About Ryan Lohre, MD

Dr. Ryan Lohre is a shoulder, elbow and scapular (shoulder blade) orthopaedic surgeon with special interests in advanced reconstructions and incorporating new technologies to help his patients achieve their functional goals.

Dr. Lohre completed his medical degree and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He completed the Harvard Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital with Dr. JP Warner and Dr. Bassem Elhassan prior to beginning his practice.

Ryan works to create an open, inclusive care environment by fostering meaningful connections with patients and colleagues. His research and clinical practice focus on improving the orthopedic patient experience and sharing knowledge broadly through formal and informal educational strategies.

Dr. Lohre is passionate about research and focuses his studies on novel reconstructive treatments, surgical outcomes, and the use of advanced technologies in orthopaedic surgery. He is regarded as a world expert on extended reality technologies in orthopaedics including immersive virtual reality. He has won numerous international awards for his work and teaching protocols. He is an editorial board member and journal reviewer of his peers for multiple scientific publications.

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Shoulder Service
55 Fruit St.
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 3G
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-7300

Shoulder Service at Mass General Waltham
52 Second Ave.
3rd Floor, Suite 3300
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-724-7300

Medical Education

  • MD, University of British Columbia
  • Residency, British Columbia Children's Hospital
  • Residency, Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, B.C.,Ca
  • Residency, St. Paul's Hospital
  • Residency, Vancouver General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

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Dr. Lohre has a special research interest in both the shoulder and scapula. He focuses his research on the surgical outcomes of open and arthroscopic procedures, developing new evaluations and treatment modalities and how to best teach the next generation of surgeons. Immersive virtual reality and its application to teaching, preoperative planning and patient experience are also areas of interest.


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    • Swanson D, Fang CJ, Mahendraraj K, Lohre R, Veale M, Hart PA, Kirsch J, Jawa A. Are the best anatomic total shoulder arthroplasties better than the best reverse shoulder arthroplasties? JSES Seminars in Arthroplasty. 2022.
    • Lohre R, Elhassan B. Serratus Anterior Dysfunction Examination: Wall Push-up or Shoulder Flexion Resistance Test? JSES International. 2022.
    • Lohre R, Verhofe B, Hedequist D, Jacobson J, Goel DP. Current Applications and Future Use of Immersive Virtual Reality in Pediatric Orthopaedic Training. Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (JPOSNA). 2022.
    • Lohre R, Bois A, Athwal GS, Lapner P, Pollock J, Goel DP. Effectiveness of Immersive Virtual Reality for Orthopaedic Surgical Skills and Knowledge Acquisition: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA Network Open. 2020, 3(12):e2031217.
    • Lohre R., Bois A., Athwal G.S., Goel D.P. CSES. Improved Complex Skill Acquisition by Immersive Virtual Reality: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020, 102(6):e26.

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