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Rebello, Gleeson N., MBBS

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School


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Dr. Rebello specializes in treating children and young adults with complex hip, foot and neuromuscular disorders and common disorders in pediatric orthopedics.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric orthopaedics
  • Pediatric foot and ankle
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Pediatric trauma
  • Pediatric and adolescent hip disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Clubfoot
  • Congenital musculoskeletal deformities
  • Hip morphology and function
  • Pediatric fractures
Medical Education
  • MBBS, Goa Medical College
  • Residency, Goa Medical College
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston|Fellowship, Kasturba Medical College|Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Foreign Languages
  • Konkani
  • Hindi
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Foxborough: Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Patriot Place
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • United Healthplan (non-HMO) - other

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Pediatric and Adult

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Dr. Rebello examining a patient
Dr. Rebello examining a patient

Dr. Gleeson Rebello earned his MBBS from Goa Medical College in Goa, India and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery there as well. Dr. Rebello then completed a Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship with Professor Benjamin Joseph. He was awarded the Peabody Research Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and subsequently completed a Pediatric Orthopaedics Fellowship at MGH and a Hip Preservation Fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston.

Dr. Rebello is very active in teaching medical students and residents at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Rebello recently wrote a children's book, DareBone's Big Break, about a boy who breaks his elbow. The book is meant to help children and their parents understand what happens when a child breaks a bone and everything that goes into fixing the broken bone. The book is written in easy-to-understand rhymes, but the information is very technical and informative

In the news:

Mass. hospital employees become children's book authors with educational story, NECN, 02.17.2014

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Rebellos performs research in two distinct areas: Pediatric Hip Disease and complex foot disorders.

Pediatric Hip Disease:
Dr. Rebello has studied Pediatric Hip Disease with its immediate and long-term ramifications, including pediatric hip pathology and hip joint preservation in young adults. He has researched the role of surgical dislocation in pediatric hip deformity and the role of the triple pelvic osteotomy in treating complex hip dysplasia in neuromuscular and teratological conditions.

Complex Foot Disorders:
Dr. Rebello is also interested in complex foot disorders and their management. He has published articles on the foot in multiple synostoses syndromes and pre-axial mirror polydactyly.


Select Publications:

Rebello G, Joseph B. Late presentation of developmental dysplasia of hip in children from southwest India - Will screening help? Indian Journal of Orthopaedics 2003; 37:210-14.

Rebello G, Joseph B. The Foot in Multiple Synostoses Syndrome. European Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 2003; 9:19-24.

Rebello G, Spencer S, Millis M, Kim YJ. Surgical Dislocation in the Management of Pediatric and Adolescent Hip Deformity. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009; 467:724-31.

Rebello G, Parikh R, Grottkau B. Coaptive Film versus Subcuticular Suture: Comparing skin closure time following identical, single session, bilateral limb surgery in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009; 29:626-8.

Rebello G, Zilkens C, Dudda M, Matheney T, Kim YJ. Triple pelvic osteotomy in complex hip dysplasia seen in neuromuscular and teratologic conditions. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009; 29:527-34.

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News & Events

  • Stumbling blocks into stepping stones

    Perseverance and grace are qualities people often learn through life experiences. For 17-year-old Olivia Renzi, these qualities allowed her to transform stumbling blocks into stepping stones.

  • Olivia Finds Inner Strength, Grace Through a Complex Diagnosis

    For years, doctors could not determine why Olivia Renzi, 17, was growing so rapidly. She was much taller than other children her age and wasn’t developing normally. In 2013, her mother knew something wasn’t right, so she brought her then 14-year-old daughter to MGHfC. Olivia was diagnosed with gigantism, a rare growth disorder, but the diagnosis taught her to tap into a source of inner strength she didn't know she had.

  • Primary Care Orthopaedics

    This two day course, May 8-9, 2017, will address the outpatient care of common musculoskeletal problems by primary care providers.


  • 2011 AOA - Austrian Swiss German (ASG) Traveling Fellows

    The Austrian, Swiss, German Traveling Fellowship is a program that was started in 1978 when the Austrian, Swiss and German Orthopaedic Associations sponsored a tour for four young orthopaedic surgeons to travel to Britain, the United States and Canada. In 1984, the American Orthopaedic Association became involved. Now one Austrian, one Swiss and two German orthopaedists tour during odd years, and one Canadian, one British and two American orthopeadists tour during even years.


Orthopaedic Associates
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 3E
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-8523
Fax: 617-724-0551
Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035
Phone: 617-726-8523

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