Michael J. Rutigliano, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Director, Westmoreland County Community Neurosurgery

Michael J. Rutigliano, MD, MBA, was appointed to the University of Pittsburgh faculty in 1996. An active staff member of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Rutigliano lives in Greensburg, Pa., and the primary focus of his clinical practice is in Westmoreland County at the hospitals of the Excela Health System through a cooperative venture between UPMC and Excela Health.

His clinical interests include a wide range of neurosurgical diseases, focusing mostly in the areas of spinal and peripheral nerve disorders, and concussion and other sports-related injury. Surgical procedures performed include simple spinal surgery such as lumbar and cervical discectomy, laminectomies for spinal stenosis, and more complex spinal reconstructive surgery for spondylolisthesis and scoliosis. Common peripheral nerve surgery includes carpal tunnel release and ulnar neurolysis.

He received his medical degree in 1989 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Following an internship in general surgery, he completed residency training in neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. During this time, he also obtained an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Rutigliano’s academic expertise is in medical economics and cost-effectiveness analysis. He was awarded the Pittsburgh Academy of Medicine Study Scholarship and was honored by the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association with a scholarship for research in cerebrovascular disease.

Dr. Rutigliano has retired from the United States Army Reserve and has served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom at Walter Reed Medical Center from April to July 2003, and in Balad, Iraq from October 2007 to February 2008.

Dr. Rutigliano's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Community Clinic Sites

400 Oxford Drive
Suite 100
Monroeville, PA 15146

Specialized Areas of Interest

Spinal disorders; peripheral nerve disorders

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Hospital Privileges

Latrobe Area Hospital
UPMC East
UPMC Presbyterian
Westmoreland Hospital

Professional Organization Membership

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
AANS/CNS Joint Section on Spine and Peripheral Nerve
Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Education & Training

  • BS, Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 1985
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh, 1989
  • MBA, Joseph Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh, 1996