Dr. Keith Monchik is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspeciality certification in Sports Medicine. He is a Rhode Island native and a graduate of Moses Brown School and Franklin & Marshall College. Dr. Monchik completed his general Orthopaedic Residency at Brown University where he was the recipient of the prestigious Haffenfreffer House Staff Excellence Award. He also obtained an advanced fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at Rhode Island Hospital, followed by a second fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, also at Brown University. Dr. Monchik currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Brown University Warren Alpert Medical school, and serves as a preceptor for students and residents who rotate through Ortho Rhode Island during their training.
The emphasis of Dr. Monchik’s practice is adult and pediatric injuries of the shoulder and knee, while also treating elbow, hip, and ankle injuries. He has a special interest in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery, ACL and knee ligament reconstructions, shoulder instability, rotator cuff surgery, joint preservation and shoulder replacement, meniscal repair, cartilage restoration, and biologic treatments of acute and chronic conditions.
Dr. Monchik has served as an Assistant to the Team Physicians of the Providence Bruins AHL Hockey Team, Brown University Collegiate Sports Teams, and Rhode Island high schools. He has also been a member of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. Currently, he serves as the Head Team Physician for Rhode Island FC of USL Champions League, Team Physician for Johnson & Wales University, and Team Physician for Moses Brown School.
Dr. Monchik is a partner in Ortho Rhode Island, the state’s largest private orthopedic group. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Rhode Island Medical Society, Rhode Island Orthopedic Society, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). Additionally, he is a member of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and has twice been elected to their Council of Delegates. He currently serves on the board of the Rhode Island Orthopedic Society and as a Trustee at the Moses Brown School. Dr. Monchik has also been named an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).
A frequent lecturer both locally and nationally, Dr. Monchik has published numerous articles and book chapters on topics in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and arthroscopy. He has served Several times as an Associate Master instructor in shoulder and knee surgery at the national level for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and has acted as a consultant within the medical industry for product development/testing. He frequently teaches national courses focusing on current treatments of shoulder and knee conditions and surgical treatments/techniques.
Dr. Monchik is a past member of the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) and has authored several journal articles and chapters on disaster response. He was deployed numerous times, including on 9/11 and for the Haitian earthquakes.
- Undergraduate – Franklin and Marshall College, 1994
- Medical – Ross University School of Medicine, 2003
- Internship – Rhode Island Hospital, General Surgery, 2003-2004
- Residency – Rhode Island Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery 2004-2008
- Fellowship – Rhode Island Hospital, Orthopedic Trauma, 2008-2009; and Rhode Island Hospital, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, 2009-2010
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- Rhode Island Medical Society
- Rhode Island Orthopedic Society
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine
- ABOS CAQ-Sports Medicine, 2013
- Assistant Clinical Professor in the Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School
Awards & Honors
- Brown University Haffenreffer House Staff Excellence Award
- 2nd Place Award: New England Orthopaedic Research & Educational Foundation Resident Research Symposium (2007)
- Annual Public Service Award – Hospital Association of Rhode Island (2001)