Richard Distefano, MD

Richard J Distefano, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Primary Contact


Services & Specialties

Areas of Specialization

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Locations & Contact

Primary Location

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists PC

5719 Widewaters Pkwy
Spine Center
Dewitt , NY 13214


Dr. DiStefano is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery and also practices general orthopedic surgery, including trauma fracture care, joint reconstruction and replacements, arthroscopic surgeries of the shoulders and knees, and hand surgery.  He received his medical degree from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse School of Medicine and a degree in chemical engineering from Yale University. 

Dr. DiStefano has also participated in a humanitarian medical expedition providing surgical services in Lima, Peru.

Education & Certifications


Medical School:
SUNY Health Sciences Center

SUNY Upstate University Hospital

SUNY Upstate University Hospital

SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery