About Derek Stenquist, MD

Dr. Stenquist is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon specializing in musculoskeletal trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction of the extremities, pelvis and acetabulum.

He is a Massachusetts native, born and raised in Hudson, MA. He earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and spent a year in Zimbabwe with Grassroot Soccer working on HIV prevention initiatives after college. He returned to Boston to attend Harvard Medical School and stayed for orthopaedic residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program where he received training at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess and Boston Children’s Hospital. He completed his fellowship in orthopaedic traumatology and post-traumatic reconstruction at Tampa General Hospital with Florida Orthopaedic Institute under Dr. Roy Sanders.

Derek enjoys all facets of orthopaedic trauma care, with particular interests in upper and lower extremity fractures, pelvis and acetabular fractures and hip arthroplasty. He speaks English and Spanish and looks forward to providing compassionate musculoskeletal trauma care to patients from all over New England. He considers it a privilege to care for trauma patients during a difficult time in their lives and enjoys working with them to restore the sense of hope that comes with recovery.

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Orthopaedic Trauma Service
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Building for Outpatient Care
Suite 3C
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-9111
Fax: 617-726-8214

Brigham & Women's Orthopaedic Trauma Service
75 Francis Street Boston
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-732-8063

Medical Education

  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Florida Orthopedic Institute/Tampa General Hospital

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Dr. Stenquist's prior research has focused on outcomes after upper and lower extremity fracture care from the proximal humerus to the tibial plateau, as well as on quality improvement and patient safety. He enjoys research aimed at improving patient outcomes and the quality of musculoskeletal trauma care.


  • See a complete list of my publications via the National Institutes of Health.

    Select publications:

    • Stenquist DS, Yeung CM, Szapary HJ, Rossi L, Chen AF, Harris MB. Sustained Improvement in Quality of Patient Handoffs After Orthopaedic Surgery I-PASS Intervention. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2022 Sep 1;6(9). doi: 10.5435/JAAOSGlobal-D-22-00079. eCollection 2022 Sep 1. PubMed PMID: 36067218; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9447790.
    • Flanagan CD, Solomon E, Michalski J, Stang TS, Stenquist DS, Donohue D, Shah A, Maxson B, Watson D, Ochenjele G, Mir HR. Does a reduced secondary operation rate offset higher implant charges when utilizing suture button fixation for syndesmotic injuries?. J Orthop Trauma. 2022 Aug 18;. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000002476. PubMed PMID: 36001894.
    • Stenquist DS, Yeung CM, Guild T, Weaver MJ, Harris MB, Von Keudell AG. Is It Safe to Prep the External Fixator In Situ During Staged ORIF of Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures? A Retrospective Comparative Cohort Study. J Orthop Trauma. 2022 Aug 1;36(8):382-387. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000002334. PubMed PMID: 34962237.
    • Lee SJ, Stenquist DS, Collins JE, Mora AN, Teplitz BA, Blazar PE, Earp BE. Radiographic Outcomes and Complications of Delayed Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures. Hand (N Y). 2022 Jul;17(4):748-753. doi: 10.1177/1558944720930301. Epub 2020 Jul 19. PubMed PMID: 32686498; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9274883.
    • Dekhne MS, Stenquist D, Suneja N, Weaver MJ, Petersen MM, Odgaard A, von Keudell A. Outcomes after ORIF of Bicondylar Schatzker VI (AO type C) Tibial Plateau Fractures in an Elderly Population. Injury. 2022 Jun;53(6):2226-2232. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2022.03.027. Epub 2022 Mar 21. PubMed PMID: 35379472.

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