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Luke S. Oh, MD

Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon

Team Physician: New England Patriots, New England Revolution; Consultant: Boston Red Sox, Lowell Spinners, Boston Bruins, Harvard University

Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Oh is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques to treat shoulder, elbow and knee injuries in the young and young-at-heart, whether your goal is to compete in the Olympics or in your backyard.

Department of Orthopaedics
Clinical Interests
Arthroscopic SLAP/Bankart Labrum Repair
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery
Arthroscopic Meniscus Surgery
Biceps/Triceps Surgery for Repair or Tenodesis
Latarjet Coracoid Transfer for Shoulder Instability
Shoulder/Elbow Fracture-Dislocation Joint Replacement
Osteochondritis Dissecans Osteochondral Autograft Transfer
Elbow Arthroscopy Microfracture, Contracture, Arthrofibrosis
Elbow Instability Ligament Repair (Tommy John Surgery)
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Foxborough: Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Patriot Place
Medical Education
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency, Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Mayo Clinic Foundation
Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients


After graduating from Cornell University, Dr. Oh attended Georgetown Medical School where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and awarded the Michael Caruso Humanitarian Award. He completed residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery and was awarded the Jean McDaniel Chief Resident Teaching and Leadership Award.

Dr. Oh completed 3 fellowships. His first was in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at MGH where he developed proficiency in minimally-invasive shoulder and knee arthroscopy and obtained experience in the care of professional and elite athletes. The second fellowship was in Elbow and Shoulder Surgery at the Mayo Clinic where he developed expertise in cutting-edge elbow arthroscopy and complex reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow. The third was an apprenticeship with Dr. James Andrews where Dr. Oh learned the Andrews technique for Tommy John ligament reconstruction for pitchers.

Dr. Oh specializes in state-of-the-art arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He is a member of the medical staff for the New England Patriots, New England Revolution, Boston Red Sox, Lowell Spinners and an orthopaedic surgery consultant for the Boston Bruins and Harvard University. His current research interests include injuries to overhead throwing athletes, osteochondritis dissecans, and shoulder and elbow biomechanics.

In the news:

Tommy John surgery a long road for pitcher,, 03.2013
Is 155 Pitches Too Many?,, 04.2012
Battered, broken, but not out, Tufts Daily, 04.2012
Recovering pitcher's advice and Tommy John surgery fact and fiction, Eagle Tribune, 11.2011


Dr. Oh's clinical and research interests include treatment of elbow and shoulder injuries in the throwing athlete, rotator cuff repair, complex arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, complex knee ligament and meniscus surgery, and elbow and shoulder joint replacement. 

His current cutting-edge research includes: 1) development of tissue engineering techniques for improvement of rotator cuff healing, 2) biomechanical investigation of dynamic shoulder joint kinematics after Latarjet coracoid transfer for shoulder instability, and 3) clinical outcomes studies of elbow function in baseball pitchers and gymnasts after arthroscopic treatment of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions.

His research initiatives have received national recognition.  In 2010, Dr. Oh was the recipient of the Melvin Post Award for Excellence in Clinical Research from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons for a study conducted on the outcomes and complications associated with revision total elbow replacement.  In 2009, he was a member of the MGH research team that received the O'Donoghue Sports Injury Award (Best Research in Sports Medicine) from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine for a biomechanical investigation of ligament injuries in the knee and the effect of subsequent surgical reconstruction on knee joint function.

Dr. Oh had previously been identified as an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association and was one of 15 individuals selected nationally for participation in the Clinician-Scientist Development Program sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and Orthopaedic Research Society.  


Select Publications:

Foruria AM, Oh LS, Sperling JW, Cofield RH. Anteromedial approach for shoulder arthroplasty: current indications, complications, and results. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 Jul;19(5):734-8.

Seon JK, Park SJ, Lee KB, Gadikota HR, Kozanek M, Oh LS, Hariri S, Song EK. A clinical comparison of screw and suture fixation of anterior cruciate ligament tibial avulsion fractures. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Dec;37(12):2334-9.

Gill TJ, Van de Velde SK, Wing DW, Oh LS, Hosseini A, Li G. Tibiofemoral and patellofemoral kinematics after reconstruction of an isolated posterior cruciate ligament injury: in vivo analysis during lunge. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Dec;37(12):2377-85.

Song EK, Oh LS, Gill TJ, Li G, Gadikota HR, Seon JK. Prospective comparative study of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using the double-bundle and single-bundle techniques. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Sep;37(9):1705-11.

Gadikota HR, Seon JK, Kozanek M, Oh LS, Gill TJ, Montgomery KD, Li G. Biomechanical comparison of single-tunnel-double-bundle and single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. Am J Sports Med. 2009 May;37(5):962-9.

Seon JK, Gadikota HR, Kozanek M, Oh LS, Gill TJ, Li G. The effect of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction on kinematics of the knee with combined anterior cruciate ligament injury and subtotal medial meniscectomy: an in vitro robotic investigation. Arthroscopy. 2009 Feb;25(2):123-30.

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Sports Medicine Service

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MGH Sports Medicine Center
175 Cambridge Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2723

Phone: 508-718-4358
Fax: 508-718-4354

Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035

Phone: 508-718-4358
Fax: 508-718-4354