David K. Monson, MD


Dr. Monson is one of four fellowship-trained orthopedic oncologists in the state of Georgia.

Titles and Roles

Chief, Orthopedics
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Orthopedic Oncologist
Emory Sarcoma Center


David K. Monson, MD, began practicing with Emory Healthcare in 1988 and is board certified in orthopedic surgery. He and his partners have the largest multidisciplinary, musculoskeletal oncology service in Georgia that serves both children and adults. His focuses are rare tumors, sarcomas of the bone and soft tissue, as well as other uncommon benign bone and soft tissue tumors. He often treats metastatic disease to the bone from other primary malignancies and performs complex reconstructive procedures for these disorders not available in the community. Complicated pelvic resections and reconstructions, limb salvage surgeries, and rotationplasty are among those carried out. The efforts of his practice extend to complex skeletal reconstructions that may arise from failed orthopedic procedures performed elsewhere.

Dr. Monson is one of only four fellowship-trained orthopedic oncologists in the state of Georgia that concentrate in his subspecialty. Two others are his partners, Shervin V. Oskouei, MD and Nicholas Reimer, MD.

Dr. Monson is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, among many other professional organizations.


Dr. Monson earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.  He then completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic.  His fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology and pathology was earned at The University of Chicago.


Dr. Monson’s areas of clinical research include orthopedic tumors and sarcoma.


Dr. Monson has been published in a variety of academic journals including Transplantation, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and Clinical Nuclear Medicine.

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Dr. Monson has been awarded the Haywood-Goodspeed Award from the Iowa State University Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

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