Note by Patricia Walter – Dr. Mont is also one of the early and most experienced hip resurfacing surgeons in the US.
Cleveland Clinic has named Dr. Michael A. Mont the chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
The department is part of the Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute and performs more than 16,000 surgical procedures a year, including 6,000 joint replacements.
Mont, who officially begins in his new role today, Friday, July 1, replaces Dr. Richard Parker, the team physician for the Cleveland Cavaliers who was named president of Cleveland Clinic’s Marymount Hospital last March.
“It’s truly exciting and an honor to join one of the leading orthopedic surgery teams in the world. I can’t wait to get started,” Mont said in a statement.
Mont, who will direct a team of 260 employees, including 67 staff physicians, comes to the Clinic from Baltimore, where he served as director of the Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.
He conducted clinical research and taught as an adjunct associate professor at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, where he also received his fellowship training in reconstructive surgery.
Mont specializes in primary and complex total hip and knee replacements, less invasive-joint sparing procedures and the latest techniques for non-operative joint preserving therapies, according to a news release. In his work as a clinician-scientist, he has received more than 100 government and industry grants and has authored or co-authored more than 1,000 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and abstracts, according to the release.
He received his undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Mont completed his orthopedic residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.