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Adam J. Tagliero, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopedics & Senior Associate Consultant- Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery
Adam J. Tagliero

Dr. Adam J. Tagliero is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon and Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the esteemed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology with honors from The University of Florida in 2011, followed by his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in 2017, where he graduated with numerous research and academic accolades, including being ranked 2nd in his class. Dr. Tagliero completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the Mayo Clinic, where he received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Clinical Competency. He furthered his expertise through a fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia.

With a passion for providing comprehensive care to patients, Dr. Tagliero specializes in treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions ranging from knee ligament injuries to shoulder arthritis solutions. Dr. Tagliero's dedication to advancing orthopedic knowledge is evident through his extensive research contributions. He has presented numerous podium presentations and posters at various national and international conferences. Dr. Tagliero is actively involved in teaching and mentorship, serving as a presenter at various teaching presentations. He has also contributed to the education of medical students, residents, and fellows through his teaching experiences at Mayo Clinic and FIU HWCOM.

Dr. Tagliero is actively engaged in institutional service and leadership roles, including serving as the Assistant Director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Department Research Fellowship since 2023. He has also been involved in curriculum development at Mayo Clinic, contributing to the development of educational curricula for sports medicine rotations and basic science sports curriculum. As a member of professional organizations such as ISAKOS, AOSSM, and AANA, Dr. Tagliero remains at the forefront of orthopedic surgery advancements. He is also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and has participated in the AOA Emerging Leaders Program.

With his extensive academic background, clinical expertise, and commitment to research, and education, Dr. Adam J. Tagliero continues to make significant contributions to the field of orthopedic surgery, ensuring the highest quality of care for his patients and advancing the knowledge and understanding of orthopedic conditions.


  • Bachelor of Science Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (2007-2011)
  • Medical Degree, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami FL (2013-2017)
  • Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, Rochester Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Rochester MN- (2017-2022)
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA – (2023)


  1. Resident Paper Award Finalist- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2022
  2. Outstanding Achievement Award in Clinical Competency- Mayo Clinic, Rochester 2022
  3. AOA Emerging Leader - 2022
  4. Education Grant Award Recipient- Mid America Orthopedic Association 2021
  5. Physician in Training Research Award Finalist- Mid America Orthopedic Association 2019
  6. Dan Castellanos Ph.D. Professionalism Award Recipient- Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 2017
  7. Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient- Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 2017
  8. Outstanding Research Award Recipient- Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 2017
  9. Chairman’s Recognition Award Recipient- FL Board of Medicine 2016 & 2017


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Eligible; Mako PartialKnee (MICS); ACLS; BLS


  1. Vishal S. Desai; Adam J. Tagliero MD; Chad W. Parkes; Christopher L. Camp; Nancy M. Cummings; Michael J. Stuart; Diane L. Dahm; Aaron J. Krych. Systematic Review of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Techniques: Comparison of Patellar Bone Socket and Cortical Surface Fixation Techniques Arthroscopy. 2019 May;35(5):1618-1628.
  2. Thomas E. Moran MD; Adam J. Tagliero MD; Emma L. Klosterman MD; Pradip Ramamurti MD; Anna E. Sumpter BS; David R. Diduch MD. Lateral Opening Wedge Distal Femur Osteotomy and Medial Patellofemoral Reconstruction for Recurrent Patellar Instability. Video Journal of Sports Medicine. 2023 Aug 21
  3. Thomas E. Moran, MD; Neil P. Blanchard, MD; Adam J. Tagliero, MD; Pradip Ramamurti, MD; David R. Diduch, MD Patellar Tunnels for Patellar-Sided Graft Fixation During MPFL Reconstruction are a Safe and Reliable Alternative: A Study of Over 600 Knees. MPFL-R: Tunnels Versus Anchors; Submitted – undergoing revisions
  4. Thomas E. Moran MD; Adam J. Tagliero MD; Pradip Ramamurti MD; Anna E. Sumpter BS; Carter J Berry BS; David R. Diduch MD. Clinical Outcomes Following Lateral Opening Distal Femoral Osteotomy with Concomitant MPFL Reconstruction to Address Patellar Instability. Arthroscopy. undergoing revisions
  5. Thomas E. Moran, MD; Adam J. Tagliero, MD; Richard Campbell, MD; Elizabeth K. Driskill, BS; Alexander J. Wahl, BS; David R. Diduch, MD. An Evaluation of the Incidence and Risk Factors for Early Postoperative Complications After Outpatient Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy. Submitted- undergoing revisions
  6. Thomas E. Moran, MD; Adam J. Tagliero, MD; Elizabeth K. Driskill, BS; David R. Diduch, MD. Sulcus- Deepening Trochleoplasty and Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Provide Good Clinical Outcomes in Addressin Patellar Instability at Mid-Term Follow-Up. Submitted – undergoing revisions