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Eli Kamara, MD - Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon - Fellowship-Trained Joint Reconstruction Specialist
Eli Kamara, MD - Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon - Fellowship-Trained Joint Reconstruction Specialist
Eli Kamara, MD

Eli Kamara, MD

Eli Kamara, MD, is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Montefiore and an Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He specializes in adult reconstructive Orthopaedic surgery, mainly hip and knee replacements. He also focuses on primary joint replacement, as well as revisions of hip and knee arthroplasty, anterior hip arthroplasty, partial knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, and fractures of the lower extremity.

Dr. Kamara received his Doctor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a residency in Orthopaedics at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He then completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the University of San Francisco School of Medicine.

Dr. Kamara has published articles and book chapters on hip and knee replacement, focusing on anterior approach hip replacement, robotic surgery, infection, and wound healing. He has presented his research at national and international meetings.

Dr. Kamara is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Education & Experience

University of California, San FranciscoFellowship, Adult Reconstruction Surgery

Lenox Hill Hospital Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Medical School

Columbia University, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics

Honors

Bachelor of Science Cum Laude, Columbia University

Fogarty Research Scholar, National Institutes of Health

Medical Doctorate with distinction in Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Chief Resident, Lenox Hill Hospital

Emerging Leader, American Orthopaedic Association

Rising Star, Super Doctors 2021

Certifications & Licensure

Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

New York State Medical License

Publications

  1. Kamara E, Berliner ZP, Cooper “Risk Factors for Wound Complications After Periprosthetic Fractures.” Orthopedics. 2020 Jul 1;43(4):e258-e262.
  2. Kamara E, Bini SA. “Unicompartmental Knee Replacement – Lateral Compartment.” Chapter in Knee Surgery: Tricks of the Trade
  3. Kamara E, Berliner ZP, Hepinstall MS, Cooper “Pin Site Complications Associated with Computer-Assisted Navigation in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.” The Journal of Arthroplasty. 2017; 32(9): 2842-2846.
  4. Rodriguez JA, Kamara E, Cooper “Applied Anatomy of the Direct Anterior Approach for Femoral Mobilization.” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – Essential Surgical Techniques. 2017; 7(2): e18.
  5. Kamara E, Robinson J, Bas MA, Rodriguez JA, Hepinstall “Adoption of Robotic vs Fluoroscopic Guidance in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Is Acetabular Positioning Improved in the Learning Curve?” Journal of Arthroplasty. 2017; 32(1): 125-130.
  6. Jahng K, Kamara E, Hepinstall MS. “Haptics in Total Hip Arthroplasty.” Chapter in Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopedics (Second edition)
  7. Ferriter PJ, Mandel S, DeGregoris G, Kamara E, Aydin “Cervical Myelopathy.” Practical Neurology. 2014; 43-46.
  8. Kamara E, Mehta S, Brust JCM, Jain “Effect of delayed diagnosis on severity of Pott’s disease.” International Orthopaedics. 2012; 36(2); 245-54.

Presentations

  1. Mizera MM, Tarasova A, Mostafa E, Seref-Ferlengez Z, Kamara E, Kim SJ. “Increased 90 Day Mortality and Morbidity in Recovering Elective Arthroplasty Patients During the 2019 Coronavirus Pandemic in New York City.” (Podium) OSET- Orthopaedic Summit, December 10-12, 2020
  2. Sherwood DJ, Seref-Ferlengez Z, Schwartz Y,, Kamara E. “Factors Affecting Pelvis Position During THA in the Lateral Decubitus Position.” OSET- Orthopaedic Summit, December 10-12, 2020
  3. Levens B, Choi JH, Seref-Ferlengez Z, Cobelli NJ, Kamara E. “High Complication Rates for Morbidly Obese Patients After Total Hip Arthroplasty in a Predominantly African American and Hispanic Population.” (Podium Presentation) OSET- Orthopaedic Summit, December 10-12, 2020
  1. Mizera MM, Tarasova A, Mostafa E, Seref-Ferlengez Z, Kamara E, Kim SJ. “Increased 90 Day Mortality and Morbidity in Recovering Elective Arthroplasty Patients During the 2019 Coronavirus Pandemic in New York City. AMA Research Symposium, December 3 - 6,
  2. Mizera MM, Tarasova A, Mostafa E, Seref-Ferlengez Z, Kamara E, Kim SJ. “Increased 90 Day Mortality and Morbidity in Recovering Elective Arthroplasty Patients During the 2019 Coronavirus Pandemic in New York City.” OREF New York Region Residents Research Symposium, Oct 22,
  3. Mizera MM, Tarasova A, Mostafa E, Seref-Ferlengez Z, Kamara E, Kim SJ. “Increased 90 Day Mortality and Morbidity in Recovering Elective Arthroplasty Patients During the 2019 Coronavirus Pandemic in New York ” (Clinical Young Investigator Award) 9th Musculoskeletal Symposium, Oct 8th, 2020.
  4. Levens B, Choi JH, Seref-Ferlengez Z, Cobelli NJ, Kamara E. “Morbid Obesity Does Not Increase Risk of Return to Operating Room in Total Knee Arthroplasty.” 9th Musculoskeletal Symposium, Oct 8th,
  5. Sherwood DJ, Seref-Ferlengez Z, Schwartz Y,, Kamara E. “Factors Affecting Pelvis Position During THA in the Lateral Decubitus Position.” 9th Musculoskeletal Symposium, Oct 8th,
  6. Kamara E, Berliner ZP, Bas MA, Roc GC, Weiner LS, Cooper HJ. “Risk Factors for Surgical Site Complications after Hip and Knee Periprosthetic Fractures.” Twenty-Third Annual Orthopedic Research Day Symposium, Lenox Hill Hospital. New York, June 2017.
  7. Jawad MU, Berliner ZP, Kamara E, Dushaj K, Cooper HJ, Rodriguez JA, Hepinstall MS. “Distal-Only Fixation of Tapered Wedge Fully Hydroxyapatite Coated Stems.” Twenty-Third Annual Orthopedic Research Day Symposium, Lenox Hill Hospital. New York, June 2017.
  8. Kamara E, Berliner ZP, Hepinstall MS, Cooper “Pin Site Complications Associated with Computer-Assisted Navigation in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.” Twenty-Third Annual Orthopedic Research Day Symposium, Lenox Hill Hospital. New York, NY. June 2017.
  9. Cooper HJ, Bas MA, Kamara E, Seneviratne AM, Alexiades M, Hepinstall MS. “Pin Site Complications Associated With Computer-Assisted Navigation in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.” 29 Annual Congress of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty. Boston, MA. October
  10. Kamara, E, Bas MA, Hepinstall MS. “Acetabular Positioning After Adoption Of Robotic Versus Fluoroscopic Guidance In THA.” 47 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Orthopedic Association. New Orleans, LA October 2016.
  11. Bas MA, Kamara E, Seneviratne AM, Alexiades MA, Cooper HJ, Rodriguez JA, Hepinstall MS. “Adoption of Haptic Robotic Technology Improves Component Positioning in Medial Unicondylar Knee Replacement.” Twenty- Second Annual Orthopedic Research Day Symposium, Lenox Hill Hospital. New York, NY. June
  12. Kamara E, Robinson J, Bas MA, Rodriguez JR, Hepinstall “Utilizing Robotics or Fluoroscopy in THA: Do New Techniques Improve Acetabulum Positioning in the Learning Curve?” Abstract presented at the 25th annual meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, November 5-8, 2015.
  13. Bas MA, Kamara E, Hepinstall MS, Seneviratne AM, Alexiades “Adoption of Haptic Robotic Technology Improves Component Positioning in Medial Unicondylar Knee Replacement.” Abstract presented at the 25thannual meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, November 5-8, 2015.
  14. Kamara E, Robinson J, Rodriguez JR, Hepinstall “Comparison of Robotic Assisted Posterior Approach and Fluoroscopic Guided Anterior Approach Acetabular Cup Placement in THA.” Poster presentation at the Transatlantic Orthopedic Congress, New York, USA; Oct 3, 2014. 2014 Award of excellence.
  15. Kamara E, Robinson J, Hepinstall MS, Rodriguez JR. “Comparison of Robotic Assisted Posterior Approach and Fluoroscopic Guided Anterior Approach Acetabular Cup Placement in THA.” Podium presentation at the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, Kyoto, Japan; Sep 24,
  16. Seewald RM, Kamara E, Tio R, Elam R, Lorenz S, Bonilla V, Perlman DC. “Need for vaccination for vaccine preventable hepatitis in methadone maintenance treatment.” Podium presentation at the APHA 139th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.; Oct. 31,
  17. Chhabra R, Springer S, Ghosh S, Mosca D, Kamara E. “The impact of location: regional effects on an HIV prevention education Program for youth in India.” Abstract presented at the International AIDS Conference, Vienna, Austria; July 2010.
  18. Seewald RM, Kamara E, Bonilla V, Drennan C, Perlman DC. “Prevalence of Viral Hepatitis at the Beth Israel Medical Center Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program (MMTP).” Abstract presented at the International Harm Reduction’s 21st International Conference, Liverpool, England; April
  19. Seewald RM, Kamara E, Bonilla V, Drennan C, Perlman DC. “The SAMHSA Hepatitis A and B Vaccine Initiative and Rates of Viral Hepatitis Infection at the Beth Israel Medical Center Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program.” Abstract presented at the 1st Annual Meeting of the New York Hepatitis C Research Consortium, Rockefeller U, New York, NY; September

Published Abstracts

  1. Kamara E, Robinson J, Bas MA, Rodriguez JA, Hepinstall MS. “Adoption of robotic versus fluoroscopic guidance in total hip arthroplasty: is acetabular positioning improved in the learning curve.” Bone Joint J Feb 2018, 99-B (Supp 4)
  2. Cooper HJ, Bas M, Kamara E, Seneviratne AM, Alexiades M, Hepinstall "Pin Site Complications Associated with Computer-Assisted Navigation in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty." Bone Joint J Feb 2017, 99-B (Supp 3) 80.
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