David K Monson, MD

Emory Clinic

Chief of Orthopaedics at Emory University Hospital Midtown

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Emory Healthcare Network Physician
Orthopaedic Surgery (Board certified since 1990)
Orthopaedic Oncology
Areas of Clinical Interest:
hip arthroplasty
hip replacement
hip surgery
knee arthroplasty
knee replacement
knee surgery
knee sx-over 50,total joint
limb lengthening
limb preservation
multiple myeloma
orthopaedic tumors
Office(s) Locations:
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Ctr
59 Executive Park South
Atlanta, GA 30329
404 778-3350

Ortho/Spine Priority Line
404 778-3363
About Dr. Monson

Dr. Monson and his partners have the only multipdisciplinary musculosekeletal oncology service in Georgia that serves both children and adults. His focus is on rare tumors, sarcomas of the bone (2,500 cases a year in the U.S.) and soft tissue (10,000 cases a year in the U.S.) as well as other uncommon benign bone and soft tissue tumors. He also treats metastatic disease to the bone from other primary malignancies and often performs complex reconstructive procedures for these disorders not available in the community. The efforts of his practice also extend to complex skeletal reconstructions that may arise from failed orthopaedic procedures performed elsewhere.

He is only one of two fellowship-trained orthopaedic oncologists in the state of Georgia (the other is his partner, Dr. Shervin V. Oskouei, MD) that concentrates his practice within his subspecialty. He also performs total hip and total knee replacements, specifically more difficult primary replacements or revisions that may require the skills developed within his practice of musculoskeletal oncology.

Year Started Practicing: 1987
Year Started Practicing at Emory: 1988
Organizational Memberships:
Academic Orthopaedic Society
American Medical Association
American Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Atlanta Orthopaedic Society
Eastern Orthopaedic Association
Georgia Orthopaedic Association
Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
Southern Medical Association
Southern Orthopaedic Association
Major or Recent Publications:

A comparision of the prognosis for deep and subcutaneous sarcomas of the extremities. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 76A(8)1167-73, 1994.

Aboragation of second-set rejection with cyclosporine. Transplantation 36(3)289-93, 1983.

Clinical and radiological aspects of idiopathic diabetic muscle infarction.. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 81B(2)323-6, 1999.

Evaluation of patients for high tibial osteotomy. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (243)157-65, 1989.

Pseudosarcoma in Paget disease of the bone. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 71A(3)453-5, 1989.

Soft tissue tumors of the foot and ankle. Foot and Ankle 9(1)19-27, 1988.

Triple-phase bone scan findings in aggressive fibromatosis. Clinical Nuclear Medicine 19(3)197-203, 1994.

Haywood-Goodspeed Award
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Iowa State University
Medical School
University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 1982

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic, Madison, WI 1983

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic, Madison, WI 1987

University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL 1998