Kenneth Vitale

TitleAssociate Clinical Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentOrthopedic Surgery
Address9300 Campus Point Drive #7894
La Jolla CA 92037
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    American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabilitationBoard CertificationSports Medicine
    American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabilitationBoard CertificationPM&R
    NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NYResidency2005Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    NYU School of Medicine, New York, NYMD2001Medicine

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    Kenneth Vitale, M.D. is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of California San Diego. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and has subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine.

    As an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Vitale instructs medical students, residents and fellows. He is co-director of the Lifestyle & Exercise Medicine course elective at UCSD School of Medicine, and is the Co-Chair of the UCSD Institute for Public Health (IPH) Lifestyle, Wellbeing & Health Behavior Sub-Group Committee. He also contributes to the Exercise & Physical Activity Resource Center (EPARC) at UCSD.

    Dr. Vitale is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He serves on the Medical Education Committee for the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Vitale also holds an at-large position on the board of directors for the American College of Sports Medicine, Southwest Regional Chapter.

    He completed his PM&R residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. He received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and graduated summa cum laude in Biology from Rutgers University.

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    1. Hasegawa M, Miyazaki M, Yokota K, Nakahara Y, Vitale K, Haga N.World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress. Platform presentation RR-PLR5-726. The Effectiveness Of The Hybrid Assistive Limb In Physical Therapy For Lower Limb Disability: A Systematic Review. 2017.
    2. Vitale KC, Hueglin S, Broad E. Tart Cherry Juice in Athletes: A Literature Review and Commentary. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2017 Jul/Aug; 16(4):230-239. PMID: 28696985.
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    3. Macaulay, T.R., Thao, S., Calegari, J., Macias, B.R., Hargens, A.R. and Vitale, K.C.Adaptation Biology and Medicine: Current Trends. Editors: Y. Kawai, A.R. Hargens and P.K. Singal. New developments in lower limb prosthesis design: Effects on residual limb volume, pistoning, skin tolerance, skin contact pressures, and hemodynamics. 2017; 8(12).
    4. Messey K, Mahasin S, Bazzo D, Vitale K.. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Return to Kipping After Shoulder Injury: Introducing a Novel Unloading Rehabilitation Technique. 2017; 49(5S):871.
    5. Vitale K, Owens R, DeYoung P, Stuhr, R, Malhotra A.Olympic Coach Magazine. Editor Christine Bolger. Sleep Hygiene for Optimizing Recovery in Olympic/Paralympic Athletes. 2016; 27(1):21-33.
    6. Vitale K.. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2016; 48(5S):246. Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate on Recovery in US Olympic Volleyball: A Case Study. 2016; 48(5S):246.
    7. Vitale K, Hueglin, S, Broad E.Olympic Coach Magazine. Editor Christine Bolger. Tart Cherry Juice use in Olympic/Paralympic Athletes. 2015; 26(3):11-20.
    8. Vitale K.. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Fluctuating Spine Pain Patterns in a Triathlete. 2015; 47(5S):592-593.
    9. Vitale K, Nakagama T.Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Injury Patterns in an Amateur Rugby Tournament. 2015; 47(5S):628.
    10. Vitale K.. JMSA Journal. Editors: M. Adachi, M.D., Sc.D and J. Furuyama, DDS. Marathon Injury Prevention and Nutritional Support. 2013; 5(2).
    11. Nafissi A.; Husain S.; Ahmed T.; Feldman D.; Bansal A.; Vitale K.; Jimenez A.; Gusmorino P.The Journal of Pain. Lidoderm effectiveness in reducing pain in post-operative unilateral knee replacements patients. 2011; 12(4):53.
    12. Vitale KC, Jimenez A. Rehabilitation after scapulectomy. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2009 Apr; 88(4):267-71. PMID: 19300036.
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    13. Husain S. Feldman D. Jimenez A. Vitale K. Gusmorino P. Moroz A. Husain Z.The Journal of Pain. Inpatient admission for pain rehabilitation: 6-month and 1-year follow-up. 2009; 10(1):61.
    14. Husain S. Gusmorino P. Vitale K. Feldman D. Jimenez A.The Journal of Pain. A randomized, double-blind controlled study looking at lidoderm patch efficacy in reducing pain in patients with unilateral knee replacements. 2009; 10(1):62.
    15. Kim M, Jeffrey A, Vitale K.. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis Presenting as Knee Pain: An Uncommon Diagnosis for a Common Presentation. 2008; 87(3):22.
    16. D. Feldman, K. Vitale, A. Jimenez, P. Gusmorino. 2008; 9:51.The Journal of Pain. Inpatient admission for pain rehabilitation: Re-examining an old idea. 2008; 9(4):51.
    17. Yoon S, Jimenez A, Vitale K.. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Clinical Outcome of a Centenarian With a Joint Replacement: A Case Report. 2008; 89(11):51.
    18. Jimenez A, Feldman D, Vitale K. . 2008; 89:11, e46. .Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Radial Neuropathy: Not the “Saturday Night” Libation or Humerus Variation: A Case Report. 2008; 89(11):46.
    19. Feldman DD; Vitale KC; Gusmorino P; Snow B; Shen H; Jimenez A; Moroz A; Knotkova H. "". . 2008; 1: 319.Journal of pain management. Recovery of a patient with complex regional pain syndrome in an inpatient pain rehabilitation program : a case report. 2008; 1(3):319-326.
    20. Dayan M. Bulkin E. Vitale K.Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Cauda Equina Arachnoiditis after Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection: A Case Report. 2007; 88(9):12.
    21. Rathi S. Vitale K. Jimenez A.Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Newly Diagnosed Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Setting of Post-operative Rehabilitation for Total Knee Replacement: A Case Report. 2007; 88(9):94.
    22. Vitale K, Miller T, Jimenez AC. Rehabilitation after intramedullary skeletal kinetic distractor implantation: a report of two cases and a suggested therapy program. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Feb; 85(2):176-80. PMID: 16428911.
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    23. Moroz A, Schoeb V, Fan G, Vitale K, Lee M. Convalescence care for seniors of lower Manhattan: an interdisciplinary outreach, rehabilitation, and education model. Int J Rehabil Res. 2004 Mar; 27(1):75-8. PMID: 15097174.
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    24. R. Bicknese, K C. Vitale, and M. M. Pappas.Annals of Neurology. Motor Function Is Preserved after Neonatal Hemispherectomy by Maintenance of Primitive Bilateral Corticospinal Projections. 1996; 36(3):272.