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Joseph Seaton Barr, Jr., MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Barr no longer performs surgery, but he consults on adult musculoskeletal problems and appropriately refers cases requiring surgery. He specializes in arthritis, spinal problems, and amputations. In addition, he consults on medico-legal issues.

  • Phone: 617-726-3563
Department of Orthopaedics
Clinical Interests
Medico-legal analysis
Personal injury
Workers' compensation
orthopedic consultations on adult musculoskeletal problems
Hip arthritis
Knee arthritis
Spinal problems
Amputation problems
Fracture care
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Children's Hospital Boston
Residency, Station Hospital US Navy
Residency, Veteran's Administration Hospital Medical Center
Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Barr no longer performs surgery, but he does see patients for office visits and refers cases to his colleagues when necessary. He also does medico-legal evaluations and consultations. Dr. Barr's specialties include the hip and knee, spinal problems, amputations and rehabilitation. He has offices at Massachusetts General Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Barr is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and he is involved in two Continuing Medical Education courses annually.


Dr. Barr's research interests are in the field of amputations and medico-legal issues.


Select Publications and Presentations:

Barr, JS, Jr., Presidential Address,@The Third Decade: Cervical Spine Research SocietyL Spine 1994; 19:2254-57.

Barr, JS, Jr., Diagnosis and Treatment of Infections Following Internal Fixation of Hip Fractures, Ortho. Clin. North. Am. 1974; 5:847.

Warren, R. James, RC, Banks, HH, Barr, JS, Jr., Bonner, CD and Mooney. MV. The Boston Interhospital Amputation Study. Arch. Surg. 1973; MVI. 107:861.

Barr, JS, Jr., Experiences with a Sliding Nail in Femoral Neck Fractures. Clin. Ortho. Rel. Research 1973; 92:63.

Hoffman, JF Eden, M., Barr, JS, Jr., and Bedell, RHS. The Hemolytic Volume of Human Erythrocytes. J. Cell Comp. Physiol., 1968; 51:405.

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