Dr. Giugale graduated from the University of Virginia as part of the prestigious Echols Scholar program. He remained at the University of Virginia for medical school and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He continued his training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he completed his orthopedic surgery residency and subspecialty fellowship in Hand & Upper Extremity.
As an upper extremity specialist, Dr. Giugale utilizes minimally-invasive arthroscopic techniques, and employs the latest, proven, cutting-edge technology for the shoulder, elbow, and hand. He believes in a team approach between physician and patient, cultivating an atmosphere of trust that is pivotal to a successful outcome.
Born to Argentinian parents, Dr. Giugale is fluent in both English and Spanish. Throughout his youth, he lived on four different continents and has a passion for global outreach, performing international medical mission work in Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Panama, and Peru.
Dr. Giugale is an avid sportsman and a fitness enthusiast. He plays soccer multiple times a week in indoor and outdoor leagues in western Pennsylvania. He is fond of the culinary arts, and of the booming Pittsburgh food scene. He enjoys cooking, and is a member of several community supported agriculture crop shares. True to his Argentinian roots, he pursues a life-long quest to perfect the art of grilling steak.
He lives in the city with his wife, a urogynecologist, and their baby daughter.