Foot & Ankle Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School Chief Emeritus, Foot & Ankle Service; Immediate Past President, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Foot & Ankle Consultant for Athletes From Numerous Olympic, Professional and Collegiate Programs
Dr. DiGiovanni is an internationally renowned foot and ankle surgeon who has been invited to teach his subspecialty around the world. He earned his BA from Dartmouth College and his MD from the Brown University-Dartmouth Medical School Combined Program. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Brown University before pursuing fellowships in orthopedic trauma at Brown Medical School, in adult joint reconstruction/replacement at the Hospital for Special Surgery, in foot and ankle sports medicine and arthroscopy at Harbor-UCLA and USC Affiliated Hospitals, and in foot and ankle surgery at U. Washington Harborview Medical Center. He also completed the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Traveling Fellowship at Instituto Rizzoli and Instituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Italy.
Before joining Mass General as Chief of the Foot & Ankle Service in 2014, Dr. DiGiovanni served as Professor and Program Director of the Orthopaedic Residency at Brown University. At Brown, he also 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. Since then, Dr. DiGiovanni has served as Chief of the Foot & Ankle Services of both Mass General and Newton-Wellesley Hospitals, as well as Vice Chair of Academic Affairs in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Mass General. He also co-founded the Foot and Ankle Research & Innovation Lab (FARIL) and is the Immediate Past President of the AOFAS.
Dr. DiGiovanni has been honored many times by his patients with Patient Choice, Compassionate Doctor, and On-Time Doctor Awards. He has also been perennially recognized as one of Boston’s Top Doctors and one of America’s Top Surgeons and Best Doctors. His residents awarded him the Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation bestowed the Order of Merit on him for his philanthropic support. Dr. DiGiovanni has served on the surgical advisory board of numerous global companies, published over 200 articles, edited five medical textbooks, and helped gain patents and FDA approval for many foot and ankle technologies designed to improve patient care. He has served on the editorial boards of various journals and been a consulting physician for athletes from many sports programs, including the US Ski Team, the NFL, the PGA tour, the Boston Ballet, Boston Cannons Men’s Lacrosse, Boston Breakers Women’s Soccer, Boston and Harvard College Athletics, Formula 1 Racing, and the Premier League. His greatest professional commitment has always been to the patients he cares for each day and the residents and fellows he teaches.
Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus (OLT) and Ankle (OCD)
Peroneal tendon tears
Post traumatic arthritis & deformity
Mass General/Newton-Wellesley Foot & Ankle Center 52 Second Ave. Blue Building, Suite 1150, First Floor Waltham, MA02451 Phone: 617-724-9338
Foot & Ankle Service 55 Fruit St. Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care Suite 3F Boston, MA02114 Phone: 617-724-9338
MD, Dartmouth Medical School
MD, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Residency, Rhode Island Hospital
Fellowship, Harborview Medical Center
Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship, Rhode Island Hospital
American Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
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Dr. DiGiovanni's research is devoted to improving foot and ankle function with state-of-the-art procedures involving minimally invasive arthroscopy techniques, cutting edge below-the-knee ligament and fracture care for the injured athlete, total ankle replacement, growth factor incorporation to improve bone healing, limb salvage surgery, deformity correction, and various other emerging bone, soft tissue and cartilage procedures designed to maximize and preserve the function of the foot and ankle.
Dr. DiGiovanni has served on the Managerial Board of the journal Foot and Ankle International, the International Editorial Board of the European Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and as consultant reviewer for a number of other orthopaedic journals, including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
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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