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Anthony D'Antoni

Clinical Professor & Director of Anatomy

School/Division

Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

Department

Office

Harris Hall 207-B

p: 212-650-6834

e: ADantoni@med.cuny.edu

  • Profile

    Dr. Anthony V. D'Antoni joined the Department of Pathobiology at The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education as Clinical Professor and Director of Anatomy. Dr. D'Antoni previously held the appointment of Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Anatomy at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. D'Antoni has expertise in the teaching of clinical anatomy, embryology, histology, radiology, research methodology and epidemiology. He enjoys mentoring medical students and others in his anatomic research laboratory and has published in the fields of clinical anatomy and medical education. 

    Dr. D'Antoni is the author for the ankle and foot chapter in the upcoming edition (41st edition) of the class British anatomy textbook, Gray's Anatomy, and a co-author of the variations of the intrinsic muscles of the foot in the soon to be published textbook, Bergman's Textbook of Human Anatomic Variation. He is also on the editorial board for the journal Clinical Anatomy.
     

  • Education

    B.S., 1995, Seton Hall University

    M.S., 1997, Wagner College

    D.C., 2003, National University of Health Sciences

    Ph.D., 2009, Seton Hall University

  • Research Interests

    Dr. D'Antoni actively collaborates with a group of national and international anatomists and surgeons. The result has been a significant number of peer-reviewed papers in top biomedical journals. Dr. D'Antoni's research focuses on all aspects of clinical anatomy. He is particularly interested in reverse-translational research related to surgery. His investigations focus on anatomic research with human cadavers in order to investigate rare anatomic variations, morphology (both gross and histologic), and morphometry of structures. At his previous institution, Dr. D'Antoni mentored many podiatry students and in a 5-year period they co-authored and published over 7 peer-reviewed papers and many abstracts. He is using a similar mentorship model at Sophie Davis and is currently mentoring medical students. Dr. D'Antoni is eager to have interested students from Sophie Davis join him in diverse research projects in the anatomic sciences. His e-mail address is: adantoni@med.cuny.edu.

    In recent years, Dr. D'Antoni and his students have investigated a broad array of topics that included a study of the branches of the vertebral arteries with emphasis on those emanating from the V3 segments (ie, suboccipital artery of Salmon). His group conducted a cadaveric study of this artery at the base of the skull and tracked its course. This basic science study was continued with a neuroradiologic study in collaboration with colleagues from the medical school of the University of Padua, Italy. In this study the artery was visualized using CT angiography in a large sample of subjects. The images were reconstructed in 3-dimensions so that the small branches could be followed to the respective muscles that they supplied (something that could not be accomplished in the cadaveric study). These data are of great value to neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons.

    Moving to the lower limbs, Dr. D'Antoni has investigated the variations and morphology of the fibular collateral ligament, deltoid ligament of the ankle, and bifurcate ligament of the foot.

  • Publications

    Panchani PN, Chappell TM, Moore GD, Tubbs RS, Shoja MM, Loukas M, Kozlowski PB, Khan KH, DiLandro AC, D'Antoni AV. Anatomic study of the deltoid ligament of the ankle. Foot & Ankle International 2014. (In press.) 

    Chappell TM, Panchani PN, Moore GD, Tubbs RS, Shoja MM, Loukas M, Kozlowski PB, Khan KH, DiLandro AC, D'Antoni AV. Morphometry of the fibular collateral ligament: anatomic study with comprehensive review of the literature. Clinical Anatomy 2014. (In press.)

    Macchi V, Porzionato A, Morra A, D'Antoni AV, Tubbs RS, De Caro R. Anatomico-radiologic study of the distribution of the suboccipital artery of Salmon. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 2014;117:80-85.

    Lenz R, Moore GD, Panchani PN, DiLandro AC, Battaglia F, Tubbs RS, Shoja MM, Loukas M, Kozlowski PB, D'Antoni AV. The transverse occipital ligament: an anatomic, histologic, and radiographic study. The Spine Journal 2012;12:596-602.

    D'Antoni AV, Battaglia F, DiLandro AC, Moore GD. Anatomic study of the suboccipital artery of Salmon with surgical significance. Clinical Anatomy 2010;23:798-802.

  • Additional Information

    Dr. D'Antoni is eager to have interested students from Sophie Davis join him in diverse research projects in the anatomic sciences. His e-mail address is: adantoni@med.cuny.edu. 

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