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Currently Browsing:2017

  • Orthop├Ždic Surgery welcomes new chief

    Friday, September 29, 2017  Mass General

    The MGH Department of Orthopædic Surgery will soon welcome a new leader. With more than 25 years of academic and clinical experience in Orthopædic Surgery, Mitchel Harris, MD, has been named the department’s new chief, effective Oct. 1.

  • Orthopaedics Spotlight: Q&A with Anne Holly Johnson, MD

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017  Mass General

    An interview with Dr. Anne Holly Johnson, a foot and ankle surgeon, about her work in health care and how we can encourage more women and girls to enter the sciences.

  • Mass General Waltham opens Foot and Ankle store

    Friday, September 1, 2017  Mass General

    The mission of the new Foot & Ankle Store at Mass General Waltham is to provide orthopedic care for patients and their families for any condition “below the knee.” The store provides patients access to high-quality medical products, as well as footwear to meet their foot and ankle needs.

  • Taper Corrosion in Total Hip Arthroplasty

    Friday, August 11, 2017  Mass General

    •Diagnosing adverse local tissue reactions •Optimizing clinical treatment and outcomes

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery: Enhancing clinical outcomes

    Monday, July 17, 2017  Mass General

    IN THIS ARTICLE: Less invasive spine procedures can reduce adverse events and improve clinical outcomes. Such surgeries take advantage of new imaging technologies and protocols.

  • MGH welcomes tall ship physicians for Maritime Medicine event

    Friday, June 23, 2017  Mass General

    Physicians from land and sea joined together June 19 for a special Maritime Medicine event at the MGH as part of the historic Sail Boston program.

  • Sarcoma Survivor Supports Future Oncology Surgeons

    Thursday, June 1, 2017  Mass General

    Andrew Lietz, a survivor of sarcoma, has dedicated his philanthropic efforts to encouraging and supporting doctors that are studying this rare disease.

  • What to do for a sprained ankle

    Monday, May 22, 2017  Mass General

    Dr. Holly Johnson, a foot and ankle surgeon at Mass General, was asked about ankle sprains by Harvard Medical School's Health Publication.

  • Trial Without Error: Using 3D Planning for Shoulder Replacement

    Monday, May 8, 2017  Mass General

    Three-dimensional planning software may improve outcomes for shoulder arthroplasty. The technology allows surgeons to install the prosthetic joint with greater foresight and precision.

  • Dr. Joseph Schwab earns 2017 Richard Brand Award

    Saturday, March 25, 2017  Mass General

    Dr. Joseph Schwab earned the 2017 Richard Brand Award at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society in March.

  • Dr. Henrik Malchau awarded 2017 OREF Clinical Research Award

    Monday, March 20, 2017  Mass General

    Dr. Henrik Malchau was awarded the 2017 OREF Clinical Research Award at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in March.

  • Celebrating Victory with the Patriots

    Sunday, February 5, 2017  Mass General

    Dr. Peter Asnis, Dr. Nicolas Skordas and Dr. Mark Price, of the Sports Medicine Service, pose with the Superbowl LI trophy after the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons on February 5.

  • Orthopaedic Resident Shaun Patel, MD named to Forbes 30 Under 30: Health Care list

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017  Mass General

    Dr. Shaun Patel, Chief Resident for the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30: Health Care list for 2017.

  • Foot and Ankle: A Growing Specialty

    Monday, January 9, 2017  Mass General

    Foot and ankle is one of the fastest growing fields in orthopaedics. Factors driving this growth include increased participation in athletics, motor vehicle trauma, osteoarthritis, obesity, diabetes and the aging population.

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  • Vrahas named Lovett Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

    Friday, October 9, 2015  Mass General

    Mark S. Vrahas, MD, vice chairman of the Department of Orthopædic Surgery, recently was named the Robert W. Lovett Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School (HMS).

  • Four New Professors of Harvard Medical School in Orthopaedic Surgery

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015  Mass General

    Harvard Medical School promoted Francis J. Hornicek, MD, PhD, Orhun K. Muratoglu, PhD, David C. Ring, MD, PhD & Mark S. Vrahas, MD to professors of Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

  • Developments in Total Ankle Replacement

    Monday, June 1, 2015  Mass General

    A team at Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a new generation of ankle replacement devices and protocols that are promoting wider adoption of total ankle arthroplasty.

  • New chief for Foot and Ankle Service

    Friday, May 15, 2015  Mass General

    A renowned orthopædic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle care, has been named as the new chief of the MGH Foot and Ankle Service.

  • Advancing ACL care

    Friday, May 8, 2015  Mass General

    In an effort to advance the field of ACL care, a team of nearly 30 experts from several MGH departments – including Orthopedics, Physical Therapy and Radiology – has come together to form the newly developed ACL Research Group.

  • Celebrating victory

    Friday, February 13, 2015  Mass General

    Matthew Provencher, MD, chief of the MGH Sports Medicine Service and medical director and head team physician for the New England Patriots and Peter Asnis, MD, of Orthopædic Surgery and team physician for the Patriots pose with quarterback Tom Brady after the Patriots Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 1.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • Harvard Medical School welcomes the Harvard Medical School Orthopedic Trauma Initiative

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014  Mass General

    The primary purpose of this Initiative is to foster collaboration amongst the orthopedic trauma services at all four Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals in Boston: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Boston Children’s Hospital; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Massachusetts General Hospital.

  • Hornicek named first Mankin Endowed Scholar

    Friday, August 8, 2014  Mass General

    Henry Mankin, MD, an honorary staff member and former chief of the MGH Department of Orthopædics, was recently recognized with a professorship named in his honor: the Henry J. Mankin, MD, Endowed Scholar in Orthopædics.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Heroes among us

    Friday, April 25, 2014  Mass General

    On an average day in the city of Watertown, Mass., the police department fields 28 emergency 911 calls; however, on April 19, 2013, 566 calls to 911 were made within a few short hours during the shootout with the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing manhunt.

  • A silver lining in Sochi

    Friday, March 7, 2014  Mass General

    Anne Holland “Holly” Johnson, MD, a foot and ankle surgeon in the MGH Department of Orthopædic Surgery and U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey Team doctor, at center, savors her final days in Sochi, Russia.

  • Johnson sets her sights on Sochi

    Friday, January 31, 2014  Mass General

    Anne Holland “Holly” Johnson, MD, a Foot and Ankle surgeon in the MGH Department of Orthopædic Surgery, will travel to Sochi, Russia on Feb. 1 to watch – and watch over – the U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey team.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • Johnson first defense for U.S. Olympic team

    Friday, September 13, 2013  Mass General

    Anne Holland “Holly” Johnson, MD, interim director of the Foot and Ankle Service in the MGH Department of Orthopædic Surgery, has been named the team doctor for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey team.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Treating Aching Feet

    Monday, May 6, 2013  Mass General

    Do you suffer from sore feet? Read what Dr. Johnson, Interim Director of the Foot and Ankle Service, suggests for treating sore feet in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

  • 4th Annual Sacral Tumor Study Group Conference

    Saturday, January 19, 2013  Research

    The 4th Annual Sacral Tumor Study Group Conference, a collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, the Mayo Clinic and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, took place on January 19, 2013.

Currently Browsing:2012

  • A special first dance

    Friday, November 9, 2012  Mass General

    As a child suffering from Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of bone cancer, Marcela Gaviria complained to her surgeon, Dempsey Springfield, MD, that she would never get married.

  • MGH opens Sports Performance Center

    Friday, June 8, 2012  Mass General

    The Mass General Orthopædics Sports Performance Center, which opened June 4 next to Gillette Stadium at the Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center at Patriot Place in Foxborough.

  • Departments collaborate to transform care for senior patients

    Friday, April 6, 2012  Mass General

    Two MGH departments have joined together to redesign the way care is offered to senior patients with bone fractures.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • Santa stops at MGHfC

    Friday, December 23, 2011  Mass General

    ‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, and all through the inpatient pediatric units at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), children were cheering because Santa Claus had come with presents galore.

  • MGH ranks #2 in nation

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011  Mass General

    MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

  • Free Health & Fitness Expo

    Friday, June 17, 2011  Mass General

    All are invited to attend the fifth annual Boston Health & Fitness Expo hosted by Partners HealthCare and WHDH-7News June 25 and 26 at the Hynes Convention Center.

  • In General: Jain and Kwon

    Friday, February 11, 2011  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 02.11.11 In General awards and honors

  • Mass General Hospital Physicians make "The List"

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011  Mass General

    Boston Magazine recognizes 134 MGH physicians on its annual list of top doctors in the Boston area.

Currently Browsing:2010

  • Orthoaedics staff make festive delivery

    Thursday, December 23, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.24.10 Just as snow began to fall in Boston on Dec. 20, Santa Claus and his elves arrived at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) to deliver gifts to pediatric patients on the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit, Ellison 17 and 18, the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

  • In General 12.17.10

    Friday, December 17, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.17.10 In General Awards and Honors

  • MGH hosts president of Latvia

    Friday, October 8, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 10.08.10 Hundreds of clinical and research fellows train at the MGH each year and go on to achieve great things in their careers. One former fellow, who trained in the MGH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the early 1990s, is the current President of the Republic of Latvia Valdis Zatlers.

  • MGH surgeons play for charity

    Friday, October 1, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 10.01.10 Being skilled and dexterous with their hands is required of surgeons, who daily use special instruments that most people would never have the opportunity to handle.

  • In General Awards and Honors 8.13.10

    Friday, August 13, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 8.13.10 In General Awards and Honors

  • A special bond

    Friday, August 6, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 08.06.10 This summer, one MGH physician traded his white coat for a suit jacket and his stethoscope for a wedding ceremony script when he officiated the wedding of one of his longtime patients.

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield names MGH a Blue Distinction Center

    Friday, April 30, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 4.30.10 THE MGH has been designated a Blue Distinction Center for both spine surgery and knee and hip replacement by Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

  • One man's medical care journey at the MGH allows him to run the marathon

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010  Mass General

    Running a marathon was Alfred Buccilli's dream growing up in Revere, Mass.

  • Life as a Red Sox team physician

    Tuesday, April 13, 2010  Mass General

    The Sports Medicine Service at Massachusetts General Hospital provides comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation to injured recreational, amateur and professional athletes—and non-athletes—at all levels of activity.

  • MAO residents and fellows rally together for Haiti

    Friday, February 12, 2010  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 4.12.10 When he saw the tragic events unfold in Haiti, MGH Urology resident Audley Osbourne, MD, could not simply witness the devastation without doing something to help.

  • The MGH responds to Haiti earthquake

    Friday, January 15, 2010  Mass General

    In the hours and days following the Haiti earthquake, Mass General has mobilized to offer assistance to those affected by disaster -- both the victims in Haiti and their family members and friends in the Mass General community who are struggling to cope with the ordeal.

  • Henry Mankin, MD, recognized

    Friday, January 8, 2010  Mass General

    Henry Mankin, MD, an honorary staff member of the MGH Department of Orthopædics, the Edith M. Ashley Professor Emeritus at Harvard Medical School and a professor at the MGH Institute for Health Professions, has been selected the recipient of the 2010 Orthopædic Research Society/Orthopædic Research and Education Foundation (ORS/OREF) Distinguished Investigator Award.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • Santa makes a stops at MGHfC

    Friday, December 18, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.18.09 Santa Claus and his helpers made an early trip from the North Pole Dec. 14 to bring holiday cheer and gifts to the young patients at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

  • In General

    Friday, December 18, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 12.18.09 In General awards and honors

  • Recognizing an MGH innovator

    Friday, November 20, 2009  Clinical

    MGH Hotline 11.20.09 In 1970, William Harris, MD, DSC, director emeritus of the MGH Harris Biomaterials and Biome-chanics Laboratory, established the Advances in Arthroplasty course

  • Back to the music

    Friday, September 25, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 9.25.09 Ramiro Sosa travelled from his home country of Argentina to Miama, Fla., to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional guitar player.

  • In General awards and honors

    Friday, July 31, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 07.31.09 In General awards and honors

  • Boston Health & Fitness Expo returns

    Friday, April 24, 2009  Mass General

    MGH Hotline 4.24.09 Channel 7 NBC/CW 56 and Partners HealthCare plan to pack the Hynes Convention Center once again this summer as they come together to present the third annual Boston Health & Fitness Expo June 27 and 28 from 10 am to 5 pm with a mission to improve the health and wellness of the community

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Videos & Slideshows


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Media Coverage

  • Dustin Pedroia Mends after Knee Surgery - Boston Herald, 10/14/2016

    Red Sox player Dustin Pedroia had knee surgery performed at Massachusetts General Hospital by Red Sox head team orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Peter Asnis.

  • PawSox 1B Travis working hard to return to field - Pawtucket Times, 7/8/2016

    Red Sox prospect Sam Travis is recovering well after ACL reconstruction performed Massachusetts General Hospital by head team orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Peter Asnis.

  • Rehabilitation Medicine in Haiti - Global Health MGH, 11/1/2016

    Dr. Rachel Lampros was awarded the prestigious Durant Fellowship to work with STAND Haiti which provides general medicine, orthopedics, pediatrics, neurology, women’s health, wound care, and prosthetics services in Port de Paix. Dr. Lampros is a staff physical therapist with the Sports Medicine Center in the Mass General Department of Orthopaedics.

  • Boston's Top Doctors - Boston Magazine, 12/4/2016

    Peter Asnis, Christopher DiGiovanni, Andrew Freiberg and Jon J.P. Warner named as 2016 “Boston’s Top Doctors” by Boston Magazine.

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