Dr. Montalbano’s academic superiority was not only evident at the local level of his medical school; he also achieved distinction at a national level, scoring in the top 1% nationally on his national board examinations (a mandatory series of standardized examinations administered nationally that are required for medical licensing). With an outstanding academic performance through medical school and a top 1% national ranking on his national board examinations, Dr. Montalbano was able to select his residency training program from the best in the nation. He selected and went on to complete a one year general surgery internship at NYU, followed by a four year residency in orthopedic surgery at the prestigious and nationally recognized Hospital for Joint Disease in NYC. The Hospital for Joint Disease was at that time and remains a top ranked residency program that selected only 6 residents from an applicant pool of hundreds.
During his training at HJD, Dr. Montalbano received didactic and hands-on training with nationally and internationally recognized senior orthopedic surgeons considered the ‘best in their field’. Dr. Montalbano trained under the direct guidance of J. Zuckerman, MD, who is the now former president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Montalbano also elected to travel to the University of Washington Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA for specialized training in the surgical treatment of traumatic fractures and musculoskeletal trauma. This Level 1 trauma facility is rated as one of the busiest in the nation, receiving cases routinely by air transport from Washington, Montana, Idaho and Alaska. Routine traumatic injuries at this facility included high speed motorcycle and motor vehicle accidents, airplane accidents, industrial fishing, logging and farming accidents, and snow mobile, ski and mountain climbing accidents. During his training at this facility he worked directly with one of the foremost authorities in orthopedic trauma care, M. Swiontkowski, MD, who was the chief editor and a contributing author to the definitive textbook on this subject. Dr. Montalbano also worked with the Harkness Dance Center during his residency training, providing care to injured New York City dancers, including professional dancers for Alvin Ailey Dance Company and the American Ballet Theatre, among others. As a result of his work with the dance center, he completed a research paper that was awarded the Hospital for Joint Disease Senior Resident Research Award for excellence in clinical research.
Following graduation from HJD, Dr. Montalbano went on to additional training at Georgetown University/Arlington Hospital in arthroscopic surgery and joint reconstruction. During that time he was a team physician for George Mason University and provided field coverage for various NCAA Division 1 athletic events, including the 1998 NCAA Division 1 Basketball Playoffs in Washington DC.
Dr. Montalbano is currently a clinical assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine and is a faculty member at Hospital for Joint Disease. He maintains a busy clinical schedule at his three private offices and in addition maintains an academic schedule as a faculty member of NYU School of Medicine, attending national conferences regularly and providing surgical training to the residents at NYUHJD.
Patient ReviewsPatient Testimonial 2015-11-12
Dr. Montalbano is an excellent, caring, professional with a high caliber, friendly office staff, and always responds quickly to calls.Patient Testimonial 2015-11-12
I think he's a great surgeonPatient Testimonial 2015-10-08
Thank you for working with me and my many injuriesPatient Testimonial 2015-10-08 Patient Testimonial 2015-09-10
Dr Montalbano and staff are great .Patient Testimonial 2015-07-02
Dr. Montalbano has been great with my ACL revision. We went to several different doctors, and none inspired the confidence in myself and my family that he did.Patient Testimonial 2015-07-02
I'm very pleased with the operation and after carePatient Testimonial 2015-07-02
The care I been getting is !Patient Testimonial 2015-07-02
Fantastic doctor and staffPatient Testimonial 2015-06-23
The dr was right on with all recommendations my 88 yr old mother now has hope to continue an active life.Patient Testimonial 2015-06-18
Very good doctor happy with surgery , so far so goodPatient Testimonial 2015-06-18
Best doctor , excellent surgeonPatient Testimonial 2015-06-18
She states he is a very good doctorPatient Testimonial 2015-06-11
Great experience with Dr. Montalbano. Hip replacement was done and I was walking without a cane within 2 weeks. It has been a fast recovery with little to no pain. I highly recommend Dr. Montalbano and his practice.Patient Testimonial 2015-06-11
Excellent service , great Job highly recommended. Great facilities , staff is greatPatient Testimonial 2015-06-09
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Dr. Montalbano and his staff have been very professional knowledgable and courteous right from the first time I entered his office... I would recommend this practice to everyone I knowPatient Testimonial 2015-06-09
Very satisfied with servicesPatient Testimonial 2015-06-02
Great doctor surgery went well no problemsPatient Testimonial 2015-06-02
I first went to a different doctor, the experience was like a meat market. my first day coming to dr Montalbano was amazing..from the staff to the p/t dr Montalbano found a. Torn meniscus ASAP..he sat a talked with me explained in detail everything that needs to be done ALL my options...this is the place to go for help!Patient Testimonial 2015-06-02
The staff is the bestPatient Testimonial 2015-05-26
Have used Dr. Montalbano for more than one injury. Love his staff extremely helpful and proficient. Very satisfied with care and servicePatient Testimonial 2015-05-21
Good experience good doctorPatient Testimonial 2015-05-19
I must commend the service that I received by Dr.Montalbano staff.They are professional and knowledgable.Dr Montalbano is the best!!!!Patient Testimonial 2015-05-19
Dr Montalbano was very thorough and made me aware of my options for treatment. He answered my questions and made me feel confident and comfortable in his care.