Dr. Brian Grottkau is an accomplished surgeon and researcher who treats all pediatric orthopaedic disorders in addition to complex spine disorders in adults and children.
Dr. Grottkau graduated from Harvard University Cum Laude in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1985, and he went on to earn his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1989. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. Dr. Grottkau also completed fellowships in spine surgery and pediatric orthopaedics.
Dr. Grottkau came to Massachusetts General Hospital in 2002 and since has served as Chief of Children's Orthopaedics. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and is involved with the Peabody Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics. In those roles, he is actively involved in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows. In addition, Dr. Grottkau is an instructor in the Advanced Practice Nursing Program at Boston College, supervising advanced practice nursing students in his clinic weekly.
Children's Orthopaedics Service 55 Fruit Street Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care Suite 3E Boston, MA02114 Phone: 617-726-8523
Mass General Orthopaedics: Children's Orthopaedics in Danvers 102-104 Endicott Street Lower Level 00 Danvers, MA01923 Phone: 617-726-8523
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital*****
Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Boston
Fellowship, New England Baptist Hospital
Fellowship, University of California Davis Medical Center
American Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
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Dr. Grottkau's research interests are in a variety of areas:
Dr. Grottkau is a Principal Investigator with the Laboratory for Therapeutic 3D Bioprinting. Through the Lab, Dr. Grottkau and his team bioprint live micro-tissues that are comparable to human tissues for therapeutic purposes including tissue regeneration, organ regeneration and anticancer therapy.
Pediatric trauma: Dr. Grottkau studies various aspects of pediatric trauma. He is researching the demographics, injuries sustained, residual disabilities and other aspects of children who have suffered falls.
Radiological evaluation of elbow fractures in children: Dr. Grottkau is researching this topic utilizing multidetector CT technology. He has published numerous articles about this topic.
Treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease: Dr. Grottkau is researching this area, in conjunction with the Lab for Tissue Engineering at MGH, to develop an effective intervention in the treatment of this disease utilizing autogenous stem cells.
Cai X, Zhang Y, Yang X, Grottkau BE, Lin Y. Uniaxial cyclic tensile stretch inhibits osteogenic and odontogenic differentiation of human dental pulp stem cells. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2010 Sep 8.
Grottkau BE, Purudappa PP, Lin YF. Multilineage differentiation of dental pulp stem cells from green fluorescent protein transgenic mice. Int J Oral Sci. 2010 Mar;2(1):21-7.
Grottkau BE, Rebello G, Merlin G, Winograd JM. Coaptive film versus subcuticular suture: comparing skin closure time after posterior spinal instrumented fusion in pediatric patients with spinal deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Nov 1;35(23):2027-9.
Hart ES, Grottkau BE. Intraoperative neuromonitoring in pediatric spinal deformity surgery. Orthop Nurs. 2009 Nov-Dec;28(6):286-92.
Shannon EG, Hart ES, Grottkau BE. Clavicle fractures in children: the essentials. Orthop Nurs. 2009 Sep-Oct;28(5):210-4; quiz 215-6.
Hart ES, Metkar US, Rebello GN, Grottkau BE. Femoroacetabular impingement in adolescents and young adults. Orthop Nurs. 2009 May-Jun;28(3):117-24; quiz 125-6.
La danza y el teatro musical han sido las grandes pasiones de Meg desde que tenía 3 años, y sin una cirugía crítica para corregir su escoliosis, su carrera como actriz estuvo a punto de terminar prematuramente.
Tethering surgery aims to correct spinal curvature and maintain the spine’s natural growth, mobility and function. The surgery involves a minimally invasive approach for placement of screws and a tether along the outer portion of the spinal curvature.
Please join us in congratulating the 13 Mass General orthopaedic surgeons named Top Doctors by Boston magazine for 2022. This impressive achievement is a testament to the commitment of our clinical team to providing safe, high-quality care while ensuring an exceptional patient experience.
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