Dr. Cassinelli has authored numerous book chapters and research publications on topics related to spinal disorders, and is the recipient of many honors and awards of excellence. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French and Portuguese.
Dr. Cassinelli earned his B.A. from Rice University in Houston, Texas, where he was a three-year letter on the men’s swim team. He completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical School where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honors medical society his junior year. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2003, and served as a clinical instructor there from 2003 to 2004. He scored in the 99th percentile on Part I of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery licensure exam. He then completed fellowship training in spine surgery under the renowned spine surgeon, Dr. Henry Bohlman, in 2005. Dr. Cassinelli stayed on as faculty after his fellowship as an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Case Medical Center from 2005 to 2007.
Fellowship: Under renowned spine surgeon Dr. Henry Bohlman, 2005; spine surgery
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2003; orthopedic surgery
Medical School: University of Texas Medical School, M.D., Houston, TX | Alpha Omega Alpha honors medical society
Undergraduate: Rice University, B.A., Houston, TX
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Inductee, Cervical Spine Research Society
Dr. Cassinelli also performs independent medical evaluations that may be scheduled directly with his staff at 404-425-1131.
ACCOLADES & ACHIEVEMENTS
Dr. Cassinelli has been chosen as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2022. Castle Connolly identifies Top Doctors based on an extensive nomination process. The national physician-led research team reviews and rigorously screens all nominated physicians before selecting those regarded as the most outstanding healthcare providers in the country. Dr. Cassinelli has been named as one of Atlanta’s top orthopedic surgeons from 2019-2022.
We recently received the following message from a Peachtree Orthopedics patient who has been treated by both Dr. Cassinelli and Dr. Chang. We wish him well on his future endeavors:
“Paula, I wanted to send a quick thank you for the care that you, Dr. Chang, and Dr. Cassinelli showed me over the last 5-6 years. With your help, I have moved far beyond the barely functional situation you saw me in when I first visited. I have finally gotten to the point that I can start working out again and have been going at least once a week to a personal trainer. Between the work you have done on my spine and the help from the PT, I have decided to pick up a long-lost hobby I used to have as a teenager. Based on my history I am sure you will probably not like this idea for me, but I am back to climbing mountains again. I have started small and am only doing 3-4 day trips on 6,000 foot mountains around the Southeast. Attached are a few shots from my last trip to North Carolina a few weeks ago. I do have another trip scheduled to Mt. Rainier in Washington State that I hope goes well. There is no way I could do any of this without the help you have all provided me with over the last few years. Don’t take this the wrong way, but I really hope I don’t have to come see you guys very often anymore. I am being super careful when I am out there, I promise! Signed, A Grateful Patient”