Dr. Alexander Richard Vaccaro MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Alexander Vaccaro is an orthopedic surgeon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Pennsylvania Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 27 years. He is one of 27 doctors at Pennsylvania Hospital and one of 67 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Pennsylvania Hospital
Ranked #34 in Orthopedics

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Ranked #7 in Orthopedics

Education & Medical Training

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1987 - 1988

Thomas Jefferson University
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1988 - 1992

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Class of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

LA State Medical License
Active through 2013

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

FL State Medical License
Active through 2015

MS State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2011

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2011

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2012

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2013

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2014

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2011

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2012

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2013

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2014

Diabetes Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2010

Diabetes Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2011

Diabetes Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2012

Diabetes Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2013

Publications & Presentations

Does spinal alignment influence acetabular orientation: a study of spinopelvic variables and sagittal acetabular version.
Radcliff, K. E.,Kepler, C. K.,Hellman, M.,Restrepo, C.,Jung, K. A.,Vaccaro, A. R.,Albert, T. J.,Parvizi, J.

Disc Space Preparation in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Comparison of Minimally Invasive and Open Approaches.
Rihn, J. A.,Gandhi, S. D.,Sheehan, P.,Vaccaro, A. R.,Hilibrand, A. S.,Albert, T. J.,Anderson, D. G.

Defining Rates and Causes of Mortality Associated with Spine Surgery: Comparison of Two Data Collection Approaches through the Scoliosis Research Society.
Shaffrey, E.,Smith, J. S.,Lenke, L. G.,Polly, D. W.,Chen, C. J.,Coe, J. D.,Broadstone, P. A.,Glassman, S. D.,Vaccaro, A. R.,Ames, C. P.,Shaffrey, C. I.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • GHI PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Healthfirst New York
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Lifewise Health Plan of Oregon
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • ODS Network
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • PacificSource Preferred PSN
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • Providence Health System Preferred PPO
  • Regence Oregon - Preferred Provider Network
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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