Gregory Montalbano, MD
Gregory Montalbano, MD, was born in NYC. He graduated from Albany Medical College and was awarded membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. This honor was awarded to the top 5 students in a class of 128. Dr. Montalbano also achieved academic recognition, being awarded the Trustees Prize for outstanding academic achievement, the Sandoz Award for outstanding contribution to healthcare, and letters each year from the Dean of the College for outstanding academic performance.
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 TestimonialsGrace M. 2015-03-16
I was recommended to dr. Montalbano by my niece brianne . Your office is very pleasant and your staff is very professional yet friendly. They are very attentive and took very good care of me. I am extremely grateful for being seen so quickly since I came in as an emergency without an appointment. You made my day less stressful and easier to handle my broken arm. I am thankful I found you. On an overall rating, I give dr. Montalbano and his staff a 10!Neil D. 2015-03-16
Great doctor great staff top notch care definitely recommendLaura G. 2015-03-03
I would recommend Dr. Montalbano to all my friendsMarietta D. 2015-02-26
Staff is great!Roseanna C. 2015-02-26
A very personable wonderful experience, appointments were fast and we were seen quickly.Melissa G. 2015-02-26
Great experience during hard situation. The staff is helpful and very friendly!Gustavo K. 2015-02-26
Everyone is great here!Jack G. 2015-02-23
Dr.montalbano is excellent. My surgery was on 12/19/14 and I had no pain at all. I started pt 2 weeks after surgery and had full range of motion almost from the start.i would highly recommend dr. Montalbano to all of my family and friends.Michael S. 2015-02-23
Awesome doctorJoseph S. 2015-02-12
Dr Montalbano is one of the best surgeons and Doctors that I ever met, he is kind andCarl D. 2015-02-12
Great Dr and his staff is also excellentWilliam R. 2015-02-05
Office is great and excellence service!Cinthia R. 2015-01-29
Very competent doctor along with an extremely competent staff. Never have a long wait and feel like staff is very accomodating.Su E. 2015-01-29
I have gotten good care at this practice. The staff is friendly and polite, putting patients at ease. The facility is full-service, with imaging technology and a PT room on-site. The only issue I have is that, given the nature of the practice, it does not have automatic doors at the entrance.Arnold S. 2015-01-20
Dr Montalbano and his staff have been very professional in every aspect of mine treatments...staff have supplied my wife with all her requests with documents and appointments scheduling...thanks to all.Carol D. 2015-01-15
I had a hip replacement 10 years ago. I have very few limitations and the hip is doing well. Would recommend to not hesitate to go for the replacement when necessaryNestor A. 2015-01-13
Very attentiveMarie B. 2015-01-13
Very good at what he does . He did my knee surgery and I have been very happy with the results . I refer a lot of people her .Margaret S. 2015-01-13
I can,t say enough about Dr. Montalbano and his associates and staff. The.utmost in professionalism, courtesy and respect. Surgical skill of the highest order goes without saying.Chris B. 2015-01-12
Dr. Montalbano was friendly and explained my situation to me clearly. He answered the questions I had about the surgery in a concise and assuring manner. His staff was always kind when calling or visiting the office.Thomascinquemani 2015-01-12
YesAnthony M. 2015-01-09
He.is exceptional surgeon and gave me back a quality of lifeMary M. 2015-01-08
Very knowledgeable, office is very clean, you can never see the billing peopleAnthony M. 2015-01-08
He.is exceptional surgeon and gave me back a quality of lifeElia C. 2015-01-08
My treatment from the beginning has been professional and approachable at all times. Any questions or problems I had was always answered and resolved to my satisfication. All staff from the front desk to physical therapy are professional and attentive. Dr. Montalbano was detailed and attentive to my care and always showed wonderful bedside manners. I would recommend Regional Orthopedics for any orthopedic symptoms.