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Frederick L. (Fred) Mansfield, MD

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Mansfield specializes in treatment of disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. His special interests include disc herniation, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spine fractures, and spine infections.

Department of Orthopaedics
Clinical Interests
Spine Surgery: disc excision, laminectomy, fusions
Cervical and lumbar disc degeneration
Spinal stenosis
Spine infections
Spine trauma
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston
Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Mansfield took his bachelor's degree at Harvard College in 1969, and then earned a master's degree in electrical engineering at Stanford University in 1970. He earned his MD degree at Harvard Medical School in 1976 and went on to a surgical internship and junior residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and an orthopaedic residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston. He has practiced orthopaedics at MGH since 1983 and is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Mansfield is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the North American Spine Society.


Dr. Mansfield's research interests have centered around techniques of spinal fusion.


Select Publications:

Ghogawala Z, Mansfield FL, Borges LF. Spinal radiation before surgical decompression adversely affects outcomes of surgery for symptomatic metastatic spinal cord compression. Spine 2001;26(7):818-24.

Sanpakit S, Mansfield FL, Liebsch NJ. The role of onlay grafting with minimal internal fixation for occipitocervical fusion in oncologic patients. Journal of Spinal Disorders 2000;13:382-90.

Kim S, Rodrigue SW, Mansfield FL. Nonoperative treatment for lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy and for lumbar spinal stenosis. Current Opinion in Orthopedics 1999;10(2):137-41.

Carlson JR, Heller JG, Mansfield FL, Pedlow FX. Traumatic open anterior lumbosacral fracture dislocation: a report of two cases. Spine 1999;24:184-8.

Rechtine GR, Sutterlin CE, Wood GW, Boyd RJ, Mansfield FL. The efficacy of pedicle screw/plate fixation on lumbar/lumbosacral autogenous bone graft fusion in adult patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis. Journal of Spinal Disorders, 1999;9:382-91.

Orthopaedics at MG West

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is proud to announce the opening of their new state-of-the-art outpatient facility in Waltham, housing the new Foot & Ankle Center.

Zero Emerson Place
Suite 120
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-5919
Fax: 617-742-7849