Rita Carney, MD

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Academic Appointments

  • Instructor in Pathology & Cell Biology

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Fundacao Faculdade Federal de Ciencias Medicas de Porto Alegre (Brazil)

Honors & Awards

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2014 “Fundamentals Outstanding Teacher Award”

UMDNJ (University of Medical and Dentistry Of New Jersey), Golden Apple award recipient for the best teacher


Selected Publications

Co-author of “The Effect of Rectus EMG Patterns on the Outcome Rectus Semi Transfer”. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 8:54-61; January/February 1998.

Author of “Revision Spine Surgery in Children with Cerebral palsy”. Journal of Spine Disorders, 10 (2): 132-144; April 1997.

Co-author of “Soft Tissue Release for Spastic Hip Subluxation in Cerebral Palsy”. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 17 (5): 571-584; September/October 1997.

Author of “Surgical Correction of Spinal Deformity Using a Unit Rod in Children with Cerebral Palsy”. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 16 (6): 734-740, 1996.

Author of “Experimental Study of Bone Tissue Reaction to Titanium Alloy Ti6A14V Coated with Hydroxyapatite” Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia, 6 (28); June 1993.

Co-author of “Subluxation after Total Cement Hip Replacement – Three Cases Report”.Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia. 1 and 2 (27); January/February 1992.

Co-author of “Non-conventional Endoprothesis in Pathologial Fractures of the Proximal Femur”, Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia, 9 (26); September 1991.

Author of “ Femoral Neck Fracture and Intrapelvic Dislocation of Femoral Head”. Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia, 10 (26); October, 1991. 

Textbook (chapter): Pitrez, Jose Luis B, Pediatria Consulta Rapida, Rita C. Dias, contributing author on Congenital Hip Dislocation Guidelines, 1st edition, Publisher Artes Medicas, 1995 CDU 616-053.2, pages 158-159