Robert J. Montero, M.D.
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Dr. Robert J. Montero, MD, FAAP, joined Children's Orthopaedics of Atlanta in November, 2011. Not only is he fluent in both English and Spanish, he brings with him a unique clinical experience in Non-Operative Pediatric Orthopaedics.
Dr. Montero underwent his medical training at the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico. Following this he earned his medical degree at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York in June, 2003. Then, he completed his pediatric internship and residency at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital located in New York. While there, he served as the Chief Resident of Pediatrics as a third year resident as well as an additional year following residency. Seeking additional training, he ventured to University of Wisconsin at Madison for his fellowship. There he focused on the non-surgical side of treating orthopaedics conditions in children, known as Non-Operative Pediatric Orthopaedics.
Dr. Montero has spent the past three years as a Non-Operative Pediatric Orthopedist at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (UVA). While there he was an active member of the UVA Department of Orthopaedics as well as holding an Assistant Professorship at the University.
Dr. Montero’s areas of interest encompass a wide range of musculoskeletal issues from birth to adulthood. This includes congenital/neonatal disorders, such as developmental hip dysplasia, clubfoot, torticollis, metatarsus adductus and limb deficiencies. Developmentally, he is able to evaluate children with gait abnormalities, including intoeing, outtoeing and toe-walking, leg length discrepancy, genu varum (Blount disease) and valgum, cerebral palsy and neuromuscular disorders. Acute disease management includes the evaluation of the child with a limp or swollen joint, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, fractures, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis and tumors. His procedural training includes Ponseti long leg casting of clubfoot with Percutaneous Achilles Tenotomy, knee joint aspiration injection, as well as fracture splinting/casting.
Dr. Montero is currently a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, an Associate Member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, a member of the AAP Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, a member of the AAP Section on Pediatric Orthopaedics, as well as a Member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.
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