Dr. Michael Pagnani, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Pagnani is affiliated with Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.
Dr Pagnani specializes in sports medicine and surgery of the knee and shoulder. He acted as Head Team Physician for the Nashville Predators NHL Hockey Team from 1998-2007. In addition, he is a consultant to the Miami Dolphins Football Team. Dr Pagnani has cared for many well known athletes. He has served as a team physician for the New York Giants, Nashville Kats, Nashville Sounds, Tennessee State University and several Nashville area high schools. He has also acted as the Team Physician for Elite Runners for Country Music Marathon. In 2004 Dr Pagnani was named the Tennessee Sports Medicine Person of the Year by the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society.
Dr. Pagnani's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Pagnani's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
Knee Ligament Reconstruction
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Tennessee.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1987
Baylor University Medical Center/Parkland Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
Hospital For Special Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
Hospital For Special Surgery (Shoulder Surgery)
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
Hospital For Special Surgery (Sports Medicine)
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
Head Team Physican Nashville Predators
Other Education | Completed 2007
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Tennessee Sports Medicine Person of the Year, 2004
Order of Honorable Kentucky Colonels, appointed
US News Top Doctor, 2011-
Marquis Who's Who in America, 2008
Marquis Who's Who in Health Care, 2011
"Top Doctors in Nashville" - Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, 2005-
Joe Reilly Award for Service, Father Ryan High School, 2008-
Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2005-
Media & Publications
Open Repair of Anterior Shoulder Instability In: Cole B and Sekiya J: Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow and Knee in Sports Medicine, 2008
Open Repair of Anterior Shoulder Instability In: Cole B and Sekiya J: Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow and Knee in Sports Medicine, 2nd Edition,
Anterior Instability of the Shoulder: In: Andrews, JR and Wilk, K (eds.): The Athlete's Shoulder, 1994
Multidirectional Instability in the Athlete. In: Pettrone, FA, (ed.), Athletic Injuries of the Shoulder, 1994
Anatomy of the Knee.In: Nicholas, JA and Hershman, E, (eds.), The Lower Extremity andSpine in Sports Medicine, 2nd edition, 1995
Soft Tissue Physiology and Repair. In: Kasser, JR (ed.) Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 5, 1996
Introduction and Historical Aspects. In: Warren, RF; Craig, EV; and Altchek, DW: The Unstable Shoulder, 1999
Techniques to Repair the Multidirectionally Unstable Shoulder. In: Abram JS: Management of the Unstable Shoulder, 2011
Other Knee Problems and Injuries. In Johnson, RJ and Lombardo, J, (eds.), Current Review of Sports Medicine, 1994
Fixed and Chronic Dislocations. In: Warren, RF; Craig, EV; and Altchek, DW: The Unstable Shoulder, 1999
Shoulder Instability: Overview with Treatment Options and Surgical Indications. In: Pettrone, FA, (ed.)Athletic Injuries of the Shoulder, 1994
Conservative Treatment of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Insufficiency. In: Wojtys, EM, (ed.), The ACL-Deficient Knee, 1994
Instability of the Shoulder In: Nicholas, JA and Hershman, E, (eds.), The Upper Extremity and Spine in Sports Medicine, 2nd edition, 1995
Acute Injuries of the Shoulder. In: Griffin, LY,(ed.), Orthopaedic Knowledge Update-Sports Medicine, 1994
Glenohumeral Stabilization: Arthroscopic Suretac Technique. In: Torg, JS and Shephard, RJ, (eds.), Current Therapy in Sports Medicine, 3rd edition, 1995
Reconstructive Surgery for Patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa In: Lin, AN and Carter, DM, (eds.), Epidermolysis Bullosa: Basic and Clinical Aspects, 1992
Glenohumeral Instabilty. In: Drez, D and DeLee, J, (eds.), Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice, 1993
Open Treatment of Anterior Instability:Surgical Technique. In Provencher, M and Romeo A: Shoulder Instability: A Comprehensive Approach,
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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