Dr. Amaral received his medical degree from the Albert Eistein College Medicine of Yeshiva University, and trained in Orthopaedic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. After completing a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Amaral joined the Montefiore Orthopedic faculty. He served as chief of pediatric orthopedic surgery at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore until 2014. He then joined Cohen Children’s Medical Center of North Shore LIJ where he currently serves as Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Amaral is an active member of many national orthopedic societies which include the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Scoliosis Research Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and has served as committee members for these as esteemed organizations. He has presented his work at national and international meetings and has been nominated and received best paper honors. His interests include complex limb deformity and limb reconstruction, complex spinal deformity which includes scoliosis and spondylolysthesis, and joint preservation surgery.