Orthopaedic Residency Program Director
3301 C St., Suite 1500
Sacramento, CA 95816
B.S., UC Irvine, Irvine, California, 1985
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, recertification, 2007
North American Spine Society
Robert Glidden Society
Scoliosis Research Society
Select Honors and Awards:
Outstanding Faculty Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, 2010
Outstanding Faculty Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, 2005
Outstanding Faculty Award, Dept. of Orthopaedics, University of Arizona. Teaching award conferred by graduating residents., 2002
Outstanding Faculty Award, Dept. of Orthopaedics, University of Arizona, 2000
President's Undergraduate Fellowship Recipient. National award funding research of DNA sequence analysis of D. melanogaster dopa decarboxylase gene., 1984
Select Recent Publications:
Roberto, R, Klineberg, E, Complications in the Treatment of Subaxial Cervical Fractures and Dislocations, Chapter 106, 5th Edition, the Cervical Spine, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1267-1275.
Robbins M, Mallon Z, Roberto R, Patel R, Gupta M, Klineberg Traumatic Spondylopelvic Dissociation: A Report of Two Cases of Spondylolisthesis at L5-S1 and Review of Literature. E.Global Spine J. 2015 Jun;5(3):225-30.
Tomov M, Mitsunaga L, Durbin-Johnson B, Nallur D, Roberto R. Reducing Surgical Site Infection in Spinal Surgery with Betadine Irrigation and Intra-Wound Vancomycin Powder. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Jan 20. 491-9.
Gire JD, Roberto RF, Bobinski M, Klineberg EO, Durbin-Johnson B The utility and accuracy of computed tomography in the diagnosis of occipito cervical dissociation. Spine J. 2013 May; 13(5):510-9.Epub 2013 Feb 22.
Roberto, R. Dezfuli, B, Deuel, C, Curtiss, S, Hazelwood, S. A Biomechanical Comparison of Three Spondylolysis Repair Techniques in a Calf Spine Model. Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research, 2012 October.
Galan, T, Mohan, V, Klineberg, K, Gupta, M, Roberto, R, Ellwitz, J. Case Report: Incisional Hernia as a Complication of Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion. The Spine Journal, 2012 Feb.
Treatment of Spine Deformity in Neuromuscular Diseases Maitra, S., Roberto, RF, McDonald, CM, Gupta, MC Phys Med Rehab Clin N Am, 2012 Nov., 23 (4): 869-83.
Roberto, R. Fritz, A. Hagar, Y. Boice, B. Skalsky, A. Hwang, H. Mitsunaga, K. Beckett, L. McDonald, C. Gupta, M. the Natural History of Cardiac and Pulmonary Function Decline in Patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Spine.2011 July;36(15) E1009-1017.
Enoch Leung, Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn, Rolando Roberto, Characterization of Irregular stress distributions induced by klippel feil syndrome, Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress Exposition, IMECE2011-63343, November 11-17, 2011, Denver, Colorado, USA, 2011