About Chaitanya Mudgal, MD

Dr. Chaitanya Mudgal is a world-renowned hand, wrist and elbow surgeon, working to help patients regain functionality and improve their quality of life.

Dr. Mudgal received his MBBS degree from Bombay University, India. He completed an Orthopaedic Residency in Bombay as well as one in Liverpool, UK, leading to his MS (Orth.) and MCh(Orth.) degrees. Dr. Mudgal went on to complete an additional Orthopaedic Residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in Boston, and a Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Mudgal's clinical interests include a comprehensive array of hand and upper extremity disorders such as fractures, tendon and nerve injuries and paralytic disorders of the upper limb and arthritic conditions. He is also extremely interested in surgery of the upper limb in patients who have suffered strokes or traumatic head injuries.

Prior to joining Mass General faculty, Dr. Mudgal was the founding Director of the Hand Service at the Cambridge Health Alliance, in Cambridge MA.

He is very active in teaching nationally as well as internationally and remains a very sought after educator and speaker. He is currently the Chairman of AO North America Hand Education Committee until 2022. He has published extensively on a variety of conditions from fractures to tendon injuries to neurologic disorders affecting the upper limb. In addition to publishing well over 100 peer reviewed papers, he has published over 20 book chapters and made well over 350 presentations. He regularly conducts educational webinars on the AO North America platform and also conducts webinars for Hand Surgery education in India. He has an eponymously named Hand Surgery Forum in the city of Guigang, Guangxi autonomous province, China.

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Orthopaedic Hand Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
New patients: 617-726-4700
Existing patients: 617-643-7526
Fax: 617-724-8532

Hand & Arm Center at Mass General Waltham
52 Second Avenue
Suite 300
Waltham, MA 02451
Existing patients: 617-643-7526
New patients: 617-726-4700

Medical Education

  • MBBS, MS, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Hospital
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

American Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Dr. Mudgal's research interests include identification of injury patterns and methods of treating them to maximize outcomes. Dr. Mudgal's research evaluates existing treatment methods or devises new methods of treating complex injuries. His areas of focus include a wide array of disorders from fractures, to tendon and nerve injuries to neurologic disorders of the upper limb. The link provided below will highlight his research as seen on PubMed.