Anthony M DiGioia, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon and Medical Director of the Bone and Joint Center, UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital and Medical Director, The UPMC Innovation Center

Anthony (Tony) DiGioia, M.D., is an engineer, entrepreneur, and practicing orthopaedic surgeon.   He is the Founder and Medical Director of both the UPMC Bone and Joint Center and The UPMC Innovation Center. Tony graduated with university honors from Carnegie Mellon University’s Civil Engineering program, obtained a graduate degree in Civil and Biomedical Engineering, then attended Harvard Medical School where he graduated with Honors in a Special Field. He completed his orthopaedic residency in Pittsburgh and a Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Tony has always focused on bridging the gaps between clinical medicine, engineering, and supportive technologies – merging the art and science of medicine.  More recently, Tony developed and published a book on the Patient Centered Value System (PCVS), which combines process and performance improvement with supporting technologies to improve clinical outcomes and patients’ care experiences while reducing costs.  

Representative Publications

  1. DiGioia AM, Shapiro E:  “The Patient Centered Value System: Transforming Healthcare Through Co-Design,” CRC Press, September 2017.
  2. DiGioia AM, Clayton SB, Giarrusso MB:  “’What Matters to You?’: A Pilot Project for Implementing Patient-Centered Care,” Patient Experience Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp 130-137, Fall 2016.
  3. DiGioia AM, Greenhouse PK, Giarrusso ML, Kress JM:  “Determining the True Cost to Deliver Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Over the Full Cycle of Care: Preparing for Bundling and Reference-Based Pricing,” Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp.1-6, January 2016.
  4. Urish KL, Hamlin BR, Plakseychuk AY, Levison TJ, Higgs GB, Kurtz SM, DiGioia AM:  “Trunnion Failure of the Recalled Low Friction Ion Treatment Cobalt Chromium Alloy Femoral Head,” The Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 32, No. 9, pp 2857-2863.

Research Interests

  • AI and Machine Learning in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Technology to Support Care Delivery System Re-Design
  • The Patient Centered Value System and Co-Design
  • The Experienced Based Design Sciences
  • Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery