Dr. Fitzgerald is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, and elbow care. He earned his medical degree with high honors at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and completed an orthopedic residency at the University of Vermont. Dr. Fitzgerald also completed an upper extremity fellowship at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. He is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the upper extremity including trauma, arthritis, tendinopathies, soft tissue disorders, nerve compression disorders and ligamentous injuries. He is skilled in the treatment of all disorders from shoulder to fingertip in adult and pediatric cases.
Born in Syracuse, NY and raised in Fredonia NY, Dr. Fitzgerald is familiar with the medical environment as his father is also an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Fitzgerald admires the art of teamwork and believes in educating patients and working together to provide the best treatment for individual patients.
Dr. Fitzgerald has an avid interest in many active sports, including snowboarding, slalom skiing, soccer, basketball, hiking and golfing. He enjoys rooting for local sports teams with his wife, with whom he resides in the area.
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, BS in Biology, Summa Cum Laude, 2006
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, MD, Summa Cum Laude, 2010
Orthopedic Residency Training
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT, 2010 – 2015
Orthopedic Fellowship Training
Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Indianapolis, IN, 2015 – 2016
The Clinical Experience
Specializes in upper extremity surgery
Honors and Awards
SUNY Upstate Medical University Achievement Distinction, First in Graduating Class (2010)
Alpha Omega Alpha Junior Inductee (2009)
Dr. Joseph Fisher Memorial Scholarship (2009)
John and Henrietta Simeone Scholarship (2009)
Medical Alumni Merit Award (2007 – 2009)
Medical Literature Curriculum II Pathophysiology Course Award (2008)
McGraw-Hill/Lange Medical Student Award (2007)
Dean’s Letter of Commendation (2007 – 2009)
Professional Society Memberships
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association for Hand Surgery
American Society of Surgery for the Hand
Fitzgerald, M.G. and Shafritz, A.B.. Distal Myasthenia Gravis. Journal of Hand Surgery. 2014; 39(7): 1419-1420.
Fitzgerald, MG. Results of lift off after lesser tuberosity osteotomy versus subscapularis take down when used in primary total shoulder arthroplasty. University of Vermont Orthopaedic Research Day. June 2015.
Fitzgerald, MG. Smoking and Orthopaedics. Grand Rounds Presentation given for University of Vermont Orthopaedic department. April 2015.
Fitzgerald, MG. Total Elbow Arthroplasty. Grand Rounds Presentation given for University of Vermont Orthopaedic department. March 2014.
Fitzgerald, MG. Classification of Acetabular Fractures. Presentation given at the New England Fracture Forum in Raynham, MA. September 2013.
Fitzgerald, MG. Dupuytren’s Disease: Non-surgical Treatment in 2013. Grand Rounds Presentation given for University of Vermont Orthopaedic department. February 2013.
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