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Eric D. Fornari, MD

Gender
Male
Department
Surgery
Practice Specialty
Pediatrics - Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics
Medical Education
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Residency
Tufts Univsersity School of Medicine
Fellowship
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
Academic Title
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Administrative Title
Attending Physician, Orthopedic Surgery; Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Education
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, and scoliosis surgery

Research Focus

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

Publications

View Dr. Fornari's publications on Pubmed

Highlights

Awards

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

Biography

Eric D.Fornari, MD, is a board certified orthopaedic 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-Perthesdisease; 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 AOA medical honor 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.Fornariis an active volunteer administering orthopedic surgical care and training worldwide. He is vicechair of Children in Underserved Regions (COUR) and also works with the Pediatric Orthopaedic 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.