Eric D. Fornari, MD

Co-Director, Pediatric Orthopedics
Director, Pediatric Orthopedic and Scoliosis Fellowship
Director, Pediatric Orthopedic Education
Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

  • Montefiore Greene Medical Arts Pavilion
    3400 Bainbridge Avenue Bronx
    NY 10467-2404

  • Pediatric Orthopedics

    Sports Medicine

  • (718) 920-2060

Biography

Eric D. Fornari, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with expertise in the management of complex pediatric and adolescent hip disorders as well as pediatric and adolescent sports medicine. His focus on complex pediatric and adolescent hip disorders includes, but is not limited to, congenital, adolescent, and young adult hip dysplasia; Legg-Calve-Perthes disease; slipped capital femoral epiphysis; pediatric and adolescent sports medicine; pediatric orthopedic trauma; and neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Fornari is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

He earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. He completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, where he was recognized as the outstanding chief resident with the Henry H. Banks award. Dr. Fornari completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Fornari conducts research focused on congenital and acquired hip disorders, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, femoroacetabular impingement, pediatric and adolescent ACL injuries, pediatric and adolescent patella instability and the impact of childhood obesity on the pediatric musculoskeletal system.

Dr. Fornari is an active volunteer administering orthopedic surgical care and training worldwide. He is vice chair of Children in Underserved Regions (COUR) and also works with the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA), the Health Volunteers Overseas and Orthopedics Overseas in Malawi, Africa. As a participant in Project Perfect World, he travels annually to Ecuador to provide comprehensive pediatric orthopedic care to children.

Research Focus

Congenital hip disorders, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, femoroacetabular impingement, and the impact of childhood obesity on the pediatric musculoskeletal system

Clinical Focus

Complex pediatric and adolescent hip disorders including congenital hipdysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, femoroacetabular impingement, adolescent and young adult hip preservation surgery, pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatric orthopedic trauma, neuromuscular disorders, scoliosis surgery

Education & Training

  • Medical School

    SUNY Downstate College of Medicine

  • Residency

    Tufts Univsersity School of Medicine

  • Fellowship

    Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Highlights

  • 2017 Orthopedic Attending of the Year, Montefiore

  • Tufts Medical Center Henry H. Banks for Outstanding Chief Resident

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