Dr. Mo Athar

Dr. Mo Athar

A seasoned orthopedic surgeon and foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Mohammad Athar welcomes patients at the offices of Complete Orthopedics in Queens / Long Island. Fellowship trained in both hip and knee reconstruction, Dr. Athar has extensive expertise in both total hip replacements and total knee replacements for arthritis of the hip and knee, respectively.

 As an orthopedic surgeon, he also performs surgery to treat meniscal tears, cartilage injuries, and fractures. He is certified for robotics assisted hip and knee replacements, and well versed in cutting-edge cartilage replacement techniques.

In addition, Dr. Athar is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle specialist, which has allowed him to accrue a vast experience in foot and ankle surgery, including ankle replacement, new cartilage replacement techniques, and minimally invasive foot surgery. In this role, he performs surgery to treat ankle arthritis, foot deformity, bunions, diabetic foot complications, toe deformity, and fractures of the lower extremities. Dr. Athar is adept at non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in the upper and lower extremities such as braces, medication, orthotics, or injections to treat the above-mentioned conditions.
 

 

LICENSURE:

  • New York, New Jersey

BOARD STATUS:

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Board Certification anticipated in the 2024-25 cycle
  • July 2021 – June 2022 – Fellowship: Foot and Ankle Surgery, University of Toronto
    July 2020 – June 2021 – Fellowship: Hip and Knee Reconstruction, University of
    Toronto
    July 2015 – June 2020 – Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, Norther Ontario School of
    Medicine
    Sept 2011 – May 2015 – Medical School, University College Cork School of Medicine,
    Cork, Ireland
    Sept 2009 – Aug 2011 – Masters of Science (Molecular Biology), McMaster University
    Sept 2005 – Aug 2009 – Bachelors of Science (Molecular Biology), McMaster
    University

 

Work Experience

Dec 2023 – Present: Complete Orthopeics, Stony Brook, NY

July 2022 – Dec 2023: Genesis Orthopedic and Spine, West Orange, NJ

Volunteer Experience
Lecturer – University of Toronto, School of Medicine, 2020-2022
Chief Resident – Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center, NOSM, 2019-
2022
Program Representative – Canadian Orthopedic Resident Association, 2018-2020
Senior Resident Representative – Residence Program Committee, NOSM, 2017-
2019
Junior Resident Representative – Residence Program Committee, NOSM, 2015-
2017
MSF (Medicins Sans Frontieres) Volunteer (Doctors without Borders), 2011-
2013
Hospital Volunteer, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Oakville, Ontario,
Canada, 2007-2009
UNICEF Canada Volunteer, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada,
2007-2008

  • Volunteer Experience
    Lecturer – University of Toronto, School of Medicine, 2020-2022
    Chief Resident – Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center, NOSM, 2019-
    2022
    Program Representative – Canadian Orthopedic Resident Association, 2018-2020
    Senior Resident Representative – Residence Program Committee, NOSM, 2017-
    2019
    Junior Resident Representative – Residence Program Committee, NOSM, 2015-
    2017
    MSF (Medicins Sans Frontieres) Volunteer (Doctors without Borders), 2011-
    2013
    Hospital Volunteer, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Oakville, Ontario,
    Canada, 2007-2009
    UNICEF Canada Volunteer, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada,
    2007-2008

    “The Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Outcomes after Total Ankle Arthroplasty”, In review for publication 2024, Foot and Ankle International

    “Radiographic analysis of Talar Neck Varus Malalignment”, In review for publication 2024, Foot and Ankle International

    “Differential Utilization Patterns of Total Ankle Arthroplasty vs Arthrodesis: A United States National Ambulatory Database Analysis.” Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics 8, no. 4 (2023): 24730114231218011

    “The Effects of Obesity on Outcomes after Total Knee Arthroplasty”, in analysis phase with anticipated publication 2024-25

    “The Effects of Obesity on Outcomes after Total Hip Arthroplasty”, in analysis phase with anticipated publication 2024-25

    “Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase 2 and CHOP Restrict the Expression of the Growth Arrest-Specific p20K Lipocalin Gene to G0” – Mol Cell Biol. 2016 Nov 14;36(23):2890-2902

    “Characterization of Comorbid Factors in Hip Fracture related In-Hospital Mortality “ – Irish Medical Journal, 01 Oct 2014, 107(9):284-287

    M.Sc. Honors Thesis – McMaster University, 2011

    B.Sc. Honors Thesis – McMaster University, 2009

    • Podium Presentation – “The Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Outcomes after Total Ankle Arthroplasty”, Canadian Orthopedic Association, Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 2022

     

    • Podium Presentation – “The Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Outcomes after Total Ankle Arthroplasty”, American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 2022

      Poster Presentation – “Characterization of Comorbid Factors in Hip Fracture related In-Hospital Mortality “, European Hip Society Congress, Annual Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014

      Poster Presentation – “Characterization of Comorbid Factors in Hip Fracture related In-Hospital Mortality “, Nordic Orthopedic Federation Meeting, Annual Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 2014

      Poster Presentation – “IM nail tip cortical distance to the femoral cortex and peri-prosthetic fracture rates”, Sylvester O’Halloran Surgical Symposium, Annual Conference, Limerick, Ireland, 2014

      Poster Presentation – “Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase 2 and CHOP Restrict the Expression of the Growth Arrest-Specific p20K Lipocalin Gene to G0”, Canadian Cancer Research Conference, Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2013

      Podium Presentation – “Characterization of Comorbid Factors in Hip Fracture related In-Hospital Mortality “, Atlantic Orthopedic Meeting, Galway, Ireland, 2013
      Biology Undergraduate Symposium Podium Presentation – The influence of hEST1 on telomere activity and stability, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2009

      Ontario Biology Day – The influence of hEST1 on telomere activity and stability, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada, 2009

    “The Effects of Socioeconomic Status on Outcomes after Total Ankle Arthroplasty”, In review for publication 2024, Foot and Ankle International

    “Radiographic analysis of Talar Neck Varus Malalignment”, In review for publication 2024, Foot and Ankle International

    Differential Utilization Patterns of Total Ankle Arthroplasty vs Arthrodesis: A United States National Ambulatory Database Analysis." Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics 8, no. 4 (2023): 24730114231218011

    “The Effects of Obesity on Outcomes after Total Knee Arthroplasty”, in analysis phase with anticipated publication 2024-25

    “The Effects of Obesity on Outcomes after Total Hip Arthroplasty”, in analysis phase with anticipated publication 2024-25

    “Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase 2 and CHOP Restrict the Expression of the Growth Arrest-Specific p20K Lipocalin Gene to G 0 ” – Mol Cell Biol. 2016 Nov 14;36(23):2890-2902

    “Characterization of Comorbid Factors in Hip Fracture related In-Hospital Mortality “ – Irish Medical Journal, 01 Oct 2014, 107(9):284-287

    M.Sc. Honors Thesis – McMaster University, 2011

    B.Sc. Honors Thesis – McMaster University, 2009

    Guest Lecturer for Cancer Biology – McMaster University 2009-2011

    FRCSC (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons or Canada)
    CPSO (full independent medical license to practice in Ontario)
    Canadian Orthopedic Association
    Ontario Medical Association
    Canadian Medical Association
    American Association or Orthopedic Surgery (member, AAOS)
    American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (member, AOFAS)
    MAKO robotics certification
    MIS foot and ankle surgery certification
    Lapiplasty Certified Surgeon