Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program Virtual Tour

The Montefiore-Einstein Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program is a rigorous, comprehensive training program that prepares its graduates to become outstanding surgeons, clinicians and critical thinkers. A formal didactic education and skills laboratory prepares residents for the clinical and surgical challenges of their orthopedic subspecialty rotations, which are all offered on-site.

I. Martin Levy, MD, Director, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

Why our program could be right for you

Montefiore-Einstein offers its residents an outstanding educational experience within an innovative medical center and medical school, with services in all subspecialties. Residents have the opportunity for significant independence, and are supported by a diverse and dedicated faculty that enjoys taking the role of academic guide. While training, residents can expect broad clinical exposure, as well as active clinical and bench research opportunities.

What sets Montefiore-Einstein apart

At Montefiore-Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 200 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore-Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News and World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2020” by U.S. News and World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $178M+ in research funding in 2019, placing Einstein 34th among 142 schools of medicine
  • 380+ NIH-funded grants awarded to Einstein
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore-Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore-Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore-Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Montefiore-Einstein by the numbers

7.7 million+

patient interactions annually  

1.1 million+

patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley

200+

specialty care locations, with more coming soon

40,000+

employees

Offering patients a range of programs and specialty services

The Wakefield Campus is home to our accredited Montefiore-Einstein Joint Replacement Center, which has been awarded Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. This is where most of Montefiore-Einstein Orthopedics’ in-patient arthroplasty procedures are performed, including primary and revision arthroplasty of the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle. Wakefield also includes a Level 2 emergency room, the Foot and Ankle service and the Geriatric Orthopedics service. Residents can expect to attend weekly conferences in all of the disciplines here. 

Home to notable programs and our Centers of Excellence

While at our Moses Campus, residents have exposure to cases relating to orthopedic oncology, trauma, pediatrics and spine, including spinal deformities. Moses also offers residents experience within an extremely active Level 2 emergency room. Active pediatric and oncology clinics provide a complete and continuous clinical experience, wherein residents are able to evaluate patients under attending supervision. Conferences are regularly held here by the Pediatric, Orthopedic Oncology and Spine services, providing residents with an organized and rigorous educational experience.

An ambulatory surgery center and specialty care location

Hutchinson Campus, Tower Two, is where all our outpatient surgeries are performed. The facility houses 12 ambulatory operating rooms, a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), and pre- and post- anesthesia units. The site has full-time anesthesiologists trained in general and regional anesthesia, as well as four hand surgeons, eight sports and shoulder surgeons, and two foot and ankle surgeons. The Hutchinson Campus is where 1,500 sports cases, 2,000 hand cases, and 300 foot and ankle surgical cases are performed each year.

A partner teaching hospital with a Level 1 trauma rating

A partner of Montefiore Health System, the Jacobi Medical Center (JMC) is a Level 1 trauma center in the Bronx, and where residents are exposed to orthopedic adult, pediatric and spinal trauma during their rotations. All types of orthopedic trauma are treated at JMC, including complex pelvic fractures, open and closed fractures of the extremities, all degrees of severity of spinal fractures and complex injuries of the hand. Clinics on-site include fracture, trauma and spine. An active emergency room sees, evaluates and treats a wide variety of injuries. 

An academic hospital adjacent to our Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Located within the Einstein Campus, Jack D. Weiler Hospital is home to a very active Level 2 emergency department, and will be the site of the Montefiore-Einstein Combined Spine Service, an extension of our Spine Center offering inpatient treatment. A novel approach to training, this new service will combine the attending surgeons, residents and resources of our Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery departments into a single robust unit, which will optimize the clinical, didactic and surgical educational experience. 

A world-renowned faculty

Neil J. Cobelli, MD

Chairman, Orthopedic Surgery
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

I. Martin Levy, MD

Director, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program
Director, Orthopedic Simulation
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Melinda S. Sharkey, MD

Associate Director, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program
Co-Director, Pediatric Orthopedics
Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Eric D. Fornari, MD

Co-Director, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Associate Director, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program
Associate Professor, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Associate Professor, Sports Medicine

Mani D. Kahn, MD

Chief, Trauma
Education Director, Orthopedic Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Courtney Matlach

Administrator, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Residents’ orthopedic education takes place in a supportive, student-centric and success-based environment. Our program offers a broad surgical experience, which begins at the PGY1 year in our innovative skills laboratory and continues over the course of training in all of the orthopedic subspecialities.

An unmatched diversity of experience

As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Montefiore-Einstein offers its postgraduate trainees comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and pathologies. The diverse range of experience available prepares our postgraduate trainees for future careers in their chosen field, be it in the research or clinical and/or non-clinical setting.

An introduction from our director

From a committed faculty to our New York City location, I. Martin Levy, MD, Director of our Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, offers prospective residents information on what makes our program unique.

Hear from our residents

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore-Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.

Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

Drag map or zoom to explore things to do in the Bronx, Manhattan and beyond. 

Residency application information

We’re seeking residents who will shape the future of healthcare.

If you would like to apply to become an Orthopedic Surgery Resident at Montefiore-Einstein, here is some information to keep in mind.

  • October 21, 2020—Program receives applications via ERAS
  • November 23, 2020—Orthopedic Surgery Universal Interview Offer Day
  • November 25, 2020—Deadline for applicants to accept or reject interview offer
  • December 11, 2020; January 8, 2021; January 22, 2021; February 5, 2021—Virtual Interview Days
  • March 3, 2021—NRMP Rank Order List Deadline
  • March 19, 2021—Match Day!

Have questions? Get in touch.

Courtney Matlach, C-TAGME
Residency Program Administrator, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
cmatlach@montefiore.org

I. Martin Levy, MD
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Program Director
Director of Orthopedic Simulation
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
mlevy@montefiore.org

Learn more about the Montefiore-Einstein Department of Orthopedic Surgery