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Nicholas Renaldo, MD

Located In

Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, New Windsor, Kingston


Nicholas Renaldo, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the surgical management of adult spine conditions. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in New York, NY. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Northwell Health System/Hofstra and went on to complete a combined orthopedic/neurosurgical fellowship in spinal surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine/New England Baptist Hospital.

Dr. Renaldo utilizes the latest technologies to perform safer and less invasive procedures. He regularly performs minimally-invasive nerve decompressions and spinal fusions which are often accomplished through one inch incisions using tubular retractors and microscopes. He uses intraoperative neuromonitoring and navigated spinal instrumentation with the O-arm, a 2D/3D imaging system. This system ensures accurate implant placement around sensitive body parts. He also regularly performs motion sparing spine surgery such as artificial cervical disc replacement (Mobi-C ), (M6-C ), and Coflex lumbar interlaminar stabilization.

Dr. Renaldo is an active participant in several medical societies, including the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and has published research in leading journals and textbooks.

Dr. Renaldo, his wife and two children reside in Dutchess County. He enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, traveling and playing golf.

  • Commercial Plans
  • Managed Medicare
Anthem / BCBS (Non-NY)
  • Cards with the “PPO” inside the suitcase logo
  • Commercial, CHP, Exchange, Medicare HMO & PPO
Cigna / Great West
  • Commercial CT, MetroNY
  • Cigna MetroNY
  • Commercial (including Exchange)
  • Managed Medicare
  • GHI: CBP, National, Tristate; Bridge, Network Access, Medicare Choice PPO
  • HIP: Prime, Premium, Select Care, Bridge, Medicare VIP Prime/Bold/Reserve
  • With Connecticare: HMO/PPO/POS and Medicare Choice / Passage
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Commercial and Exchange (except for connection and connection exchange)
  • Managed Medicare
  • Medicare, Medicaid, CHP, Exchange, Essential

  • Exchange, Individual, Essential Plans
New York Medicare

New York State Health Insurance Program
  • Empire Plan
New York State Workers Compensation

No Fault

TriCare East- Humana Military

United Healthcare
  • Commercial Charter, Choice, Core, Navigate, Nexus, PPO, Select and Doctors plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Managed Medicare
United Healthcare Oxford
  • Oxford Commercial Liberty, Oxford Freedom, Oxford Metro Plan

Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County (OADC) accepts most major insurance plans. Please see the list of accepted insurance plans below and confirm that OADC participates with your plan prior to scheduling an appointment. If you have additional questions, please call our offices at (844) 982-0241 and our team will be happy to provide additional information.


Fellowship in Spinal Surgery: Tufts University School of Medicine/New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Medical School

New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: Northwell Health System/Hofstra, New Hyde Park, NY


State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification

  • Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Member
  • North American Spine Society (NASS), Member
  • International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS), Member

Ambulatory Surgery Center Affiliations
  • The Surgery Center at Orthopedic Associates (SCOA)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Health Alliance of Hudson Valley Mary’s Avenue
  • Northern Dutchess Hospital
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center

  • Recipient of NS/LIJ Stanley Asnis for excellence in clinical care, 2010
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) Podium Finalist, 2008
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident of the Year, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, 2007
  • Goldman Fellowship Award: Immersion Medical Spanish Program, 2002
  • 2002: Ellis International Health Scholarship: International Research, 2002
  • 2000: Graduated Magna Cum Laude Binghamton University, 2000
  • Dean’s list, 1996-2000
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1999
  • Golden Key Honor Society, 1998

  • Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),
  • Smith HE, Hwang RW, Renaldo NJ, Carkner E, Parazin SJ. (2012). Value-Based Evaluation of
    New Spine-Related Technology. In Rihn J, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ (eds.), Defining the Value of
    Spine Care (pp.136-43). London, England: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing.
  • Renaldo N, Silber J, Brandoff J and Albert T. (2012). Postoperative Airway Obstruction: When to
    Keep Intubated and the Use of Steroids. In Edward C. Benzel (ed.), The Cervical Spine 5th
    Edition (Pgs 1388-1391). Lippincott Williams & Wikins Publishers.
  • Weiss L, Weiss J, Quaraishi W, Renaldo N, Villafuerte A, Pobre T, Sohal D, Sohal A. Oxford
    American Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chapter 7: Procedures and
    Medications. Editors: Lyn D. Weiss, Jay M. Weiss, Thomas Pobre. pgs 523-590, 2010.
  • Silber JS, Renaldo N. Lumbar Laminectomy in the Treatment of Spinal Stenosis. In: Ludwig, S.J., Poelstra, K., (ed.): Arthritis & Arthroplasty: The Spine. 2007. Elsevier Publishing Company.
  • Renaldo N, Egol K. Damage-control orthopedics: evolution and practical applications. American
    Journal of Orthopedics (Chatham, NJ). 35(6):285-91; discussion 291, 2006 Jun.
  • Renaldo NJ, Chahine N, Putney E, Razzano P, Brandoff J, Silber J, Grande D. Histologic analysis
    of degenerated intervertebral discs with cell-morphagen therapy. North American Spine Society
    (NASS) 24th annual meeting, San Francisco CA, Poster presentation. The Spine Journal 9(10):
    152S, 2009 and Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Transactions Vol. 35.
  • Renaldo NJ, Putney E, Razzano P, Grande D. Combination cell-morphogen therapy for treatment
    of degenerative disc disease. Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
    Poster presentation. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Transactions Vol. 34, February 2009.
  • Dagly KD, Renaldo NJ, Daher R, Grande D, Silber JS. Comparison of mesenchymal stem cell
    yield in rabbit lumbar posterior elements versus iliac crest. North American Spine Society (NASS)
    23rd Annual Meeting, Toronto, CA. Poster presentation. The Spine Journal 8(5):112S-113S, 2008.
  • Renaldo N, Grande D. Growth differentiation factor-5 and hyaluronic acid up-regulate collagen synthesis in rabbit annulus fibrosus. Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation New York Metropolitan Area Resident Research Competition and Symposium at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Podium presentation. May 9, 2008.
  • Renaldo NJ, Bini EJ. Predictive Value of a Positive Fecal Occult Blood Test Obtained at the Time of Digital Rectal Examination: A Prospective Study in Asymptomatic Average-Risk Persons. Am J Gastroenterol 2004; 99:S329-S330.
  • Renaldo N, Saiz JC. Characterization of HRSV from annual epidemics in Moazambique. Global
    Medicine Conference at New York University School of Medicine. Poster Presentation. May 2003.
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