Justin A. Iorio, MD

About Our Survey 4.7

Phone: (315) 251-3232

Dr. Iorio is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the management of complicated spinal deformities, degenerative and arthritic conditions, infections, trauma, and fractures. His clinical interests include motion-preserving procedures for cervical spine disorders, identifying risk factors for complications and prolonged hospital stay after cervical fusion, and utilizing both minimally invasive and open techniques for safe and optimal correction of spinal disorders.

He earned his medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and completed an orthopedic residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Iorio has completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY, where he was accepted into the Cobb Fellowship, which focuses on the treatment of scoliosis.

A native of Upstate New York, Dr. Iorio is eager to return to the area and aspires to provide excellent spine care to all patients by maximizing conservative treatment and performing safe procedures from the neck to the lower back.

Practicing Locations

Camillus, Dewitt-Widewaters and Heritage Commons

Justin A. Iorio, MD 4.7

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, BS in Neuroscience, Magna Cum Laude, 2005

SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, MD, 2010

Orthopedic Residency Training
Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2010 – 2015

Orthopedic Fellowship Training
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, Spinal Surgery Fellowship, 2015 – 2016

Honors and Awards

Justin Iorio recognized by Spine Leaders as “One of Ten Surgeons Under 45 to Know” (2023)

Justin Iorio awarded as “20 [surgeons] under 40”  by the SpineLine Editorial Board (2022)

Educational scholarship for “The State of Spine Surgery - A Think Tank” in Los Cabos, Mexico. Awarded by Todd. J Albert MD, Surgeon-in-Chief, Hospital for Special Surgery.

Resident Research Day Award (2015)

Resident Research Day Award (2013)

Belinder Scholarship Award (2009)

Dean’s Letter of Commendation (2009)

Professional Society Memberships
North American Spine Society


Jakoi AM, Kirchner GJ, Kerbel YE, Iorio JA, Khalsa AS. The effects of marijuana use on lumbar spinal fusion. Spine (Phial Pa 1976). 2020; 45 (9): 629-34.

Khalsa A, Yagi M, Hosogane N, Nguyen S, Than K, Iorio JA, Daniels A, Park P, Bess S, Fessler R, Lafage V, Mundis G, Eastlack G. Accepted to Spine.

Iorio JA, Albert TJ. Initial Assessment (Including Imaging) of Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. In "Cervical Trauma," edited by Robert Heary.

Iorio JA, Samdani AF, Cahill PJ, Pahys JM, Singla A, Gaughan JP, Betz RR. Posteroperative bracing improves spinal deformity correction after vertebral body stapling of thoracolumbar/lumbar curves. (in submission)

Iorio JA, Jakoi AM, Singla A. Biomechanics of degenerative spine disorders. (accepted to Asian Spine Journal)

Kim HJ, Nemani V, Boachie-Adjei O, Cunningham ME, O’Neill K, Iorio JA, Neumann BJ, Lenke LG. Distal fusion level selection in Scheuermann’s Kyphosis: a comparison of lordotic disc segment versus stable sagittal vertebrae. (accepted to Global Spine Journal)

Jakoi AM, Stone MA, Iorio JA, Pham MH, Patel NN, Hsieh PC, Liu JC, Acosta FL, Hah R, Wang JC. Bisphosphonates and intermittent parathyroid hormone’s effect on human spinal fusion: a review of the literature. (accepted to The Spine Journal)

Iorio JA, Reid P, Kim HJ. Neurological complications in adult spinal deformity surgery. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2016 June [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 27250041.

Iorio JA, Jakoi AM, Singla A. Biomechanics of degenerative spine disorders. Asian Spine Journal, 2016 Apr;10(2):377-84. PMID 27114783. 

Iorio JA, Jakoi AM, Wetzel FT. Acute tetraplegia after Posterior Cervical Laminectomy for Chronic Myelopathy. Surgical Technology International, 2015 NOV;27:303-7. PMID 26680414

Jennings JD, Iorio J. Lkeiner M, Gaughan J, Star A. Intraoperative fluoroscopy improves component position during anterior hip arthroplasty. Orthopedics, 2015 Nov;38(11):e970-5. PMID 26558676.

Ioria J, Orlando G, Diefenbach C, Gaughan JP, Samdani AF, Pahys JM, Betz RR,, Cahill PJ. Serial casting for infantile idiopathic scoliosis: radiographic outcomes and factors associated with response to treatment.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 2015 Sep. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 26398567

Harper K, Iorio J. Balasubramanian, E. Profunda femoris pseudoaneurysm following total hip arthroplasty revision. Case Reports in Orthopedics, 2015 Aug;2015:301949. PMID 26347839.

Jakoi AM, Iorio J, Howell R, Zampini J. Gunshot injuries of the spine. The Spine Journal, 2015 June:15(9):2077-85. PMID 26070284.

Iorio JA, Jakoi AM, Steiner CD, Sandani AF, Cahill PJ, Betz RR, Singla A. Minimally invasive lateral interbody fusion in the treatment of scoliosis associated with myelomeningocele. Surgical Technology International, 2015 May;26:371-75. PMID 26055034.

Jakoi AM, Ioria JA, Cahill PJ. Autologous bone graft harvesting: a review of grafts and surgical techniques. Musculoskeletal Surgery, 2015 Apr. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 25845670.

Cahill PJ, Iorio J, Pahys JM, Samdani AF, Betz RR. Vertebral Body Stapling for AIS. In “The Growing Spine: Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children, 2nd ed.”, edited by Akbarnia B. 2014.

Iorio J, Criner K, Rehman S, Meizinger C, Haydel C. Nerve and tendon injury with percutaneous fibular pinning: a cadaveric study.  Injury, 2014 Dec;45(12):2051-4. PMID25241722.

Tosti R. Iorio J, Fowler J, Thoder JJ, Schaffer AA. Povidone-iodine soaks for hand abscesses: a prospective randomized trial. Journal of Hand Surgery (Am), 2014 May;39(5):962-5. PMID 24636027.

Iorio J, Bennett, JT, Orlando G, Singla A, Dakwar E, Samdani AF. Does Amicar affect blood loss in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treated with pedicle screws and Ponte osteotomies? Surgical Technology International, 2013 Sep;23:291-5. PMID: 23975447.

Griesemer AD, Okumi M, Akira S, Hirakata A, Moran S, Ishikawa Y, Iwaki H, Iorio J, Arn S, Yamada K. Upregulation of CD59: potential mechanism of accommodation in a large animal model.  Transplantation, 2009 May;87(9):1308-17. PMIID 194240303.

Koutsoumbelis S, Iorio JA, Albert TJ. Subaxial Transarticular Screw Fixation. In “Cervical Spine Surgery: Standard and Advanced Techniques,” edited by Koller H. and Robinson Y. 

Iorio JA, Koutsoumbelis S, Albert TJ. Cervical Total Disk Replacement Revision Surgery. In “Cervical Spine Surgery: Standard and Advanced Techniques,” edited by Koller H. and Robinson Y.