University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Bio for Robert Monsey, M.D.
Robert Monsey, M.D.

Robert Monsey, M.D.

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation


Clinic Address
Spine Institute of New England (SpiNE)
Orthopaedic Specialty Center
192 Tilley Drive
South Burlington VT 05403
Phone: 802-847-2663
Fax: 802-84703798


Link to Clinical Information


Contact Information
E-mail: Robert.Monsey@uvm.edu
Phone:
802-656-2250
Office Location:
UVM COM Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center, 95 Carrigan Drive, 430B Stafford Hall, Burlington, VT 05405

Education

Medical School: University of Washington College of Medicine, Seattle, WA (1986)

Research Interests

Dr. Monsey's research activities include clinical review of surgical treatment of metastatic spine disease, biomechanics of cervical orthoses, modeling of biomechanics risk prediction of pathological fractures, clinical studies of pre-op bracing as a prediction of fusion success, and use of Roentgen Stereophotogrammetric Analysis to evaluate changes in motion after fusion.

Research Grants

3/01/05 - 11/30/13: NIH 1R01AR051146 "Mechanical Injury and Repair in the Intervertebral Discs" (PI: James Iatridis)

Awards and Honors

Excellence in Teaching Award in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont (1995, 1998 and 2003)

Publications

Abbott RD, Purmessur D, Monsey RD, Iatridis JC. Regenerative potential of TGFß3 + Dex and notochordal cell conditioned media on degenerated human intervertebral disc cells. J Orthop Res 2012 Mar;30(3):482-8. Epub 2011 Aug 22. PMID:21866573.

Abbott RD, Purmessur D, Monsey RD, Brigstock DR, Laudier DM, Iatridis JC. Degenerative Grade Affects the Responses of Human Nucleus Pulposus Cells to Link-N, CTGF, and TGFß3. J Spinal Discord Tech 2012 Aug 18 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:22907063.

Abbott RD, Purmessur D, Holenstein FO, Godburn KE, Monsey RD, Iatridis JC: TGFß3 Increases the Regenerative Potential of Human Degenerated Intervertebral Disc Cells while Notochordal Cell Conditioned Medium Stimulates Proteoglycan Syntheses. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Volume 36, 2011

Abbott RD, Howe AK, Purmessur D, Monsey RD, Iatridis JC: Effects of Large Matrix Strains on Human Annulus Fibrosus Cells. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Volume 36, 2011

Barbir A, Godburn KE, Michalek AJ, Lai A, Monsey RD, Iatridis JC: Effects of Torsion on Intervertebral Disc Gene Expression and Biomechanics using a Rat Tail Model. Spine 2011;36(8):607-614

Barus CE, Monsey RD, Kalof AN: Poorly Differentiated Synovial Sarcoma of the Lumbar Spine in a Fourteen-Year-Old Girl: A case report. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2009;91:1471-1476

Barbir A, Godburn KE, Michalek AJ, Lai A, Monsey RD, Iatridis JC: In vivo response of intervertebral discs to static and dynamic torsion. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Volume 34, 2009

MacLean JJ, Roughley PJ, Monsey RD, Alini M, Iatridis JC: In vivo intervertebral disc remodeling: Kinetics of mRNA expression in response to a single loading event. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2008;26(5):579-588

Hoeft MA, Rathmell JP, Monsey RD, Fonda BJ. Cervical transforaminal injection and the radicular artery: Variation in anatomical location within the cervical intervertebral foramina. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2006;31(3):270-274

Viscomi CM, Rathmell, JP, Monsey, RD: Radiographic appearance of the lumbar spine after lumbar fusion. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2000;25(3):286-90

Monsey RD: Rheumatoid arthritis of the cervical spine. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1997;(5)5:240-248

Monsey RD, Levine BP, Trevino SG, Kristiansen TK: Operative treatment of acute displaced intra-articular calcaneus fractures. Foot & Ankle 1995;16(2):57-63

Monsey RD, Mogan JV: Pasturella flexor tenosynovitis. Orthopedics 1993;16(5):620-622

Krag MH, Monsey RD, Fenwick JW: Cranial morphometry related to placement of tongs in the temporoparietal area for cervical traction. Journal Spinal Disease 1988;1(4):301-305

Link to publications on PubMed

Area of Interest

Surgical Treatment of Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Disorders, Including Degenerative, Traumatic and Tumor Related Conditions
Special Interest and Training in Reconstructive Procedures and Adult and Pediatric Deformities

Postdoctoral Training

Spine Fellowship: Minnesota Spine Center, Minnesota, MN (1992)
Orthopaedic Residency: University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (1991)