Dr. Pagano is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with a subspecialty in Spine Surgery.
Dr. Pagano is an Orthopaedic Spine specialist whose practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of all disorders of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine. Specific interests include adult deformity, minimally invasive spinal fusions, tumor resection and reconstruction, trauma and disc replacement surgery.
Dr. Pagano is a native of the Youngstown, Ohio area where he practiced for 13 years until relocating to the St. Petersburg area with his family in August of 2013. Dr. Pagano received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1991 and received his degree in medicine at The Ohio State University in 1995. Dr. Pagano completed his internship and orthopaedic residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 2000. Following his residency, Dr. Pagano performed a two part Orthopaedic Spine fellowship with Dr. Richard Holt in Louisville, Kentucky and with the late Dr. Thomas Whitecloud at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dr. Pagano is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The North American Spine Society and the American Medical Association. Dr. Pagano continues to use his engineering background as an active medical consultant holding patents in the field of spine surgery. He has also been an instructor in minimally invasive spinal surgery.