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. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Brown University before pursuing several fellowships:

  • Orthopaedic Trauma, Brown Medical School
  • Adult 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, University of Washington School of Medicine - Harborview Medical Center
  • Traveling Fellow, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Before joining Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. DiGiovanni served as Professor and Program Director of the Orthopaedic Residency at Brown University, where he was also 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 many times by his patients with Patient Choice and Compassionate Doctor Awards. He has received the Excellence in Teaching Award by his residents and has received the Order of Merit from the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation for his philanthropic support over the years. Dr. DiGiovanni has also been honored for many years as one of America’s Top Surgeons and Best Doctors. He serves on the surgical advisory boards of several US and international companies, has published over 200 peer review articles, edited five textbooks, and has helped gain patents and FDA approvals for numerous foot and ankle technologies to improve patient care. He still serves on the editorial board of various journals and remains a consultant physician for teams and athletes from a number of collegiate, professional and Olympic programs. His greatest professional commitment, however, has always been the patients he cares for and the residents and fellows he teaches each day.

Currently, Dr. DiGiovanni is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair (Academic Affairs) for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at MGH, and Chief of the Foot & Ankle Services at both MGH and NWH. He helped cofound the MGH-NWH Foot/Ankle Research & Innovation Lab (FARIL) and is presently Vice President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

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Mass General/Newton Wellesley Foot & Ankle Center
52 Second Avenue
Building 52, 1st Floor, Suite 1150
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-724-9338
Fax: 781-487-4003

Orthopaedic Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-9338
Fax: 781-487-4003

Medical Education

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

American Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic 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.