Dr. Sidney Migliori specializes in sports-related surgeries for shoulders, knees, and rotator cuffs, in addition to age-related surgeries like shoulder, knee, and hip replacements. She is a Total Joint Replacement Physician Co-Champion with Dr. David Vegari. Together, they lead the Ortho RI Total Joint Replacement Program and serve as liaisons to the South County Health Total Joint Replacement Co-management Team. Dr. Migliori chose to practice orthopedics to have an immediate impact on patients’ lives. She enjoys helping people function again and restoring their quality of life.
Growing up in Minnesota and then attending Dartmouth College, Dr. Migliori has always had a keen interest in the outdoors and physical activity. Upon graduation from Dartmouth and acceptance into the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Migliori took a gap year to ski the slopes of Colorado.
After a year of skiing, biking and working in Colorado, Dr. Migliori returned to Minneapolis to start medical school at the University of Minnesota. She completed her orthopedics residency at the University of Minnesota as well, where she met her husband, who was a surgical resident at the time.
Dr. Migliori worked for a year at a Level 1 Trauma hospital in St. Paul, MN while her husband finished his surgical residency. He chose to do a six-month fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Rhode Island Hospital, where he still practices. Those six months soon turned into a year, and the rest is history.
Dr. Migliori joined Ortho Rhode Island in 2016, after 15 years of practice in Cranston, RI. Because orthopedics changes rapidly, Dr. Migliori sought out a forward-looking group practice that shared her philosophy about orthopedic medicine, and had a reputation for being ahead of changes, not chasing them. She appreciates that Ortho Rhode Island offers a continuum of patient care, has multiple locations for patient convenience, and utilizes the latest technology. She believes it’s her responsibility to return a patient, whether he or she is a professional-level athlete or a baby boomer, back to how they define being active.
Working with so many active people has influenced Dr. Migliori’s outside interests, as well. When she’s not spending time with her three children, she skis, runs, paddle boards, and provides medical coverage for Providence College women’s home hockey games.