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Gleeson N. Rebello, 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
  • Spina Bifida
  • Alignment disorders
  • Hip dysplasia
Medical Education
  • MBBS, Goa Medical College
  • Residency, Goa Medical College
  • Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital|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.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • 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
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • 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
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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
Provider Gender


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

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 has written two children's books: 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. The second book is Joe Some-More: The Boy Who Lost a Lot and Won Big, a motivational tale using a combination of science, sensitivity and humor about a little boy who fights sugar addiction and overcomes obesity, one of the preeminent problems of our time. Dr Rebello also started a hospital basement band called The Fever Breakers to sing about social issues.

In the news:

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

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.

News & Events

  • The Fever Breakers interviewed on WGBH

    Dr. Gleeson Rebello and John Ventura were interviewed about their band, The Fever Breakers, on WGBH's Jim and Margery Show.

  • Fever Breakers band received award for music video

    Fever Breakers, a band made up of Mass General staff, received an Honorable Mention for Best Music Video at the Global Film Festival Awards.

  • 'We are America'

    What started as a casual conversation in the basement of the MGH has grown into an anthem.

  • Healing harmonies

    What started as a casual conversation in the basement of the MGH has grown into a unifying anthem.

  • 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.



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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