• Experienced orthopedic surgeon joins Rome practice

    Board certified orthopedic surgeon. Mark Moriarty, MD, FAAOS, is accepting new patients at Rome Medical Practice Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, 107 E. Chestnut St. A member of Rome Memorial Hospital’s Medical Staff, Dr. Moriarty joins R. Mitchell Rubinovich, MD, CM and Alfred Moretz III, MD, ABOS, at the Chestnut Commons practice, which has been open in Rome since 2005.

    Moriarty, Mark 
    Mark Moriarty, MD, FAAOS 
    Dr. Moriarty has more than 33 years of experience in orthopedic medicine with a focus on general orthopedics, adult reconstructive surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder, sports medicine and trauma, as well as arthroscopic procedures of the knee and shoulder.

    “Dr. Moriarty is an excellent, highly experienced orthopedic surgeon,” said Rome Medical Practice Administrator Lisa Taurisano, MHA, BSN, RN. “Patients will appreciate his compassionate bedside manner and proficiency in performing joint replacement, soft tissue repairs and the full scope of orthopedic procedures.”

    Dr. Moriarty comes to Rome after spending most of his career in the southeast, including the past 19 years in North Carolina. “I am looking forward to getting to know Rome and the Mohawk Valley,” he said. “I am used to working in a small community setting where I can get to know my patients and develop a long term relationship of trust.”

    In addition to his work in private practice orthopedic medicine, Dr. Moriarty has served as an assistant clinical professor of orthopedics at Duke University Medical Center as well as working with the United States Air Force’s 56th Fighter Wing in Tampa, FL. The 56th Fighter Wing is the Air Force's only active-duty F-16 training wing and one of two F-35 training wings. The 56th graduates more than 400 General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots and 300 air control professionals annually.

    “The experience of working in that environment taught me how important the input of the patient can be,” Dr. Moriarty said. “Whether they had minor sprains or more serious injuries, the airmen were extremely motivated to get cleared to jump or resume training as soon as possible. Working with them to make sure they were physically ready to return to their extremely demanding jobs involved a lot of give and take.”

    In addition to his surgical prowess, Dr. Moriarty has extensive experience in non-surgical alternatives when a conservative approach is called for. “I work closely with my patients and their families to understand their goals and set realistic expectations as we develop the best plan of care to relieve pain and restore their activity to the highest level of function possible,” he said. “Post-surgical pain management is also a priority so patients can begin the rehabilitation process promptly and recover as quickly as possible.”

    Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Moriarty earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ, the oldest orthopedic residency program in that state.

    Dr. Moriarty will work closely with the hospital’s team of nursing, patient educators, case management, outpatient therapy and short-term rehabilitation staff to provide a comprehensive plan for patients so they know what to expect before and after surgery.

    The quality of the care team already in place at Rome Memorial Hospital is one of the things which brought Dr. Moriarty to Rome. Rome Memorial Hospital is top rated among hospitals in the region for protecting patients against surgical infections.

    “The surgical team at Rome Memorial Hospital has shown their commitment to excellence with low surgical infection rates over a period of years, which is vital to ensuring the best possible outcomes for patients.”

    To schedule an appointment at Rome Medical Practice Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, please call 338-9200. X-ray and physical therapy services are conveniently located near the practice in Chestnut Commons.