Our Team of Professionals

Dr. Daniel Grande

Daniel A. Grande, PhD.

Director Stem Cell Research Laboratory, Trinity Stem Cell Institute

Dr. Grande is associate investigator and director of orthopaedic research at the Feinstein Institute for Medical research. He is also associate professor at the newly accredited Hofstra School of Medicine. He completed his PhD at New York University and his post-doctoral fellowship ion biomechanics at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He has worked extensively in the area of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. His early work developed the first use of cell based therapy for cartilage repair, currently known as autologus chondrocyte transplantation.

Dr. Grande continues his contributions to the field of regenerative medicine in orthopaedics including stem cell biology. He is the author of over 80 peer review publications and five book chapters. He has served on committees with the Orthopaedic Research Society as spine topic chair and on the basic science committee. Dr, Grande is significantly involved in mentoring and teaching of orthopaedic residents for his department. He has been a reviewer for a number of journals including: Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Clinical Orthopaedics, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Nature Reviews Rheumatology and Applied Biomaterials. He has been awarded eight patents and helped found two companies in the orthopaedic surgery field of use. He has served as a member of several companies’ scientific advisory boards. He completed a five year rotation with OREF to assist in grant reviews. He also regularly serves on NIH study sections for RO1, R21, and SBIR/STTR grants specific to musculoskeletal applications.



Dr. Daniel Grande

Dr. Farhan Siddiqi, MD.

Board Certified Spine Surgeon
Assistant Professor
University of South Florida

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Economics from Cornell University and then a Master of Science in Biochemistry from the University Of Rochester, Dr. Siddiqi began studding medicine at the prestigious Cornell University Medical College in New York. After receiving his Medical Doctorate and graduating with honors, Dr. Siddiqi entered and completed his internship in general surgery and residency in Orthopaedic surgery as Chief Resident, at the Albert Einstein College, New York. Before practicing medicine, Dr. Siddiqi was accepted into and completed two Fellowships in spinal surgery and the treatment of spinal disease. For his Fellowship programs, Dr. Siddiqi was trained under the guidance of world renowned spine surgeons, Paul C. McAfee, MD, previous Chief of Spinal Surgery at Johns Hopkins University in reconstructive and minimally invasive spine surgery, Baltimore, MD. and Anthony T. Yeung, MD, Associate Professor, University California-San Diego at the Arizona Institute for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Dr. Siddiqi was board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) with a specialty in spinal surgery.

He is a contributing member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), North American Spine Society (NASS) and the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS). Throughout his career, Dr. Siddiqi has had his research published in many medical journals and today continues to conduct research for publication as well as initiating and participating in many studies and clinical trials which have been presented, published and submitted to the FDA. Dr. Siddiqi is a principle investigator on one US FDA clinical research trial, a sub-investigator on another US FDA clinical research trial and has presented nationally on regeneration of the disk through stem cell treatments. He most recently presented at the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery on the application of stems cells for the treatment of spinal disk disease in 2011. Dr. Siddiqi is the cofounder of the Trinity Spine Center, and the Foundation for Spinal Research, Education, and Humanitarian Care.

Trinity Spine Center is a full service spine care center which provides patients with not only surgical options but pain management, physical therapy and rehabilitation, chiropractic care, nutritional management, imaging, injections as well as selected in-office minimally invasive procedures as well as the most up to date spinal procedures in current ongoing research trials. Dr. Siddiqi, along with the entire staff at the Trinity Spine Center, specializes in the treatment of all spinal disorders with an emphasis on improving patients’ health in the least invasive way possible. Dr. Siddiqi’s goal is to avoid major surgery until absolutely necessary by way of providing conservative care to his patients with the least risk to their health and disruption to their everyday lives. Dr. Siddiqi is also an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida, Department of Orthopaedics in Tampa, Florida responsible for educating medical students and resident physicians. Additionally, Dr. Siddiqi is the Chief of the Department of Surgery at the Medical Center of Trinity in Trinity, Florida.



Dr. Daniel Grande

Dr. Victor Hayes, MD.

Board Certified Spine Surgeon

Dr. Victor M. Hayes has been working in the medical field since 1990. He graduated St. Anthony’s Radiography program in 1992 obtaining a degree in Radiological Health Science prior to obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Radiation Physics from Manhattan College. Dr. Hayes began studying medicine at the prestigious Cornell University Medical College in New York. After receiving his Medical Doctorate and graduating with honors, Dr. Hayes entered and completed his internship in general surgery and residency in Orthopaedic surgery as Chief Resident, at North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Mineola, New York. He received the clinical research award for residents at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 2004 and the Resident of the year award in 2002.

Dr. Hayes was accepted into and completed two Fellowships in spinal surgery and the treatment of spinal disease. For his Fellowship programs, Dr. Hayes was trained under the guidance of world renowned spine surgeons, Paul C. McAfee, MD, previous Chief of Spinal Surgery at Johns Hopkins University in reconstructive and minimally invasive spine surgery, Baltimore, MD. and Anthony T. Yeung, MD, Associate Professor, University California-San Diego at the Arizona Institute for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Dr. Hayes was board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) with a specialty in spinal surgery. Dr. Hayes is also a contributing member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), North American Spine Society (NASS) and the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS).

Throughout his career, Dr. Hayes has had his research published in many medical journals and today continues to conduct research for publication as well as initiating and participating in many studies and clinical trials which have been presented, published and submitted to the FDA. Dr. Hayes is the co-founder of the Trinity Spine Center, a full service spine care center which provides patients with not only surgical options but pain management, physical therapy and rehabilitation, chiropractic care, nutritional management, imaging, injections as well as selected in-office minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Hayes, along with the entire staff at the Trinity Spine Center, specializes in the treatment of all spinal disorders with an emphasis on improving patients’ health in the least invasive way possible. It is the goal of Dr. Hayes is to avoid major surgery until absolutely necessary by way of providing conservative care to our patients with the least risk to their health and disruption to their everyday lives.

Presently, Dr. Hayes is considered an expert in the field of endoscopic spinal surgery and has coauthored book chapters on endoscopic spinal surgery techniques. He has also helped develop and perfected technology to allow surgeons to safely perform endoscopic spinal fusions procedures. Dr. Hayes is presently active in development and improvement of innovative spinal surgical instruments and tools to improve spinal surgical techniques.