About Robert Nascimento, MD

Dr. Robert Nascimento is Chief of Sports Medicine at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Head Team Physician for Boston College Athletics. Dr. Nascimento received his master’s of science degree in chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California Los Angeles and his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He went on to complete his orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and his fellowship in sports medicine at Boston University.

Dr. Nascimento is Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He has served as Head Team Physician for several professional sports teams, and has been a team physician for Boston College Athletics since 2011. Dr. Nascimento has been Head Team Physician & Medical Director of Sports Medicine at Boston College since 2015. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and has a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine.

Dr. Nascimento is a member of the New England Shoulder & Elbow Society, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and a fellow member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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Sports Medicine Service at Newton-Wellesley
978 Worcester St. - Rte 9 East
Floor 1
Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: 617-219-1280

Sports Medicine Service
Charles River Plaza
175 Cambridge St., 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-7500

Sports Medicine at Mass General Waltham
52 Second Ave.
3rd Floor, Suite 3300
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-726-7500

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Residency, University of Mass. Med. School
  • Fellowship, Boston Medical Center

American Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Nascimento has a research interest in novel techniques to decrease patient pain and narcotic medication use follow open and arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery. He is helping to pioneer new standards of care for addressing these issues.

Dr. Nascimento also has interest in the biomechanics of ACL tears and the post reconstructed knee, as well as optimum return to play criteria following shoulder and knee surgery.


    • Nascimento RJ and Schepsis AA. Patellofemoral Disorders. In: ACSM’s Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Review. 3rd Ed. New York: Lippicott Williams &Wilkins; Spring 2012.
    • Nascimento RJ and Connolly PJ. Factors Affecting Surgical Decision-Making. In: Lin, VW, ed. Spinal Cord Medicine: Principles and Practice. 2nd Ed. New York: Demos; 2010.
    • Nascimento RJ, and DeAngelis NA. Acute Knee Injuries in the Athlete. In: Busconi BD, Stevenson JH, eds. Sports Medicine Consult. Philadelphia: LLW; 2009.
    • Eskander M, McPhee E, Eskander J, Nascimento RJ, McCormick J, Hao S, Shepro D, Johnson, K. A Left Knee Wound Complication by Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasties. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2008 Jan 23.
    • Nascimento RJ, Varney TE, Kasparyan NG, Warhold LG. Intracortical Osteoid Osteoma of the Scaphoid. Orthopedics. 2007;30 (7):573-4.

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