Nicolas Piuzzi, MD

Nicolas Piuzzi, MD
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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Fracture Care
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthritis, Surgical And Non Surgical Treatment
  • Arthroplasty
  • Bone Grafting
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Complex Primary Hip Arthroplasty
  • Complex Primary Knee Arthroplasty
  • Deformity Correction
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Non-union
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Hip & Knee Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Revision
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Joint Preserving Hip Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Labrum Tears
  • Management Of Early Hip Disease
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Medical Orthopaedics
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Non Operative Treatment Of Arthritis, Fractures, Sprains And General Orthopaedics
  • Non Surgical Orthopaedics
  • Non-Operative Adult Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic Care of the Elderly
  • Orthopaedic Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
  • Prevention And Treatment Of Injuries In The Aging Athlete
  • Primary And Revision Joint Replacements
  • Primary And Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Primary And Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Resurfacing Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty
  • Revision Hip Joint Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Revision Knee Arthroplasty
  • Revision Knee Joint Replacement
  • Revision Surgery
  • Revision Total Hip Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
  • Total Hip And Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation
  • X-Ray
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Knee
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Bones
  • Bursitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Developmental Dislocation of the Hip
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement
  • Fractures
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gout
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Instability
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of the Knee
  • Joint Disorders
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Fractures
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Labrum Tears
  • Leg Length Inequality
  • Leg Pain
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Lower Extremity Deformity
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Painful Deformities
  • Painful Joints
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
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About Nicolas Piuzzi, MD

December 2018 – Current Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Adult Joint Reconstructive Surgery Associate Staff

Academic Positions

Associate Investigator 2016 – Present
Instituto Universitario del Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Member 2017- Present
Cochrane Center Instituto Universitario Hospital Italiano (IUHI, Buenos Aires) – Cochrane Argentina
Author:  Autologous Bone Marrow and Blood derived Biological Therapies for Bone Healing in Adults. Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group (University of Manchester, UK) The Cochrane Collaboration

Member 2018 – Present
Cleveland Clinic Musculoskeletal Research Center (MSRC)

Member 2018 – Present
Cleveland Clinic Joint Preservation Center 
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Hospital Italiano
Orthopedic Surgery
Bueno Aires,

Medical Education - Universidad del Salvador
Buenos Aires,

Additional Training

    - Argentine National Medical Licensure: M.N. 135901 (Active)

    - State of Ohio Medical Board: Doctor of Medicine 35.134757 (Active)
    Issue Date: 8/8/2018 Effective Date: 8/8/2018 Expiration Date: 4/1/2020 

    GRANTS – Principal Investigator
    - A Comparative and Correlative Evaluation of Early to Late Stage Osteoarthritis in Human Knee Cartilage utilizing Clinical and Preclinical MRI Imaging (3T & 7T) with Histopathology and Immunohistochemistry as the Standard. Program of Advanced Musculoskeletal Imaging (PAMI) October 1st, 2018 to October 1st, 2019 ($25,000)

Awards & Honors

  • 2010
    HONOR GRADUATION – MEDICAL DOCTOR (GPA: 8.90/10) (3rd highest GPA)
    UNIVERSIDAD DEL SALVADOR,   Buenos Aires, Argentina 2010
    First place Award - XIV Research meeting Universidad del Salvador
    For study titled: “Anatomic variations of the popliteal artery and its collaterals”
    Buenos Aires Argentina. 2010

    Accésit Award - XVII Residents Session at the A.A.O.T Orthopedic Argentine Annual meeting  Annual Meeting: Awarded for study titled: “Arthroscopic repair of Bankart lesion in athletes”
    Buenos Aires, Argentina. December 2nd to 5th, 2012

    Special Mention - Menção especial para o trabalho – Tema Livre Oral – XIX Shoulder and Elbow Latin American meeting. Awarded for study titled: “Non-surgical functional treatment for displaced olecranon fractures in the elderly”
    Natal, Brazil. October 24th to 26th, 2013
    First Place Award POSTER - XIX Congreso de la Asociacion del Trauma Ortopedico. [XIX Argentinian Trauma Association Annual meeting]
    Awarded for study titled:”Penetration in the anterolateral cortical in proximal femur fractures treated with short intramedullary nails: Two Case Report”
    Buenos Aires, Argentina. October 17th to 19th, 2013
    First Place Award Oral Presentation 39th Argentinian Hand Association Annual Meeting – [Asociación Argentina de Cirugía de la Mano. 39 Congreso Argentino de Cirugía de la Mano.] For the study titled: “Non-surgical functional treatment for displaced olecranon fractures in the elderly”
    San Luis, Argentina October 13th, 2013

    Annual Award Laboratorio Bagó – for the study titled: “Therapeutic modification of th natural history of osteoarthritis, role of supplements” 51º A.A.O.T.: Orthopedic Argentine Annual meeting - Buenos Aires, Argentina. December 10th, 2014

    First Place Paper Award - Residents Session of the 52º A.A.O.T. Orthopedic Argentine Annual meeting: For study titled: “Clinical and radiological outcomes comparison between total ankle arthroplasty and total ankle arthrodesis for the treatment of posttraumatic ankle osteoarthritis” Buenos Aires, Argentina. December 1st  to 5th , 2015
    AAOS/ORS Biologic Treatments of Orthopaedic Injuries (BTOI) research symposium.                               
    Selected to participate as a Young Investigator in the symposium November 5-7, 2015, in Rosemont, IL

    Leading article J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Sep 21;98(18):1511-21: Intra-Articular Cellular Therapy for Osteoarthritis and Focal Cartilage Defects of the Knee: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Study Quality Analysis. (doi: 10.2106/JBJS.15.01495.) Piuzzi NS*, Chahla J,* Mitchell JJ, Dean CS, Pascual-Garrido C, LaPrade RF, Muschler GF. (*First co-authors)

    Young Entrepreneur Award, AAOS/ORS Translating Orthopaedic Technologies into Clinical Practice: Pathways from Novel Idea to Improvements in Standard of Care Research Symposium, Rosemont, IL, May 2017 

    2017 recipient of the Best Poster Award in "Complications Not Including Infection" category for the poster entitled “Low-Dose Aspirin has Non-Inferior Chemoprophylactic Effect on Venous Thromboembolism after Total Knee Arthroplasty” and presented at the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, TX, November 2-5, 2017. 

    2017 Blue Ribbon Article Award Winner (November/December 2017) Factors Influencing Patients’ Hospital Rating After Total Joint Arthroplasty by Jaydev B. Mistry, MD; Chukwuweike U. Gwam, MD; Morad Chughtai, MD; Anton Khlopas, MD; Prem Ramkumar, MD; Nicolas S. Piuzzi, MD; George Muschler, MD; Steven F. Harwin, MD; Michael A. Mont, MD; Ronald E. Delanois, MD

    AAOS Optimizing Clinical Use of Biologics in Orthopaedic Surgery. Selected to participate as a Young Investigator in the symposium February 15-17, 2018, in Stanford, CA
    2018 AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Career Development Program Award  - Rosemont, IL  - September 27th to 29th, 2018

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/18/2018, Dr. Piuzzi has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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