David Piraino, MD

David Piraino, MD
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Department Diagnostic Radiology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 3D image processing
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • X-Ray
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About David Piraino, MD

David Piraino, MD, is Imaging Informatics Officer of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and is on Staff in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, where he was appointed in 1985.

Dr. Piraino received his BS from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa. He earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Piraino performed his radiology residency at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland and completed a bone and joint fellowship at Vanderbilt University in NasHVTIlle, Tenn.

His specialty interests include magnetic resonance imaging, musculoskeletal radiology, three-dimensional image processing and imaging informatics.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Diagnostic Radiology
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Bone and Joint Radiology
Nashville, TN USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Allegheny College
Meadville, PA USA

Professional Highlights

  • Past Chairman, IHE Strategic Development Committee
  • Past Chairman, Radiology Information System Consortium


  • Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology

Specialty Interests

3D image processing, imaging informatics, musculoskeletal imaging

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine

Innovations & Patents

  • U.S. Patent #5,517,990, Stereotaxy Wand and Tool Guide; IH Kalfas, DW Kormos, DW Piraino, GH Barnett; 1996
  • Japanese Patent #08052115, Method and Device to Position and Guide Equipment Application; IH Kalfas, DW Kormos, DW Piraino, GH Barnett; 1996
  • Japanese Patent #08238257, Stereo-Tactic System and Method, DW Kormos and DW Piraino; 1996
  • U.S. Patent #5,682,890, Magnetic Resonance Stereotactic Surgery with Exoskeleton Tissue Stabilization, DW Kormos and DW Piraino; 1997
  • U.S. Patent #5,732,703, Stereotaxy Wand and Tool Guide; IH Kalfas, DW Kormos, DW Piraino, GH Barnett, CP Steiner; 1998
  • U.S. Patent #5,776,064, Frameless Stereotaxy System for Indicating the Position and Axis of a Surgical Probe; IH Kalfas, DW Kormos, DW Piraino, GH Barnett, CP Steiner; 1998
  • European Patent #EP 0 676 178, Apparatus for Orienting and Guiding the Application of Tools; IH Kalfas, DW Piraino, DW Kormos, GH Barnett
  • European Patent #EP 0 728 446, Stereotaxy Systems; DW Kormos and DW Piraino; 2000


  • Radiological Society of North America
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/15/2020, Dr. Piraino 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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