Ettore Vulcano

Ettore Vulcano, MD



Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Vulcano is the Chief of Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery at Mount Sinai West and Associate Professor at the Leni & Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He specializes in disorders of the foot and ankle as well as limb lengthening, deformity correction and percutaneous foot surgery.

Dr. Vulcano has diverse and extensive training. He graduated summa cum laude from Campus Biomedico University Medical School, the leading-ranked medical school in Rome Italy, and completed a rigorous orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Insubria in Varese, Italy, also graduating summa cum laude.

He then completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction in Baltimore, MD, and an additional fellowship in limb lengthening, limb realignment, and complex reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, one of the only three centers for limb lengthening and reconstruction in the USA.

A recipient of national and international awards for excellence in clinical research, Dr. Vulcano has a strong research background in orthopedic surgery. He has co-authored several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and delivered presentations at national and international conferences.

Dr. Vulcano's unique combination of training allows for a comprehensive clinical evaluation and treatments tailored to each patient. Arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery are employed whenever possible to shorten recovery time and decrease postoperative pain.

Clinical Focus

  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Achondroplasia
  • Amputation Of The Foot Or Toe
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Below-The-Knee Amputation
  • Bunion
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
  • Clubfoot
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Drop Surgery
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Infection
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Ulcers
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot or Ankle Fracture
  • Foot or Ankle Tumor / Neuroma
  • Fracture Reduction
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Correction
  • Heel Pain
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Limb Lengthening and Realignment
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Morton's Neuroma Removal
  • Navicular Fracture
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Surgery
  • Peroneal Tendinopathy
  • Pes Cavus
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Sesamoid Fracture
  • Stem Cell Surgery
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tendinopathy
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Toe Fracture
  • Toe Sprain
  • Turf Toe
  • Walking Problems


MD, Universita' Campus Biomedico Di Roma

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Universita' dell'Insubria

Fellowship, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

Fellowship, Limb Lengthening & Complex Reconstruction, Hospital for Special Surgery

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