Gregory C. Farino, MD - OIWK Hand & Wrist Center of ExcellenceWednesday, April 24th, 2013, 12:15 am
Gregory C. Farino, M.D. is a licensed Orthopaedic Surgeon, fellowship-trained in hand and wrist surgery, and specializes in reconstructive surgery of the hand and wrist. Beginning in June, Dr. Farino will be heading the Hand and Wrist Center or Excellence – the newest center added to The Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky. Dr. Farino provides a new area of expertise, offering the latest in orthopaedic surgical techniques.
“I am proud to be the first Hand and Wrist Specialist at OIWK and am excited to bring proven hand and wrist treatment options to the people of western Kentucky,” said Dr. Farino. “The Orthopaedic Institute is an excellent orthopaedic group and I am looking forward to becoming an integral part of the practice and the local community.” Dr. Farino said that his approach to orthopaedics complements the personalized care that’s consistently offered by the Institute. “I’ve always treated patients like they are family members – I talk with them about their challenges, offer them the best possible solutions, and together, come to a consensus on what the best treatment is for their specific situation.”
Like all surgeons at The Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Farino strongly believes in staying involved in all aspects of patient care, from initial diagnosis to post-operative rehabilitation. “I think the decisions that are made or not made in the post-operative period are as important as the decision to perform surgery and the actual operation itself,” said Dr. Farino. “Attention to detail throughout all phases of treatment is critical to the short- and long-term well-being of every patient.”
A native of eastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Farino most recently practiced in Florida before joining The Orthopaedic Institute. Like many of the other surgeons at the Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky, Dr. Farino has treat the orthopaedic needs of many sports teams and athletes, including the Pittsburgh Pirates during spring training and the Pirates’ minor league players throughout the season. He also worked with the Under-18 U.S. soccer team as well as student athletes at IMG/Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
Graduating Magna cum Laude, Dr. Farino completed his undergraduate degree at DeSales University before entering Temple University Medical School, where he was recognized as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for being in the top 25% of his class. Dr. Farino completed his residency at Penn State University’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, with a focus on orthopaedic surgery. He also earned his fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in surgery of the hand and upper extremities.
Dr. Farino indicated he is enthusiastic to both live and work in the Paducah area. “Paducah is a beautiful place and also has an outstanding fine arts community, which is important to my wife and children, as well as myself. We look forward to helping to make a positive contribution to OIWK and the people of this area for many years to come.”
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