Alison Kitay, M.D.

Alison Kitay M.D. Physician


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. 


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 


Medical Degree

New York University School of Medicine 

New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center (Internship)


Hospital for Special Surgery (#1 for orthopaedics in US News and World Report during her time there)


Harvard Hand / Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship

Major Accomplishments

  • President, DC Hand Society, 2019-2020
  • Washingtonian Top Doc, 2019
  • Chief of Hand Surgery, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, 2014-2019
  • Russel F. Warren Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2013
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, NYU School of Medicine, 2007
  • Magna Cum Laude, Amherst College 2001
  • First Team All-American Lacrosse, Amherst College, 2001
  • NCAA National Championship Lacrosse Finalist, Amherst College, 2001, 1999
  • First Team All Metropolitan Lacrosse, Washington Post, 1997

Hospital Affiliations

Sibley Memorial Hosptial

Affiliated Surgery Centers

The Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center