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KEITH MONCHIK, MD, FAAOS, CAQ

  • Operating Privileges: Kent Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Southern New England Surgicenter

KEITH MONCHIK, M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspeciality certification in Sports Medicine.  He is a Rhode Island native and a graduate of Moses Brown School. He completed his general orthopaedic residency at Brown University where he was the recipient of the prestigious Haffenreffer House Staff Excellence Award. He 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.

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 served on the Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.

Dr. Monchik is a partner in Orthopedics RI, the state’s largest private orthopedic group. He currently serves as a team physician for Johnson & Wales University, and several schools in the Rhode Island Interscholastic League. 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), and American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM).  He was recently elected to the Council of Delegates for the AOSSM.

Dr. Monchik is a frequent lecturer, both locally and nationally, and has published numerous articles and book chapters on various topics in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and arthroscopy. Several times he has served as an Associate Master instructor in shoulder and knee surgery at the national level for the Arthroscopy Association of North America as well as acting as a consultant within the medical industry for product development and testing.

Dr. Monchik is a past member of the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT). Dr. Monchik has authored several journal articles and chapters on disaster response.

Dr. Monchik’s practice emphasis is adult and pediatric injuries of the shoulder and knee while also treating elbow, hip, knee 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, meniscal repair, cartilage restoration and complex extremity trauma.

Education

    • 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

 

Professional Associations

  • 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)

 

Related Blog Posts

November 4, 2020 / Knee Sports Medicine / Dr. Keith Monchik

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)

Knee pain in children and adolescents has many origins. One of these conditions is Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) which develops in joints. It occurs when a small segment of bone begins to separate from its surrounding region due to a lack of blood supply. As a result, the small piece of bone and the cartilage covering it begin to crack and loosen. It is not known exactly what causes the disruption to the blood supply and the resulting OCD. Doctors think it probably involves repetitive trauma or stresses to the bone over time. Think of this lesion kind of like a pothole in the street, where the overlying cartilage is the cement road, and the underlying bone is similar to the ground beneath the road. For those who play golf, an OCD is not unlike a “divot” you may take with your golf swing. The condition typically....

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June 12, 2019 / Knee Sports Sports Medicine / Dr. Keith Monchik

GRAFT CHOICES IN ACL SURGERY

Review of the recent literature suggests that there is no ideal graft for ACL reconstruction and the search is still on for the optimal graft. There are advantages and disadvantages with each graft. Autografts (something harvested from you) are more commonly used than allografts (taken from a cadaver and processed chemically and/or radiated) or synthetic grafts. Three autograft options that are commonly used are Bone Patella Tendon Bone (BPTB), Hamstring (HS) and quadriceps tendon (QT) grafts with or without a patella bone block.

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July 26, 2018 / Knee Knee Pain / Dr. Keith Monchik

Subchondroplasty Procedure

There are many reasons to see an orthopedic surgeon for knee pain. One such reason is the development of a Bone Marrow Lesion which may give you similar signs and symptoms as a meniscus tear would (e.g knee pain localized to one area of the knee, pain with activity, possible swelling).

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