About Dr. Alison Kitay
Dr. Alison Kitay is a hand and upper extremity specialist who joined Summit Orthopedics to be closer to her family after resigning her position as the Chief of Hand Surgery at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, where she also served as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. 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.
- American Republic Insurance Company
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Orthopedic Surgeon
- Hand Surgeon
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Education and training
- Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
- Hospital for Special Surgery, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
- NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center (Internship)
- Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
- Amherst College (Bachelor’s)
- Orthopaedic Research Society
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Medical Student Association
- Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
Awards and publications
- Russell F. Warren, MD, Research Award, Hospital for Special Surgery (2013)
- Selected for the AAOS/OREF/ORSs Clinician Scholar Development Program (2012)
- AOA Resident Leadership Forum (2012)
Dr. Alison Kitay's office location
3301 New Mexico Avenue NW, Suite 248
Washington, DC 20016
Patient reviews for Dr. Alison Kitay
Dr. Kitay was pleasant, efficient and most importantly extremely knowledgeable about my condition. She made a plan for care and follow up and I am so thankful to have had her expert advice.
Dr. Kitay was on time, pleasant and very confident in her knowledge of my condition.
Everyone at the clinic are so nice. Dr. Kitay is professional and so nice.
She is thorough and caring.
Dr. Kitay is a great listener!
Very knowledgeable and caring provider.
Dr. Kitay was patient yet efficient. Very friendly and understanding- especially when my toddler kept whining during my appointment. She knew right away what the issue was and recommended a course of action. Highly recommend.
Dr Kitay experience was very good but there is too much repeat paperwork required on every visit.
Great! I highly recommend.
Dr Kitay was great. I had stitches out by a tech and after telling him I was sensitive and in pain he didn’t calm my nerves.
very nice, Thanks!
This is my first experience with Dr. Kitay. Not sure if it was the day of the week but I was in and out in less than an hour which has never happened..especially with a first visit.
Dr Kitay is clearly knowledgeable and most personable. She went over the x-ray with me in detail and provided feedback that was informative in making a decision for the subsequent course of treatment.
Awesome explanation of my issue. Treatment plan very clearly communicated
Dr. Kitay is by far one of the best doctors I've had the pleasure of meeting. She was very kind, listened to all my issues, and have a real concern for all my questions. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend her to everyone I know with similar problems. Thank you Dr. Kitay!
Excellent all around. A total professional.
She's a very good doctor, really sweet, very professional!!
Awesome physician who diagnosed my problem immediately.
My symptoms had subsided by the time I got in to see the doctor. Pain was strong enough that I made an appt 2 and 1/2 weeks ago. Not sure anything can be done about that. Anyway, she didn't have much to treat. She was very nice.
Dr Kitay is talented and gets right to the point--and you go away feeling as good as you can and plan to see her again when needed.
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 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.
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
Handled my problem quickly and efficiently. Answered my questions fully with clear explanations. Good job.
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.
Dr. Kitay was great! Smart, easy to talk to, and spotted the issue quickly. Highly recommend!
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.
Excellent in every way.
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.
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