Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. Michael Rutigliano of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Written by Adam Schrag | April 21, 2017 | Print  |

Michael J. Rutigliano, MD, is a neurosurgeon at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Currently serving as clinical associate professor at University of Pittsburgh and as director of Westmoreland County Community Neurosurgery in the Pittsburgh area, Dr. Rutigliano specializes in spinal and peripheral nerve disorders, brain tumors, concussions and other sports-related injuries.


He performs lumbar and cervical discectomies, laminectomies and complex spinal reconstructive surgeries to treat spondylolithesis and scoliosis. In addition, he performs carpal tunnel release, ulnar neurolysis and craniotomy.


Dr. Rutigliano focuses on medical economics and cost-effectiveness analysis in his academic work. He has been awarded the Pittsburgh Academy of Medicine Study Scholarship and was honored by the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association with a scholarship for his research on cerebrovascular disease.


After obtaining his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Rutigliano remained at the University to complete neurosurgery residency training. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerve and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.


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