Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD, specializes in care of the foot and ankle. He focuses on alleviating pain and dysfunction of the lower limb as a result of bunion and toe deformity, fracture, arthritis, diabetes, sports injury, neurological disease, tendonitis, infection, Charcot deformity and amputation.
DiGiovanni is the author and/or editor of more than 50 review articles, book chapters and books involving orthopedic treatment of the foot and ankle. His current research is devoted to improving foot and ankle function via state-of-the-art procedures involving bunion and toe realignment, total ankle replacement, limb salvage surgery, minimally-invasive arthroscopy, and various new soft tissue balancing operations designed to protect the foot and ankle.
DiGiovanni has been involved with the foot and ankle management of a number of collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes. He is team physician for the Rhode Island Stingray soccer team, foot and ankle consultant for the Brown University athletic teams and a team physician for the U.S. Ski Team. He lectures nationally and internationally on many orthopedic disorders affecting the foot and ankle, and has been honored with the "Best Doctors in Rhode Island" and "Best Doctors in America" awards.
DiGiovanni graduated from Dartmouth College and received his MD from the Brown-Dartmouth Program. He completed his orthopedic residency and an additional year of orthopedic trauma training at Brown University. DiGiovanni then pursued another year of fellowship training in total joint replacement and reconstruction at Cornell University Medical College-The Hospital For Special Surgery, as well as arthroscopy/sports medicine of the foot and ankle at Harbor-UCLA and USC affiliated hospitals. Finally, he completed his training with a foot and ankle reconstructive and trauma fellowship at the University of Washington-Harborview Medical Center, Seattle.
DiGiovanni is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He is associate editor of Foot and Ankle International, on the editorial board of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and has been a consultant reviewer for Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.