Chappaqua, New York—August 21, 2020—CareMount Medical, the largest, independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, is pleased to announce Ogheneochuko Metitiri, MD, Orthopedic Hand Surgeon, has been named a 2020 recipient of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s prestigious “Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker Award.” The annual award recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 who have shown a strong commitment to the Hudson Valley by demonstrating advancement, excellence, creativity, and initiative in their professional endeavors, as well as through contributions to their community.
“We congratulate Dr. Metitiri on this well-deserved recognition,” said Richard P. Morel, MD, MMM, FACP, CareMount Medical Chief Physician Executive. “His outstanding training, professional achievements and dedication to our patients and the local community are commendable.”
Dr. Metitiri joined CareMount Medical’s Orthopedics and Hand Surgery Departments in 2017. As a board certified orthopedic hand surgeon, Dr. Metitiri performs many advanced surgical procedures, including endoscopic carpal tunnel releases, processed nerve allografts for management of traumatic nerve lacerations, and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint pyrocarbon implants for end-stage hand osteoarthritis.
During his educational training, Dr. Metitiri’s diligence and commitment led to several impressive awards including: the Stanford Clinical and Translational Research Scholar; the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand Flatt Scholar; and the Harvard Medical School Hand Surgery Award for Resident Excellence for Future Hand Surgeons. Additionally, throughout his medical training and career, Dr. Metitiri has been involved in the mentoring of and outreach to underrepresented groups in both medical as well as STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines. While in medical school, Dr. Metitiri served as president of Cornell’s chapter of the Student National Medical Association, a national student-run organization focused on supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students.
“It’s a true honor to be named as one of this year’s award honorees,” said Dr. Ogheneochuko Metitiri. “It is a privilege to serve CareMount’s patients at home in the Hudson Valley. As a physician, I am passionate about educating my patients on the best treatment options for their particular healthcare needs while focusing on helping them regain their quality of life and return to the activities they love.”
Dr. Metitiri received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Metitiri completed his orthopedic residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, during which he served as Chief Resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He went on to complete his hand and upper extremity fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Metitiri practices at CareMount Medical’s Fishkill Westage and Poughkeepsie Oakwood offices and has privileges at MidHudson Regional Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center.
Dr. Metitiri is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand; American Association for Hand Surgery; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery; and the National Medical Association.
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