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Price, Mark D., MD, PhD

  • Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Head Team Physician and Medical Director: New England Patriots; Team Physician: Boston Red Sox
  • Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School


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Dr. Price's goal is to provide patients with the highest level and quality of care, using all of the latest techniques and available research, in an effort to restore their function and alleviate their pain.



Clinical Interests
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Shoulder replacement (arthritis/fracture/reverse prosthesis)
  • Rotator cuff repairs
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Labral injuries and shoulder instability (SLAP, Bankart)
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Revision shoulder reconstruction
  • Shoulder pain
  • Clavicle fracture
  • Sterno clavicular injury
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Proximal humeral fracture
  • Bicep injury
  • Proximal hamstring tears
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. Mark D. Price specializes in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. Before coming to Mass General, Dr. Price was at the UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA where he helped establish one of New England's busiest comprehensive shoulder programs. He performs arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, as well as total shoulder replacement and complex shoulder reconstructions.

After earning his MD from Harvard Medical School, he did residency training in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program (HCORP). While in HCORP, he was the Administrative Chief Resident at Mass General where he won both resident and faculty teaching awards. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder reconstructive surgery at Mass General. He subsequently was awarded the Herodicus Society traveling fellowship and studied throwing injuries with Dr. Jim Andrews at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL, and Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NY.

Dr. Price is Head Team Physician and Medical Director for the New England Patriots and a Team Physician for the Boston Red Sox. He has served as an assistant team physician and orthopedic consultant for the Boston Bruins and the Boston Lobsters (World Team Tennis). He is a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves and has served in combat operations in Afghanistan, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service. Here at home he cares for high school, college and professional athletes as well as "weekend warriors" much like himself. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and New England Shoulder and Elbow Society. Dr. Price is an author of numerous book chapters, articles and presentations regarding orthopedics and sports medicine.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Price is involved in research to develop better methods for shoulder replacement, and studies outcomes related to shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair and methods of instability repair.


Select Publications:

  • Parnes N, Carey PA, Schumacher C, Price MD. Arthroscopic trans-tendinous double pulley remplissage technique in the beach chair position for large Hill Sachs lesions. Arthroscopy Tech. (in press)
  • Zhou HS, Chung JS, Yi PH, Li X, Price MD. Management of Complications afterReverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. Curr Rev in Musculoskel Med. 8(1): 92-7 (2015)
  • Anstey DA, Heyworth BE, Price MD, Gill TJ. Effect of Timing of ACL reconstruction surgery and development of meniscal and chondral lesions. Physician and Sports Med 40(1):36-40 (2012).
  • Price MD, Anstey DE, Carroll KM, Gill TJ. Arthroscopically-assisted biceps tenodesis using a suture anchor. Curr Orthop Practice 22(6): 524-9 (2011).
  • Li X, Lin T, Jaeger M, Price MD, Deangelis N, Busconi B, Brown M. Management of type II superior labrum anterior posterior (SLAP) tears: a review of the literature. Orthop Rev. 2(e6):16-22 (2010).

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News & Events

  • Celebrating Victory with the Patriots

    Dr. Peter Asnis, Dr. Nicolas Skordas and Dr. Mark Price, of the Sports Medicine Service, pose with the Superbowl LI trophy after the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons on February 5.

  • Primary Care Orthopaedics

    This two day course, May 8-9, 2017, will address the outpatient care of common musculoskeletal problems by primary care providers.


MGH Sports Medicine Center
175 Cambridge Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2723
Phone: 617-726-6648
Fax: 617-643-0932

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