Frances Cuomo, MD

Chief, Shoulder
Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Frances Cuomo, MD - Chief, Shoulder, Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery - Shoulder

  • 215 East 73rd Street, Suite 1C
    New York, NY 10021

    Montefiore At 1250 Waters Place
    1250 Waters Place
    Bronx, NY 10461-2720

  • Shoulder

  • (347) 577-4564


Dr. Cuomo received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. She went on to complete a general surgery internship at Beth Israel Medical Center and an orthopedic surgery residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. She then completed the Charles S. Neer, II, Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

A prolific author and speaker, Dr. Cuomo has published more than 40 scientific articles and 20 book chapters on the diagnosis and management of shoulder disorders, and she has made over 150 national and international scientific presentations. She currently serves as secretary of the editorial board of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and is a reviewer for many orthopedic journals.

The first female orthopedic surgeon to be elected to the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Association, its first woman president, and the first woman ever to serve as president of any subspecialty society in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Frances Cuomo, MD, joined the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Montefiore in October 2016 as Chief of Shoulder and Elbow Service.

Research Focus

Improving the treatment and outcomes of disorders about the shoulder including fracture management and fixation; outcomes of rotator cuff, instability and replacement surgery

Clinical Focus

Open and arthroscopic surgery for shoulder disorders, including arthritis, instability, rotator cuff and fractures

Education & Training

  • Medical School

    New York University School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Lenox Hill Hospital

  • Fellowship

    New York Presbyterian Hospital

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