About the Doctor
Dr. Michael Giordano, the founder and president of Cognitive Concussion Centers, is a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon who has distinguished himself in multiple professional disciplines. He was board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 2001. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American College of Legal Medicine.
Dr. Giordano received his BS in Bioengineering from Columbia University, his MD from New York University School of Medicine, his MBA from Yale University, and his JD from University of Connecticut School of Law.
After completing his neurosurgical residency at Washington University School of Medicine, he was in the private practice of neurosurgery for several years prior to working in medical device development and entering UCONN Law in 2009. His powerful combination of legal and medical training offers a unique perspective and expertise. He has an active background in reviewing personal injury and medical malpractice cases for over 10 years.
Dr. Giordano served as the Chief Medical Officer of a medical device company and was involved in the administration of an FDA-approved IDE trial for a spinal implant. He was one of the founding partners of Custom Spine, Inc., a medical device company which developed implants and tools for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders.
Dr. Giordano’s firsthand knowledge and experience handling personal injury cases as both a neurosurgeon and an attorney, enhances his ability to evaluate, treat and expertly advise patients with head, neck and spinal injuries with both a clinical and legal perspective.
Dr. Giordano retired from the US Navy after over 30 years of combined active and reserve service having achieved the rank of Captain. He served in a variety of assignments that included duty as a diving and submarine medical officer and Fleet Marine Forces officer to the US Marine Corps.
While serving as the medical officer for a Marine Corps infantry battalion in Afghanistan, Dr. Giordano gained a great deal of experience with TBI (traumatic brain injury) from blast trauma and uses this knowledge and experience in his TBI focused practice at Cognitive Concussion Centers.
Dr. Giordano served on the board of the following Companies as well
Aleva Neurotherapeutics, Lausanne, Switzerland
Fulcrum Spine, Bristol, Rhode Island
Board of Education, Clinton, CT.
Dr. Giordano’s first hand knowledge and experience handling personal injury cases being both a practicing attorney as well as a neurosurgeon and medical expert, enhances his ability to evaluate, treat and advise patients with head, neck and spinal injuries on various medicolegal issues. Something which most physicians do not have the capacity.
He served as the head of Legal Medical Associates in Clinton, CT. as Attorney and Physician in a practice that concentrated specifically on medical malpractice issues for patients needing second neurosurgical opinions and for other attorneys needing causation opinions.
He also served as President of the Shoreline Medical Technology Advisors, LLC. offering consult to patients with neurological and spine disorders involved with litigation and worker’s compensation injuries.
Dr. Giordano also has several note worthy publications to his name including
Moore SA, Giordano MJ, Kim HY, Salem N, and Spector AA: Brain Microvessel 12-Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic Acid (12-HETE) is the (S) Enantiomer and is Lipoxygenase Derived. Journal of Neurochemistry 57:922-929 (1991).
Giordano, MJ, Mathur SN, and Moore SA: Differential Metabolism of Hydroxyeicosatetraenoic Acid Isomers by Mouse Cerebromicrovascular Endothelium. Journal of Neurochemistry 58:374-382 (1992).
Giordano MJ, Commins D, and Silbergeld DL: Sjogren’s Cerebritis Complicated by Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Bilateral Superior Cerebellar Artery Occlusion. Surgical Neurology 43:48-51 (1995).
Giordano MJ, Mahadeo DK, He YY, Geist RT, Hsu C and Gutmann DH: Increased Expression of the Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) Gene Product, Neurofibromin, in Astrocytes in Response to Cerebral Ischemia. Journal of Neuroscience Research 43:246-253 (1996).
Gutmann DH, Giordano MJ, Mahadeo DK, Lau N, Silbergeld DL and Guha A: Increased Neurofibromatosis-1 Gene Expression in Astrocytic Tumors: Positive Regulation by p21-ras. Oncogene 12:2121-2127 (1996).
Platten M, Giordano MJ, Dirven CMF, Gutmann DH and Louis DN: Upregulation of Specific NF1 gene Transcripts in Sporadic Pilocytic Astrocytomas. American Journal of Pathology 149:621-627 (1996).
Dr. Giordano proudly attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and served in the U.S. Navy for over 30 years of combined active and reserve service achieving the rank of Captain. Dr. Giordano has held a variety of naval assignments including;
Working with the Naval Undersea Medical Institute
Regimental Surgeon 4th Marine Division, 24th Marine Regiment
Fleet Hospital Neurosurgeon
Group Surgeon, 4th Marine Logistics Group
Force Surgeon, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command
U.S. Marine Corps Forces and holds qualifications as a submarine medical officer
Navy diving medical officer and Fleet Marine Forces Officer.
While serving as the Marine Corp Field Surgeon for a U.S. Marine Corps infantry battalion during the war in Afghanistan, Dr. Giordano gained a great deal of experience with TBI (traumatic brain injury) from blast trauma and uses this knowledge and experience in his TBI focused practice at Cognitive Concussion Centers to offer his patients the best care possible.