About Christopher DiGiovanni, MD

Dr. DiGiovanni is an internationally recognized foot and ankle surgeon. He earned his BA from Dartmouth College and his MD from the Brown University-Dartmouth Medical School Program. Dr. DiGiovanni completed his residency at Brown University before completing five fellowships:

  • Orthopaedic Trauma, Brown Medical School
  • Joint Replacement/Reconstruction, Cornell University Medical College - Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy of the Foot and Ankle, Harbor-UCLA and USC Affiliated Hospitals
  • Foot and Ankle Trauma/Reconstructive Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine - Harborview Medical Center
  • Foot and Ankle Travelling Fellow, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society


Before Mass General, Dr. DiGiovanni served as Professor and Program Director of the Orthopaedic Residency at Brown University School of Medicine, and he was Chief of the Foot and Ankle Service, Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program Director, and Founder of the Joe DiMaggio Sports Foot and Ankle Center.

Dr. DiGiovanni has been honored: as one of America's Best Doctors & Top Surgeons; as a Boston Top Doc; with Patient Choice and Compassionate Doctor Awards; with an Excellence in Teaching Award by his residents; and with the Order of Merit from the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation. He has served on the surgical advisory boards of US and international companies, and has helped patent FDA-approved foot and ankle devices to improve patient care. He continues to teach surgery and lecture across the world and recently was elected to serve on the Presidential Line of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

Dr. DiGiovanni oversees the foot and ankle services at both Mass General and Newton-Wellesley. He is a consultant team physician for numerous athletes from regional, national, and international collegiate, professional, and Olympic programs.

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Mass General/Newton Wellesley Foot & Ankle Center
52 Second Avenue
Building 52, 1st Floor, Suite 1150
Waltham, MA 02451
Fax: 781-487-4003

Orthopaedic Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Fax: 781-487-4003

Medical Education

  • MD, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Residency, Rhode Island Hospital/Lifespan
  • Fellowship, Harborview Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Fellowship, Rhode Island Hospital/Lifespan

American Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Dr. DiGiovanni's research is devoted to improving foot and ankle function with state-of-the-art procedures involving total ankle replacement, growth factor incorporation to improve bone healing rates, sports and fracture care, minimally invasive arthroscopy, limb salvage surgery, bunion and hammertoe reconstruction and various new soft tissue balancing operations designed to maximize and preserve function of the foot and ankle.

He is currently on the Managerial Board of the journal Foot and Ankle International, sits on the International Editorial Board of the European Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and has been a consultant reviewer for a number of other orthopaedic journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.


  • View my most recent publications at PubMed

    Dr. DiGiovanni has authored well over 100 peer review articles, book chapters, and books involving the orthopaedic management of many different foot and ankle problems.