Matthew Ciminero, M.D. ’16

By UM News

Matthew Ciminero, M.D. ’16

By UM News

Matthew L. Ciminero, M.D. ’16, is an orthopedic surgery resident at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. The orthopedic department is managing a COVID-19 unit on what was once a postpartum floor. He has gone from fixing broken bones and replacing arthritic joints, to running codes, calling families about the untimely deaths of their loved ones, and treating patients battling COVID-19. Dr. Ciminero said, “It is safe to say that the standard orthopedist does not routinely manage these issues; due to my medical school training, my team and I are effectively treating patients at the epicenter of this pandemic. Thank you, UM, for preparing me for this once-in-a-lifetime crisis.”