Sports Medicine Mass General Brigham Director of Professional Sports Head Team Physician: Boston Bruins; Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon: Boston Red Sox; Team Physician: New England Patriots Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Asnis specializes in knee and shoulder sports injuries. He sees patients of all ages, from adolescents to adults, and he helps them work toward their desired performance level.
Dr. Peter Asnis earned his undergraduate degree cum laude in biology at Harvard College and his MD from Cornell University Medical School with Honors in Research. After finishing a general surgery internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Asnis completed his orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York where he was awarded the Jean C. McDaniel Resident Teaching and Leadership Award. Dr. Asnis completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Mass General, and following his fellowship, he joined the MGH staff.
Dr. Asnis is the Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Boston Red Sox, Head Team Physician for the Boston Bruins and is a Team Physician for the New England Patriots.
Dr. Asnis is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as a Member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is a member of the Team Physician Societies for the NFL, NHL and MLB.
Labral injuries and shoulder instability (SLAP, Bankart)
Revision ACL reconstruction
Rotator cuff repairs
Shoulder and knee injuries
Sports Medicine Service Charles River Plaza 175 Cambridge St., 4th Floor Boston, MA02114 Phone: 617-726-7500
MD, Cornell University Medical College
Residency, Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital*****
American Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Accepted Insurance Plans
Aetna Health Inc.
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)
Mass General Brigham Health Plan - ACD
Mass General Brigham Health Plan - PBO
Medicare - ACD
Medicare ACO - ACD
Medicare ACO - PBO
OSW - Maine
OSW - New Hampshire
OSW - New York
OSW - Rhode Island
Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
Senior Whole Health
Tufts Health Plan
United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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.
Dr. Asnis' research interests are focused on the knee and shoulder, particularly on how to optimize treatment for active patients who have suffered sports-related injuries.
Dr. Asnis collaborates with the Orthopaedic Bioengineering Lab at MGH in many of his research projects. Some of his most recent publications have focused on anatomic and radiographic studies of pathologies of the hip and knee.
Vopat B, Wong J, Hazzard S, Golijanin P, Palmer W, Asnis P. Encapsulated fat necrosis lesion caused by a morel-lavallee in a professional hockey player. Am J Orthop. 2017; 46(3): E144-E147.
Kernkamp W, Van de Velde S, Tsai T, van Arkel E, Asnis P, Nelissen R, LaPrade R, Zarins B, Li G. An in-vivo simulation on isometry of the anterolateral aspect of the knee. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017; 99(13): 1111-1118.
Logan CA, Asnis PD, Provencher MT. The role of therapeutic modalities in surgical and nonsurgical management of orthopaedic injuries. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2017; 25(8): 556-568.
Asnis S, Mullen J, Asnis PD, Sgaglione N, LaPorta T, Grande DA, Chahine NO. Biomechanical analysis of an interference screw and a novel twist lock screw design for bone graft fixation. Clin Biomech. 2017; 50: 99-104.
Varady N, Kernkamp W, Li J, Wang L, Koga H, Asnis P, Li G. The Biomechanical effect of tunnel placement on ACL graft forces in double-bundle ACL reconstruction – A 3D computational simulation. Int J Med Robot. 2017; 13(4).
Kernkamp W, Varady N, Li J, Tsai T, Asnis P, van Arkel E, Nelissen R, Gill T, Van de Velde S, Li G. An In Vivo Prediction of Anisometry and Strain in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction – A Combined Magnetic Resonance and Dual Fluoroscopic Imaging Analysis. Arthroscopy. 2018; 34(4): 1094-1103.
Kernkamp W, Varady N, Li J, Asnis P, van Arkel E, Nelissen R, Li G. The Effect of ACL Deficiency on the End-To-End Distances of the Tibiofemoral ACL Attachment During In Vivo Dynamic Activity. Knee. 2018.
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Boston Red Sox team physicians and Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine providers Peter Asnis, MD, Miho J. Tanaka, MD, PhD, and Evan O’Donnell, MD, recently visited JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida for spring training.
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