Michael Ciminiello, MD

Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

64 Commerce Drive, Riverhead, NY 11901 | (631) 369-5000
1800 Walt Whitman Rd Ste 120, Melville, NY 11747 | (631) 574-8770
375 East Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706 | (631) 574-8770
222 Middle Country Rd Ste 340, Smithtown, New York 11787 | (631) 369-5000

To schedule an appointment, call: 631-369-5000


Office Hours

Monday – Friday


  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Complex Revision Reconstruction

Professional Profile

A board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ciminiello specializes in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction including primary total hip and knee replacement as well as complex total hip and knee revision. In treating patients with arthritic and other degenerative conditions of the hip and knee, the focus of Dr. Ciminiello’s joint replacement practice is to provide effective treatment to relieve pain and restore freedom of motion when nonoperative therapies no longer provide relief.

A native Long Islander, Dr. Ciminiello received the Carl Yastrzemski Award as the most outstanding baseball player in Suffolk County in his senior year at Smithtown East High School. He attended Princeton University, where he was Captain of the baseball team, and then was drafted by the Detroit Tigers as a catcher and first baseman.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Medical: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Surgical Internship: New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, Cornell, New York, NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Research Fellowship: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Clinical Fellowship in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction: Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Resident Research Award: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2009
  • Recipient of Mark Chilton Award for Compassion in Medicine, 2007
  • Recipient of the Beach Memorial Scholarship, 2002
  • Recipient of Philip P. Ripepi Prize for General Surgery, 2002
  • Recipient of the Humanism in Medicine Award, 2002
  • AOA (Alpha Omega Alpa Honor Society), 2001
  • Drafted by the Detroit Tigers, 1996
  • All Ivy Academic Honors, 1994-1996
  • Captain of Princeton University Baseball Team, 1994-1996


The Role of Traditional Hip Precautions in Preventing Early Postoperative Total Hip Arthroplasty Dislocations: A Prospective Study. E. Louis Peak MD; Javad Parvizi MD, FRCS; Michael Ciminiello MD; James J. Purtill MD; Peter F. Sharkey MD; William J. Hozack MD; Richard H. Rothman MD, Ph.D. J. Bone Joint Surg. Am., Feb 2005; 87: 247 - 253.

Total hip arthroplasty is small incision better? Michael Ciminiello MD, Javad Parvizi MD, Peter F Sharkey MD , Aidin Eslampour MD, Richard H Rothman MD, PHD J Arthroplasty. 2006 Jun ;21:484-8

Hospital Affiliations

  • Peconic Bay Medical Center