Bones, Muscles & Joints (Orthopaedics)
Meet the Orthopaedics Physicians
Eric D. Fornari, MD
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Practice Specialty
- Pediatrics - Orthopaedic Surgery
- Medical Education
- SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
- Tufts Univsersity School of Medicine
- Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
- Academic Title
- Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
- Administrative Title
- Attending Physician, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center
- Clinical Focus
- Complex Pediatric and Adolescent Hip Disorders including congenital hip dysplasia; 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.
Dr. Fornari earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn and 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. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.
Dr. Fornari’s main focus and passion is the care of his patients and their families. Dr. Fornari’s expertise is in the management of complex pediatric and adolescent hip disorders as well as pediatric and adolescent sports medicine. He has presented his research at numerous national meetings and has been published in major orthopedic journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research.
Dr. Fornari has also volunteered overseas, working with Health Volunteers Overseas and Orthopedics Overseas to provide orthopedic surgical care and training in Malawi, Africa. He is actively involved in the education and training of medical students, residents, and pediatric orthopedic surgery fellows. Dr. Fornari is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA).