Charles P Melone, Jr.

Charles P Melone, Jr., MD

  • PROFESSOR | Orthopedics


Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

Charles P. Melone, Jr., M.D. specializes in sports injuries to the hand & wrist, arthritis of the hand & wrist, wrist fractures, fracture-dislocations, scleroderma, microsurgery and carpal tunnel syndrome.  Over the past 40 years in practice, Dr. Melone has gained a reputation as one of the most knowledgeable hand surgeons in the United States.

Dr. Melone is Director of the Division of Hand Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  He also received the Distinguished Service Citation from New York University Medical School in 1999.

Dr. Melone has committed himself to many professional organizations.  He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery and New York Society for Surgery of the Hand.  He served as President of the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand from 1991-1992.  He successfully completed the Certificate of Added Qualification in 1993 and more recently, once again 2003.  In 1994 he was appointed to the Medical Advisory Board of the New York State Athletic Commission.  Furthermore, Dr. Melone acts as a hand consultant for the Scleroderma Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation.

Dr. Melone has served as a hand surgery consultant for the majority of New York and New Jersey professional sports teams and the New York City Public School Athletic League.

His academics are as extensive and impressive as his surgical accomplishments.  Whether presenting, moderating or chairing, Dr. Melone has participated in over 115 lectures and post-graduate courses on hand surgery across the country and has written over 50 articles on various topics in hand surgery ranging from hand injuries in boxers and distal radius fractures to scleroderma, a vascular, connective tissue and immune disease which affects the hand.  His fracture classification called the Melone Classification of the Distal Radius Fractures is based on various fracture patterns and is taught to aspiring orthopaedic/hand surgeons to enhance their diagnostic and management skills.

Dr. Melone received his undergraduate as well as medical degree from Georgetown University.  He has served as a member of the Board of Regents at Georgetown and has established an endowment in his father’s name, Charles P. Melone, Sr., M.D.


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Focus

  • Orthopedic Consultation (Hand)


MD, Georgetown University

Internship, Surgery, * Nassau University Medical Center *

Residency, Surgery, * Nassau University Medical Center *

Fellowship, Hand Surgery, New York University School of Medicine

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