Joseph Francis Giattini, M.D., 85, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
Dr. Giattini was the chief of orthopedics and the Orthopedic Residency Program at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City, as well as the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y. He was an early practitioner of total hip and knee replacements and developed a highly regarded surgical technique for treating the condition known as "tennis elbow." In addition to his private surgical practice, he was a team orthopedic physician for the New York Giants football team, and with equal care, treated dancers from several of New York's ballet and dance companies.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jacquelin Goeller Giattini.
Joseph Francis Giattini, M.D.
Dr. Giattini is survived by his loving son, Marc; his daughter-in-law, Cheryl; and his nieces, Lauretta Ross, Marie Reilly, Joan Marder and Jane Reilly.
Contributions in Dr. Giattini's memory may be made to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, P.O. Box 839, Sanibel, FL 33957.