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Associate, Department of Orthopaedics

Geisinger Medical Center
100 Academy Ave.
Danville PA 17822

Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital
4200 Hospital Rd.
Coal Township, PA 17866

Geisinger Woodbine Lane
16 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA 17821
Phone: 570-271-6700
Fax: 570-214-6700

L. Christopher Grandizio, DO

Research Interests

Dr. Grandizio's research interests include upper-extremity trauma, technology in healthcare, compressive neuropathy, education of orthopaedic residents, and joint replacement surgery in the upper extremity. In 2019, Dr. Grandizio started an Upper-Extremity Research Fellowship within the Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute. 

Recent publications

  • Grandizio LC, Foster BK, Klena JC. Telemedicine in hand and upper-extremity surgery. J Hand Surg Am. 2020; 45(3):239-242.
  • Rocha DB, Sanchez D, Grandizio LC, Maniar HH, Horwitz DS. Traumatic orthopaedic injuries in the prison population. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020 Apr 1;4(4):e20.
  • Grandizio L, Graham J, Klena J. Current trends in WALANT surgery: a survey of American Society for Surgery of the Hand members. J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2020;2(4):186-190.
  • Grandizio LC, Pavis EJ, Hayes D, Laychur A, Klena JC. Comparison of editor, reviewer, and author demographics in the Journal of Hand Surgery. J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2020;2(4):182-185.
  • Grandizio LC, Mettler A, Caselli M, Pavis EJ. Telemedicine after upper extremity surgery: a prospective study of program implementation. J Hand Surg Am. 2020 Sep;45(9):795-801.
  • Rutter M, Grandizio LC, Malone WJ, Klena JC. The use of preoperative dynamic ultrasound to predict ulnar nerve stability following in situ decompression for cubital tunnel syndrome. J Hand Surg Am. 2019;44(1):35-8.
  • Sumner K, Grandizio LC, Schultz S, Klena JC. The 70° supinated oblique view: a cadaveric analysis to determine ideal radial styloid screw position in locked volar plating of distal radius fractures. Hand (N Y). 2019 Mar 29. Epub ahead of print.
  • Grandizio LC, Zhang H, Dwyer CL, Goldberg SH, Klena JC. Opioid versus nonopioid analgesia after carpal tunnel release: a randomized, prospective study. Hand (N Y). 2019 Mar 29. Epub ahead of print.


  • Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

  • Residency: Geisinger Medical Center – Orthopaedic Surgery, Danville, PA

  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic- Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Cleveland, OH
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