Nathan Formaini, DO joined Armstrong Orthopedic Associates in August of 2015. Born and raised in the Kittanning area, he graduated from Ford City High School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with honors. Dr. Formaini attended the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating at the top of his medical school class before completing a five-year orthopedic residency through Ohio University at Doctors Hospital and Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
He concluded his surgical training with a one-year shoulder and elbow fellowship under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Levy at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Returning to the area with his wife, Kristen, and son, Leonardo, Dr. Formaini is excited and grateful to be serving the same communities in which he grew up.
Dr. Formaini brings a superior level of care in the fields of general orthopedics, sports medicine, arthroscopic procedures, as well as hip replacement and knee replacement surgery to Armstrong County and the surrounding region. In addition, Dr. Formaini has a special interest in shoulder and elbow surgery, having completed a surgical fellowship focusing on complex shoulder and elbow problems. His diagnostic skills and surgical expertise in this particular area include reverse shoulder replacement, total shoulder replacement, total elbow replacement, arthroscopic shoulder and elbow procedures, and upper extremity fracture management. Dr. Formaini has authored journal and textbook publications on various topics in orthopedic surgery and serves as a reviewer for peer reviewed orthopedic journals.