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Dr. Kitay sees patients for upper extremity related reasons only. Dr. Alison Kitay is our Chief of Hand Surgery at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at the MedStar Georgetown Orthopaedic Institute. A D.C. native, Dr. Kitay returned to the area bringing Harvard-trained expertise in complex hand, wrist, and elbow disorders. She graduated in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society from the NYU School of Medicine and magna cum laude from Amherst College, where she was also an All-American lacrosse player. In addition to her surgical skills, Dr. Kitay is known for her warm, caring approach with patients. Dr. Kitay’s credentials include: • Medical Degree: New York University School of Medicine • Internship: New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center • Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery (#1 for orthopaedics in US News and World Report during her time there) • Fellowship: Harvard Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship Her clinical interests include: • Arthritic conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow • Sports injuries involving the upper extremity • Carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel syndromes and other nerve compression disorders • Tendon and nerve injuries • Pediatric hand and upper extremity conditions • Trauma involving the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and clavicle • Dupuytrens
Verified Patient Reviews
I don’t live near the office, so I tried some other docs. I’m coming back to see Dr. Kitay. I felt like she understood the price of the pain in my hands and she hand treatment ideas and seemed optimistic. And she wasn’t dismissive, something I’ve found in a lot of doctors. I don’t remember the exact wait time—but if there is one, it will be worth it to go back.
This office does not use email and don’t have any patient portal to be able to access information online. They only communicate through fax or snail mail. Pretty archaic. Will not use them in future.
She was excellent. Clearly very knowledgeable w/ a great attitude.
Very Knowledgeable and professional. Excellent Dr.
She was very attentive and explained everything
Dr. Kitay is a real pro -- obviously highly competent and caring. Her explanations were clear and she was genuinely friendly. I couldn't have asked for better treatment.
The staff was friendly and helpful. Dr. Kitay was personable and caring. The entire experience was A+. From the ease of scheduling an appt. to the end of the initial visit it was flawless.
The visit was very short, a follow-up, but Dr. Kitay was attentive, observant and encouraged my feedback.
Excellent bedside manner! Very knowledgeable. Felt very confident in her care.
Feeling pretty fortunate to have found her!
Dr. Kitay is a rare find in her field. Her tone and genuine care for her patients is extraordinary. She listens and, when appropriate, she is a reassuring and calming agent--especially just previous to her performing surgery. Dr. Kitay exudes genuine confidence in her specialty.
I really liked her.
Dr. Kitay was very efficient and reassuring. She offered to do an unexpected and somewhat complicated in-office procedure during my first visit, saving me a return trip. It improved my hand condition significantly, much more than I expected.
Dr. Kitay is energetic, knowledgeable, and personable. I have utmost confidence in her skills as a surgeon (two carpal tunnel procedures). Highly recommended!
She is an excellent physician but the over an hour wait for a five minute appointment was not acceptable.
She was very personable and knowledgable. She explained everything thoroughly and administered needed treatment with minimal discomfort.
It was my first time visiting Dr. Kitay and she was wonderful. She moved quickly but efficently and explained everything. She recommended surgery for my injury and I feel extremely confident with her, even though I'm nervous. She made me laugh and eased my nerves the entire time. Her staff were personable and nice also.
I thought that the staff was courtesy, friendly, and very helpful. Dr. Kitay explained everything clearly.
I was surprised when I arrived how many people were in the waiting room, but I was processed right away, and called back in less than 10 minutes of my appointment time. Everyone I encountered was pleasant and professional. Dr. Kitay was awesome!!
She is professional, kind and understanding.
Dr Kitay was an excellent provider and very efficient. Highly recommended
Dr. Kitay was a terrific doctor and I'd gladly return to her. I was having some hard-to-diagnose problems with my hand, and unlike the last hand specialist I saw at GW, her bedside manner was terrific. She listened to me talk, never seemed to be in a rush, and was engaged with being part of helping find some answers for my issues. She had great awareness of what I was going through and was a fantastic listener. With her help we were able to get to the bottom of things. I give her a hearty recommendation and endorsement.
Handled my problem quickly and efficiently. Answered my questions fully with clear explanations. Good job.
Dr. Kitay was great! Smart, easy to talk to, and spotted the issue quickly. Highly recommend!
Doctor was personable & identified my problem almost immediately. The device she planned on giving me was no longer an item the office supplier provided. The substitute was not good. I could not wear it as would causing more pain than when I came to the office. The office staff had a bad day with over an hour wait for everyone. Great Doc but office waiting room was really bad today.
Dr. Kitay and the staff were excellent.
Fabulous - very informative, checked with me for understanding and to see if I had questions. Was very clear about treatment options and pros and cons of them. Very efficient.
Answered all of my questions and explained the upcoming surgery
Dr Kitay is efficient, pleasant and knows her stuff! She listened to my complaints, assessed the situation and did a great job explaining to me what I was dealing with, drawing me a diagram to show me what was what. I was given information sheets on the issues I was experiencing and Dr Kitay did a GREAT job preparing me for what I would feel during two injections, performed the injections seamlessly, and then told me what to expect in the coming hours, days and weeks till my follow up appointment. I highly recommend Dr Kitay!
Great doctor. Explained everything, listened to all of my questions and concerns.
I liked Dr. Kitay. I thought her office staff were overworked and unpleasant in some cases.
Excellent in every way.
She listens to all my complaints. Incredible Doctor. If you want a caring doctor who takes away your pain. Dr Kitay is an excellent choice. The staff is friendly and efficient.
Most doctors sit down, examine you, and can usually diagnose the problem and then write a prescription for treatment. But often times they are in a hurry and don't take the time or they are just not good at communicating with patients as people. Dr Kitay took the time to thoroughly understand my concerns, explain my options, potential outcome and then answered my questions. She is an outstanding physician with incredible credentials and a wonderful personality.
Dr. Kitay was great. She was forthright, friendly, and knew her stuff. She actually recommended no treatment yet for my hand problem saying that it would do more harm than good. She did not push surgery like the previous doctor I had consulted.
Very pleased with the quality of care and her explanation of future treatment
Dr. Kitay was held up in the OR. I was told she would be there shortly but I would still have a wait as there were appointments ahead of me. I decided to reschedule and was then told she had just arrived. My entire wait time was about 45 min. I am also in the medical field and know how these things go, so I found it acceptable. Dr. Kitay was terrific and I would highly recommend. The entire staff was also wonderful.
Dr. Kitay is an impressive practitioner. She listened to my concerns and "educated" rather than tried to "impress" me with her knowledge and experience. I was treated quickly and did not have any questions about the procedure or expected results. It's the way a medical visit should happen!
Very thorough, which leads to great comfort.
Dr Kitay thoroughly explained the pertinent details of my condition and the medical treatments available. The appointment went very well.
Dr. Kitty spent time educating me on my condition, offering me the options, recommending the best for my active lifestyle. My primary care physician received a written report the following day. Dr. Kitty understood my concerns and throughly explained our next steps. She was my second opinion and I preferred the options she suggested. Excellent doctor who treats patients with respect and provides quality time with each patient.
Dr. Kitay is excellent. The wait in the office is not, but she is worth it.
I liked Dr Kitay. Only note: you have to print your zocdoc forms and bring with you as they are "not electronic." This was disappointing since that's the entire point of being on ZocDoc?
The visit was lovely. I was a new patient at the time so I had to take a few minutes to fill out the new forms. Other than that service was prompt and pleasant. It took no time to answer some questions for the assistant before actually seeing Dr.Kitay. The doc was polite and very knowledgeable.
She's great! Personable, honest and knowledgeable. She cares about her patients
I really appreciated Dr. Kitay's candor and competence. I found my experience positive and I was very impressed at the efficiency of the entire staff. I give it five stars!
Dr. Kitay is amazing and sweet and seems to be an all around caring and genuine person who is great at her job and seems to enjoy what she does . The staff is amazing as well and always a pleasure to work with.
The whole visit was very professional, including Dr. Kitay and the PA who removed my stitches. I was a few minutes late but that did not impact being seen very promptly.
The staff was patient, friendly and efficient. My appointment was timely, to the point, and all of my questions were answered. I highly recommend Dr. Kitay!
I have used Dr. Kitay in the past and I really like her. Andy
Everything was great and Dr. Kitay took time to explain everything and answer my questions. I have a follow up in six weeks
Dr Kitay was very professional and had a kindly manner. She explained the treatment steps fully but was also efficient. The whole office staff was very personable.
Very personable and knowledgeable. Answered all my questions and treated me with respect.
Dr. Kitay was very knowledgable about my condition and the treatments available. She was sble to articulate the ramifications of each and the reason for her recommended treatment. Because of this, she made me confident of her choice and her ability to correct my condition.
Except for the 45 minute wait time, the staff and doctor were outstanding.
Addressed all my questions and concerns. Clearly communicated her recommended treatment plan to me.
Dr. Kitay is very nice and of course very professional! She is one of the best Orthopedic surgeons that I have talked to! Except for Dr. McMahon, who repaired my hip! OK, OK, the whole office is exceptional! Love you guys! Thanks!
Really liked her and her staff. Waiting area a bit off-putting with so many people coming and going to physical therapy appointments. Bit of a zoo. But overall, she was great!
She spent time with me and explained all procedures. She is very kind and thorough.
Very nice and informative.
I absolutely loved her! Felt like she was really invested in fixing my pain.
As always, there was excellent care. Dr. Kitay is very professional and caring. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needed orthopedic care.
I'm very impressed with the efficiency of this office. From check-in to screening with a tech, to x-rays to seeing the doctor. Rarely more than a few minutes wait at any step. I am happy with the doctors in this office as well. They explain everything clearly and take the time to thoroughly understand what the problem is and discuss all treatment options (including no treatment).
Everyone at Dr. Kitay's office were so helpful and nice. They got me in and out in a timely manner. I brought my 3 week old daughter and while Dr.Kitay did my procedure she asked a staff member to feed my hungry girl. Just very pleased overall with my visit and I would highly recommend this office.
Great doc, great staff, great office, great experience!
Beside Manner impeccable!!
Very competent. Listens, gives good practical advice.
Dr. Kitay was very knowledgeable and took the time with me to discuss all of my options. I never felt rushed, which is very important to me as a patient!!
Knowledgable, attentive, caring and responsive to questions.
Appointment was evidently not wholly confirmed with Dr. Kitay's office from ZocDoc. This led to some confusion upon first arriving, even though I was not a new patient.
I was very pleased with Dr. Kitay. She was professional as well as kind. She listened attentively to my questions and explained my options clearly.
Dr. Kitay is extremely knowledgeable. She has a friendly approach and explains options in a way that put me at ease.
Knowledgeable and efficient. Laid out all my options for me and helped me determine course of action. Scheduling appointments was easy. Overall a very good experience.
Dr. Kitay is thorough and professional. Although young, she is a genuine subject matter expert (orthopedics of the hands, wrists, etc.). I asked her to explain in lay-person terms her diagnoses and she did so willingly. I recommend Alison Kitay, and will definitely be meeting with her again for help managing any of my hand and wrist ailments.