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Frank X. Pedlow, MD

  • Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School


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Our mission is to provide patients with the highest quality, most technically advanced, "patient-centered" spine care, delivered in a personalized and private setting.



Clinical Interests
  • Cervical spine
  • Lumbar spine
  • Degenerative spinal conditions
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Sports injuries of the spine
  • Motion preservation surgery
  • Image guided surgery
Medical Education
  • MD, New York Medical College
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital|Residency, University of Montreal Hospital Centers
  • Fellowship, Emory University Hospital|Fellowship, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - other
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthplan (non-HMO) - other
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Dr. Pedlow is a board certified, fellowship trained spine surgeon, specializing in the surgical treatment of disorders of the adult spine. He is a member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he served as Chief of the Spine Service from 1999-2003. A member of the North American Spine Society, Dr. Pedlow's areas of interest lie in degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine, spinal tumors and trauma. He is a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of complex spinal disorders, including primary and metastatic tumors of the spine.

Dr. Pedlow received his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program and served as Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at Emory University Spine Center in Atlanta, GA. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and he is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a Harvard Medical School faculty member.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Pedlow's research interests are focused on improving outcomes and advancing the treatment methods associated with primary tumors of the spine.


Select Publications:

Hecht AC, Scott DL, Crichlow R, Hornicek FJ. Pedlow FX. Metastatic Disease In: Frymoyer JW The Adult and Pediatric Spine, 3rd Edition, Philadelphia Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2004 191-246.

Scott DL, Pedlow FX, Hecht AC, Hornicek FJ. Primary and Benign Extradural Spine Tumors. In: Frymoyer JW The Adult and Pediatric Spine, 3rd Edition, Philadelphia Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2004 191-246.

Lewandrowski KU, Hecht AC, Delaney TF, Chapman PA, Hornicek FJ, Pedlow FX. Anterior Spinal Arthrodesis with Structural Cortical Allografts and Instrumentation for Spine Tumor Surgery. Spine 15:29(10) 2004:1150-8.

Delaney, TF, Chen, GT, Mauceri, TC, Munro, JJ, Hornicek, FJ, Pedlow FX, Suit, HD. Intraoperative Dural Irradiation by Customized 192 Iridium and 90 Yttrium Brachytherapy Plaques. Int. J Radiation Oncology Bil. Phys. Vol 57, 2003; No 1 pp 239-245.

Heller, JG, Pedlow FX. Tumors of the Spine In: Garfin SR, Vacccaro, AR Orthopaedic Knowledge Update - Spine, Rosemont, IL American Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1997,235-56.

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Frank X. Pedlow, Jr, MD, PC
30 Lancaster Street
2nd Floor
Boston MA, 02114
Phone: 617-227-9300
Fax: 617-227-3800

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