Robert J. Montero, MD

Robert Montero

Undergraduate: State University of New York at Brockport, 1998
Medical education: New York Medical College, MD, 2003
Residency: Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Pediatrics, 2007
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Non-operative Pediatric Orthopaedics

Dr. Montero’s areas of interest encompass a wide range of musculoskeletal issues from birth to adulthood, including congenital/neonatal disorders, such as developmental hip dysplasia, clubfoot, torticollis, metatarsus adductus and limb deficiencies.

Dr. Monero evaluates children with gait abnormalities, including intoeing, outtoeing and toe-walking, leg length discrepancy, genu varum (Blount’s 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. He is fluent in Spanish.

Clinic locations

Areas of focus

  • Non-operative spinal care
  • Fractures 
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Clubfoot

Clinical interests

  • Ponseti casting
  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Gait abnormalities, including intoeing, outtoeing, bow legs and knock knees
  • Cerebral palsy and neuromuscular disorders

Research interests

  • Postoperative epidural baclofen use in children with CP
  • Developmental delays in children treated via Ponseti Method of Clubfoot Correction

Publications

Professional affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine