Northwell names Michael A. Mont, MD, VP of strategic initiatives for orthopaedic surgery, chief of joint reconstruction

Michael A. Mont, MD, vice president of strategic initiatives for orthopaedic surgery and chief of joint reconstruction at Northwell.

Northwell Health has appointed Michael A. Mont, MD, as vice president of strategic initiatives for orthopaedic surgery and chief of joint reconstruction. In his new role, Dr. Mont will provide leadership to Northwell’s Orthopaedic Institute and help spearhead new efforts for orthopaedic surgery and joint reconstruction. He will also continue to treat patients at his clinical practice at Lenox Hill Hospital, one of Northwell’s three Manhattan campuses. 

“Dr. Mont is a world-renowned joint reconstruction expert and a prolific researcher. The Northwell Health Department of Orthopaedics and the Orthopaedic Institute are excited to welcome him to our team and to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he will focus his clinical practice,” said Nicholas Sgaglione, MD, professor at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, chair of orthopaedics at Northwell Health and medical director of the Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute. “We look forward to working closely with him as we advance our mission of providing innovative, high-quality musculoskeletal care.”

Dr. Mont comes to Northwell from Cleveland Clinic, where he served as chair of orthopaedics and specialized in surgery for complex conditions, including infected joints and both secondary and revision joint replacements. He is a pioneer of robotically-performed joint replacements, an expert in anterior approach primary hip replacement and has performed over 10,000 joint replacements. Dr. Mont is also widely recognized for treating osteonecrosis (AVN) patients and is credited with introducing metal-on-metal resurfacing to the US.

His clinical career began at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, MD, where he worked in the department of orthopaedics for 11 years. While working in Baltimore, he co-founded the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics and directed its Center of Joint Preservation and Reconstruction. Dr. Mont also spent several years teaching as an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

An acclaimed researcher in the field of orthopaedics, Dr. Mont has authored more than 800 peer-reviewed publications and received over 100 grants for research. He belongs to several journal review boards, and serves on grant and review boards such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Certification Committee and the National Institutes of Health’s Multidisciplinary Special Emphasis Panel.

He attended Johns Hopkins University for his undergraduate education and earned his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania. He did his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center and completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital/Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Maryland.

Dr. Mont is a member of Northwell Health Physician Partners, the dedicated team of physicians and staff employed by Northwell Health.

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About Lenox Hill Hospital
Lenox Hill Hospital, a member of Northwell Health, is a 652-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. US News & World Report has ranked the hospital among the top 10 hospitals in the state of New York with a total of five “high performing” designations for its clinical performance in Cancer Care, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Orthopedics and Urology. For more information, go to www.lenoxhillhospital.org.

About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, 665 outpatient facilities and more than 18,500 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 66,000 employees – 16,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.