Awards and Honors

Russell Hibbs Award Recipient

Dr. Antonacci is honored to be among the few individuals worldwide to have twice received (2001, 2003) the prestigious Russell Hibbs Award for Research from the Scoliosis Research Society.

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Dr. Antonacci has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards for his work on spinal disorders. He has been asked to speak, present and moderate at the world’s foremost spinal conferences and events.

2015 – Top NJ Doctor: Spine Surgery. For his Dedication, Accomplishments and Devotion to Patient Care, New Jersey’s Total Healthcare Resource Recognizes M. Darryl Antonacci, M.D as a Top Doctor for his commitment to excellence in Pediatric and Adult Spine Surgery.
2015 – Top NY Doctor: Spine Surgery. For his Dedication, Accomplishments and Devotion to Patient Care, New York’s Total Healthcare Resource Recognizes M. Darryl Antonacci, M.D as a Top Doctor for his commitment to excellence in Pediatric and Adult Spine Surgery.
2010 – Invited Moderator, Cervical Spine Research Society, Charlotte, NC
2010 – Invited Presenter, Cervical Spine Research Society, Charlotte, NC
2009 – Appointed Member, Cervical Spine Research Society, Scientific Program Committee, 3-year term
2009 – Invited Moderator, Cervical Spine Research Society, Salt Lake City, UT
2008 – Invited Speaker, Spine Study Group 19th Annual Symposium, Palm Beach, FL
2008 – Invited Presenter, Int’l Congress, Scoliosis / Growing Spine, Montreal, Germany
2008 – Invited Presenter, North American Spine Society, Toronto, Canada
2008 – Invited Presenter, Scoliosis Research Society, Salt Lake City, UT
2007 – Invited Faculty, Spine Study Group 18th Annual Symposium, Palm Beach, FL
2007 – Invited Speaker, European BIOSPINE II, Leipzig, Germany
2007 – Invited Faculty, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Diego, CA
2007 – Top Physician: Spine Surgery. Guide to America’s Top Physicians. Consumers’ Research Council of America, Washington, DC
2006 – European Cervical Spine Research Society: Invited Guest Speaker, Berlin.
2006 – Invited Faculty, Depuy Spine Minimally Invasive Course, NYC
2006 – Invited Faculty, Shriners Hospital / Depuy Spine Advanced Spine Techniques
2006 – AO SPINE Europe: Invited Guest Speaker, Majorca, Spain
2006 – Co-chair, Steel Conference Precourse, SCI, Orlando, FL
2006 – Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, Invited Guest Speaker, Paris
2005 – Fellow, American Academy of Surgery: FACS
2005 – Cervical Spine Research Society, Nominated for Best Paper Award
2005 – Top Physician: Spine Surgery. Guide to America’s Top Physicians. Consumers’ Research Council of America. Washington DC
2005 – Grant Recipient: Shriners Hospital For Children: >$150,000 for SCI Research
2005 – Elected to Full, Active Member, Scoliosis Research Society
2003 – Invited Lecturer, Shriners Hospitals for Children 3rd Howard H. Steel Conference on Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury, Orlando, FL
2003 – Invited Speaker, Spine Study Group 14th Annual Symposium, Palm Beach, FL
2003 – Russell Hibbs Basic Science Award, Scoliosis Research Society, Quebec, Canada Human Marrow Stromal Cell Transplants In a Collagen Matrix Support Axonal Regeneration of Descending Pathways Across Complete Spinal Cord Transections
2003 – Grant Recipient: Shriners Hospital for Children: $25,000 for SCI Research
2003 – SDEG Fellow, Scoliosis Research Society – Spinal Deformity Education Group Award
2003 – Elected Active Member, Cervical Spine Research Society
2003 – Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: FAAOS
2002 – Physician of the Year – Orthopaedic Residency Award for Teaching, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Philadelphia, PA
2002 – Golden Stethoscope Award – Most Dedicated Physician, Graduate Hospital, PA
2002 – American Spinal Injury Association Research Award: $1000.00, Vancouver, BC – SCI Research, First Place Paper
2001 – Russell Hibbs Basic Science Award, Scoliosis Research Society, Cleveland, OH Axonal Regeneration Using Transplants of Genetically Engineered Fibroblasts in Spinal Cord Injury
2000 – Grant Recipient, Cervical Spine Research Society: $30,000 for SCI research
1998 – Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Paul Harrington Award for Orthopaedic Research: $1000 Histology of Fractured Human Vertebral Bodies: Documentation of Intraosseous Nerves
1994 –Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Paul Harrington Award for Orthopaedic Research: $1000 Age-Related Changes in Vertebral Bone Density and Trabecular Architecture are Influenced by Degenerative Change and Osteoporosis
1994 – Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
1992 – Georgetown University School of Medicine, cum laude, Rank: 14/200
1991 – Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
1991 – Georgetown University School of Medicine Research Award: $1500 Heterogeneity of Benzodiazepine Recognition Site Ligands
1988 – Georgetown University Bachelor of Science, cum laude Dean’s List and First Honors