Dr. Martin Quirno

The American Board of
Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Assistant Professor
NYU Medical Center
NYU School of Medicine

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgery

American Orthopaedic Society

NYU Langone Health logo

Faculty Member – NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital

International Cartilage
Repair Society

Member – International Research Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

Martin Quirno, MD


Practice Focus:

  • Spine Surgery
  • Deformity Correction
  • Discectomy/ Disc Replacement
  • Decompression and Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery 

Dr. Quirno believes in a multidisciplinary team approach for the prevention and treatment of spine and other painful musculoskeletal conditions. Working with an outstanding team of specialists, he offers his patients a spectrum of non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures for the effective diagnosis and treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal disorders.

Dr. Martin Quirno is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases (LOH). He is a fellowship trained Spine Surgeon who provides consultation and treatment for patients with both common and complex spinal disorders and deformities. The goals of his practice are to minimize pain, restore function and improve quality of life for his patients. A Native of Brazil, where he lived in Sao Paulo until 16 years of age. He later moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina with his family. Dr. Quirno attended the Argentine prestigious CEMIC Medical School with a merit scholarship and graduated with an Honors Diploma. His tenacity and pursuit for excellence led him to the US where he met Dr. Thomas Errico, director of the spine surgery division at NYU-LOH and was invited to join as a research fellow. Throughout his 3 years in his first clinical research fellowship, as well as during residency and clinical fellowships, he has received multiple awards, published numerous peer-reviewed papers and has presented his research both nationally and internationally over 80 times. He is the author of multiple chapters on surgery of the spine and editor of orthopaedic journals.

Dr. Quirno completed the NYU-LOH residency program where he was awarded the Reicher Award for Excellence in Research twice. He was also invited to participate in the prestigious Orthopaedic Basic Science Research Fellowship at the Musculoskeletal Research Center at NYU-LOH between his second and third year of residency. Dr. Quirno, Spine Fellow at RUSH Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children, trained with the most respected deformity, minimally invasive surgery and motion preservation surgeons in the country, considered to be the best training ground in the field. Dr. Quirno is dedicated to continuing his medical education and teaching other physicians. He is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and proficient in Italian and French. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis (he was a nationally ranked player in Brazil), golfing and skiing.


Surgical Procedures



  • Anterior Cervical Disc Fusions
  • Anterior Cervical Disc Replacements
  • Anterior Cervical Deformity Correction
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion
  • Posterior Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Posterior Cervical Minimally Invasive Foraminotomy
  • Posterior Cervical Deformity Correction



  • Scoliosis correction-surgery
  • Thoracic Discectomy
  • Thoracic Deformity Correction
  • Thoracic laminectomy-decompresion



  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Laminectomy – Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusions
  • Lumbar Total Disc Replacement
  • Anterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Scoliosis Correction – Fusion



  • Spine Surgery Fellowship, RUSH Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Orthopaedic Resident, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
  • Spine Basic Science Research Fellowship, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
  • Intern in Surgery, NYU Medical Center, New York, USA
  • Spine Research Fellowship, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases
  • Intern in Surgery, CEMIC Medical Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Medical School, CEMIC Medical Center, Buenos Aires Argentina