Dr. Taormina is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery, wrist, elbow, and shoulder procedures, as well as general orthopaedics. He sees patients at Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists and performs surgery at Pascagoula Hospital and Ocean Springs Hospital.
His journey to orthopaedic excellence began with a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital (formerly “NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases”). He further elevated his skills through an advanced fellowship at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, immersing himself in the art of hand and reconstructive upper extremity surgery.
A testament to his dedication, Dr. Taormina has significantly contributed to orthopaedic literature. He has published and presented over 60 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and book chapters, demonstrating his commitment to advancing the field. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive procedures, including arthroscopic treatments for the wrist, shoulder, and knee, along with endoscopic carpal tunnel release.
Dr. Taormina’s expertise extends to osteoarthritis of small and large joints (including arthroplasty), nerve entrapment disorders (including cubital tunnel and release), fractures, and sports injuries, involving ligament and tendon repair and reconstruction. With specialized fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery, Dr. Taormina excels in complex reconstructive techniques for the hand and fingers.
Dedicated to achieving the best functional outcomes for his patients, Dr. Taormina involves them in discussions of conservative and surgical treatment options and utilizes a shared decision-making approach. His unwavering commitment to the highest standards of orthopaedic care makes Dr. Taormina a trusted and respected figure in the field, providing patients with expert guidance and compassionate treatment.
- Hand, wrist, and finger surgery (including reconstruction, trigger, carpal tunnel-endoscopic)
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Ligament and tendon repairs
- Nerve injury and repair
- Complex reconstructive hand/wrist surgeries for osteoarthritis
- Nerve decompression
- Elbow surgery
Education & Training
- Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
- Residency: NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital (NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases), NYC Langone Medical Center, NY, NY
- Fellowship: University of Miami Hospital/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Hand Surgery
- Upper Extremity Surgery