Dr. Rohit Garg is a board-certified, fellowship-trained arm, elbow and hand surgeon with additional expertise in complex reconstruction of the upper extremity. He is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care.
Dr. Garg started his medical career by obtaining the third-highest score on the medical entrance exam in the entire nation of India (top 0.005%). He subsequently enrolled in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), a medical school declared as an ‘Institute of National Importance’ by the government of India.
He completed orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Illinois, Chicago and a Hand and Upper Extremity fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Garg then embarked on additional learning fellowships overseas. In Canada, he worked with Dr. Graham King to enhance his experience in total elbow replacement, elbow contracture release and elbow trauma. Then he went to Ganga Hospital in Coimbatore, India where he obtained further valuable experience in microsurgery, adult and pediatric brachial plexus surgeries, complex reconstruction of the upper extremity, nerve injuries and reconstruction, pediatric hand, and free tissue transfer. Following that, Dr. Garg worked with Dr. Somsak Leechavengvongs in Thailand, where he gained further expertise in adult and pediatric brachial plexus injuries, with a special focus on shoulder reconstruction and intercostal nerve transfers.
Dr. Garg has published numerous peer-reviewed research studies with great impact in the field of arm, elbow, hand and brachial plexus injuries. He has presented his work at various national and international meetings, has authored several book chapters and is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). Dr. Garg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS).
Dr. Garg's clinical interest includes arm, elbow and hand fractures, post-traumatic deformity and dysfunction, ligament and tendon injuries, nerve injuries and reconstruction, brachial plexus injuries, complex reconstructive surgery of the arm, elbow and hand, and pediatric hand care.
Dr. Garg holds a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. This distinction is reserved for Board-Certified Orthopaedic surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications in hand surgery beyond those expected of other Orthopaedic surgeons by virtue of additional training, a practice characterized by volume and diversity of cases in hand surgery, and through making significant contributions to this field.
Hand & Arm Service 55 Fruit St. Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care Suite 2C Boston, MA02114 Phone: 617-726-4700
Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care 104 Endicott Street Lower Level, Suite LL00 Danvers, MA01923 Phone: 617-726-4700
MBBS, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital*****
American Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
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Dr. Garg’s research interest includes:
Improving outcomes of brachial plexus injuries
Improving treatment of upper extremity fractures
Advancing knowledge and treatment of nerve recovery and regeneration
Understanding and enhancing functional outcomes of patients
Garg R, Sommer H, Lipman J, Wolfe SW, “Preoperative Computer Assisted Design Templating of Complex Articular Olecranon Osteotomy: case report” J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Dec;35(12):1990-4.e1. Epub 2010 Nov 18.
Garg R, Merrell GA, Hillstrom H, Wolfe SW, “Comparison of Nerve Transfers and Nerve Grafting for Traumatic Upper Plexus Palsy: a systematic Review and analysis.” J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 May 4;93(9):819-29.
Garg R, Kraszewski AP, Stoecklein HH, Syrkin G, Hillstrom HJ, Backus S, Lenhoff ML, Wolff AL, Crisco JJ, Wolfe SW, “Wrist kinematic coupling and performance during functional tasks: effects of constrained motion.” J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Apr;39(4):634-642.e1.
Garg R, Kraszewski A, Hafer J, Backus S, Mogekwu N, Lenhoff M, Wolff A, Hillstrom H, Wolfe SW. “Comparison of Wrist Kinematics and Functional Performance between Surgical Treatments for SLAC Wrist: Level 2 Evidence” J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Aug:36 Supplement 1:30-31.
Garg R, Jupiter JJ. Dorsal rim distal radius fractures with radiocarpal instability, In IFSSH 2019 Instructional Book: Distal Radius Fractures and Carpal Instabilities.
Garg R, Uygur S, Cwykiel J, Siemionow M, “Development of Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Model in Hind Limb Amputated Rats.” Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2018 April 1.
Kraszewski AP, Osei DA, Garg R, Jang E, Hillstrom HJ, Lenhoff MW, Wolfe SW, “The effect of wrist surgery on the kinematic consistency of joint axis reconstruction in a static posture.” J Orthop Res. 2015 Sep;33(9):1341-7.
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After a three-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 31st annual Richard J. Smith Memorial Lectureship and the 8th Annual Jesse Jupiter International Forum brought surgeons from around the globe to Boston for in-person presentations, roundtable conversations and networking.
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