Jaime A. Gomez Hernandez, MD
- Practice Specialty
- Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics
- Medical Education
- Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogota
- Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
- Children's Hospital of Boston
Hospital For Joint Diseases - NYU
- Academic Title
- Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
- Administrative Title
- Attending Physician, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Spine Surgery
- Clinical Focus
Nonoperative and operative treatment of pediatric orthopaedics, adult and pediatric complex spinal problems. Scoliosis treatment in children and adults using techniques such asless invasivescoliosis casting to complexosteomtomies scoliosis correction.
- Research Focus
Clinical outcomes in pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis
Rosamond Kane Award for Excellence in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University
Jaime A. Gomez, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in nonoperative and operative treatment of scoliosis, pediatric orthopaedics and spinal surgery. He has trained and applied cutting-edge growth-friendly techniques for young children with scoliosis. He has significant interest in less invasive techniques such as scoliosis casting, as well as the most complex deformity correction osteotomies for scoliosis in both children and adults. Dr. Gomez joined Montefiore in 2015 and serves as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Co-Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Research at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
After earning his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, Dr. Gomez served his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Columbia University in New York City, where he was honored with the prestigious Rosamond Kane Award for Excellence in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. He also completed a pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at Harvard Medical School's Boston Children's Hospital and a spinal surgery fellowship at New York University's Hospital for Joint Diseases.
Dr. Gomez's research is focused on clinical outcomes in pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis. As a member of the largest international multicenter study group on early-onset scoliosis, the Children Spine Study Group, he has presented his research in multiple national and international conferences and contributed to more than 30 peer-review publications and book chapters. He is a member of several orthopaedic societies, including the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and he is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has also worked with the Butterfly Foundation in the Dominican Republic and with Healing the Children in Colombia, providing orthopedic surgical care and training to local orthopaedists.
Dr. Gomez is a native Spanish speaker.