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Raymond Rocco Monto, MD

Orthopedics, Surgery
“Practicing medicine on the island of Nantucket has not only made me a better physician, it’s made me a better person” Island Staff Member

Clinical Overview



Orthopedic Surgeon;
Nantucket Cottage Medical Group Physician

Department + Services


My Expertise

Orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and reconstructive surgery of the knees and shoulders

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery; National Board of Medical Examiners

Publications & Research


Monto RR: Tennis Elbow Repair With or Without Sutures: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 15(3): 92-97, 2014.   Monto RR: Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment Is More Effective Than Cortisone for Chronic Severe Greater Trochanteric Bursitis: Abstracts of the European Hip Society, Hip International, 24: 553, 2014.   Monto RR: Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment Efficacy Versus Cortisone Injection for Chronic Severe Plantar Fasciitis. Foot and Ankle International, 35(4); 313-318, 2014.   Monto RR: Platelet-Rich Plasma for Plantar Fasciitis, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, 21: 220-224, 2013.   Monto RR: Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for Chronic Achilles Tendinosis, Foot and Ankle International, 33(5):379-385, 2012.   Mallon W, Monto RR: Cost and Functional Analysis of Physical Therapy and Manipulation under Anesthesia for Adhesive Capsulitis in Non-Diabetics, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 16(2), e31, 2007.   Monto RR, Cameron ML, Close MA, Ho C, Hawkins RJ: The Role of MRI Evaluation of Tibial Eminence Fractures in Adults, Journal of Knee Surgery, 19:187-190, 2006.

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Degree & Residencies

Haverford College, B.A. Biology
New York University School of Medicine, MD
Duke University Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Residency
Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Shoulder/Knee Reconstruction Fellowship - Sports Medicine Fellowship

Honors & Recognition

Executive Committee Piedmont Orthopedic Society 2014
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons spokesperson
Visiting Professor / Lecturer: Athens Medical Center, Athens, Greece, 2013
Jacques Duparc Research Award 2012
European Hip Society Award Finalist 2014
Patient’s Choice Award ( 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Most Compassionate Physician Award (Mdx Medical) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Consumer Research Council Top Doctor 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Eastern Orthopaedic Association Scholar Award
Smith-Nephew Richards Orthopedic Surgery Resident Award
Piedmont Duke University Research Award
Magill-Rhoades Scholar 1982-1986
Phi Beta Kappa Society
NCAA All-American Soccer


Dr. Monto is an avid soccer player, was named to the NCAA All-America team as a goalie in college, and went on to play professionally for two years before becoming orthopedic surgeon. Since 1993, Dr. Monto has been a team physician for the U.S. National Soccer Team.

Contact Dr. Monto

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:45 - 4:00


(508) 825-1000


Learn more at
Nantucket Cottage Hospital
57 Prospect Street
Nantucket, MA 02554

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