Fractures: A Comparison of Clinical and Patient Outcomes” Nathan Formaini, D.O., Benjamin Taylor, M.D., Jeffrey Backes, M.D., Thomas Bramwell,

D.O. Podium presentation at the AOAO Annual Meeting on October 23, 2014, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Superior Versus Anteroinferior Plating of Midshaft Clavicle Fractures: A Comparison of Clinical and Patient Outcomes” Nathan Formaini, D.O., Benjamin Taylor, M.D., Jeffrey Backes, M.D., Thomas Bramwell,

D.O. Podium presentation at the 41st Annual Mallory-Coleman Research Day at The Ohio State University on June 7, 2013, Columbus, OH

Superior Versus Anteroinferior Plating of Midshaft Clavicle Fractures: A Comparison of Clinical and Patient Outcomes” Nathan Formaini, D.O., Benjamin Taylor, M.D., Jeffrey Backes, M.D., Thomas Bramwell,

  • Poster presentation at the OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Research Day on May 16, 2013, Columbus, OH

Splinting for Fractures of the Lower Extremity” Formaini NT. Presentation at Doctors Hospital Emergency Medicine Education Day on December 13, 2012, Columbus, OH

Evaluating the Use of Preoperative Antibiotics in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery” Nathan Formaini, D.O., Paul Jacob, D.O., John Kean, M.D. Paper presentation at the Ohio Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting,

Resident Papers Contest on May 11, 2012, Dublin, OH

Evaluating the Use of Preoperative Antibiotics in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery” Nathan Formaini, D.O., Paul Jacob, D.O., John Kean, M.D. Poster presentation at the OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Research Day on May 4, 2012, Columbus, OH

Evaluating the Use of Preoperative Antibiotics in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery” Nathan Formaini, D.O., Paul Jacob, D.O., John Kean, M.D. Poster presentation at the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium, OOA/CORE Poster Exhibition and Competition on April 21, 2012, Columbus OH

 

Professional Memberships

 

  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • 2018 - present
  • Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society
  • 2018 - present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2009 - present
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • 2009 - present
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • 2009 - present
  • University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association
  • Life Member

 

Awards

 

  • Psi Sigma Alpha Osteopathic Honor Society, 2009
    Admittance for osteopathic medical students graduating in the top 15% of their class
  • LECOM Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2006, 2007, 2008
    Awarded to students in the top 15% of the class
  • Orris C. Hirtzel and Beatrice Dewey Hirtzel Memorial Foundation Scholarship, 2006, 2007
    Awarded to the student achieving the highest academic average at the end of the academic year

 

Certifications

 

Board Certified-American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics

 

Hospital Affiliations

 

Armstrong County Memorial Hospital Kittanning, PA Vice-President of Medical Staff

 

Interesting Facts About Dr. Formaini

 

  • Married to his loving and beautiful wife Kristen, who also is from the Pittsburgh area.
  • Has two amazing boys, Leonardo and Marco
  • Enjoys kayaking, biking, fishing, hunting, and the great outdoors.
  • Speaks fluent Italian

 

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