Montefiore Orthopedics: Covering Your Needs from Head to Toe

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We recently had the opportunity to interview a few members of the Montefiore Orthopedic team! The COVID-19 pandemic has placed so many families in a state of uncertainly and fear. The Orthopedic team at Montefiore wanted to help put our minds at ease and reassure us that it is not only safe to obtain medical care at this time, but it is imperative to avoid delays! You don’t have to worry about searching far for exceptional care. Montefiore Orthopedics now has new office locations in Westchester County that will be available five days a week in June! 

What makes Montefiore Orthopedics unique? 

First and foremost, they are a team. They truly work collaboratively to ensure that you are receiving the best care possible. They are also one of the largest pediatric orthopedic surgery programs in the region! Each provider has their own subspecialties, interest, and expertise, including but not limited to scoliosis, spine deformity, limb deformity, sports medicine, hip preservation, and neuromuscular disorders. They take pride in having a patient and family-centered approach. These qualities are why people travel from all over the world to seek care here, and you should too! 

Alexa Karkenny, MD , Eric Fornari, MD , Jacob Schulz, MD, Melinda Sharkey, MD , Jaime Gomez, MD

What makes Montefiore Orthopedics different? 

They are some of the last true “generalists” in orthopedics. Montefiore Orthopedics covers all of your orthopedic needs from head to toe; birth through young adulthood. They acknowledge that kids are not small adults! Children have unique anatomical, developmental, psychological, and emotional challenges. The team at Montefiore takes all of these aspects into consideration when treating their patients. They feel strongly that children deserve to be evaluated and cared for by providers that understand and appreciate their unique needs. 

Now is not the time to avoid care! 

As children become more active and the weather improves, Montefiore Orthopedics is here to ensure that our children remain healthy and get back into the game safely. Parents should not avoid addressing their own issues either. Their department offers a full complement of orthopedic services to care for parents as well, including the ability to coordinate visits for yourself on the same day that your child is being seen. Montefiore also takes pride in becoming safer every day. Their COVID safety is a top priority which includes: 

  • A multistep process that begins at scheduling with screening and continues throughout your visit with them. 
  • Social distancing.
  • Intensive cleaning. 

The goal is to make your visit safe, efficient, and productive! 

In addition to the COVID safety protocols mentioned above, they offer telemedicine options available through video. These visits are integrated between the mobile app and their electronic medical record system to allow seamless care and access through your medical records. 

For more information about COVID safety at Montefiore visit:

Montefiore COVID-Safe care website –

COVID-safe care FAQ –

New York City’s Montefiore Medical Center, located in the Bronx, has one of the busiest emergency rooms in the nation.

If you have been putting off seeking orthopedic care for yourself or your child, we hope that this information gives you the clarity and confidence that you need to reach out and find a doctor today! 

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