Dr. Boland is an experienced surgeon who treats patients with non-surgical sports-related injuries. He specializes in conservative treatment programs for the ankle, knee, and shoulder, helping his patients return to their desired level of activity.
Dr. Arthur Boland received his MD from Cornell University in 1961. After an internship and assistant residency in general surgery at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, he served in the US Army in Germany for two years. Dr. Boland completed the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in 1969.
Dr. Boland is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Harvard University Health Services and Emeritus Head Surgeon for the Harvard Athletic Department. Dr. Boland has been an assistant team physician for the New England Patriots and Boston Bruins and was a member of the medical staff of the l984 Olympic Games. He has also served as team physician for the US Hockey Team at the World Championships in 1993 and has been an orthopaedic consultant for the US Rowing Team.
Dr. Boland has served on many committees for professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Committee on Sports Medicine and its Committee on Outcomes Research. Dr. Boland was President and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, President of the Herodicus Society, a member of the program committee of the International Cartilage Repair Society and served on the Strategic Planning and Membership Committees of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
In 2000, Dr. Boland was the recipient of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's "Mr. Sports Medicine Award: In Recognition and Appreciation for his Outstanding and Meritorious Service to Sports Medicine Throughout the World." In 2005 he was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Hall of Fame, the Society's highest honor.
Dr. Boland focuses on ways to improve clinical care for his patients.
Irrgang, JJ, Anderson AF, Boland AL, Harner CD, Kurosaka M, Neyret P, Richmond JC, Shelborne KD. Development and validation of the international knee documentation committee subjective knee form. The American Journal of Sports Medicine 2001; 29(5): 600-13.
Steiner ME, Quigley DB, Wang F, Balint CR, Boland AL,. Team Physicians in College Athletics, the American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2005: 33(10)1-7.
Irrgang JJ, Anderson AF, Boland AL, Harner CD, Neyret P, Richmond JC, Shelborne KD. Responsiveness of the international knee documentation committee subjective knee form. The American Journal of Sports Medicine 2006 Oct;34(10): 1567-73.
Georgoulis AD, Kiapidou IS, Velogianni L., Stergiou N, Boland A.,Herodicus, the father of sports medicine. Knee Surg. Sports Traumatol Arthosc. 2007 Mar;15 (3): 315-8.
McCulloch PC, Lattermann CL, Boland AL, Bach BR, Evolution of Anterior Cruciate Techniques, submitted to the Journal of Knee Surgery, to be published in April 2007.
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